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New VP for RKV

Sweden-based dealer group RKV has appointed Ola Rosquist to the newly created position of VP Business Development. Taking up the…

Takkt buys Swedish OP group

Office equipment supplier Takkt has acquired Sweden-based reseller Runelandhs for SEK174 million ($19.8 million).Headquartered in Kalmar, Runelandhs employs around 20 people…

Contract exits knock Essity’s Q4 sales

Sweden-based hygiene products group Essity’s decision to quit certain markets weighed down sales in the fourth quarter.Sales at its Professional…

JP Gould appoints Sweden packaging head

JP Gould International has appointed Jörgen Ohlander as SVP of Packaging for its Sweden operation.He began his career in 1973…

Essity profits up after SCA split

Sweden-based hygiene products group Essity reported a rise in Q2 sales despite tough market conditions.The group, which split from SCA…

Freedesk to list in Stockholm

Sweden-based office furniture maker Freedesk is to raise SEK12.5 million ($1.4 million) by listing on Stockholm’s AktieTorget stock exchange. Freedesk CEO…

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Big Interview: Sitting pretty

In Sweden, many dealer groups have fallen by the wayside over the years, due partly to consolidation that has affected both…

Tissue sales grow for SCA

Sweden-based tissue and packaging business SCA has reported organic sales growth for its Q1 2015 Away-from-Home (AfH) tissue segment.The 2%…

Dealer group consolidation in Sweden

The addition of NioFem, which has ten members in 12 locations with revenues of around €25 million ($31 million), will…

New OP group born in Sweden

Ocay is the result of the 2013 merger between resellers Gullbergs and Kontorsvaruhuset that created a SKr1.1 billion ($170 million)…

Sweden’s RKV expands membership

Swedish independent dealer retail chain RKV has admitted seven new companies as members and joint owners of the group.The companies…

1-to-1 with Stefan Sonesson

Name: Stefan SonessonJob title: Managing DirectorCompany: RKV, SwedenDescribe what you do in fewer than 20 words. In good cooperation with…

Manutan acquires Ikaros Cleantech

European reseller Manutan has acquired Sweden-based specialist distributor Ikaros Cleantech.Headquartered in Malmö, Ikaros Cleantech is a distributor of environmental protection…

Swedish office suppliers merge

Two leading Swedish office products resellers are to merge to form a SKr1.1 billion ($170 million) company.Gullbergs and Kontorsvaruhuset have…

Depot Sales Director joining Durable

Office Depot's Sales Director in Sweden is to head the Scandinavian operations of vendor Durable.Niklas Norström will officially join Durable…

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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…