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T3L acquires Jalema

Further consolidation in the European office supplies vendor channel has taken place as French/Danish group T3L announces its takeover of…

DOJ blocks Quad-LSC tie-up

The US Justice Department (DOJ) has filed an antitrust lawsuit to block the proposed acquisition of LSC Communications by Quad/Graphics.…

Steelcase reaffirms full-year targets

Global office furniture brand Steelcase has said it is on track to achieve its full-year financial goals despite a weaker-than-expected…

Office Depot and HP release sustainability reports | Divisional changes at Herman Miller |...

This week’s round-up of office products and business supplies news from around the globe. Office Depot publishes sustainability report Office…

Ex-Fiducial CEO heading French mega dealer

The former CEO of French contract reseller Fiducial Office Solution Laurent Bertrand has been appointed to run the country’s largest…

Kimball announces transformation plan

Office furniture manufacturer Kimball International has revealed details of a transformation plan aimed at saving the company $10 million a…

Ergotron announces new CEO

Office ergonomics vendor Ergotron has confirmed Chad Severson as its new CEO. Severson actually took up the role at the…

Richardson named Identity Group CEO

Former Fellowes and HP executive Sam Richardson has been appointed as the new CEO of architectural signage, visual décor and…

New name for Winc New Zealand

Winc New Zealand was recently rebranded to Net Xpress Procurement (NXP), several months after it was sold by Platinum Equity.…

Chinese firm buys Swiss office furniture maker

Switzerland-based office furniture company Lista Office Group (LO) was recently acquired by Chinese manufacturer Zhejiang Henglin Chair Industry (Henglin). LO…

Manutan acquires Benelux distributor

European workplace products reseller Manutan has acquired a 100% stake in Netherlands-based online storage and material handling distributor Kruizinga. Founded…

TriMega announces record payout

US dealer group TriMega has announced a record bonus pool payout of more than $800,000 to its shareholders. This bonus…

Staples property deal for Sycamore | New CEO for RB | Canon and Turbon...

Staples property deal for Sycamore According to Bloomberg, Staples has distributed its $150 million-valued headquarters in Framingham (MA) to an…

Wesfarmers buys online retailer

Officeworks owner Wesfarmers has agreed to acquire local e-commerce retailer Catch Group for A$230 million (US$160 million). Founded in 2006,…

Bruneau expands product line-up

France-based B2B reseller Bruneau has just introduced a range of gardening accessories and equipment for its business customers. Bruneau’s gardening…

SPOT embraces renewable energy

UK office products group Spicers-OfficeTeam (SPOT) has announced it has recently transitioned to 100% renewable energy sourced from wind power.…

NeoCon awards winners revealed

The winners of the annual Best of NeoCon competition were announced on 10 June at this year’s show in Chicago…

B2B marketplace expands into US and Europe

India-based B2B marketplace Beldara is expanding its international presence to the US and European markets, it has been reported. Founded…

Relief for Borroni after difficult times

OPI speaks with ADVEO Italy Managing Director Luca Borroni following the news that the company’s future has been assured. After…

Office Depot CFO: retail could be less than 20% of our business

Office Depot Inc CFO Joe Lower told investors at a conference this week that the company’s retail operations could represent…

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De Feydeau relishing “interesting” challenge

OPI caught up recently with Guillaume de Feydeau, the new Managing Director of Office Depot France. Guillaume de Feydeau is…