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This week’s round-up of business supplies news from around the web. Judge awards HP $439 million HP Inc has been…

Court dismisses Essendant class action suit

A US court has dismissed a class action lawsuit brought against Essendant’s former board of directors and Sycamore Partners over…

Essendant makes Vertical Markets appointment

US wholesaler Essendant has promoted Guy Unterberg to the role of Senior Director of its Vertical Markets Group (VMG). Unterberg…

Essendant launches personalised e-marketing solutions

US wholesaler Essendant has confirmed two new e-commerce marketing products for its reseller customers. The company has announced Email Sales…

Essendant sells industrial business

US wholesaler Essendant has divested its industrial products division to private equity firm One Equity Partners (OEP). The corporate carve-out…

Essendant’s CORE on hold as combined event talks take place

In the third part of our interview with Harry Dochelli, the Essendant President discusses his relationship with Sycamore Partners, the…

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…

Essendant tapping into Staples’ resources

OPI catches up with Essendant President Harry Dochelli as the wholesaler begins to roll out new programmes for independent dealers…

Court dismisses Essendant motion in GPC lawsuit

Genuine Parts Company (GPC) can move ahead with its ‘breach of contract’ legal proceedings against Essendant, a Delaware court has…

Kentucky dealer makes acquisition

US independent dealer Petter Business Systems has acquired fellow Kentucky reseller Holley Office Products. The transaction was finalised on 3…

Haugh to leave Essendant

Essendant’s VP of its Vertical Markets Group David Haugh is to leave the wholesaler, OPI can confirm. Haugh – who…

Ex-Essendant exec joins Highlands

Sales and marketing services agency Highlands has appointed Tom Costello as Territory Sales Manager. Costello’s role at Highlands will see…

Enavate upgrades B2B e-commerce solution

US-based Microsoft Dynamics 365 partner Enavate has announced enhancements to its Customer Connect B2B e-commerce package aimed at dealers and…

Sycamore completes Essendant acquisition

Staples Inc has confirmed that an affiliate of its owner Sycamore Partners has completed the acquisition of North American office…

Essendant blames government shutdown for Staples delay

US wholesaler Essendant has updated its staff and customers on the status of its pending acquisition by Staples. In documents…

Analysis: The devil’s in the data

As the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) antitrust investigation into Staples Inc’s acquisition of Essendant nears its conclusion, a key issue…

Mixed quarter for Essendant

US wholesaler Essendant has reported profit improvement in its third quarter results, but the top-line in the office reseller channel…

Staples secures Essendant shares

A potential banana skin in Staples’ attempt to acquire Essendant has been avoided after a majority of Essendant’s shares were…

Genuine Parts sues Essendant

Genuine Parts Company (GPC) has filed a lawsuit against Essendant, accusing the latter of “deceptive conduct and breaches of its…

Hot Topic: Game changers

When Staples and Office Depot decided almost simultaneously in 2016 to sell off their European operations – and their other…

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OPI launches industry recruitment site

We are pleased to announce the launch of OPI Jobs, a dedicated area on the OPI website that will enable…