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Print segment slump hits Veritiv

North American B2B distribution company Veritiv has reported an adjusted year-on-year sales decline of 9.5% in the second quarter, largely…

Antalis provides preliminary results

Distribution company Antalis has provided preliminary H1 operating results that show a decline in sales and EBITDA. Sales for the…

Strong quarter for SYNNEX

The second quarter results of SYNNEX have come in ahead of expectations as both its IT distribution and Concentrix services…

Steelcase expands IT channel strategy

As Steelcase develops its partnership with Microsoft for workplace collaboration solutions, the office furniture manufacturer has announced new relationships with…

Antalis shareholding restructuring still in progress

Paper, packaging and visual communications distributor Antalis has provided an update following the news that parent company Sequana has gone…

Strong year for Exertis; makes acquisitions in Europe

DCC Technology, the distribution business of Ireland-based group DCC that trades as Exertis, has reported an impressive set of full-year…

Bain to acquire Imperial Dade

Private equity powerhouse Bain Capital is to acquire a majority stake in leading US foodservice and jan/san supplies company Imperial…

ALSO expands eastwards

European distribution group ALSO has agreed to acquire Solytron, the largest local IT distributor in Bulgaria. Founded in 1991, Solytron…

Mitsubishi terminates arrangement with Newell

Manufacturer Mitsubishi Pencil has ended its distribution agreement with Newell Brands’ subsidiary Sanford. The deal, which has been in effect…

UK expansion for BakkerElkhuizen

Netherlands-based manufacturer BakkerElkhuizen has acquired the distribution activities of UK partner Osmond Ergonomics. As of 1 September 2018, BakkerElkhuizen now…

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,…

Amazon opens fulfilment centre | Antalis expands packaging network | Kyocera completes plant

Amazon has opened its second fulfilment centre in Australia. Based in Sydney, the hub will operate as both a product…

CNG expands into Southwestern US

US sales and distribution firm Central National Gottesman (CNG) has announced that its Lindenmeyr Munroe division has acquired paper distributor…

Mac Papers continues packaging expansion

US-based paper distributor Mac Papers has acquired packaging and facility supplies distribution business Wilkerson Packaging. The deal is the most recent in…

Advertorial: Supplies Network

OPI speaks to Greg Welchans, President and Chief Marketing Officer of Distribution Management and Supplies Network, about creating more cost-effective,…

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,…

Q4 caps off ‘challenging year’ for Veritiv

A recent acquisition for North American B2B distributor Veritiv helped drive Q4 2017 sales, however market headwinds continued to weigh…

Strong year for Bunzl as M&A reaches record level

UK-based distribution and outsourcing group Bunzl reported a solid FY2017 as its expansion and acquisition strategy appears to be paying…

Amazon Business changes shipping terms to push Prime membership

Changes to Amazon Business shipping terms in the US look to be aimed at encouraging business customers to sign up…

Big Interview: EVO on course for exciting future

It’s been a while since OPI had a Big Interviewee from what is now known as the EVO Group of…

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ACCO eyeing Zagg?

According to an article in the New York Post, ACCO Brands is one of the suitors for mobile accessories supplier…