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Bunzl continues on growth path

Distribution and services group Bunzl has reported quarterly increases and announced its latest acquisition. In a Q3 trading update, Bunzl said…

ECi acquires Vineyardsoft

Office products technology provider ECi Software Solutions has acquired software firm Vineyardsoft. The acquisition, which was completed on 1 September,…

Acquisitions drive Bunzl growth

UK-based facilities supplies distributor Bunzl has reported double-digit growth for H1 2018. For the six months ended 30 June 2018,…

No mega acquisitions for HP Inc

Interviewed at a recent AllianceBernstein Strategic Decisions Conference in New York, HP Inc CEO Dion Weisler said he expected to…

Bunzl reveals expansion and leadership change

UK-based distribution and outsourcing group Bunzl has made two new acquisitions in the US and the Netherlands.Completed in early March,…

Bolt-on acquisition for Avery

Global manufacturing conglomerate CCL Industries has announced a new bolt-on acquisition to add to its label maker subsidiary Avery.It has…

Analysis: Which road will Essendant take?

At the end of February, US business products wholesaler Essendant reported a set of challenging 2017 financial results, with sales…

Hot Topic: Consolidating the future

There is nothing so constant as change. The OP industry is no exception. It has spent the past two decades…

Bunzl expands in US and UK

Distribution and outsourcing group Bunzl has acquired two business in the UK and the US.In the US, it has purchased…

Amazon introduces Alexa for Business, opens in Australia | Recognition for Innovative’s Smith |...

A round-up of this week’s office products, business supplies and stationery news from around the web and elsewhere.Amazon is introducing…

Analysis: Staples’ takeover journey revealed

A regulatory filing by Staples has provided details of the company’s proposed takeover by private equity (PE) firm Sycamore Partners.Staples…

SPOT back in the acquisitions game

UK office supplies group Spicers/OfficeTeam (SPOT Group) has announced its intention to enter the acquisitions market again.SPOT Group CEO Jeff…

Vendor Focus: In pursuit of excellence

While some may bemoan the lack of innovation in the business supplies industry, in reality all they have to do…

Smead targeting further growth

North American office products vendor Smead Manufacturing has revealed it is looking for strategic acquisitions or joint ventures to build the…

Antalis makes three acquisitions

Paper merchant Antalis has announced the acquisitions of Swan Paper, Gregersen and TFM Industrial.Swan Paper is an Ireland-based paper distributor,…

Bunzl purchases two firms

Facilities supplies and services group Bunzl has acquired two businesses in the UK and the US.UK-based packaging products firm Woodway was…

Nectere adds dealer acquisition service

UK dealer services group Nectere has launched a platform to help independent office supplies dealers buy and sell businesses.The new…

Special Anniversary Feature: Hookups, divorces, buzzwords

Over the past 25 years, OPI has worked hard to ensure it’s always been at the forefront of breaking news, industry…

Bong looking at acquisitions?

A stronger balance sheet could mean that European envelope manufacturer Bong is ready to make acquisitions.The company has undergone a…

ACCO and Iron Mountain close deals | Clover cuts jobs | ITC takes on...

A round-up of this week’s OP-related stories from around the web and elsewhere. A couple of previously announced deals closed this…

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GSA to overhaul federal acquisition schedules

The US General Services Administration (GSA) has this week announced a major restructuring of its Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) that…