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Thursday, March 29, 2018
OPI releases 2018 State of the Industry report »
OPI  and Martin Wilde Associates (MWA) have released their annual market research report investigating the state of t...
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Amazon patents gesture-reading drones »
Amazon’s aerial delivery programme just upped its game, and this time the drones are watching. The e-commerce giant has...
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
NAOPA 2018 open for entries »
Submissions are now being accepted for this year’s  North American Office Products Awards (NAOPA) . The awards – n...
Friday, March 16, 2018
Decision time for GSA online procurement solution »
The US General Services Administration (GSA) is due to present its plans for the implementation of commercially available...
Friday, March 16, 2018
ISSA announces new trade show for 2019 »
Worldwide cleaning industry association ISSA has partnered with Trade Press Media Group to launch a new show in the US nex...
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Amazon plans SMB credit card »
Amazon is reportedly planning to launch a credit card for its SMB customers in the US. According to  Bloomberg , t...
Friday, March 9, 2018
ECi Software Solutions Names Leslie Bodnar Chief Marketing Officer »
Role focuses on building the ECi brand, driving global marketing strategies, and increasing customer value Fort W...
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Welcome to the March Independent Dealer »
In this issue: Profit Power-Ups: Our Annual Dealer Technology Update The Winner’s Circle: Good Things...
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Essendant reveals jan/san industry's digital shift »
US business products wholesaler Essendant has shed light on how the jan/san industry is evolving alongside the rise of e-c...
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
AOPD announces rebrand, elects new board »
At its annual meeting, US dealer network American Office Products Distributors (AOPD) unveiled a comprehensive new rebrand...
Monday, March 5, 2018
Canon launches major US patent breach crackdown »
Canon has filed an infringement suit against as many as 50 vendors and dealers of cartridges in the US. It appears to b...
Monday, March 5, 2018
How will Essendant respond to market forces? »
There are some interesting market dynamics in play that might shape a new future for US business products wholesaler Essen...
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
GSA says rule change will simplify Schedule buys, reduce proliferation of multiple-award contracts »
The General Services Administration believes it’s fixed at least one of the reasons behind a proliferation of&nb...
Friday, February 23, 2018
Amazon’s shipping plans to offset rising costs »
Amazon’s planned foray into last-mile delivery could prove to be a wise move. Following news last week that it was look...
Thursday, February 8, 2018
FIVE LEADING GROUPS CREATE AN INTERNATIONAL ALLIANCE »
Five of the world’s leading and most progressive Office Supplies Dealer groups have today announced the formation of an in...
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Welcome to the February Independent Dealer! »
In this issue: Getting Your Sales Team in Shape The Winner’s Circle: Good Things Happening to Indepen...
Thursday, February 1, 2018
IS Replaces Merchandising Chief »
US dealer group Independent Stationers (IS) has appointed a new Director of Merchandising. Ty Blankenbaker has been a...
Monday, January 29, 2018
ISSA’s Jack Ramaley passes away »
OPI  is saddened to report the passing of industry legend Jack Ramaley. He died peacefully on Saturday 20 January,...
Monday, January 29, 2018
New CEO for Staples »
As revealed by  OPI  early this morning (GMT), Staples Inc CEO Shira Goodman has been ‘let go’. Her departure...
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Pinnacle Affiliates Appoints New Board »
US dealer group Pinnacle Affiliates has announced its new board members.   Bruce Eaton, President of Eaton Offi...
Monday, January 22, 2018
DOL Releases AHP Rule-making »
Proposed Federal Guidance Issued on Association Health Plans In October of last year, the President issued an Execut...
Friday, January 19, 2018
GSA reopens Schedule 75 »
  As announced at the end of 2016, the US General Services Administration (GSA) has finally reopened its Multiple...
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
The Supply Room expands jan/san reach with merger »
US dealer The Supply Room has acquired fellow Virginia-based independent reseller Lawrence Environmental Group. The Sup...
Monday, January 15, 2018
Welcome to the January Independent Dealer! »
In this issue: New owners for your e-zine—see this month’s editorial and Industry News sections Outlo...
Monday, January 15, 2018
Surprise Departure at Independent Stationers »
Independent Stationers (IS) revealed today that Director of Merchandising Mike Foster has left the organisation....
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Eakes makes Nebraska Acquisition »
Eakes makes Nebraska Acquisition US office products dealer Eakes Office Solutions has acquired a fellow Nebraska-bas...
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
OPI has acquired the US-based INDEPENDENT DEALER e-zine (ID) from De Groot Resources. »
OPI has acquired the US-based INDEPENDENT DEALER e-zine (ID) from De Groot Resources.  ID was first published i...
Monday, January 8, 2018
Trump Administration Rolls Out Bid to Expand Association Health Plans »
The Trump administration today proposed new rules following up on the president's pledge to let certain small businesses a...
Thursday, January 4, 2018
Office Depot, Inc. Announces Appointment of New Chief Financial Officer »
Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ:ODP), a leading omnichannel provider of business services, products an...
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Independent Stationers Announces New Mid-Market Furniture Dealer Group »
Independent Stationers, an industry-leading nationwide member-owned business products cooperative, announced Connexions p...
Friday, December 15, 2017
NOPA 2017 Legislative Update - Looking Back on The Year »
As we head into the final month of the 2017 congressional session, I wanted to take a moment and recap for you our priorit...
Friday, December 15, 2017
ECi Appoints Software Executive Sam Miller as Chief Revenue Officer »
ECi Software Solutions (www.ECiSolutions.com), a leader in industry-specific information technology solutions, today annou...
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Diversey Buys Chemical-Free Cleaner »
Jan/san vendor Diversey has agreed to buy cleaning products brand Twister from private equity firm Polaris....
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Welcome to the December Independent Dealer! »
In this issue: Warming Up Those Cold Calls  The Winner’s Cir...
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Independent Retailers Feeling The Effects of Amazon »
Amazon is hurting the overwhelming majority independent retailers in the US, a new survey conducted by the Institute for L...

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