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Leadership change at Durable

Office products industry icon Horst-Werner Maier-Hunke is retiring after 40 years at the helm of manufacturer Durable. Transitioning into the Managing…

Hot Topic: 2020 visions

Ten years ago, the OP industry – like every other sector – was recovering from the Great Recession that had…

Analysis: Shackles off for Clover Imaging

On 16 December 2019, Clover Imaging Group confirmed the closing of the acquisition by its executive management team in partnership…

Analysis: Trouble for GSA e-commerce platform?

The efforts of the US General Services Administration (GSA) to implement a commercial e-commerce platform for federal purchasing have hit…

Interview: Staying relevant

OPI: How is this year’s Paperworld Frankfurt shaping up? Michael Reichhold: At Paperworld 2020, we are expecting some 1,500 exhibitors…

ECI’s Books responds to article

ECI CEO Ron Books has told OPI that an article in a private equity publication about a possible sale of…

Bureau Vallée expands outside France

France-based office and school supplies retail group Bureau Vallée has marked another step in its international expansion by making an…

Interview: Villa sees strong potential for Pigna

Back in May 2018, Italian office supplies and stationery group Buffetti announced it had taken a 40% stake in Pigna,…

HP responds to “self-serving” Xerox

HP has issued a fuller response to Xerox’s move to try and take over the HP board at its next…

Distribution Management infrastructure progress | AOPD adds SC Johnson Professional | VOW board to...

This week’s round-up of business supplies-related stories from around the web. Distribution Management to complete infrastructure improvements Distribution Management, parent…

Xerox aiming to muscle in on HP board

Xerox is to nominate a full slate of directors for election at HP’s 2020 annual shareholder meeting later this year.…

Omnia Partners expands private sector business

US cooperative contract giant Omnia Partners has acquired a specialist in the group purchasing of office supplies. Effective 31 December…

New Canadian distributor for Schneider

Germany-based writing instruments manufacturer Schneider has entered into a new, exclusive distribution agreement for the Canadian market. Taking on Schneider’s…

Office Depot signs same-day delivery partnership

Office Depot Inc is now offering same-day delivery from its stores via Target-owned Shipt. Shipt is a membership-based delivery marketplace…

Travel boost for WH Smith as retail sales drop

UK-based retailer WH Smith has issued a trading update for the 20-week period to 18 January 2020. The company said…

CFO leaves SPOT

Long-standing Spicers-OfficeTeam (SPOT) CFO Andrew Mobbs has left the business supplies group to take on a similar role at construction…

Good year for Essity’s B2B division

Essity’s Professional Hygiene business – which includes the Tork brand – has reported organic sales and profit growth for 2019.…

OPI launches industry recruitment site

We are pleased to announce the launch of OPI Jobs, a dedicated area on the OPI website that will enable…

US stationery retailer to close down

Papyrus, the US-based speciality retail chain, is to close its more than 250 stores. The company – part of the…

Record quarter for Logitech

Logitech’s quarterly sales topped the $900 million mark for the first time in the company’s history. The tech supplier’s Q3…

Big Read

Interview: Villa sees strong potential for Pigna

Back in May 2018, Italian office supplies and stationery group Buffetti announced it had taken a 40% stake in Pigna,…