Ingram Micro to be sold

The China-based parent company of Ingram Micro has confirmed that it is in talks to sell the IT distributor. In…

Antalis receives distributor award | Tech Data expands in Brazil | Flexsteel appoints CEO

European paper merchant Antalis has been named Distributor of the Year by Integra for the third consecutive year. Antalis was…

Alibaba builds Silk Road to Europe

China-based online giant Alibaba has shifted its focus towards Europe. As of September, a change in direction for Alibaba became…

Messe Frankfurt acquires Clean Show | Amazon to expand in London | BIC celebrates...

Messe Frankfurt has purchased the Clean Show. The US trade fair for textile care Is held every two years and…

Tariff relief for OP industry?

Despite an apparent 90-day ceasefire on the trade war between the US and China, uncertainty still reigns. Scheduled to be…

Konica Minolta accelerates digital transformation

EOS vendor Konica Minolta has announced plans to consolidate a number of facilities and sites in Japan. The initiatives are…

Visitor numbers grow for Paperworld China

Paperworld China has reported a double-digit increase in visitor numbers for its recent show. The event which took place on…

Logitech and Plantronics end acquisition talks | Newell transfers to NASDAQ | Xerox appoint...

EOS and accessories vendor Logitech has confirmed that it is no longer in talks to acquire personal audio communications manufacturer…

Paperworld Middle East expands offering

Paperworld Middle East has added new features to its 2019 event to reflect this year’s “More than Paper” theme. The…

WH Smith expands travel franchise

UK retailer WH Smith has strengthened its international travel business through a partnership with King Power Group (Hong Kong). Travel…

Solid Q4 for Sappi

South Africa-based paper group Sappi reported Q4 2018 growth in its printing and writing papers division. Sales of printing and…

Tech Data expands in Costa Rica | Cainiao improves sustainability efforts | Success for...

US-based IT distributor Tech Data has opened a new Customer Lifecycle Management Services location in Escazú, Costa Rica. The facility…

Robert Slavin passes away

OPI is saddened to report Robert Slavin passed away on 11 November. Robert was founder and CEO of Bantex South…

Alibaba expands Global Shopping Festival

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba reported that 230 countries and regions completed transactions during its annual 11.11 Global Shopping Festival. This…

HP Inc reshuffles leadership team

HP Inc has appointed two new Presidents, one for its Americas and one for its Asia Pacific subsidiaries, following Stephen…

Greenville sells print division | Ricoh makes acquisitions | Apogee purchase completed

South Carolina-based Greenville Office Supply has sold its print division to competitor TruColor, as part of a move to narrow…

Record profit for Kyocera

Contributions from acquisition activities helped printing and electronics manufacturer Kyocera reach record H1 pre-tax profit. For the six months ended…

Linc to expand stationery range

India-based writing instruments manufacturer Linc Pen and Plastics has entered a distribution agreement with Chinese office products brand Deli Group.…

International sales decline for Ricoh

Japan-based imaging and electronics vendor Ricoh has reported a fall in sales for H1 2018, due to a poor performance…

Staples patent lawsuit | Depot expands marketing partnership | Sappi launches paperboard line

Staples Advantage is being sued by Hong Kong-based OP company World Wide Stationery Manufacturing for allegedly infringing a patent on…

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Relief for Borroni after difficult times

OPI speaks with ADVEO Italy Managing Director Luca Borroni following the news that the company’s future has been assured. After…