News snippets: 23 October 2015

Office growth for 3M | Elmer’s deal closed | ALSO, Deluxe, RRD & Ingram acquisitions | Logitech & Knoll Q…

Special Feature: Top 100 2015

In keeping with the format of the past couple of years, we have continued with a ‘hybrid’ print/online approach, with…

Bunzl makes four more acquisitions

Distribution and outsourcing group Bunzl is to acquire four more businesses in the US, Colombia, Canada and France.Three of the businesses…

News snippets: 22 May 2015

Lexmark completes $1 billion acquisition | Spicers Paper in West Coast acquisition | SCA investigated by competition authorities | Google…

Ingram Micro acquires Tech Data divisions

Expanding its reach in Latin America, Ingram Micro has bought Tech Data’s Peruvian and Chilean businesses.The deal, which closed on…

PrintFleet expands Latin American market

The deal will enable PrintFleet to more effectively serve the needs of its growing base of Latin American customers, particularly…

Office Depot Mexico expands in Latin America

The companies involved are: Integrated Suppliers Prisa, Surti Sales, Prisa Logistics Providers Integral del Sur, Distribuidora Prisa Store and Northern…

News snippets: 27 February 2015

US shipments of office furniture grew 9% in Q4 2014 according to the (BIFMA), with full-year shipments worth $9.77 billion,…

News snippets: 6 February 2015

A round-up of OP-related stories from around the web and elsewhere.  is back on the acquisition trail, this time buying…

News snippets: 16 January 2015

staff in France have been on strike this week over plans to axe 500 jobs in the country – including…

Lyreco signs strategic alliance in Mexico

Founded in 1993, Principado is a family-owned business headquartered in Mexico City which employs around 150 staff.With distribution centres in…

Erdozain leaves TOPS Central American role

The former Director of Latin America for Crayola took on a consultancy job for TOPS in Mexico five years ago…

Dealer Spotlight: Inforshop

Tourism numbers predictably soared during Brazil’s recent hosting of the FIFA World Cup, but its impact on other sectors of…

Office Brasil Escolar boosts retail

Almost 20,000 visitors attended the 28th International Stationery, School and Office Supplies Expo in São Paulo, Brazil, coming from 28 countries including…

Bunzl announces further acquisitions; Q1 results

The company said Q1 revenue rose 5% year on year at constant exchange rates although overall revenue was flat at…

Two Sides launches in Brazil

UK Director of Two Sides Martyn Eustace was on hand this week to see 42 associations representing more than 80,000…

Grupo Gigante to list shares in Depot Mexico

Gigante paid 8.78 billion pesos ($671 million) for the remaining 50% stake in Office Depot de Mexico it didn’t own…

Press release: Bunzl buys Mexican distributor Pro Epta

Facilities supplier Bunzl has acquired Mexican catering equipment distributor Pro Epta as it continues to focus on international expansion.News of…

Merger and Mexico focus in low key Depot webcast

Analysts' questions largely focused on the future of Office Depot's operations in Mexico and the proposed merger with OfficeMax during…

Exec Briefing: Merger and Mexico focus in low key Depot webcast

Analysts' questions largely focused on the future of Office Depot's operations in Mexico and the proposed merger with OfficeMax during…

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Essendant’s CORE on hold as combined event talks take place

In the third part of our interview with Harry Dochelli, the Essendant President discusses his relationship with Sycamore Partners, the…