First aid products boost Acme sales

US-based office products vendor Acme United reported Q3 sales growth of 3%, thanks largely to strong sales in its first…

New executives for Diversey

US-based jan/san vendor Diversey has announced that CEO Dr Ilham Kadri is resigning her position as of 31 December 2018.…

Grainger to increase prices

MRO supplier Grainger has announced that it is expecting to raise prices for US customers as a result of tariffs…

Cott grows water solutions portfolio

DS Services, a subsidiary of Canada-based beverage solutions provider Cott, has acquired US water brand Mountain Valley Spring Company. Bought…

Interview: Avmor celebrates 70 years

OPI caught up with Avmor President Mattie Chinks as the Canada-based manufacturer of professional cleaning solutions turns 70. Milestones during…

Western-BRW continues facilities supplies growth

JP Gould subsidiary Western-BRW has acquired facilities supplies and maintenance equipment distributor High Point Sanitary Solutions. High Point has branches…

Costco pays fine | SYNNEX completes Convergys acquisition | WeWork to ‘revive retail’

Warehouse Club operator Costco has agreed to pay a $3.85 million civil penalty for knowingly failing to report that its…

Fastenal reports double-digit growth

MRO and industrial supplier Fastenal has reported solid sales for Q3 2018 led by a rise in vending devices. Q3…

Depot acquires another dealer

OPI has learned that Office Depot has purchased US dealer Business Essentials. The company, which was formerly known as Bertleson’s, was founded in Minneapolis…

Lavazza to acquire Mars Drinks

Italian coffee brand Lavazza has agreed to purchase the drinks business from Mars. The acquisition will include Flavia and Klinx,…

IHEA introduces new professional certification

IEHA, a division of cleaning industry association ISSA, has launched a Sustainability Professional (SP) credential for members. The SP certification…

Essity introduces cost-saving programme

Essity revealed today the need to reduce costs to increase profitability and competitiveness. The initiative of the Sweden-based hygiene products…

New acquisition for Cimpress | Cintas builds new facility | Xerox receives security authorisation...

Corporate apparel provider Cintas has built a new facility in Delta Township (MI). The building will be a 55,000 sq…

Robust Q1 for Cintas

Corporate apparel provider Cintas reported steady growth for Q1 2019. For the three months ended 21 August 2018, sales grew…

ISSA to launch healthcare initiative

IEHA, a division of cleaning industry association ISSA focusing on healthcare and hospitality segments of the cleaning industry, has created…

ISSA adds innovation entries

International cleaning industry association ISSA has added several last-minute entries to its 2018 Innovation Awards programme. The programme recognises the…

Staples closes stores | Amazon launches Storefronts | James Cropper trading update

A local newspaper has reported that Staples will close 15% of its US stores this year and a further 30%…

Acquisition for Armor | Toshiba expands in Mexico | Senior appointments for Xerox, Plantronics...

Aftermarket print consumables firm Armor has acquired the intellectual property rights and Thermal Transfer Ribbon business from receipt, label and…

Amazon Business tops $10 billion in sales

Amazon has revealed that sales on its B2B platform Amazon Business have exceeded $10 billion on an annualised basis. In…

New products boost OfficeMate sales

Thailand-based office supplies reseller OfficeMate reported sales increases in Q2 2018, driven by the introduction of a new product category…

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ADVEO in creditor protection after Staples talks collapse

European business products wholesaler ADVEO has entered pre-insolvency proceedings after negotiations between its lenders and Staples Solutions ended without an…