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Under Examination

The total back-to-school (BTS) and back-to-college market is worth $72.53 billion in the US alone. Of this, traditional school supplies,…

Highlands Group and Business Performance Group team up for trans-Atlantic venture

Atlanta-based brand advocate agency The Highlands Group (THG) has struck a partnership deal with UK OP business development specialists The…

Press release: Staples reveals new-look websites

Staples has unveiled a new look for its web store fronts in the US and Canada. Read the full press release…

Press release: Block and Company names new CFO

Global OP and cash handling equipment firm Block and Company has named John Cruickshank as VP of Finance and CFO. Read…

Stora Enso sales slow in third quarter

Stora Enso has reported third-quarter earnings before tax up 3.3% to €184 million ($251.6 million) on €178 million for the…

Press release: Independent Stationers scoops $50m school supplies contract

Independent Stationers has been awarded an exclusive contract to provide school supplies in a deal worth $50 million a year.Read…

Independent Stationers elects board members

US dealer group Independent Stationers elected its board members at EPIC 2013, in San Antonio, TX last month.David Sanner, of…

Staples Canada launches green printer programme

Staples Canada has teamed up with 100% green energy provider Bullfrog Power to launch a green printer programme.Under the sales…

Office Depot to unveil 3D printer experience

Office Depot is raising awareness of 3D printing by creating a customer experience area at one of its Denver stores.Customers…

Rayovac launches online storefront

Office battery supplier Rayovac has launched an online B2B website, allowing users to set up forward orders and re-orders for…

Euroffice names Office Power MD

Euroffice has appointed Tim Beech as Managing Director of its customer management and service arm Office Power.Beech spent five years…

BOSS chief outlines options for single UK OP event

BOSS Federation Chief Executive Michael Gardner outlined plans for a single UK OP event at a board meeting last Thursday,…

Spicers launches Brilliant partner programme in Ireland

More than 120 Spicers resellers attended the launch of the Spicers Brilliant partner programme in Dublin, Ireland last week.The programme,…

Staples pulls Amazon lockers from US stores

Staples has removed Amazon lockers from its US stores, a year after the stationer began testing the order-and-collect service.A Staples…

OfficeMax opens creativity centre

OfficeMax has opened a Digital Innovation Collaboration Center at its Naperville headquarters.The world’s 11th largest online retailer said the centre…

Herman Miller posts Q1 sales rise

Office furniture manufacturer Herman Miller has posted first-quarter sales of $468.1 million, up 4.1% year on year. Operating profit for…

PrintFleet launches customer support arm

Managed print solutions company PrintFleet has expanded its technical and support operations with the creation of PrintFleet CARE.The group is…

Cenveo to seal $47.5m envelope deal with Ennis

Print solutions company Cenveo plans to sell its Custom Envelope Division (CED) to Texas-based print product manufacturer Ennis for about…

Australia’s Smiggle to open in the UK

Australia-based children's stationer Smiggle plans to expand into the UK with up to 200 stores.If successful, Smiggle parent Premier Investment…

DSales sales climb

UK distributor DSales (UK) has posted full-year sales of £11.7 million for 2011-2012, up 7.3% on £10.9 million the previous…

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DEX to provide turnkey MPS solution for Essendant dealers

In the second part of our interview with Harry Dochelli (click here for Part 1), the Essendant President reveals details…