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SPR to sell regional distributor

US wholesaler S.P. Richards (SPR) has agreed to sell its Garland C Norris (GCN) unit to Southeastern Paper Group (SEPG).…

The Safety Zone names new sales leader

Duane Carey has been appointed as VP - Sales and Strategic Markets at The Safety Zone, the manufacturer and supplier…

Genuine Parts CEO praises SPR team

Paul Donahue, CEO of S.P Richards’ (SPR) parent organisation Genuine Parts Company (GPC), called the wholesaler’s third quarter performance “especially…

SPR reports Q3 results

Third quarter sales and operating earnings of North American wholesaler S.P. Richards (SPR) have been reported via its parent organisation…

Court dismisses Essendant motion in GPC lawsuit

Genuine Parts Company (GPC) can move ahead with its ‘breach of contract’ legal proceedings against Essendant, a Delaware court has…

SPR announces new HQ and DC plans

North American wholesaler S.P. Richards (SPR) is set to move to new headquarters in the coming weeks following last month’s…

Vote now for NAOPA People’s Choice award

Time is running to get your vote in for the coveted People’s Choice award at this year’s North American Office…

SPR CEO communicates on fire

S.P. Richards (SPR) CEO Rick Toppin has issued an open letter to OPI readers after the wholesaler’s Atlanta distribution centre and headquarters…

Margins stable at S.P. Richards

North American business products wholesaler S.P. Richards (SPR) has reported flat Q2 operating margin despite a slight drop in sales.…

OfficeZilla confirms SPR switch

US office products dealer franchise network OfficeZilla has announced a new first-call wholesaler relationship with SP Richards (SPR). When OPI…

SPR 2020 ABC plans in doubt after BSA announcement

North American business products wholesaler SP Richards (SPR) has confirmed it will not be able to hold a traditional Advantage…

Sales increase for SP Richards

First quarter sales at wholesaler SP Richards (SPR) increased by 1%, parent company Genuine Parts (GPC) has revealed in its…

SPR hosts annual Supplier Summit

SP Richards (SPR) recently recognised its top suppliers and raised $400,000 for City of Hope at its annual Supplier Summit.…

Bryan Wight departs SP Richards

US-based business products wholesaler SP Richards has announced that SVP Sales and Marketing Bryan Wight has left the company to…

Category Update: Not by accident

The safety, personal protection equipment (PPE) and maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) categories cover a vast array of diverse products…

Slight sales increase at SP Richards

Third-quarter sales at US-based business products wholesaler SP Richards (SPR) increased by 1.3% versus 2017, parent company Genuine Parts (GPC)…

Hot Topic: Game changers

When Staples and Office Depot decided almost simultaneously in 2016 to sell off their European operations – and their other…

Staples deal for Essendant confirmed

The acquisition of US office products wholesaler Essendant by Staples in a deal worth almost $1 billion has been confirmed.…

Essendant board recognises new offer from Staples

Essendant’s board of directors has deemed that an improved offer from Staples constitutes a “superior proposal” to the proposed transaction…

Analysis: The ball now in Essendant’s court

While US Open tennis stars struggle to cope with the sweltering conditions in New York, Staples Inc has turned up…

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Activist investor Carl Icahn has written an open letter to the shareholders of HP Inc, likening the company’s standalone restructuring…