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Office Essentials acquires Midwest dealer

US-based OP and business supplies dealer Office Essentials (OE) has expanded across the Midwest. It has acquired the Columbia (MO)…

Foster joins Office Ventures

Well-known US industry veteran Mike Foster has taken up a new role with office products consultancy group Office Venture. In…

Big Interview: Sprinkling fairy dust

Established in 2010, dealer services provider Nectere was initially somewhat derided as a last-ditch attempt for failing dealers in the…

Event Preview: Advantage Business Conference

With all the change that's going on in the business supplies industry, it's comforting to know that some things have…

Platinum Equity completes OfficeMax New Zealand transaction

US private equity firm Platinum Equity has completed its acquisition of OfficeMax New Zealand although it has still not found…

Lyreco sells Australian business to COS

Office products market consolidation in Australia has taken another major step forward with the news that leading independent dealer Complete…

OfficeTeam buys ZenOffice

UK market consolidation is in full swing as OfficeTeam is the latest to scoop up a fellow dealer.The reseller, which…

Analysis: The GSA’s broad e-commerce approach

In March 2018, the US General Service Administration (GSA) revealed its implementation plan for the establishment of a commercial e-commerce…

Analysis: Mega-merger in US wholesale channel

Speculation has been rife in the US since the beginning of 2018 that something 'big' was about to happen at…

Robust independent sales boost Essendant’s Q1

Essendant's first quarter sales decline of 2.3% masked some nice growth in key categories by its independent reseller customers.The wholesaler's…

Interview: Essendant leaders on the SPR merger

OPI catches up with Essendant CEO Ric Phillips and President of Office & Facilities Harry Dochelli to discuss the transaction…

SP Richards and Essendant announce merger

The two leading office products wholesalers in the US have announced plans to combine.In anannouncement earlier today, Essendant and SP…

Correction: New member for Pinnacle

US dealer group Pinnacle Affiliates has welcomed Texas-based Perry Office Plus as a new member.Founded almost a century ago, Perry…

New member for Pinnacle

US dealer group Pinnacle Affiliates has welcomed Texas-based Perry Office Plus as a new member.Founded almost a century ago, Perry…

Scottish dealers join Nemo

UK dealer group Nemo has expanded its membership in Scotland.Nemo is set to welcome 11 new independent dealers after forging…

Analysis: Which road will Essendant take?

At the end of February, US business products wholesaler Essendant reported a set of challenging 2017 financial results, with sales…

EOPA: The class of 2018

Held for the 17th time in 2018 and for the fifth time as part of OPI’s invitation-only Partnership event at…

Spotlight: Raising standards

Not all industry organisations have staying power, but those that do are in a constant battle to stay relevant to…

Hot Topic: Consolidating the future

There is nothing so constant as change. The OP industry is no exception. It has spent the past two decades…

Final Word from Skip Ireland

COS Business Products & Interiors is a mid-sized company in Chattanooga (TN) in the US. We are 77 years old…

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Tariff relief for OP industry?

Despite an apparent 90-day ceasefire on the trade war between the US and China, uncertainty still reigns. Scheduled to be…