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On the ball

 One of just two nationwide office products wholesalers in the US, SP Richards (SPR) is under constant pressure from all its various stakeholders – its parent company, outside investors and its suppliers, not to...

Slack start to the year

 The OP industry has opened the financial year with a disappointingly soft set of results. In the copier and printer sector, Xerox looked to have reported a boost in Q1 profit, up 17 percent...

SPR’s Donahue joins GPC

17 May 2007 — Atlanta (GA): Paul Donahue will be moving from SP Richards (SPR) to Genuine Parts Company's (GPC) corporate office. At its August board meeting, GPC will ask its directors to elect...

SPR Q1 sales fall

20 April 2007 — Atlanta (GA): SP Richards' (SPR) Q1 net sales fell to $451.8 million compared to $465.9 million in the previous year. Operating profit was rose slightly to $48.2 million from $47.7...

New board member for GPC

 21 November 2006 — Atlanta (GA): Genuine Parts Company (GPC) has named Jack Guynn as a member of its board of directors. Guynn most recently served as president CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of...

SPR reports Q3 sales

 19 October 2006 — Atlanta (GA): Genuine Parts Company (GPC) has reported record sales and earnings for the quarter ended 30 September. The company's office products division, SP Richards (SPR), posted a rise of 4.9...

Sales up 6.5 percent at SP Richards

 24 July 2006 — Atlanta (GA): SP Richards (SPR) has posted a 6.5 percent increase in Q2 sales to $427 million, compared to $401 million in the same period a year earlier. SPR, a subsidiary of...

SPR boosts GPC

21 February 2006 – Smyrna (GA): SP Richards has posted a Q4 sales increase of 10 per cent, its strongest quarter for revenue growth in 2005.   The wholesaler hit net sales of $412 million for the quarter...

Record results for GPC

 SP Richards' (SPR) parent company Genuine Parts Company (GPC) has reported record Q3 sales and earnings. The company announced sales of $2.6 billion, up 9 per cent compared to the year earlier, and net...

Damage control

 The catastrophic events in the Gulf states at the end of August will leave an indelible impression on the American psyche for generations to come. Lives and livelihoods were among the many casualties as...

GPC reveals record sales and earnings

 18 October 2005 – Atlanta (GA): SP Richards' (SPR) parent company Genuine Parts Company (GPC) has reported record Q3 sales and earnings. The company announced sales of $2.6 billion, up 9 per cent compared to...

Big Read

Combating global counterfeiters with HP’s Glenn Jones

OPI Talk finds out about HP Inc’s efforts to root out counterfeiting in the imaging supplies channel. Counterfeiting is big business and fake inkjet and...