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Egan Reid acquires again

UK independent dealer Egan Reid has announced its second acquisition in the space of a few months. Following on from…

Business award for COS’s Lyone

Amie Lyone, Executive Leader - Operations at leading independent dealer Complete Office Solutions (COS), has been honoured at the Family…

Paperworld reveals 2020 Future Office theme

Messe Frankfurt has announced that the Future Office space at Paperworld 2020 next January will be centred around the theme…

Office Club announces member open day

UK dealer group Office Club is inviting members to an additional networking event to provide updates and demonstrations of newly-launched…

Varidesk invests in co-working venture

Height-adjustable and ergonomic furniture maker Varidesk recently made a significant investment in Texas, US-based co-working firm Common Desk. Varidesk is…

Pelikan sales slump in Germany

Stationery and office products manufacturer Pelikan International has reported that H1 sales in its largest market of Germany fell by…

Moleskine sales recover in Q2

Following a decline of 18% in the first quarter, high-end stationery vendor Moleskine returned to growth in Q2. The company’s…

Senior management departure at Kaut-Bullinger

One of the joint Managing Directors of Kaut-Bullinger’s Office + Solution division is to leave the leading German independent dealer.…

Analysis: Staples Solutions sells European units

In late July, Staples Solutions announced that it had agreed to sell its business units in France, Italy and Spain…

Analysis: Time called on SOFEA

The Sustainable Office European Association (SOFEA) was dissolved on 31 August after about five and a half years in existence.…

Growth continues for Officeworks

Australian office products retailer Officeworks has reported top-line growth of 7.6% for its financial year that ended on 30 June.…

Resilient H1 from Bunzl

Foodservice and facilities supplies distributor Bunzl said it produced a resilient performance in the first half of 2019 against a…

Knoll acquires D2C e-commerce seller

Knoll has announced the acquisition of Fully, an Oregon-based ecommerce furniture brand that sells direct to consumer (D2C) into home…

Trade tensions hit Samsonite results

US sales at business luggage giant Samsonite fell by almost 6% year on year due to the impact of higher…

Pitney Bowes to offload software business

Mailing, shipping and e-commerce group Pitney Bowes has agreed to sell its Software Solutions unit for $700 million in cash.…

IBVI launches recruitment drive

US office products supplier Industries for the Blind and Visually Impaired (IBVI) is launching a major local recruitment campaign in…

EMEA supplies slide hits HP

HP Inc has reported that sales of its lucrative print supplies in the EMEA region fell in the mid-teens during…

Lores to take over as HP CEO

The head of HP Inc’s Printing division Enrique Lores is to succeed Dion Weisler as the company’s CEO. HP announced…

Massive 3P investment by Amazon | LSC sells business unit | ECI integrates Muuto...

This week’s round-up of business supplies-related stories from around the globe. Amazon spending $15 billion on 3P Amazon has said…

ACCO eyeing Zagg?

According to an article in the New York Post, ACCO Brands is one of the suitors for mobile accessories supplier…

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Staples Solutions sells another European unit

Staples Solutions has agreed to sell its retail and online business in Germany to Netherlands-based Office Centre for an undisclosed…