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Concerns for Office Outlet

Office Outlet, the former UK retail operations of Staples, could be heading into administration, according to press reports. According to…

Amazon Business launches weekly delivery option

Amazon Business has launched a delivery service called Amazon Day for Business for its Business Prime members in the US.…

Paperworld Middle East gets underway

Featuring more than 300 exhibitors, Paperworld Middle East 2019 opened today in Dubai. Running for three days at the Dubai…

New name for Plantronics

A year after acquiring video conferencing firm Polycom, communications vendor Plantronics is to rebrand as Poly. According to a company…

Exacompta to acquire Biella

A major acquisition in the declining filing category has been announced in Europe as Exacompta makes a €33.5 million ($38…

New head of Office Depot France

Office Depot’s French subsidiary has a new Managing Director, local trade publication PNP has reported. Succeeding Hervé Gilg – who…

Alibaba focus at Office Depot presentation

Office Depot Inc’s relationship with Alibaba.com was the main talking point at an investor presentation that took place yesterday. Office…

Antalis pursues new shareholding structure

Paper, packaging and visual communications distributor Antalis says it is progressing with plans to implement a new shareholding structure. The…

Böttcher beats 2018 sales forecasts

Germany-based online reseller Böttcher exceeded its own expectations for 2018, increasing revenues by €85 million to €365 million ($409 million).…

BOSS names new CEO

UK office products trade association BOSS has promoted Amy Hutchinson to the role of CEO to succeed Philip Lawson. Lawson…

Amazon ups lobbying spend, cuts 1P sellers | Patent boost for Static Control |...

A round-up of this week's office products, business supplies and stationery news from around the web and elsewhere. Amazon spent…

Where will Staples Inc go with DEX acquisition?

Staples’ move for managed print firm DEX Imaging is intriguing for both office technology and office supplies resellers. Our colleagues…

New role for MPS expert MacDonald

Managed print services (MPS) industry expert West MacDonald has been named as VP of Business Development at technology services and…

Paperchase set to close stores

UK stationery retailer Paperchase could close up to 28 of its stores as it looks to renegotiate leases with its…

Another record sales year for Acme

Office products vendor Acme United reported its eighth consecutive year of record sales last week. The US-based firm achieved 2018…

Strong year for Moleskine

Stationery and lifestyle products brand Moleskine has reported impressive 2018 financial results, with strong growth on both the top and…

OptiGroup appoints CEO

European B2B distribution company OptiGroup (formerly Papyrus) has promoted Sören Gaardboe to the role of CEO. Gaardboe most recently held…

Office Depot in strategic partnership with Alibaba

Office Depot and e-commerce platform Alibaba have signed a strategic collaboration aimed at helping US small businesses. The collaboration will…

Bidvest CEO praises “outstanding” Office and Print performance

Lindsay Ralphs, CEO of South Africa-based conglomerate Bidvest, has said the group’s Office and Print division achieved outstanding results in…

Ex-Depot exec takes over at Michaels

Former Office Depot senior executive Mark Cosby has been named as interim CEO at North America’s largest arts and crafts…

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Exacompta to acquire Biella

A major acquisition in the declining filing category has been announced in Europe as Exacompta makes a €33.5 million ($38…