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Avrum Morrow passes away

OPI is very saddened to report the passing of Avrum (Avi) Morrow, philanthropist and founder of Avmor, at the age…

ISSA launches Canada Show

International cleaning industry association ISSA has partnered with the Real Estate Management Industry (REMI) Network to create a new tradeshow…

Senior execs leave Staples

Staples Inc has confirmed the departures of two long-serving senior executives from its North American operations. Company veteran Steve Matyas…

Mondi simplifies structure | Typo expands in the UK | P&G launches recycled plastic...

South Africa-based paper manufacturer Mondi is proposing to simplify its structure. It will go from being dual listed into a…

North American declines set in at Avery

A weak North American market has resulted in Q3 losses for office products vendor Avery. Q3 2018 sales for the…

Cott grows water solutions portfolio

DS Services, a subsidiary of Canada-based beverage solutions provider Cott, has acquired US water brand Mountain Valley Spring Company. Bought…

Staples closes stores | Amazon launches Storefronts | James Cropper trading update

A local newspaper has reported that Staples will close 15% of its US stores this year and a further 30%…

First aid boosts Acme Q2 growth

Record sales in the first aid sector and Europe have bolstered US-based office products vendor Acme United.Q2 2018 sales were…

Highlands appoints new sales manager

US sales and marketing agency Highlands has announced Darren Laycock as Territory Sales Manager for Western Canada.Laycock has more than…

Grainger boosted by international performance

US-based MRO supplier Grainger has reported solid Q2 2018 results, despite continuing weakness in its Canada business.During the second quarter,…

New Safety and Graphics head for 3M

3M has appointed the head of its Canadian operations to run the group's Safety and Graphics business.Current President of 3M…

Q1 improves for Grainger despite Canada weakness

US-based MRO supplier Grainger is dusting itself off after aweak FY2017to deliver solid Q1 results, despite the slow recovery of…

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…

Big Interview: The full (Canadian) package

Denis Mathieu, President of Novexco, is a man on a mission. Having arrived at the Canadian multichannel operator when his…

Novexco launches Hamster brand

Canada-based multichannel operator Novexco is bringing its business divisions together under one single new identity: Hamster.The move is part of…

Sales weakness continues for Avery

Profits improved for label maker Avery in Q4, despite softer trading in the US and as sales continued to decline.For…

Novexco invests in Ontario wholesaler

Canadian dealer group and contract reseller Novexco is expanding its presence in Ontario.It is investing a further C$4 million (US$3.2…

Dealer groups form global alliance

A new international coalition has been forged between five of the OP industry’s most globally recognised dealer groups.Office Choice in…

FY profits down for Grainger

Mounting costs weighed down FY results for US-based MRO supplier Grainger.For the 12 months ended 31 December, sales rose 3%…

President of Fellowes Canada to retire

Fellowes has announced that Jim Edmonds will be retiring as President of Fellowes Canada.Effective from the end of March, his…

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DEX to provide turnkey MPS solution for Essendant dealers

In the second part of our interview with Harry Dochelli (click here for Part 1), the Essendant President reveals details…