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New Czech mates for Esselte

7 June 2004 - Stamford (CT): Esselte has expanded its presence in eastern Europe with the acquisition of Czech Republic-based…

New EOS buying group launched

14 June 2004 - Berkhamsted (UK): A new buying group for EOS has been launched - alphaEOS. It claims to…

New European facility for Imation

25 June 2004 - Neuss (GER): Imation has opened a new European technical centre in Neuss, Germany. COO Frank Russomanno…

New ownership at Jacobs Gardner/Penny Wise

14 June 2004 - Bowie (MD): Kathryn Morley and Gary Luiza have bought Jacobs Gardner Supply Company and Penny Wise…

New president for BIFMA

24 June 2004 - Grand Rapids (MI): Kimball Office Group's Dan Miller has been named president of the Business and…

New Swiss role for Inapa

The Inapa Group has established a partnership with Swiss paper distributor Baumgartner Papier that will see the Swiss firm amalgamated…

New training roles at Azlan

14 June 2004 - Wokingham (UK): Azlan, a pan-European provider of networking solutions and services, has announced a series of…

Office National joins BPGI

1 June 2004 - Castle Hill (AUS): Office National is the latest Australian firm to join BPGI. CEO Graham Harman…

office2office to float Tuesday

28 June 2004 - London (UK): office2office is expected to debut on the London stock exchange tomorrow. The Norwich-based contract…

Olivetti Tecnost appoints Locke

2 June 2004 - Milton Keynes (UK): Olivetti Tecnost UK has named Alison Locke as its new marketing manager. Locke…

Profit boost for Spicers

24 June 2004 - Sawston (UK): Spicers has seen a marked improvement in full-year profitability, driven principally by its UK…

Profit boost for Turkey’s Koza

18 June 2004 - Istanbul (TUR): OP supplier and retailer Koza Davetiye has posted a sharp rise in net profit…

Quarter profit for IP

International Paper (IP) has posted a 66 per cent rise in Q1 earnings. The firm recorded net earnings of $73…

Rapid makes Asia appointment

1 June 2004 - Hestra (SWE): Isaberg Rapid has promoted Stefan Svenningsson to the position of regional manager for Asia.…

Rapid owner halts sale

Isaberg Rapid is expanding in Europe after its owner decided against selling the company. Industrivarden, which has owned Rapid for…

Rayovac buys in Brazil

2 June 2004 - Sao Paulo (BRA): Rayovac has completed the acquisition of Brazilian battery maker Microlite. Microlite owns the…

Report: IBM still keen on German acquisition

4 June 2004 - Frankfurt (GER): IBM is still looking to acquire a German IT services firm, according to business…

retrenchment

While its Currys, PC World and Link brands continue to thrive, Dixons Group's eponymous retail chain struggles under high rents…

Robert Wittman

Transition from communism to capitalism has been relatively swift in Hungary and Robert Wittmann, CEO of wholesaler Corwell has been…

Romanian distributor to expand stores

3 June 2004 - Bucharest (ROM): OP distributor and retailer Lecom Birotica Ardeal will expand its stores network this year.…

Big Read

Analysis: Inside ACCO’s FY results

The double-digit jump in ACCO’s share price on Wednesday came as the company’s Q4 results beat Wall Street sales and…