Saturday, 25 January, 2020

ACCO moving production to mitigate tariffs

ACCO Brands has been reducing its exposure to Chinese manufacturing as it tries to navigate the impact of tariffs on…

Aurelius comments on Office Depot CEE sale

Private equity firm Aurelius provided some details on the sale of Office Depot Europe’s business in Central and Eastern Europe…

Interview: Flying the retail flag

On 1 October, UK dealer UOE raised a few eyebrows when it announced it had sold its B2B operations to…

Essendant’s CORE on hold as combined event talks take place

In the third part of our interview with Harry Dochelli, the Essendant President discusses his relationship with Sycamore Partners, the…

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…

Essendant tapping into Staples’ resources

OPI catches up with Essendant President Harry Dochelli as the wholesaler begins to roll out new programmes for independent dealers…

HP provides print strategy update, announces restructuring

OPI assesses the key takeaways from HP Inc’s 2019 Securities Analyst Meeting (SAM) that took place at the company’s headquarters…

GSA issues e-commerce marketplace RFP

Following yesterday’s news on the consolidation of its multiple award schedules, the US General Services Administration (GSA) has also published…

Office Depot still struggling with ‘office supplies retailer’ tag

OPI reports on Office Depot’s presence at the Goldman Sachs Global Retail Conference in New York City yesterday. Office Depot’s…

ACCO eyeing Zagg?

According to an article in the New York Post, ACCO Brands is one of the suitors for mobile accessories supplier…

RCP profitability behind Newell U-turn

Newell Brands interim CEO Chris Peterson said the decision to keep the Rubbermaid Commercial Products (RCP) division was not due…

ADVEO Italy buyers underestimated running costs

The transaction to acquire ADVEO Italy fell through because the prospective new owners were not fully aware of the business’s…

Head scratching after Sunday Telegraph article

A Sunday Telegraph article that said the future of Office Depot UK had been “thrown into doubt” after having its…

Analysis: Office Depot’s bumpy transformation road

A closer look at Office Depot’s first quarter results that were published yesterday. Office Depot’s share price nosedived at the…

Inside ACCO’s Q1

Staples/Essendant update, direct-to-consumer sales, Australia challenges – OPI takes a closer look at the key takeaways from ACCO Brands’ first…

Interview: Lyreco CEO Hervé Milcent aiming for PPE leadership position

Lyreco has signalled its intent to become a force in the European personal protective equipment (PPE) market following the acquisition…

Analysis: Double-whammy hit ACCO’s Q3 results

ACCO’s Q3 performance in the US nosedived largely as a result of issues in the wholesaling channel and economic factors…

Further steep declines at ADVEO

ADVEO’s delayed half-yearly results point to worsening Q2 trends for the European wholesaler. Back in May, the wholesaler reported disappointing…

Insight: OP Industry responds to tariff escalation

The OP industry has reacted to the confirmation of a new round of tariffs, which have furthered the US-China trade…

Who almost bought Essendant in 2017?

US office products wholesaler Essendant was on the verge of being acquired in early 2017, documents filed with Securities and…

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Interview: Villa sees strong potential for Pigna

Back in May 2018, Italian office supplies and stationery group Buffetti announced it had taken a 40% stake in Pigna,…