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Veritiv lowers outlook after soft Q1

North American B2B distributor Veritiv has cut its full-year earnings forecast after it reported “challenging market conditions” in the first…

Depot announces $100 million savings plan

Office Depot in North America has announced a companywide restructuring plan that it is calling a ‘business acceleration programme’ as…

Amazon releases 2019 small business report

Amazon continues to publicise its benefits to small businesses around the world, this time with the publication of its 2019…

Inside ACCO’s Q1

Staples/Essendant update, direct-to-consumer sales, Australia challenges – OPI takes a closer look at the key takeaways from ACCO Brands’ first…

Merchandising manager to leave Office Club

UK dealer group Office Club has confirmed that Merchandising Manager Allison Fishlock is leaving the group. Office Club said that…

Takkt acquires Dutch e-commerce foodservice company

B2B supplies reseller Takkt has bought Netherlands-based foodservice supplier XXL Horeca in a deal that could be worth more than…

GSA reveals Federal e-commerce plan

The US General Services Administration (GSA) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) have issued their Phase 2 implementation…

Gould takes majority stake in Denmaur

Paper industry icon Harry Gould has taken a majority stake in UK-based paper supplier Denmaur Paper Media. Gould left US-based…

Wulff announces HQ switch

European reseller Wulff has revealed plans to move to a new head office later this year as it reported relatively…

Name change for VOW | Staples Canada teams up with FedEx | 25 years...

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

Profitability up at ACCO

A combination of cost cutting and price increases in the US has helped ACCO Brands achieve a strong uptick in…

Bain to acquire Imperial Dade

Private equity powerhouse Bain Capital is to acquire a majority stake in leading US foodservice and jan/san supplies company Imperial…

New CEO for JP Gould

US-based paper distributor JP Gould has appointed Michael Trachtenberg as its CEO, effective 1 May. Trachtenberg – who was Gould’s…

Strong growth for Soennecken

German dealer group Soennecken has revealed that its sales grew by 14% in 2018. The company reported revenue for the…

Acquisition for Eakes

US independent office products dealer Eakes Office Solutions has made another acquisition in its home state of Nebraska. The latest…

Analysis: Staples Inc gets major facelift

Staples Inc had been promising some big changes to its brands and branding for some time, and in April its…

Feature: The complete picture

Adam Noble is a busy man at the moment: not only is he still Managing Director of Derby, UK-based dealer…

BMI announces senior management restructuring

US-based software vendor Business Management International (BMI) has promoted Laurel Loehlin to the role of President as founder Larry Schiff…

Record year for Logitech

Tech products and solutions vendor Logitech has reported record annual sales of $2.79 billion. The company achieved constant-currency growth of…

ACCO launches air purifier brand

ACCO Brands has expanded into the air purification market with a new brand called TruSens. The product line-up currently comprises…

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Support the Ride of Life

Around 25 members of the office products industry have so far signed up to take part in this year’s Ride…