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Staples call centres gain certification

26 May 2004 - Framingham (MA): Staples call centres have been certified for customer service excellence by marketing services firm…

Staples Direct/Neat Ideas set for UK restructure

19 May 2004 - High Wycombe (UK): The UK operations of Staples Direct and Neat Ideas are set for a…

Stockwells launch new benchmarking study

26 May 2004 - Groton (MA): Stockwell Associates is looking for manufacturers to contribute to its second annual OP manufacturers…

Stora Enso restructures forestland

Stora Enso has restructured the ownership of its Swedish forestlands and divested its forestlands in Canada. In Sweden, the paper…

Strike action hits Stora Enso

17 May 2004 - Helsinki (FIN): The Finnish Paper Workers' Union has called a 48-hour strike at Stora Enso's Imatra…

Superb Q1 for Staples

18 May 2004 - Framingham (MA): Staples has posted a storming set of Q1 results including a massive rise in…

Synnex names new COO

20 May 2004 - Freemont (CA): Synnex has named John Paget as COO and president of North America. Paget was…

Tech Data beats forecasts

27 May 2004 - Clearwater (FL): Tech Data has posted a forecast-beating 61 per cent rise in Q1 profit. The…

Tech Data in Turbon deal

6 May 2004 - Clearwater (FL): Tech Data has signed a distribution agreement with The Turbon Group. The Turbon Group…

Tech Data/EMC expand agreement

27 May 2004 - Clearwater (FL): Tech Data has expanded its distribution agreement with EMC to incorporate much of Latin…

TWG OP sales up 26 per cent

12 May 2004 - Takapuna (NZ): The Warehouse Group (TWG) has reported a 26.2 per cent rise in Q3 sales…

UK players slam WEEE

Brother UK and retailer Dixons have both issued warnings over the EU's controversial Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directive.…

UPM premises investigated

25 May 2004 - Helsinki (FIN): European Commission investigators visited a number of UPM premises today in connection with an…

Wal-Mart begins live RFID tests

5 May 2004 - Bentonville (US): Wal-Mart has begun its first live tests of RFID tags at a distribution centre…

Wal-Mart claims partial victory in Chicago

27 May 2004 - Bentonville (AR): Despite intense opposition, Chicago's city council has given Wal-Mart the green light to build…

Wal-Mart gets Stuckey

26 May 2004 - Bentonville (AR): Wal-Mart has named Karen Stuckey as SVP of product development for Wal-Mart stores. Stuckey…

Wal-Mart insists RFID on track

19 May 2004 - Chicago (IL): Wal-Mart has again insisted that it is on target for its January 2005 RFID…

Wal-Mart makes RFID vow…

Wal-Mart has denied claims that only a quarter of its top 100 suppliers will meet the firm's January 2005 deadline…

Wal-Mart on target in May

24 May 2004 - Bentonville (AR): In a recorded sales update, Wal-Mart has said it expects to meet its May…

Wal-Mart set to raise Japanese profile

26 May 2004 - Tokyo (JPN): Wal-Mart is set to raise its stake in Japanese retailer Seiyu and is also…

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HP rejects Xerox offer

The board of HP Inc has unanimously rejected the recent takeover offer from Xerox, saying it significantly undervalues the company…