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SPOT back on budget

Better Capital, the owner of UK business products group Spicers-OfficeTeam (SPOT), has published its full-year report. In the report, Better…

SPOT offloads Oyez Professional Services unit

UK office supplies group Spicers OfficeTeam (SPOT) has sold its lucrative Oyez Professional Services and Waterlow Business Supplies legal and…

OfficeTeam buys ZenOffice

UK market consolidation is in full swing as OfficeTeam is the latest to scoop up a fellow dealer.The reseller, which…

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…

Summer blip for SPOT

UK investment firm Better Capital has said its Spicers-OfficeTeam (SPOT) office products business fell behind budget in the third quarter…

SPOT profit improves despite sales decline

UK office products group Spicers OfficeTeam (SPOT) reported improved EBITDA in 2016 despite a sales decline of more than 5%.The…

Analysis: UK wholesalers getting back on track

There have been encouraging developments recently at the UK’s two leading business supplies wholesalers Spicers and VOW.That might not seem…

Why has Better Capital written down SPOT valuation?

It doesn’t look like it was a coincidence that Spicers issued a press release recently outlining its investments and achievements over…

Spicers prepares for Amazon Business

UK wholesaler Spicers has realigned its resources and invested heavily in people, in part to deal with a fast-changing OP…

SPOT impacted by Brexit, says Better Capital

Better Capital has said that sales and margins at UK office supplies group Spicers/OfficeTeam (SPOT) have been hit by this…

Special Anniversary Feature: The good, the bad and the surprising Xtra…

Jamie Fellowes1988 to 1995 was a defining period with the formation of dealer buying groups. Their rapid expansion and growth…

Spicers and OfficeTeam publish 2015 results

SPOT owner Better Capital had already warned in June that the 2015 results of the group was below budget, but…

In-depth: Exertis Supplies offering stability with price promise

OPI speaks to Tim Holmes, Commercial Manager for Office Products at wholesaler Exertis Supplies, about the recent announcement to freeze…

SPOT result below budget

Better Capital has confirmed that the 2015 result of its Spicers/OfficeTeam (SPOT) investment was below budget despite the improvement on…

Better Capital wind-up rumours | Cascades invests in AFH tissue plant | Nippon Paper...

A round-up of this week’s office supplies, office products, stationery and business supplies news and stories from around the web…

SPOT reports Q4 improvement

The Spicers/OfficeTeam (SPOT) group has said its 2015 EBITDA was above forecast after a better-than-expected Q4.While the company didn’t provide…

Big Interview Xtra: Jeff Whiteway

OPI: Let’s talk about the demise of the XPD family of dealer groups. You had a very tight relationship with…

Disappointing H1 for SPOT

Better Capital has published its H1 trading statement and it doesn’t make good reading for the Spicers/OfficeTeam Group (SPOT).Although it…

Better Capital provides Spicers OfficeTeam update

UK private equity firm Better Capital – owner of the Spicers OfficeTeam (SPOT) group – published a full-year results update…

SPOT owed £300,000 by City Link

While OfficeTeam is owed £231,737, Spicers – which struck a deal with City Link last November to provide its Brilliant…

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Staples Solutions sells another European unit

Staples Solutions has agreed to sell its retail and online business in Germany to Netherlands-based Office Centre for an undisclosed…