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Amazon expands anti-counterfeit initiative

Amazon has announced the introduction of its Transparency anti-counterfeit programme into several new global markets. Transparency is a product serialisation…

Staples Canada updates digital platform

Staples Canada has launched a new e-commerce platform built on Shopify Plus technology. The reseller said the web experience will…

Court says Amazon liable for third-party products

A US appeals court has ruled that Amazon is liable for defective products sold and shipped by third-party vendors selling…

Firmin’s focusing on strengths

Firmin’s Office City President Chuck Firmin has told OPI the recent decision to sell its copier division would allow the…

Young Stationers’ Prize for new BOSS CEO

Amy Hutchinson, the new CEO of UK office products trade association BOSS, was awarded the Young Stationers’ Prize earlier this…

UK OP industry hit by public holiday change

The recent switch of the 2020 Early May Bank Holiday in the UK has left the country’s office supplies wholesalers…

New head of merchandising for Nemo and Office Club

Graeme Hargreaves has been named as the Group Head of Merchandising at UK dealer groups Nemo and Office Club, effective…

ETIRA elects new President

Turbon’s Javier Martinez has been elected as the new President of the European Toner and Inkjet Remanufacturers Association (ETIRA). Martinez…

Good uptake for inaugural Aussie event

More than 60 suppliers are set to attend the inaugural joint event being held in August by Australian dealer group…

JPP acquires leading UK paper merchant

The UK’s second largest paper merchant Premier Paper has been acquired by Japan Pulp and Paper (JPP). JPP said it…

Bowerfind expands role at ECi

ECi's President of its US Distribution and Net1 divisions Brian Bowerfind has now taken leadership of the software company’s European…

Amazon expands EU workforce | 20 years for ECi | Environmental award for Durable...

This week’s round-up of business products stories from across the globe. Amazon expands EU workforce Amazon has been communicating on…

Australian distributor sold

Spicers, the Australia-based distribution company that remained following the collapse of PaperlinX in 2015, has been sold to Japan’s Kokusai…

Papyrus sale given the green light

The sale of paper merchant Papyrus Deutschland to Portugal-based group Inapa has been approved by the German competition authorities. OptiGroup…

Stationers’ Company welcomes new Master

Trevor Fenwick, co-founder and Executive Chairman of online international marketing research data and analytics company Euromonitor, has been appointed as…

SPOT back on budget

Better Capital, the owner of UK business products group Spicers-OfficeTeam (SPOT), has published its full-year report. In the report, Better…

GSA issues draft solicitation for e-commerce platforms

The US General Services Administration (GSA) has published a draft request for proposal (RFP) for the initial proof of concept…

Officeworks staff vote for new agreement

Retail staff at Australian office products reseller Officeworks have voted massively in favour of a new store operations agreement. 80%…

Amazon expands Business Prime to UK

Two weeks ahead of Prime Day 2019, Amazon Business customers in the UK can now sign up for the e-tailer’s…

Performance Food Group makes major acquisition

US-based foodservice distributor Performance Food Group (PFG) has agreed to acquire Reinhart Foodservice from Reyes Holdings in a deal worth…

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Askul seeking end to Yahoo Japan partnership

Japanese office supplies reseller Askul has said it intends to dissolve its relationship with main shareholder Yahoo Japan following a…