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Same-store sales fall at OfficeMate

Thailand’s leading office supplies reseller OfficeMate reported a 2.4% decrease in same-store sales from its 75 outlets during the third…

Takkt to reorganise

Business supplies and MRO reseller Takkt has announced a significant group transformation plan that will see it reorganise around two…

Acquisitions drive Exertis earnings growth

Adjusted operating profit at DCC Technology – which trades as Exertis – grew by around 40% in the six months…

PPE boom boosts safety show

Workplace safety show A+A posted record results in 2019 thanks, in part, to continued growth in the personal protective equipment…

Supply Chimp on $5.5 billion contract

US independent business supplies reseller Supply Chimp has won a blanket purchase agreement (BPA) on the US General Services Administration’s…

GOJO names CEO

Purell brand owner GOJO has appointed Carey Jaros as CEO from 1 January 2020. Jaros joined GOJO in 2016 as…

Zagg keeps mum on takeover speculation

The CEO of mobile accessories vendor Zagg has declined to comment on the company’s ongoing strategic review. Chris Ahern told…

Messe Frankfurt marketplace goes live | Supreme Court turns down Staples request | Saligram...

This week’s round-up of business supplies-related stories from around the web. Messe Frankfurt B2B platform goes live Messe Frankfurt has…

HP confirms Xerox bid

Following a couple of days of intense speculation, HP Inc has issued a short statement confirming it has received a…

Office Depot CEE sale closes

Office Depot CEE sale closes Private equity form Aurelius has confirmed the completion of the sale of the Office Depot…

Office products sales slip at LSC

US-based group LSC Communications has reported a double-digit drop in Q3 sales at its Office Products division. Third quarter revenue…

Senior management changes at Brother’s US operations

Brother International Corporation (BIC-USA) has named company veteran Don Cummins as President. Cummins joined Brother USA in 1985, beginning his…

Xerox eyeing HP?

Xerox is considering making a bid to acquire HP Inc, according to an article in the Wall Street Journal. The…

Margins improve at Office Depot

Office Depot Inc has reported a double-digit increase in adjusted Q3 operating profit and EBITDA despite a 4% drop in…

OPI team tackling Climb of Life

The OPI team will once again be braving the elements on Friday to take part in the annual Climb of…

Winc wins injunction against NXP

There is obviously no love lost between Winc Australia and the former Winc business in New Zealand, now called NXP.…

Steep declines at Veritiv

North American distribution company Veritiv has reported double-digit declines in both sales and earnings in the third quarter. Veritiv achieved…

Xerox to pocket $2.3 billion in Fujifilm agreement

Xerox and Fujifilm have ended their corporate dispute after signing an agreement that will see, among other things, the Japanese…

Healthcare drives Kimball’s Q1 sales

Workplace furniture vendor Kimball has reported strong double-digit growth in the healthcare vertical as organic company sales edged up by…

Epson grows business inkjet share

Epson has said it has secured a significant increase in market share in Europe for its business inkjet printing, citing…

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HP rejects Xerox offer

The board of HP Inc has unanimously rejected the recent takeover offer from Xerox, saying it significantly undervalues the company…