Comparable sales boost for SP Richards

SP Richards’ (SPR) third-quarter year-on-year sales increase of 1.3% was the first quarter of comparable sales growth for three years.…

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…

Staples patent lawsuit | Depot expands marketing partnership | Sappi launches paperboard line

Staples Advantage is being sued by Hong Kong-based OP company World Wide Stationery Manufacturing for allegedly infringing a patent on…

Slight sales increase at SP Richards

Third-quarter sales at US-based business products wholesaler SP Richards (SPR) increased by 1.3% versus 2017, parent company Genuine Parts (GPC)…

eBay sues Amazon

Online marketplace eBay has filed a lawsuit accusing e-commerce giant Amazon of poaching high-value sellers from its platform. In a…

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.…

Independent Stationers to rebrand

US dealer group Independent Stationers has announced a major rebranding of its corporate identity, including a new name, logo and…

Grainger to increase prices

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

Fuji wins appeal in Xerox case

Japan-based imaging company Fujifilm has won an appeal in its legal battle with Xerox. Fujifilm filed the case against Xerox…

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…

K. Coaching releases book on leadership

Krista Moore, CEO of US-based sales OP consultancy and training firm K.Coaching, has published her first book. Race to Amazing:…

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…

Genuine Parts sues Essendant

Genuine Parts Company (GPC) has filed a lawsuit against Essendant, accusing the latter of “deceptive conduct and breaches of its…

Details revealed for City of Hope ‘local’ tour

The date and venue for the 2018 National Business Products Industry Local Industry Tour have been announced. Hosted by LA-based…

HP Inc launches consulting services

HP Inc has unveiled a range of new print consulting services and solutions, which the company said are designed to…

Neil Ringel leaves Staples

Staples Advantage has confirmed that Neil Ringel has left the company. Ringel joined Staples in 1995, playing a key role…

OTS welcomes new CEO

US-based imaging supplies distributor Online Tech Stores (OTS) has announced the successor for founder and CEO Bob Willmes. Greg Greenwell…

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…

Anti-dumping relief for Navigator

The impact of US-imposed anti-dumping duties on Portugal-based paper manufacturer Navigator is set to be less dramatic than predicted. While…

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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…