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tesa celebrates Lyreco success

Germany-based tesa says successful category management was the key to it picking up a supplier award at Lyreco’s International Supplier…

Record EBITDA for PCA paper unit

The Paper division at Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) reported record adjusted EBITDA margin in the first quarter as it…

Senior appointments at Officeworks

Australian office supplies retailer Officeworks made three senior appointments to its management team, including two internal promotions. Daniel Tollenaere has…

Amazon investing massively in one-day shipping

Amazon is spending $800 million in the second quarter to flip to a free one-day shipping service for its Prime…

Amazon Q1 in numbers | Amazon Business India in the spotlight | Huge investment...

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

BOSS Awards to open for entries

The annual awards of British office products trade association BOSS will be accepting entries from 1 May. The BOSS Awards…

3M announces restructuring after slow start to 2019

3M has said it will cut 2,000 jobs worldwide after it reported “disappointing” first quarter results. The restructuring will involve…

Takkt reports growth across all divisions

Business equipment reseller Takkt has reported first quarter organic growth of 5% with all seven of its reporting divisions seeing…

Challenging Q1 for BIC

BIC’s Stationery division reported a 5.8% comparable decline in sales in its Stationery division in the first quarter, although e-commerce…

Organic growth for Essity’s professional unit

Tork brand owner Essity has reported 4% organic growth for the first quarter at its Professional Hygiene division but profits…

Grainger: differentiating via relationships

Grainger’s relationships with its customers are a “unique competitive advantage” said CEO DG Macpherson earlier this week on the company’s…

Virgin Voyages coup for Emerald Brand

Sustainable products manufacturer Emerald Brand has secured a major new partnership with the soon-to-be-launched Virgin Voyages fleet. Virgin Voyages’ inaugural…

Resilient Q1, says Antalis

Paper, packaging and visual communications distributor Antalis has said its first quarter results represent a “resilient” performance in an unfavourable…

Buyer withdraws from ADVEO Italy deal

Negotiations involving Italian distribution group GDN for the purchase of ADVEO Italy have ended without an agreement being reached. In…

Furniture declines at HNI

First quarter office furniture sales at US-based manufacturer HNI were down 5.1% on an organic basis versus Q1 2018, the…

IAI expands in Caribbean and Americas

US-based manufacturer rep group Institutional Associates (IAI) has appointed a father-and-daughter team to help its expansion in the Latin American…

SPR 2020 ABC plans in doubt after BSA announcement

North American business products wholesaler SP Richards (SPR) has confirmed it will not be able to hold a traditional Advantage…

Cost savings boost Acme’s profit

Office products, first aid and cutting tools vendor Acme United grew Q1 operating profit by more than 12% as cost-saving…

eBay hits back at Amazon | Emerald comes to Europe | Amazon exits China...

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

Sales increase for SP Richards

First quarter sales at wholesaler SP Richards (SPR) increased by 1%, parent company Genuine Parts (GPC) has revealed in its…

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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…