Sunday, 26 January, 2020

HP responds to “self-serving” Xerox

HP has issued a fuller response to Xerox’s move to try and take over the HP board at its next…

Distribution Management infrastructure progress | AOPD adds SC Johnson Professional | VOW board to...

This week’s round-up of business supplies-related stories from around the web. Distribution Management to complete infrastructure improvements Distribution Management, parent…

Xerox aiming to muscle in on HP board

Xerox is to nominate a full slate of directors for election at HP’s 2020 annual shareholder meeting later this year.…

Omnia Partners expands private sector business

US cooperative contract giant Omnia Partners has acquired a specialist in the group purchasing of office supplies. Effective 31 December…

New Canadian distributor for Schneider

Germany-based writing instruments manufacturer Schneider has entered into a new, exclusive distribution agreement for the Canadian market. Taking on Schneider’s…

Office Depot signs same-day delivery partnership

Office Depot Inc is now offering same-day delivery from its stores via Target-owned Shipt. Shipt is a membership-based delivery marketplace…

Travel boost for WH Smith as retail sales drop

UK-based retailer WH Smith has issued a trading update for the 20-week period to 18 January 2020. The company said…

CFO leaves SPOT

Long-standing Spicers-OfficeTeam (SPOT) CFO Andrew Mobbs has left the business supplies group to take on a similar role at construction…

Good year for Essity’s B2B division

Essity’s Professional Hygiene business – which includes the Tork brand – has reported organic sales and profit growth for 2019.…

OPI launches industry recruitment site

We are pleased to announce the launch of OPI Jobs, a dedicated area on the OPI website that will enable…

US stationery retailer to close down

Papyrus, the US-based speciality retail chain, is to close its more than 250 stores. The company – part of the…

Record quarter for Logitech

Logitech’s quarterly sales topped the $900 million mark for the first time in the company’s history. The tech supplier’s Q3…

B2B progress for Askul

Japanese business products reseller Askul has reported a steady increase in sales and profits in its B2B division for the…

Acquisition for Tarifold

Stationery and office products manufacturer Tarifold has made an acquisition in its home market of France. The supplier – part…

Insights-X tweaks product groups

German stationery show Insights-X has restructured some of its product groups for the 2020 event taking place in October. The…

Acquisitions for Avery

Avery has acquired two UK-based direct-to-consumer companies in the badging and identification categories. The unrelated acquisitions involve ID&C, a global…

Knoll to close US manufacturing facility

Workplace furniture and design company Knoll has announced the closure of its production site in Grand Rapids (MI). Knoll’s manufacturing…

New name and acquisition for Gould

US distributor Gould Paper has acquired North Carolina-based McGrann Paper. McGrann – which was founded in Charlotte (NC) in 1974…

BIC makes executive committee changes

As part of its ongoing transformation plan, stationery manufacturer BIC has announced several additions to its executive leadership team. The…

New CEO for Cartridge World

Cartridge World has appointed Edwin Lui as its Global CEO. As reported in Recycling Times, Lui takes over from Rod…

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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,…