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Mercateo’s Unite partners with 2bits

Mercateo’s B2B networking platform Unite has partnered with 2bits, a SAP-based purchasing company. While Unite directly connects suppliers with buyers,…

WB Mason buys Consumers Interstate

US mega dealer WB Mason has acquired OP and jan/san supplies company Consumers Interstate (CI).According to a joint statement, WB Mason…

BIC sues former Cello pens owner | OfficeMax to close Waiwhetu offices | SYNNEX...

France-based vendor BIC has launched a suit with the high court in Mumbai, India, against the former owners of Cello…

Guy Brown unveils online B2B marketplace

US office products and MPS supplier Guy Brown has launched its own B2B e-commerce platform.It has unveiled Guy Brown Office…

Mercateo explores future of B2B procurement

Online procurement platform Mercateo held its fifth annual Executive Summit in Berlin last week.The group gathered representatives from the scientific…

Acquisition to improve Coupa search function

Global cloud-based software provider Coupa has advanced its platform’s search function thanks to a recent acquisition.The company has purchased Switzerland-based…

Suspension for China Stationery | Smiggle to pass A$450 million mark | Iron Mountain...

A round-up of this week’s office products, business supplies and stationery news from around the web and elsewhere.China Stationery is…

TriMega enhances SP Richards programmes

TriMega has announced a new collaboration with SP Richards to provide a central billing offering.It will enhance the Advantage Carton…

Coupa partners with Amazon Business for off-catalogue purchases

Spend management platform Coupa is embedding the Amazon Business marketplace into its solution to help organisations with their non-contract purchasing.Coupa…

Office Depot taps Lenovo exec for senior role

New Office Depot CEO Gerry Smith has gone back to his former employer Lenovo to fill a senior position in…

XMA expands procurement team

IT solutions provider XMA has appointed Kelvin Lee as its new Director of Procurement.Lee, former Technology Category Director for the…

Three new starters at Afflink

Afflink has announced the hire of three senior sales staff. John Soldo and Amy MacDonald have joined as Business Development…

Mercateo summit: digitise or die

Harnessing digital capabilities was a key theme at the recent Executive Summit held by European online B2B procurement platform Mercateo.The…

Mercateo opens in Switzerland

Online procurement platform Mercateo has gone live with its new website in Switzerland.With the www.mercateo.ch site, both existing international customers…

Insight: Banner ups the ante with new pricing model

Banner revealed the new model in a press release yesterday following a six-month development period after Costin and his team…

New procurement model from Banner

UK office supplies reseller Banner has launched a new procurement model based on a monthly ‘management fee’ for customers.In what…

Mercateo increases European coverage

European B2B e-commerce procurement platform Mercateo has opened subsidiaries in two new markets and expanded in a third.The Germany-based group…

How Amazon benefits from Staples-Depot deal

In the second part in a series of blogs by Azul Partners Chief Research Officer Pierre Mitchell, the role of…

Staples-Depot deal could change the art of procurement

In a series of blogs by Azul Partners Chief Research Officer Pierre Mitchell, the role of procurement is examined within…

Depot moves to improve vendor relations

Office Depot Europe recently updated its vendors on its restructuring programme and how it impacts vendor partnerships.The Merchandising and Procurement…

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Exacompta to acquire Biella

A major acquisition in the declining filing category has been announced in Europe as Exacompta makes a €33.5 million ($38…