Saturday, 18 January, 2020

Staples opens more co-working spaces | US buying group launched | Michaels names new...

This week’s round-up of business supplies-related stories from around the web. Staples expands co-working network Staples’ US retail operations have…

Court dismisses Essendant class action suit

A US court has dismissed a class action lawsuit brought against Essendant’s former board of directors and Sycamore Partners over…

Major dealer merger in the US

Kentucky’s largest independent office products dealer Cardinal Workplace Solutions has been acquired by Indianapolis-based Office360°. As of 1 January, Cardinal…

Private equity invests in Cartridge World US

The brand licensing rights of Cartridge World throughout the US have been acquired by private equity firm Blackford Capital. Headquartered…

Antalis provides shareholding update

Paper and packaging distributor Antalis has confirmed it is still attempting to set up a new shareholding structure. In a…

Relevance takes bold leadership

Ray Stasieczko offers a print expert’s view on the business supplies industry and wonders if OP dealers are bold enough…

RTC Proffice changes hands

Leading Romanian B2B office supplies reseller RTC Proffice has been acquired by a subsidiary of the country’s largest electronics retailer.…

Herman Miller Q2 below expectations

Softer-than-expected order patterns led to Herman Miller’s second quarter sales coming in below expectations, CEO Andi Owen admitted yesterday. Speaking…

Amazon highlights last-mile delivery | Friends joins AOPD | Marco promotes execs and acquires...

This week’s round-up of business supplies stories from around the globe. Amazon promotes last-mile delivery network Amazon has said that…

New Wulff CEO eyeing external growth

Elina Pienimäki, the new CEO of Finland-based reseller Wulff, has told OPI that acquisitions are very much on her agenda.…

Steelcase impresses in Q3

Workplace furniture leader Steelcase reported a strong set of results in its third quarter and remains optimistic for its prospects…

Big Buyer reports increased international participation

The organiser of Italian stationery and office products trade show Big Buyer has pointed to the growing internationalisation of the…

Superstat announces 2020 event

UK dealer group Superstat will hold its 2020 dealer and supplier showcase on 12 March. The one-day event will take…

Record sales for Cintas

US workplace apparel, facility supplies, first aid and safety reseller Cintas has reported strong sales for Q2 2020. Sales for…

OPI Partnership sold out

Places for OPI Partnership 2020 are now sold out. Next year’s OPI Partnership will bring together around 150 senior executives…

Success for 2019 ISSA Show North America 2019

  ISSA Show North America 2019 has been hailed as a success as this year’s event attracted 16% more registered…

Integra announces 2020 conference

UK dealer group Integra Business Solutions has revealed details of its 2020 conference. The annual networking event will be held…

Bunzl expands in Australia

UK-based distribution and outsourcing group Bunzl has bought Fire Rescue Safety Australia (FRSA), a safety and emergency response supplies business…

Tech Data acquires Indian distributor

IT distribution firm Tech Data has acquired value-added distributor Inflow Technologies. US-based Tech Data said the deal will enhance its…

New MD for Staedtler France

Writing instruments vendor Staedtler has appointed Nadège Helary as the new Managing Director of its French division. Helary is a…

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Clover unleashed

OPI catches up with Clover Imaging President Eric Martin after the company’s acquisition by its executive management team and Norwest…