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KCP reports Q3 gains

Kimberly-Clark Professional (KCP) has reported organic sales growth of 2% in Q3 2017.The company's Q3 sales were $800 million which…

Facilities Supplies Special: The powerhouse

Bunzl’s origins date back to 1854 when Mortiz Bunzl registered a haberdashery in Slovakia’s capital Bratislava under the name Emanuel…

Facilities Supplies Special: A meeting of minds

US dealer group Independent Stationers (IS) has recently announced a partnership with facilities and supply chain management association Afflink. OPI…

Codex makes investments

Leading Irish independent office products dealer Codex has provided details of a number of investments it has made to enhance…

Office Partners signs agreement with leading jan/san group

US dealer group Office Partners has signed a marketing agreement with a major buying group specialising in the jan/san, food…

Category Update: Under a broad umbrella

The facilities supplies (FS) sector is still seen very much as a key growth area for resellers in the business…

Final word with Kelly Perez

US reality show Shark Tank investor Barbara Corcoran once said: “Finding opportunity is a matter of believing it’s there.” We…

OPI publishes State of the Industry report

OPI and Martin Wilde Associates (MWA) have released their annual market research report investigating the state of the office products industry.The…

Bunzl appoints new non-exec director

Facilities supplies distributor Bunzl has appointed Stephan Nanninga as non-executive director.Nanninga brings to the board extensive international experience across a range…

Bunzl juggernaut continues

Facilities supplies distributor Bunzl is to beef up its outsourcing operations substantially following the announcement that it’s agreed to acquire…

Grainger launches online knowledge portal

MRO products distributor Grainger has launched a new online portal aimed at helping its business customers improve their operational capabilities.According…

Strong sales and profit growth at Bunzl

Facilities supplies distributor Bunzl has reported double-digit revenue and earnings growth for 2016.Sales for the year to 31 December climbed…

Henkel lining up Sealed Air?

Global manufacturer Henkel is in talks to buy Sealed Air’s professional cleaning unit Diversey, according to reports.Sources told the New…

Five ways to make the most of workplace breaks

It is known that work breaks can play a big role in boosting morale and productivity. Rather than the morning…

Acme acquires Spill Magic

US-based office products vendor Acme United has bought safety firm Spill Magic in a $7.2 million deal.Spill Magic had revenue in…

Ritz Safety acquires Lone Star

US-based personal protection equipment distributor Ritz Safety has bought fellow industrial safety products distributor Lone Star Safety & Supply.With the…

Bunzl purchases two firms

Facilities supplies and services group Bunzl has acquired two businesses in the UK and the US.UK-based packaging products firm Woodway was…

Ferguson acquires Matera Paper Company

US-based Facilities and MRO supplier Ferguson has acquired Texas-based Matera Paper Company, a specialist in commercial and industrial cleaning chemicals, supplies…

Facilities Supplies Special: SCA raises hygiene standards

For the past eight years, SCA has embarked on an ambitious project to provide a series of research reports –…

Category Update: Facilities supplies

The facilities supplies (FS) sector is enormous and its boundaries continue to expand. The category now encompasses – slightly different…

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HP rejects Xerox offer

The board of HP Inc has unanimously rejected the recent takeover offer from Xerox, saying it significantly undervalues the company…