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…

Name change for VOW | Staples Canada teams up with FedEx | 25 years...

A round-up of this week’s office supplies, business products and stationery news from around the web and elsewhere. Office supplies…

Amazon investing massively in one-day shipping

Amazon is spending $800 million in the second quarter to flip to a free one-day shipping service for its Prime…

3M announces restructuring after slow start to 2019

3M has said it will cut 2,000 jobs worldwide after it reported “disappointing” first quarter results. The restructuring will involve…

Challenging Q1 for BIC

BIC’s Stationery division reported a 5.8% comparable decline in sales in its Stationery division in the first quarter, although e-commerce…

eBay hits back at Amazon | Emerald comes to Europe | Amazon exits China...

A round-up of this week's office products, business supplies and stationery news from around the web and elsewhere. Following Amazon…

Exclusive: Noble relishing new role at Complete Business Solutions

OPI catches up with Adam Noble, the Managing Director of successful UK dealer Irongate who has recently also taken on…

Office Depot issues Q1 profit warning

Office Depot Inc has said that its first quarter results will be lower than expected, largely due to a weak…

Sycamore to cash in on Staples investment?

Private equity firm Sycamore Partners is intending to recoup around $1 billion in cash from Staples Inc and possibly take…

Exacompta to acquire Biella

A major acquisition in the declining filing category has been announced in Europe as Exacompta makes a €33.5 million ($38…

Alibaba focus at Office Depot presentation

Office Depot Inc’s relationship with Alibaba.com was the main talking point at an investor presentation that took place yesterday. Office…

Where will Staples Inc go with DEX acquisition?

Staples’ move for managed print firm DEX Imaging is intriguing for both office technology and office supplies resellers. Our colleagues…

When Harry met Sandy

Yesterday saw the first full business day of the biennial Essendant CORE Live trade event which this year is being…

GSA provides e-commerce update

One month before it is due to submit a report to Congress on its federal e-commerce marketplace initiative, the US…

Sycamore completes Essendant acquisition

Staples Inc has confirmed that an affiliate of its owner Sycamore Partners has completed the acquisition of North American office…

Staples Solutions accelerating decentralisation

European reseller Staples Solutions is making significant job cuts at its head office in Amsterdam as its decentralisation programme gathers…

Essendant expects Staples transaction to close soon

Following yesterday’s news that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has approved its acquisition by Staples, Essendant has written to its…

Conditions imposed on Staples-Essendant deal

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has approved Staples Inc’s proposed $482.7 million acquisition of wholesaler Essendant – but with…

SPOT appointment expected soon

Outgoing Spicers/OfficeTeam (SPOT) CEO Jeff Whiteway has told OPI that the process of recruiting his successor is nearing completion. Whiteway’s…

Staples CEO reiterates Essendant promises

Staples Inc CEO Sandy Douglas wrote to Essendant counterpart Ric Phillips earlier this week to express his “unwavering excitement” at…

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HP confirms Xerox bid

Following a couple of days of intense speculation, HP Inc has issued a short statement confirming it has received a…
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