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Spotlight: A time of change in Australia

The Australian office products market finds itself in the unusual situation of having its three largest resellers – Officeworks, Staples…

ACCO completes Esselte purchase

ACCO Brands has finalised its acquisition of Esselte Group Holdings.In January, ACCO confirmed it had received clearance from the relevant…

Konica Minolta to buy leading French reseller

Konica Minolta is to acquire France’s leading independent print solutions provider Dactyl-OMR.Dactyl-OMR is a joint venture under a single holding…

Newell Rubbermaid buys Elmer’s

Newell Rubbermaid has announced it is to acquire adhesives, arts and crafts and office supplies firm Elmer's Products.According to Newell, the $600…

Smoltz bought by CWG

OP distributor Carolina Wholesale Group (CWG) has acquired dictation products and solutions wholesaler Smoltz Distributing.According to CWG, the acquisition of Smoltz helps…

Maggio responds to Amazon or Walmart industry takeover

In response to a number of assertions about the OP industry made in an upcoming book by industry veteran Ralph…

XPS transfers commerical activites to Pelikan

Printing consumables supplier XPS has transferred its commercial activities relating to the remanufactured toner cartridge business to Pelikan Hardcopy Production.XPS said…

Totalpost acquires Cartridge Remanufacturing Technology

Mailroom specialist Totalpost has bought the business assets of Cartridge Remanufacturing Technology (CRT).Totalpost said the deal will allow it to increase…

Manutan finalises Papeteries Pichon acquisition

European supplies reseller Manutan has boosted its presence in the French educational supplies sector with the acquisition of distributor Papeteries…

Office Depot shareholders say YES to Staples

Office Depot shareholders have approved the proposal for Staples to acquire the company, with 99.5% of votes cast in favour…

Officeworks to sell Harris Technology

Australian media has reported that Officeworks is selling Harris Technology to LEDware, a subsidiary of IT distributor Anyware.Bought ten years…

FedEx to acquire TNT Express

FedEx has agreed an all-cash public offer of €4.4 billion ($4.8 billion) to buy TNT Express.In a joint statement, the…

Slingsby acquires Eastern Storage Equipment

UK workplace supplies reseller Slingsby has acquired industrial, office and commercial equipment reseller Eastern Storage Equipment (ESE).The £3.9 million ($5.8…

Newell Rubbermaid sells online business to Stamps.com

Newell Rubbermaid has agreed to sell its Endicia online shipping business to internet-based postage firm Stamps.com.Newell said it is selling…

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…

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…

Ireland’s Codex acquires rival

The deal brings together two of the most prominent independent dealers in the Irish market, which they have served for…

$50m dealer merger in St Louis

With the acquisition of UBS, Office Essentials now has 130 employees, 26 delivery tucks and offices in St Louis and…

Bunzl extends jan/san reach

Located in Vancouver Island, Acme, a cleaning and hygiene supplies business, reported sales of C$16 million ($13.9 million) for the…

Kaut-Bullinger acquires two dealers

A deal in 2013 saw Kaut-Bullinger take over the entire sales and distribution business for Roscher’s office and computer supplies,…

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Depot turnaround still a work in progress

Office Depot’s third quarter earnings results this week certainly caught the eye of Wall Street and the US media as…