Essendant’s CORE on hold as combined event talks take place

In the third part of our interview with Harry Dochelli, the Essendant President discusses his relationship with Sycamore Partners, the…

SPR reports Q3 results

Third quarter sales and operating earnings of North American wholesaler S.P. Richards (SPR) have been reported via its parent organisation…

WH Smith to make $400 million acquisition

WH Smith has agreed to acquire US travel retailer Marshall Retail Group (MRG) for $400 million as it looks to…

Hamelin acquires Unipapel assets

Stationery vendor Hamelin has spent several million euros on acquiring machinery from bankrupt Spanish manufacturer Unipapel. According to reports in…

Less than a month until Big Buyer

Italy’s main trade show for the office supplies and stationery industries, Big Buyer, kicks off on 13 November in Bologna.…

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…

Staples fights on in Maryland tax case

Staples Inc has asked the US Supreme Court to review its long-standing legal battle with Maryland over the state’s claim…

ISG relaunches Next

US dealer group Independent Suppliers Group (ISG) has announced a revamp of the Next young leaders programme. Next provides a…

Essendant tapping into Staples’ resources

OPI catches up with Essendant President Harry Dochelli as the wholesaler begins to roll out new programmes for independent dealers…

Walmart subsidising marketplace prices

Retail giant Walmart is subsidising some third-party (3P) sellers on its e-marketplace platform to remain price competitive with Amazon. According…

Benelux Office Products Awards winners revealed

ACCO, Fellowes and COLOP were among the winners at this year’s Benelux Office Products Awards that were presented last week.…

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…

Approval for Officeworks staff agreement

The Australian Fair Work Commission (FWC) has approved the new store operations agreement proposed by leading office products retailer Officeworks.…

Recognition for French resellers

Office Depot France and French B2B company Bruneau both picked up prestigious national awards last week. On 9 October, at…

SPOT appoints Commercial Director as Moore leaves

The Spicers OfficeTeam Group (SPOT) has confirmed the creation of a new Commercial Director role and the departure of Purchasing…

Soft demand and prices hit Mondi’s Q3 results

Paper and packaging group Mondi has announced a double-digit drop in profits in Q3. The company reported underlying EBITDA for…

Office Friendly celebrates 25 years at conference

UK dealer group Office Friendly hosted more than 230 delegates at its annual conference last week. The event this year…

Jespers changes hands | Essity voices Brexit concerns | Lyreco to speak on PPE...

This week’s round-up of business supplies-related news from around the globe. New owners for Jespers UK stationery and fine writing…

Amazon Business announces first-ever customer awards winners

The Amazon Business Exchange (ABX) event in London yesterday culminated in the inaugural Amazon Business European awards aimed at its…

Hoffmann to leave ISG

US dealer group Independent Suppliers Group (ISG) has announced that its VP of Purchasing Tom Hoffmann will be leaving the…

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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…