ASKUL results exceed plan

Sales for the 12 months to 20 May were ¥253 billion ($2.5 billion), almost 12% up on the previous year.…

Category Analysis: MRO & Safety

AS traditional OP suppliers look to broaden their scope and diversify into new markets, the maintenance, repair and operations(MRO) and…

Honeywell Safety Products appoints new global president

Sankpal joined the company in 2010 as VP of Strategy and Marketing for Honeywell Life Safety and for the past…

News snippets 11 July 2014

UK FM reseller has hired corporate advisory firm NM Rothschild to help it find a buyer before US vulture funds swoop…

Starbucks and Douwe Egberts target Dutch office coffee market

According to Dutch news website NL Times, both companies have recently begun to install coffee stalls in workplaces across the…

SPR completes Impact acquisition

SPR announced the Impact acquisition a couple of weeks ago, with the Ohio-based firm expected to add about $85 million…

Wallace Cameron offers marketing collateral

With businesses taking workplace health and safety more seriously, the company said the marketing tools aim to help resellers raise…

AAA aiming for jan/san boost

Speaking to OPI at the recent SP Richards ABC show in Nashville, AAA President Steve Danziger revealed that the $30…

Bunzl continues spending spree

Based in Alkmaar, Allshoes is a distributor of both branded and own label safety and work shoes, serving wholesalers and…

Banner extends facilities supplies range

The range now covers everything from catering to front of house, and washroom to premises management, with availability online as…

Growing facilities

Facilities management (FM) products are often hailed as one of the potential saviours of OP resellers, going some way towards…

Category Analysis: Time For Action

For a category that has had the mantle of saviour for a few years now, there are still a good many…

Category analysis: Health and wellbeing

June was National Safety Month in the US, sparking a number of surveys and initiatives from the business community about health…

FM Supplies: Mountain or Molehill?

With demand for ‘traditional’ office products (OP) in structural value decline over recent years, OP resellers have increasingly turned to…

Big interview: Mike Roney

What do you expect when you visit a £5.4 billion ($8 billion) company that over the past 18 months alone has…

Capitol Hill talks positive – ISSA

The jan/san association met with staff of the key legislators at the end of April to express concerns about the…

Hot topic: Through the looking glass

OP companies have been doing it for years – branching out, looking at ancillary products in an effort to combat reducing…

Category analysis: Breakroom supplies

It's no longer a surprise to hear successful sales of coffee, tea, tissue and other related goods in the office channel, but…

Category Analysis: Breakroom

For some time now, coffee has been the driving force behind strong sales growth and healthy profit margins in the…

Breaking out

As one of its fastest-growing product segments, just over a year ago breakroom was removed from United Stationers’ Lagasse business…

Big read

ISG shareholders approve mega merger

The board of directors of Independent Suppliers Group (ISG) has announced that 83% of its common shareholders have approved the…