BPGI names executive committee

Following last week’s annual general meeting with its board of managers, business products purchasing organisation BPGI has confirmed its executive…

Management changes at OptiGroup

European packaging and facilities supplies distributor OptiGroup has announced two senior management appointments. Magnus Karlsson, Managing Director of the group’s…

Antalis reports sharp decline in paper volumes

Distributor Antalis said paper volumes in its European markets fell by around 7% in the first half of 2019. What…

Acquisition for HP | Pentel approves Kokuyo deal | Officemate ramps up franchise model

HP Inc has acquired California-based endpoint security start-up Bromium. HP had been in partnership with Bromium through a licensing deal,…

Strong Q1 for Cintas

US workplace apparel, facility supplies, first aid and safety reseller Cintas has reported robust sales and profits for Q1 2020.…

ECI and Clover launch integration | ISSA adds to international education team | Recognition...

This week’s round-up of business supplies-related stories from around the globe. ECI and Clover launch integration ECI has announced a…

Henkel invests in cleaning start-up

Consumer products giant Henkel has led a $5 million seed minority investment in US-based cleaning products start-up Truman’s. Direct-to-consumer brand…

Veritiv closes jan/san business

North American paper, packaging and facility solutions group Veritiv is shutting down its Saalfeld jan/san and foodservice distribution business. Vertiv…

Emerald Brand expands Tree-Free line-up

Sustainable products supplier Emerald Brand has announced the first US-manufactured hot cups made from its Tree-Free technology. The new products…

Resilient H1 from Bunzl

Foodservice and facilities supplies distributor Bunzl said it produced a resilient performance in the first half of 2019 against a…

IBVI launches recruitment drive

US office products supplier Industries for the Blind and Visually Impaired (IBVI) is launching a major local recruitment campaign in…

Massive 3P investment by Amazon | LSC sells business unit | ECI integrates Muuto...

This week’s round-up of business supplies-related stories from around the globe. Amazon spending $15 billion on 3P Amazon has said…

Profit pressure at Slingsby

UK MRO and workplace equipment reseller Slingsby said adverse gross margin and overheads trends hit its operating profit in the…

GPC to sell electricals unit

S.P. Richards parent group Genuine Parts Company (GPC) has agreed to sell its EIS electrical components subsidiary to a private…

ISSA partners with Informa Markets

Worldwide cleaning industry association ISSA has announced a strategic partnership with exhibition organiser Informa Markets to increase the value proposition…

Good year for Vistar

US vending and breakroom products giant Vistar achieved strong sales and earnings growth in fiscal 2019, parent company Performance Food…

Introducing the coffee capsule bike

Nespresso has partnered with Swedish bike brand Vélosophy to produce a bicycle made from recycled aluminium coffee capsules. In what…

Cott grows delivery business

North American and European workplace beverages supplier Cott has reported growth of 6% for its Route Based Services (RBS) division…

FedEx ends Amazon shipping | ISSA names new board | ECI releases new data...

This week’s round-up of business supplies-related news from around the web. FedEx severs ties with Amazon FedEx will no longer…

Print segment slump hits Veritiv

North American B2B distribution company Veritiv has reported an adjusted year-on-year sales decline of 9.5% in the second quarter, largely…

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DEX to provide turnkey MPS solution for Essendant dealers

In the second part of our interview with Harry Dochelli (click here for Part 1), the Essendant President reveals details…