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Bob Parker takes charge at O’Sullivan

18 May 2004 - Lamar (MO): Former Sharpie/Calphalon Group COO Bob Parker has been appointed CEO of O'Sullivan Furniture. Parker…

Bong/Hamelin in alliance

Envelope maker Bong Ljungdahl has formed a strategic alliance with French OP manufacturer Hamelin to serve major customers in Europe.…

British troops in Iraq using SMART Boards

21 May 2004 - Calgary (CAN): The UK division of SMART Technologies has revealed that frontline British troops in Iraq…

Buhrmann confirms Q1 results

6 May 2004 - Amsterdam (NL): Buhrmann has confirmed its Q1 results. The firm posted net profit on ordinary operations…

Buhrmann to appeal German fine

5 May 2004 - Amsterdam (NL): Buhrmann is to appeal against a fine imposed on a former subsidiary by the…

Canon invests in copier push

Canon is to invest Â¥20 billion ($189 million) on a new domestic plant for high-end copiers. The factory, to be…

CCA joins BPGI

21 May 2004 - Washington (DC): Buying group BPGI has announced that former Euro Buro member CCA has joined its…

CE UK seals Starbucks deal

5 May 2004 - Cranleigh (UK): Corporate Express (CE) UK has signed an exclusive B2B agreement with coffee giant Starbucks.…

CEA signs Océ deal

12 May 2004 - Alexandria (AUS): Corporate Express Australia (CEA) has signed a deal to take over the supply of…

CEA to continue acquisitions

19 May 2004 - Alexandria (AUS): Corporate Express Australia (CEA) is continuing its acquisition strategy and is currently talking with…

Chambers heads east

13 May 2004 - Nuremberg (GER): Staedtler has appointed Stephen Chambers as its east European sales manager. Staedtler's European business…

Champion unit acquires

24 May 2004 - Huntington (WV): Champion Industries subsidiary The Merten Company has acquired certain assets of The Westerman Print…

Change of chairman at Newell

11 May 2004 - Atlanta (GA): Newell Rubbermaid chairman William Sovey has resigned and been replaced by William Marohn. Marohn…

Charges hit Danka

20 May 2004 - St Petersburg (FL): Danka Business Systems has posted a wider Q4 loss after being hit by…

Chuckals chief on TV

Chuckals Office Products made the case for independent dealers when it was featured on local Tacoma TV show The South…

Competition authorities visit Stora/Avery

26 May 2004 - Helsinki (FIN): Stora Enso and Avery Dennison have joined UPM in being paid a visit by…

Dell profits up 22 per cent

14 May 2004 - Austin (TX): Dell has reported a 22 per cent rise in its Q1 profits. Boosted by…

Dell regrets printer entry delay

25 May 2004 - Austin (TX): Michael Dell has revealed that he wished he had entered the printer market earlier…

Dell unveils latest printer market move

25 May 2004 - Austin (TX): Dell's latest move to put the squeeze on Hewlett-Packard's (HP) profit centre has been…

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SPR announces new HQ and DC plans

North American wholesaler S.P. Richards (SPR) is set to move to new headquarters in the coming weeks following last month’s…