SPR sales down slightly

The wholesaler reported first quarter sales of $418.1 million, down slightly from last year's figure of $420.1 million.This number includes…

Domtar appoints Pulp and Paper division chief

In this role, Garcia will oversee the operations of North America's largest producer of uncoated freesheet paper and a top-three…

Emerald Brand shows strong demand

The US-based firm revealed that sales of its sustainable solutions products jumped 24% year on year.The company attributed the demand…

Kimberly-Clark announces mixed bag in Q1

Sales at KCP increased 1% to $0.8 billion but operating profit for Q1 fell 5% to $136 million.The company said…

Konica Minolta buys Pitney Bowes Canadian business unit

DIS comprises the hardware and document management software solutions segment and generated around C$82 million (US$75 million) in sales in…

HNI’s Q1 sales stable

Total Q1 office furniture sales at HNI were $358.4 million, a reported decrease of 2%, but down just 0.2% on…

HP makes major changes to US supplies channel

As reported in OPI last November, HP is taking steps to better control the resale of its original ink and…

Strong quarter for Acme

Q1 sales at Acme rose 9% year on year to $19.2 million, operating profit was up 22% to $625,000 and…

Grainger reports share gains

The quarter also saw sales rise 5% year on year to reach $2.4 billion while net earnings for the quarter…

Hummel’s switching to Pinnacle

The longstanding Independent Stationers (IS) member will join Pinnacle effective 1 June.The move has led to an enforced change on…

Tennsco makes double acquisition

The purchases bring the SpacePro and Kompakt Systems mobile shelving brands into the Tennsco portfolio.Tennsco Marketing Director Rachel Bradley said:…

Sageworks examines vanishing OP margins

The company said net profit margins in the sector swung from positive to negative in 2013 as the shift to…

Global News Snippets: 11 April 2014

As well as selling 3D printers, Staples has begun offering 3D printing services in some of its US stores.Full story:…

SPR launches catalogue app

The downloadable app, an addition to the Evolve online publications programme, has been developed with dealer sale reps in mind for…

EDmarket unveils contacts database

EDmarket iQ has been developed by the Education Market Association (EDmarket) and Agile Education Marketing to help manufacturers and dealers…

Acme sells Fremont plant

The final sale price was around $50,000 lower than its original listing, but Acme revealed the sale of the North…

Cenveo comments on share volatility

CEO Robert Burton spoke up after Cenveo experienced fluctuating share prices over the past few weeks, during which time the…

SP Richards confirms Depot contract win

The wholesaler notified staff of the contract win in an internal message at the end of last week, saying that…

IS launches facilities and breakroom service

The group has partnered with R3 Distribution to launch a programme called Clean Sweep Distribution which give IS members "access…

Maggio still sees merger benefits

Speaking to OPI ahead of a board meeting and one-to-one meetings with members, the TriMega President said that a "merger…

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SPR announces new HQ and DC plans

North American wholesaler S.P. Richards (SPR) is set to move to new headquarters in the coming weeks following last month’s…