Sunday, 7 June, 2020

The big divide?

 The big boxes may well be their biggest earners, but for many manufacturers it's the independent dealers that remain the bread and butter of their total client base. OPI investigates whether dealer/manufacturer relations are...

BPGI strength boosted by EOSA and Sacfom

 The European Office Supplies Alliance (EOSA) and the French dealer group Sacfom (Buro+) will join Business Products Group International (BPGI) on 1 January 2008. With the addition of the two European groups, BPGI's total...

Euroffice rebrands website

 6 November 2007 — Vauxhall (UK): Euroffice.co.uk has launched its newly-branded online office supplies site www.euroffice.co.uk The customer-focused branding coincides with a significant technology and functionality upgrade to the service. The branding exercise has been...

Needle to step down as Integra chief

9 November 2007 — Newport (UK): Rick Needle, CEO of UK dealer group Integra, is to stand down at the end of the year. He said that he has been planning to retire for...

Sale of United shares arouses suspicion

 8 November 2007 — Deerfield (IL): Speculation is mounting surrounding United Stationers after two senior executives – president and CEO Dick Gochnauer and senior VP of marketing Mark Hampton – exercised nearly $15 million...

Tung Yung announces patent suit victory

12 November 2007 — Hong Kong (PRC): Hong Kong OP manufacturer Tung Yung International has defeated a patent infringement charge brought by ACCO. ACCO launched the proceedings in October 2006, claiming that Tung Yung's three-hole...

CE completes sale of ASAP

 12 November 2007 — Amsterdam (NL): Corporate Express (CE) has completed the sale of ASAP Software to Dell. CE said that the divestment marks "a significant next step in bringing more focus to our business...

Océ UK names new managing director

 2 November 2007 — Brentwood (UK): Océ UK has appointed a new managing director. Bron Curley, who currently serves as deputy managing director, will assume the new role at the start of December. He succeeds...

Samas to review business strategy

 1 November 2007 — Houten (NL): Samas Groep, the Dutch office furniture manufacturer, is to review its strategy to reverse its falling profits. In a statement the company said it will abandon its previously stated...

United to buy ORS Nasco

15 November 2007 — Deerfield (IL): United Stationers Supply has agreed to acquire 100 percent of the outstanding shares of ORS Nasco Holding. ORS is a wholesale distributor of industrial supplies, selling exclusively to...

US small business still under pressure

 US small business still under pressure   A recent press conference held by the US federal government's embattled Small Business Administration (SBA) has done little to silence its detractors. The conference was intended to unveil a...

No end to CE slump

 No end to CE slump  This month's reshuffle at Corporate Express (CE) has done little to revive the company's flagging share value. Despite the departure of Frans Koffrie, the appointment of Peter Ventress as his replacement...

The future of eco-stores explained

 The future of eco-stores explained  Two of the big box chains announced last month they are to build new age eco-stores in accordance with the US LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) programme. Office Depot...

Pelikan ME unveils Total Office Solutions

 Pelikan ME unveils Total Office Solutions Pelikan ME has unveiled Total Office Solutions (TOS). The company's latest strategic initiative, aims to increase the company's market share across the Middle East, Africa, South Asia and Levant...

Tipp-Ex thriving alongside technology

 Tipp-Ex thriving alongside technology Retailers may be surprised to know that in this age of home and office technology, the correction products market remains extremely buoyant and is currently worth £11 million ($22 million) at retail...

Personal View: Matthew Bennett

 Tipp-Ex thriving alongside technology Retailers may be surprised to know that in this age of home and office technology, the correction products market remains extremely buoyant and is currently worth £11 million ($22 million) at retail...

3M to acquire Biotrace for £52m

5 October 2006 — Bridgend (UK): 3M has made an offer of £1.30 ($2.46) per share to acquire Bridgend-based manufacturer of industrial microbiology products, Biotrace International.The offer which values Biotrace shares at £52 million...

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