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UK stationery wholesaler changes hands

Manuscript Pen Company has announced the acquisition of distributor Lime Art & Stationery and its subsidiaries in the UK. Writing…

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.…

ADVEO transaction closes

The acquisition of ADVEO’s operations in France, Belgium and the Netherlands by private equity firm Sandton Capital Partners has been…

ADVEO France reassures the market

ADVEO France has issued a statement to the local trade outlining the benefits of its takeover by private equity firm…

ADVEO begins liquidation process in Italy

Following the failure to find a buyer for its operations in Italy, ADVEO is taking steps to liquidate its Italian…

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…

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.…

VOW touts dealer strategy success

With a slew of industry awards under its belt, UK wholesaler VOW is reaping the rewards of its dealer-first approach. The…

PBS Holding looks to conquer Italy

Multichannel office products player PBS Holding has made the decision to take on the Italian market in 2019. OPI caught…

Albers joins Quantore

Industry veteran Dennis Albers has joined Dutch wholesaler Quantore as Head of Purchasing and Category Management. Albers joins the company…

Private equity firm reaches deal with ADVEO

ADVEO’s operations in France, Italy and Belgium are set to be acquired by private equity firm Sandton Capital Partners. In…

Court approves ADVEO insolvency plan

A Spanish commercial court has approved the voluntary insolvency proposed by European wholesaler ADVEO. In a regulatory filing with the…

VOW launches charity challenge

UK wholesaler VOW has announced a new charity initiative starting in January 2019. The company-wide scheme is aimed at encouraging…

VOW reveals award winners

UK wholesaler VOW has announced the winners of its 2018 Venture Awards. The awards recognise manufacturers and resellers that have…

Further steep declines at ADVEO

ADVEO’s delayed half-yearly results point to worsening Q2 trends for the European wholesaler. Back in May, the wholesaler reported disappointing…

Celebration of the life of Alan Hickman

A service has been announced to celebrate the life of Alan Hickman, who sadly passed away in February this year…

ADVEO reaches agreement with banks

The investment of Pimco into ADVEO has been abandoned after the pan-European wholesaler’s banks agreed to cough up a further…

ADVEO agrees additional financing

Struggling European wholesaler ADVEO has said it has signed an exclusivity agreement with a new funding partner that will lead…

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…

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Staples Solutions sells another European unit

Staples Solutions has agreed to sell its retail and online business in Germany to Netherlands-based Office Centre for an undisclosed…