NZOS appoints general manager

Independent dealer New Zealand Office Supplies (NZOS) has appointed Mike Nugent as General Manager – Commercial. Nugent has held a…

Staples Canada unveils coworking office

Staples Canada has opened its new coworking space in downtown Toronto. The Staples Studio was first announced when the company…

Sequana suspends trading

Sequana, the parent company of specialty paper manufacturer Arjowiggins, has suspended trading of its shares on the Paris stock exchange.…

Armor increases presence in Africa

European aftermarket print consumables firm Armor has expanded its foothold on the East and West coasts of Africa. A new…

Senior GSA official joins IOPFDA

US-based Independent Office Products and Furniture Dealers Association (IOPFDA) has added a new consultant to its team. Jack Williams will…

New acquisition for Quills

UK-based OP dealer Quills Group Office Solutions has purchased fellow Croydon company Evolution Office Group. Evolution is already rebranded as…

ISG announces 2019 meeting

The annual meeting for US dealer group Independent Suppliers Group (ISG), formerly known as Independent Stationers, has been scheduled for…

Acquisition for Avery

Global manufacturing conglomerate CCL Industries has purchased direct-to-consumer online business Easy2Name (E2N) for its label maker subsidiary Avery. UK-based E2N…

ZAGG strengthens mobile offering

US-based mobile technology manufacturer ZAGG has acquired portable power company HALO. HALO is a leading direct-to-consumer mobile accessories company with…

BCD partners with FusionPlus

UK-based printer cartridges provider BCD Supplies has announced a partnership with UK content specialist FusionPlus Data. Featuring the Expert range…

SYNNEX expands management team

US-based IT distributor and services company SYNNEX has revealed its new head of the Technology Solutions division. Michael Urban will…

International Paper acquisition | BIC sells factory | Bong appoints CFO

Global pulp, paper, and packaging producer International Paper has acquired family-owned Spanish packaging business Envases Grau for an undisclosed sum.…

Private equity firm reaches deal with ADVEO

ADVEO’s operations in France, Italy and Belgium are set to be acquired by private equity firm Sandton Capital Partners. In…

NOPA concerns over GSA e-marketplace

Mike Tucker, CEO of US office products trade association NOPA, has told OPI that he is concerned that Amazon will…

Ingram Micro to be sold

The China-based parent company of Ingram Micro has confirmed that it is in talks to sell the IT distributor. In…

Jim Wilson passes away

OPI is saddened to report that former Staedtler UK Sales Manager Jim Wilson has passed away. In a career spanning…

Pinnacle expands membership

US dealer group Pinnacle has announced that independent office products and furniture dealer Keeney’s Office Supply and Interiors has joined…

Bankers Box launches green initiative

Fellowes Brands Europe has partnered with Tree Nation to introduce a Plant-a-Tree programme which contributes to reforestations projects around the…

Arjowiggins sale terminated

The planned sale of the Graphic and Creative Paper divisions of French specialty paper manufacturer Arjowiggins will no longer go…

Interview: Lyreco CEO Hervé Milcent aiming for PPE leadership position

Lyreco has signalled its intent to become a force in the European personal protective equipment (PPE) market following the acquisition…

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Staples CEO reiterates Essendant promises

Staples Inc CEO Sandy Douglas wrote to Essendant counterpart Ric Phillips earlier this week to express his “unwavering excitement” at…