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New head of Office Depot France

Office Depot’s French subsidiary has a new Managing Director, local trade publication PNP has reported. Succeeding Hervé Gilg – who…

Alibaba focus at Office Depot presentation

Office Depot Inc’s relationship with Alibaba.com was the main talking point at an investor presentation that took place yesterday. Office…

Antalis pursues new shareholding structure

Paper, packaging and visual communications distributor Antalis says it is progressing with plans to implement a new shareholding structure. The…

Böttcher beats 2018 sales forecasts

Germany-based online reseller Böttcher exceeded its own expectations for 2018, increasing revenues by €85 million to €365 million ($409 million).…

BOSS names new CEO

UK office products trade association BOSS has promoted Amy Hutchinson to the role of CEO to succeed Philip Lawson. Lawson…

Amazon ups lobbying spend, cuts 1P sellers | Patent boost for Static Control |...

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

Where will Staples Inc go with DEX acquisition?

Staples’ move for managed print firm DEX Imaging is intriguing for both office technology and office supplies resellers. Our colleagues…

New role for MPS expert MacDonald

Managed print services (MPS) industry expert West MacDonald has been named as VP of Business Development at technology services and…

Paperchase set to close stores

UK stationery retailer Paperchase could close up to 28 of its stores as it looks to renegotiate leases with its…

Another record sales year for Acme

Office products vendor Acme United reported its eighth consecutive year of record sales last week. The US-based firm achieved 2018…

Strong year for Moleskine

Stationery and lifestyle products brand Moleskine has reported impressive 2018 financial results, with strong growth on both the top and…

OptiGroup appoints CEO

European B2B distribution company OptiGroup (formerly Papyrus) has promoted Sören Gaardboe to the role of CEO. Gaardboe most recently held…

Office Depot in strategic partnership with Alibaba

Office Depot and e-commerce platform Alibaba have signed a strategic collaboration aimed at helping US small businesses. The collaboration will…

Bidvest CEO praises “outstanding” Office and Print performance

Lindsay Ralphs, CEO of South Africa-based conglomerate Bidvest, has said the group’s Office and Print division achieved outstanding results in…

Ex-Depot exec takes over at Michaels

Former Office Depot senior executive Mark Cosby has been named as interim CEO at North America’s largest arts and crafts…

Mercateo opens Swiss subsidiary

Online procurement platform Mercateo opened a fully-fledged subsidiary in Switzerland earlier this year. The Germany-based company confirmed that it had…

Analysis: Essendant and Staples: competing partners?

At the end of January, following a protracted review process, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) finally approved Staples’ acquisition…

Analysis: Supply squeeze for paper market

The decision in January by Georgia-Pacific (GP) to exit the US office paper market sent shockwaves through the channel. The…

Office Depot confirms Calkins departure

Office Depot has told OPI that Steve Calkins, President of its Business Solutions Division (BSD), is to leave the company.…

Depot dealer acquisitions add $80 million in 2018

2018 sales at Office Depot’s Business Solutions Division (BSD) were boosted to the tune of $80 million by the six…

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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…