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Nelsey leaves Pilot

9 September 2004 - Bourne End (UK): Pilot Pen UK sales and marketing director David Nelsey has left the company after ten months in...

New director for CEA

20 September 2004 - Alexandria (AUS): Corporate Express Australia (CEA) has announced the appointment of Buhrmann CFO Floris Waller to its board of directors.

no news service on Tuesday

28 September 2004 - London (UK): There will be no opi.net news service on Tuesday due to staff illness. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Novus China signs deal with Officemate

1 September 2004 - Shanghai (CHN): Novus China, a subsidiary of the German manufacturer Novus, has struck a strategic agreement with Officemate allowing the...

Office supplies boost Wal-Mart

7 September 2004 - Bentonville (AR): Office supplies have boosted comp sales at Wal-Mart Stores over the last week. In a sales update, the...

OfficeMax launches new e-commerce site

2 September 2004 - Itasca (IL): OfficeMax has launched a redesigned business-to-business e-commerce site to provide its 600,000 plus contracted business customers with an...

OfficeStar Europe to enter Italy

17 September 2004 - Staines (UK): OfficeStar Europe is teaming up with marketing firm Interact to enter the Italian market in January 2005. Managing...

OP firms in Fortune 500

Fortune has released its annual list of the world's 500 largest corporations with Wal-Mart Stores topping the rankings for the second year running. Hewlett-Packard...

OP industry prepares for Spirit of Life

29 September 2004 - Chicago (IL): The OP industry will dig deep for the City of Hope when it honours Boise Office Solutions CEO...

Oxford invests in education sector

2 September 2004 - Brighouse (UK): Oxford Stationery has continued its 2004 investment strategy with the addition of an automated exercise book machine which...

Peru’s Layconsa expects sales boost

2 September 2004 - Lima (PER): Peruvian stationery maker Layconsa expects sales to increase 15 per cent in 2004 after establishing a new warehouse...

Pilot Pen makes graphology appointment

30 September 2004 - Trumbull (CT): Pilot Pen has named Sheila Kurtz as the firm's first chief graphology officer. The company said Kurtz will...

Polish PC market loses its lustre

Printer shipments in Poland showed modest growth last year but dropped in value terms. According to IDC, shipment of units lifted 2.1 per cent...

Poor sales and hurricanes hit Depot

14 September 2004 - Delray Beach (FL): Office Depot has warned that Q3 earnings will fall short of expectations due to disappointing sales and...

Pragmatic on the rise

Pragmatic Express has reported that its Q2 revenue rose 119 per cent year-on-year to reach $5.17 million. Managing director Andrei Kudryashev said: "We worked...

Profit for MeadWestvaco

Improved demand and cost controls have helped MeadWestvaco to swing to profit in Q2. The company reported net earnings of $48 million, or EPS...

Pumped up Xerox profits

Xerox more than doubled its profit in Q2 and has raised its full-year earnings expectations. The firm posted net income of $187 million, or...

Rayovac triples earnings

Sales growth in its core battery business and Remington shaving unit has seen Rayovac more than triple its earnings in Q3. The firm posted...

Big Read

Podcast: ISSA’s Dianna Steinbach talks about the importance of and opportunities...

This week’s episode of OPI’s podcast, OPI Talk, is all about health and hygiene in the workplace, a topic that has never been more important. How can...