Strong year for Tech Data

Strong profit growth in its last fiscal quarter brought IT distribution giant Tech Data’s FY2019 results to a record level.…

BJ’s reports record growth during 2018

US-based BJ’s Wholesale Club has posted strong growth both in Q4 2018 and in its FY2018 results. For the three…

Where will Staples Inc go with DEX acquisition?

Staples’ move for managed print firm DEX Imaging is intriguing for both office technology and office supplies resellers. Our colleagues…

New role for MPS expert MacDonald

Managed print services (MPS) industry expert West MacDonald has been named as VP of Business Development at technology services and…

Another record sales year for Acme

Office products vendor Acme United reported its eighth consecutive year of record sales last week. The US-based firm achieved 2018…

Office Depot in strategic partnership with Alibaba

Office Depot and e-commerce platform Alibaba have signed a strategic collaboration aimed at helping US small businesses. The collaboration will…

Ex-Depot exec takes over at Michaels

Former Office Depot senior executive Mark Cosby has been named as interim CEO at North America’s largest arts and crafts…

Rep groups: Thinking outside the box

Interview with Dan Gallo, President of Ambassador Management Group. Dan is a veteran of the office products industry. He spent…

Office Depot confirms Calkins departure

Office Depot has told OPI that Steve Calkins, President of its Business Solutions Division (BSD), is to leave the company.…

“Pleasing” results for Veritiv

Packaging and Publishing helped drive modest improvements in Q4 2018 for North American B2B distributor Veritiv. Despite declines in its…

Costco topples Amazon

According to the ACSI Retail and Consumer Shipping Report 2018-2019, Costco has overtaken Amazon as the leader in internet retailing…

New CEO for Kodak | Veritiv offloads business segment | Xerox launches self-service kiosk

Kodak has announced that CEO Jeff Clarke is stepping down and current Chairman of the board of directors Jim Continenza…

Depot dealer acquisitions add $80 million in 2018

2018 sales at Office Depot’s Business Solutions Division (BSD) were boosted to the tune of $80 million by the six…

Supplies sales slow for HP Inc

HP Inc reported flat sales for its Printing segment in Q1 2019 as customers move to buy supplies online.  Quarterly…

Online drives Best Buy performance

Global consumer electronics chain Best Buy has exceeded expectations for Q4 2019. Sales for the quarter totalled $14.8 billion, an…

When Harry met Sandy

Yesterday saw the first full business day of the biennial Essendant CORE Live trade event which this year is being…

Depot reports on “pivotal” year

Office Depot has released Q4 and full-year 2018 results with CEO Gerry Smith claiming that the reseller “achieved [its] key…

Staples takes coworking in-house

Staples Inc is dissolving its relationship with coworking operator Workbar. The reseller is replacing Workbar with its new brand, Staples…

Coffee gives JM Smucker strong Q3

US beverages and snacks vendor JM Smucker has reported steady growth in its Coffee segment during Q3 2019. Coffee sales…

Imperial Dade makes another acquisition

US jan/san and food service distributor Imperial Dade has acquired the New Jersey branch of Joshen Paper & Packaging.  …

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Exacompta to acquire Biella

A major acquisition in the declining filing category has been announced in Europe as Exacompta makes a €33.5 million ($38…