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ISG shareholders approve mega merger

The board of directors of Independent Suppliers Group (ISG) has announced that 83% of its common shareholders have approved the…

TriMega dealers endorse merger

US dealer group TriMega has announced that its independent dealer shareholders have approved the proposed merger with Independent Suppliers Group…

UK dealer groups to combine

UK office products dealer groups Nemo and Office Club have announced they are to merge. The groups – both members…

US dealer groups provide merger update

US office products dealer groups Independent Suppliers Group (ISG), TriMega Purchasing Association and Pinnacle Affiliates are a step nearer to…

Essendant expects Staples transaction to close soon

Following yesterday’s news that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has approved its acquisition by Staples, Essendant has written to its…

Staples CEO reiterates Essendant promises

Staples Inc CEO Sandy Douglas wrote to Essendant counterpart Ric Phillips earlier this week to express his “unwavering excitement” at…

US dealer groups agree to merge

The three leading office products dealer groups in the US have signed a letter of intent to merge the organisations…

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…

Interview: Lyreco CEO Hervé Milcent aiming for PPE leadership position

Lyreco has signalled its intent to become a force in the European personal protective equipment (PPE) market following the acquisition…

Scandinavian expansion for Bunzl

UK distribution and services group Bunzl has continued its European growth strategy with an acquisition in Denmark. Located in Copenhagen,…

Papedis expands product offering

Swiss office products wholesaler Papedis has expanded its assortment with the acquisition of local distributor Roost. The addition of Roost…

Dealer consolidation in California

US-based workplace solutions provider Give Something Back (GSB) has merged with Blaisdell’s Business Products. While the companies stated that there…

Another acquisition for Visual Edge

US-based office and IT solutions business Visual Edge has expanded its foothold in Texas with the purchase of office equipment…

Carolina Wholesale Group to merge subsidiaries

US imaging supplies and business machines distributor Carolina Wholesale Group (CWG) will combine its three distribution brands under a new…

Keurig Dr Pepper merger pays off

Coffee and beverages manufacturer Keurig Green Mountain has said the acquisition of Dr Pepper Snapple Group has doubled sales in the…

Greenville sells print division | Ricoh makes acquisitions | Apogee purchase completed

South Carolina-based Greenville Office Supply has sold its print division to competitor TruColor, as part of a move to narrow…

TOPS office products owner to be acquired

LSC Communications, the parent company of US office products brands TOPS and Quality Park, is to be acquired by $4…

WH Smith expands presence in travel

UK retailer WH Smith has acquired travel retailer InMotion. InMotion is the largest airport-based digital accessories retailer in North America,…

Fuji wins appeal in Xerox case

Japan-based imaging company Fujifilm has won an appeal in its legal battle with Xerox. Fujifilm filed the case against Xerox…

Costco pays fine | SYNNEX completes Convergys acquisition | WeWork to ‘revive retail’

Warehouse Club operator Costco has agreed to pay a $3.85 million civil penalty for knowingly failing to report that its…

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ISG shareholders approve mega merger

The board of directors of Independent Suppliers Group (ISG) has announced that 83% of its common shareholders have approved the…