New OP group born in Sweden

Ocay is the result of the 2013 merger between resellers Gullbergs and Kontorsvaruhuset that created a SKr1.1 billion ($170 million)…

Totalpost becomes Ricoh dealer

Ricoh’s products range from basic printing to high-volume production printing and scanning, and it is a leader in printing and…

Turbon hit with double-digit decline

Aftermarket laser cartridge manufacturer Turbon has blamed weakness in the European market after posting a double-digit sales decline.The German company…

ADVEO closes Unipapel sale

ADVEO announced the €16 million ($22 million) sale of Unipapel to Springwater in January.The assets that have transferred to Springwater…

Sawston “a Spicers asset”

The first part of our extensive and frank interview with Spicers CEO Alan Ball - dealing with the wholesaler's recent…

Portucel hits out at Moroccan import duties

The company said the tax, brought in by Moroccan authorities, would only serve to harm consumers and end-users in the…

o2o facing shareholder challenge

US investor Nicholas D Gerber - whose recent o2o share tradings have taken his stake in the firm to over…

Lyreco appoints new European Zone MD

Walter Raes will take on his role as Zone Managing Director for the company’s operations in Iberia, Switzerland, Scandinavia, Finland…

Dixons and Carphone Warehouse granted merger talks extension

The two companies have been locked in preliminary discussions since 24 February over the possibility of one of them acquiring…

Canon reaches agreement over patent claim

Canon UK has reached an out-of-court agreement with imaging supplies distributor PPC Solutions after a dispute over alleged patent infringement.The…

Vasanta reveals 7% sales growth

VOW parent group Vasanta has said that sales grew by 7% in 2013.Although light on actual figures, the company announced…

ACI Supplies files for bankruptcy

According to reports in the Dutch press, ACI Supplies entered bankruptcy at its own request. Although the reasons for seeking…

Metsä Board raises prices

The company has announced that an increase of at least €50 ($69) per tonne will come into force throughout Europe…

VOW reveals details of Aspire training

The first courses – consultative selling for people relatively new to sales, and consultative selling pro for more advanced sales…

Profit jumps at Plaisio

The Interaction member achieved 2013 EBITDA of €23.5 million ($32.7 million), up 37% versus the 2012 figure, while pre-tax profit…

Mercateo launches in UK

Online trading platform Mercateo launched its UK subsidiary this week. The Germany-based company has certainly been making waves in its…

Manutan Deputy CEO quits

Hervé Guichard, son of Manutan's founder Jean-Pierre Guichard, resigned from the board and his role of Deputy CEO following yesterday's…

VOW signs deal with 3D printers

The wholesaler promises that the partnership will give resellers high after-sales service, customer support and expertise from the UK’s only…

Portucel announces price rises

Paper manufacturer Portucel is increasing the prices for its uncoated woodfree (UWF) paper products throughout Europe from the beginning of…

XPD confirms Barr-Jones appointment

UK dealer group organisation XPD has confirmed the appointment of Vida Barr-Jones as its new Director of Business Development.As reported…

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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…