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…

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…

Hoffmann to leave ISG

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

Knoll sues Senator for patent infringement

Office furniture manufacturer Knoll has sued UK-based rival Senator for alleged patent infringement related to a design feature on Knoll’s…

Herman Miller now confirms HAY deal

Following on from yesterday’s story about Herman Miller retracting a statement regarding its additional stake in office furniture firm HAY,…

Herman Miller confirms Hay talks but retracts transaction PR

Herman Miller has confirmed that it is in talks to take a further 34% stake in Denmark-based office furniture company…

International ITC files complaint against HP

Imaging supplies trade association the International Imaging Technology Council (Int'l ITC) has filed a complaint with the Green Electronics Council…

HP provides print strategy update, announces restructuring

OPI assesses the key takeaways from HP Inc’s 2019 Securities Analyst Meeting (SAM) that took place at the company’s headquarters…

Domtar to close two paper machines

More capacity reductions have been announced in the paper industry with leading North American producer Domtar confirming it will close…

Former Sharp CEO joins Marco

Leading US print and copier dealer Marco has named former Sharp Electronics America CEO Doug Albregts as President. Albregts most…

ECI completes EU acquisition | Officeworks launches BTS campaign | Lamy targets India growth...

This week’s round-up of business supplies-related news from around the globe. ECI completes Trivest acquisition Software solutions company ECI has…

GSA issues e-commerce marketplace RFP

Following yesterday’s news on the consolidation of its multiple award schedules, the US General Services Administration (GSA) has also published…

Willert joins Static Control

Aftermarket imaging giant Static Control has appointed former LMI Solutions VP Annie Willert as its Director of MPS Solutions. Willert…

Big foodservice win for Emerald Brand

Sustainable products manufacturer Emerald Brand has announced a partnership with US foodservice group purchasing organisation giant Foodbuy. Foodbuy is the…

GSA releases solicitation for consolidated schedules

The US General Services Administration (GSA) has published its solicitation for consolidating the existing 24 multiple award schedules (MAS) for…

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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…