US dealer groups agree to merge

The three leading office products dealer groups in the US have signed a letter of intent to merge the organisations into a single entity.

A steering committee comprising representatives of Independent Suppliers Group (ISG), Pinnacle Affiliates and TriMega Purchasing Association has been formed, the respective Chairs of the three groups – Tonya Horn, Bruce Eaton and Ian Wist – have announced.

The role of the committee is to execute the letter of intent and consolidate the three groups into a new organisation, as yet unnamed. The new entity will form a dealer group of approximately 1,000 independent dealers with locations throughout the 50 US states and its territories.

In a preliminary announcement, it was revealed that the work of the steering committee is expected to be completed early in the second quarter of 2019.