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Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Spirit of Life Honoree, Steve Schultz, Sets $14.8 Million Fundraising Record for City of Hope »
Congratulations are in order for Steve Schultz of GOJO Industries, Inc., the 2017 National Business Products Industry Spir...
Monday, October 16, 2017
Independent Stationers Elects Board of Directors, Officers for 2017-2018 »
Independent Stationers, an industry leading nationwide member-owned business products cooperative , recently elected its...
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Office Depot Acquires Major US Independent Dealer »
Office Depot has displayed its mid-market ambitions by snapping up one of the largest independent office supplies dealers...
Thursday, October 5, 2017
EPIC Renews National IPA Contract »
The Independent Stationers/TriMega joint venture EPIC Business Essentials has renewed a contract with a US intergovernment...
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Katun Sold to Taiwanese Vendor »
Aftermarket imaging supplies vendor Katun has been acquired by Taiwan-listed General Plastic Industrial (GPI).  ...
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Depot Makes $1 Billion Tech Move »
Office Depot is to acquire IT provider CompuCom Systems for around $1 billion.   Depot has called it the first...
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
PSA Appointed to Represent ES Robbins and Shachihata (XStamper) »
PSA (Professional Sales Associates, Inc.) has recently been appointed to represent ES Robbins and Shachihata (XStamper) in...
Monday, October 2, 2017
Smead Buys U Brands Stake »
US vendor Smead has announced a strategic investment in California-based stationery and consumer products c...
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Office Depot Appoints Marketing Chief »
Office Depot has named Jerri DeVard as EVP and Chief Marketing Officer.   DeVard holds more than 30 years of ex...
Thursday, September 28, 2017
HP Inc. Upgrades Partner Platform »
HP Inc has launched a new partner training platform, while widening its cybersecurity offering.   At its World...
Thursday, September 28, 2017
ISSA Announces Award Winners »
Cleaning industry association ISSA has announced the winners of this year’s Innovation Awards. Presented at the ISSA/IN...
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Fellowes Forms New Partnership with Vanguard Sales Group »
Fellowes has announced their intention to form a new strategic commercial partnership with rep firm, Vanguard Sales Group,...
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Passing of Hans Baumgarten »
BSA is saddened to report that Hans Julius Baumgarten has passed away at the age of 93. Hans was the patriarch of the fa...
Friday, September 22, 2017
New Attempt at ACA Repeal Would Reshuffle State Funds »
Sens. Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.), Bill Cassidy (R-La) Dean Heller (R-Nev.) and Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) have introduced a bill to...
Friday, September 22, 2017
Where the U.S. Ranks in Global Corporate Taxes »
  Take a look at Where the U.S. Ranks in Global Corporate Taxes   (Miller Wenhold Capitol Strategies,...
Friday, September 22, 2017
Cassidy-Graham Healthcare Bill »
This chart will give you an idea of the impact that if passed, the Cassidy-Graham healthcare bill will have on your state....
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Staples Sale Closes »
Staples Inc’s acquisition by private equity firm Sycamore Partners has been completed. The reseller’s shareholders had...
Monday, September 11, 2017
Avery Announces New President »
  Mark Cooper, President Avery    Effective January 1 2018, Avery will have a new Presiden...
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Greg Nissen Retires as SPR's West Division VP »
After 32 years of service, West Division Vice President, Greg Nissen, has retired from S.P. Richards Company. Greg began h...
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
ECi Snapped Up By Private Equity Firm »
Software provider ECi Solutions has been acquired by private equity firm Apax Partners.   Following the transac...
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Highlands Promotes Wilson »
    Jade Wilson Managing Director Highlands   US-based B2B marketing agency Highlands has...
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Floortex Adds to Team »
UK office products vendor Floortex has boosted its US and European operations team. As part of its ongoing development,...
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
ISSA Announces 2018 Board Members »
Cleaning industry association ISSA has elected its board of directors for 2018. Ted Stark, President of Dalco Enterpris...
Monday, August 7, 2017
Diversey Appoints CEO »
Sealed Air spin-off Diversey has announced its new CEO.   Dr Ilham Kadri will head up the hygiene supplies grou...
Monday, August 7, 2017
ECi Appoints New Distribution Head »
ECi Solutions has appointed Brian Bowerfind as President of its Distribution Division. He replaces Andrew Morgan, who a...
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
SP Richards Veteran Joins Identity Group »
OP industry veteran Larry Goodman has joined custom ID provider Identity Group.   He joins from wholesaler SP R...
Friday, July 28, 2017
Don't Bet on Amazon Buying Office Depot »
There has been recent speculation that Staples’ acquisition by Sycamore Partners could pave the way for Amazon to buy Offi...
Thursday, July 27, 2017
FTC Probing Allegations of Amazon's Deceptive Discounting »
As part of its review of Amazon's agreement to buy Whole Foods, the Federal Trade Commission is looking into allegations t...
Thursday, July 27, 2017
AOPD Announces 2018 Annual Meeting Dates »
Dealer network   American Office Products Distributors (AOPD) has announced the dates and venue of its 2018 Annual Me...
Monday, July 17, 2017
NAOPA Vendor Winners Announced »
Five vendors have scooped the product category prizes in this year’s  North American Office Products Awards (NAOPA)....
Monday, July 17, 2017
NAOPA People's Choice Winner Announced »
This year’s NAOPA People’s Choice Award was presented on July 13 at SP Richards’ ABC conference in Orlando, Florida....
Monday, July 17, 2017
Dealers Recognized at the Advantage Business Conference (ABC) »
Three outstanding professionals from the US independent dealer community were honoured at the North American Office Produ...
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Office Depot to Develop App for Business Customers »
Office Depot signaled a new direction for the company Thursday with the announcement it will develop an app for businesses...
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Staples to Go Private in $6.9 Billion Deal »
Following several weeks of speculation, Staples Inc has confirmed that it is to be acquired by private equity firm Sycamor...
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
How Could Amazon's Whole Foods Deal Impact Office Products? »
Amazon has sent shockwaves through the food retailing business with its near-$14 billion acquisition of natural and organ...

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