Mac Papers adds new senior position

US-based paper distributor Mac Papers has appointed Craig Boortz as VP of Sales Paper. In this position, he will be…

Analysis: Essendant making “strategic investments” in the IDC

Business products wholesaler Essendant said that it spent $19 million on investments in the independent reseller channel (IDC) in the…

Office Depot gets Garvey’s

Leading Chicago area reseller Garvey’s Office Products is the latest office supplies dealer to be swayed by the current big-box…

Staples says its Essendant offer is superior

Staples has again written to the board of Essendant to state that its proposal of $11.50 per share for the…

CNG expands into Southwestern US

US sales and distribution firm Central National Gottesman (CNG) has announced that its Lindenmeyr Munroe division has acquired paper distributor…

Depot expands business services platform

Office Depot has announced the extension of its Workonomy segment. The reseller says Workonomy, which was launched in May this…

Sappi sales increase despite price headwinds

South Africa-based paper group Sappi has reported sales growth in Q3 2018 while facing continued pulp cost increases. Sales increased…

Date announced for Investors and Channels Summit

The Education Market Association (EDmarket) has announced the date for the second annual Investors and Channels Summit. Hosted in collaboration…

US performance hits Avery Q2 sales

Office products vendor Avery reported both sales and profit decline in Q2 2018, mainly due to a fall in the…

Visual Edge continues on expansion path

US-based office and IT solutions business Visual Edge has continued its acquisition buying spree, adding three more companies to its…

Inkjet market to surpass $100 billion

The global inkjet printing market will grow at a rate of 9.4% year-on-year to a value of $109 billion in…

ARC sales increase | ALSO partners with Treolan | Office Depot announces new appointment

US-based print services provider ARC Document Solutions has reported that Q2 2018 sales grew 2% to $104.2 million, while EBITDA…

AFH operating costs hit Kruger profits

North American hygiene products manufacturer Kruger Products reported losses for its away-from-home (AFH) category. While AFH sales were flat at…

Packaging drives Veritiv growth

North American B2B distributor Veritiv has reported solid growth in Q2 2018, boosted by continued improvement in its Packaging division.…

Plantronics reports better than expected sales

Personal audio communications manufacturer Plantronics has said Q1 2019 sales have exceeded expectations. The company saw sales increase 8.5% to…

Litigation victory for Canon

Canon has announced the resolution in a long-term patent dispute against Technological Properties (TPL) and MCM Portfolio. TPL and MCM…

Essendant shareholders to vote in October

A special meeting of Essendant’s shareholders will take place on 5 October 2018 to vote on the issuance of new…

Furniture orders drive School Specialty sales

Educational products reseller School Specialty has reported strong double-digit growth in its Q2 furniture category. Furniture sales were up 22.4%…

ISSA forges deal with AACP

Cleaning industry association ISSA has partnered with the American Association for Cleaning Professionals (AACP). The AACP specifically serves contractors in…

Staples and Essendant sign NDA

After months of waiting, Staples and Essendant have finally entered into a confidentiality agreement (NDA). Following last week’s news that…

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Analysis: Essendant making “strategic investments” in the IDC

Business products wholesaler Essendant said that it spent $19 million on investments in the independent reseller channel (IDC) in the…