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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…

New VP for Mac Papers

US-based paper distributor Mac Papers has announced a new VP and Regional Manager.Tallahassee (FL) branch General Manager Carter Whiddon has…

Surviving the Amazon

The original intent of Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, may have been to choose a name that started with an…

Avnet acquisition boots Tech Data results

IT distribution giant Tech Data has reported improved Q3 results following its February 2017 acquisition of Avnet’s Technology Solutions division.Q3…

More acquisitions for Bunzl

Distribution and outsourcing group Bunzl remains in full acquisition mode after making a swathe of purchases.It has recently completed the…

Hot Topic: Still the linchpin?

You’ve heard that “the industry is in a state of flux/change/transformation/consolidation” so many times now, it could almost become the…

Bunzl makes its move in China

Distribution and outsourcing group Bunzl is continuing its move into Asia, after unveiling its first purchase in China.The takeover of…

Big Interview: Keeping it simple

It comes up at every industry event, every conference, every brainstorming and best practice session: the need to be less…

ECi appoints new Distribution head

ECi Solutions has appointed Brian Bowerfind as President of its Distribution Division.He replaces Andrew Morgan, who announced his departure in…

Bunzl mops up French jan/san market

Distribution and outsourcing group Bunzl has made a binding offer for a trio of France-based jan/san businesses.The deal is part…

The art of supply chain evolution and channel optimisation

To say that the times are changing when it comes to how consumers and businesses alike procure products would be…

Bunzl reports robust Q1 sales

Facilities supplies distributor Bunzl has reported that its recent acquisitions were performing well. In a Q1 trading statement, it revealed that overall…

ALSO acquires Dutch distributor Five 4 U

ALSO has announced the acquisition of Netherlands-based distributor Five 4 U for an undisclosed sum.Five 4 U is one of…

Spotlight: Lectronic Trading

There are probably few logistics companies in the business supplies industry that can boast annual sales of almost A$20 million…

Tech Data launches bid portal

Technology distributor Tech Data has unveiled a new bid portal to help resellers access deal registration schemes of multiple vendors.Initially, around 15…

CI Filing Systems plans relocation

Office products manufacturer and distributor CI Filing Systems plans to shift its production and warehouse operations from its current New…

WB Mason looking west with new distribution centre

WB Mason’s new distribution centre in upstate New York will help expansion westwards into Pennsylvania and Ohio.The office products dealer’s…

Spicers announces infrastructure investments

UK office products wholesaler Spicers has announced plans to develop its distribution facilities in London and Birmingham.The company’s dealer distribution…

ASKUL strengthens distribution network

Japanese reseller ASKUL has taken a majority stake in Tokyo-based delivery firm Ecohai.Ecohai – founded in 2007 – operates light…

Bottom line improvement for Veritiv

Distribution business Veritiv – formed by the merger of xpedx and Unisource – has reported a 7.5% pro forma increase in…

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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…