Office Supplies Denmark inks Vistaprint deal | Ingram acquisition | Ricoh, Blake and Emerald make environmental moves | German wholesaling change

This week's round-up of office supplies and business products related news from around the web and elsewhere.


Office Supplies Denmark (OSD) is the latest dealer group to sign a partnership with Vistaprint Corporate Solutions. OSD’s 37 members will now be able to offer Vistaprint’s full range of B2B print solutions.

ACCO Brands-owned Derwent Pencils is now one of a select group of manufacturers that can use the ‘Made in Britain’ marque.
 More details: News & Star

Technology distributor Ingram Micro has agreed to acquire California-based cloud applications distributor Ensim.
 More details: Ingram Micro press release

3D printing firm 3D Systems has named former HP print chief VJ Joshi as its new CEO.
 More details: 3D Systems press release

Indian retailing group Future Retail has upped its stake slightly in Staples Future Office.
 More details: India Infoline

Aftermarket laser toner cartridge manufacturer International Laser Group (ILG) has announced a sales and marketing partnership with Q2 for the office machine dealer channel.
 More details: Industry Analysts

Former United Stationers (now Essendant) CEO Dick Gochnauer gave career advice during his keynote at the recent University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (UWGB) Business Week networking dinner.
 More details: UWGB

Office printing giant Ricoh has launched a sustainable products programme. The self-certified programme will evaluate the environmental and user friendliness of Ricoh’s products against a set of strict criteria. Top-performing products will be labelled as ‘Sustainable Products Premium’.
 More details: Ricoh press release

UK paper, envelopes and packaging manufacturer Blake is running an ‘environmental month’ to highlight the benefits of purchasing recycled envelopes.
 More details: Blake website

Sustainable products manufacturer Emerald Brand is switching its New York-based delivery fleet from diesel to compressed natural gas (CNG) powered trucks.
 More details: Emerald press release

There’s been an interesting development in the German wholesaling channel after Holger Höltge, the former Sales Director at PBS Holding-owned Alka, joined rival wholesaler Iden.
 More details: Business Partner PBS (in German)