Strong turnout for Kaut-Bullinger event

Hundreds of Kaut-Bullinger’s B2B customers gathered recently at its headquarters in Taufkirchen, Germany for its customer day. More than 1,000…

Leadership change at Staples Promotional Products

Matt Eckhouse has been appointed as the new General Manager of Staples Promotional Products. Eckhouse joined Staples in 2013 as…

Office Depot Mexico trialling co-working

Office Depot Mexico is following in the footsteps of its US namesake by trialling a co-working concept. The company –…

Frank Martorella passes away

OPI is saddened to learn of the passing of US office products industry icon Frank Martorella. Frank passed away on…

Office Depot using influencer videos | Shopify makes $450m acquisition | Staples UK discusses...

This week’s round-up of business products-related news stories from around the globe. Office Depot using influencer videos Office Depot has…

Staples Solutions sells another European unit

Staples Solutions has agreed to sell its retail and online business in Germany to Netherlands-based Office Centre for an undisclosed…

Staff cuts at Staples Inc

Press reports from the US have pointed to significant layoffs at Staples Inc’s head office in Framingham (MA). The Framingham…

FTC looking at Amazon Marketplace

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has begun speaking to Amazon third-party resellers as part of an enquiry into possible…

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…

Positive same-store sales at Michaels

There was some good news from arts and crafts retailer Michaels after it reported positive comparable stores sales in its…

Lyreco commits to PEF

Global business supplies reseller Lyreco has become the first distributor to test its own brand products using the EU Product…

Amazon introduces Counter in France

France has become the fourth market for Amazon’s Counter click-and-collect service in partnership with local bricks-and-mortar retailers. After the UK,…

Online boosts Best Buy

Global electronics giant Best Buy delivered better-than-expected Q2 results with comparable sales growth of 1.6%. Sales for the quarter totalled $9.54…

Growth continues for Officeworks

Australian office products retailer Officeworks has reported top-line growth of 7.6% for its financial year that ended on 30 June.…

Massive 3P investment by Amazon | LSC sells business unit | ECI integrates Muuto...

This week’s round-up of business supplies-related stories from around the globe. Amazon spending $15 billion on 3P Amazon has said…

Pentel discussions ongoing, says Kokuyo

Japanese stationery and office furniture giant Kokuyo has said it is holding discussions with Pentel’s management following its acquisition of…

Profit pressure at Slingsby

UK MRO and workplace equipment reseller Slingsby said adverse gross margin and overheads trends hit its operating profit in the…

WeWork files for IPO | UK branch opens for InMotion | New job for...

WeWork reveals IPO plans Collaborative workspace provider WeWork has filed for an IPO and is looking to sell $3.5 billion…

School Specialty targets profitability

Leading US school and curriculum supplies reseller School Specialty has said it has walked away from some large, low-margin business…

Sales slip at OfficeMate

Leading Thailand office supplies reseller OfficeMate has reported a 3.5% decline in second quarter sales. Q2 sales at OfficeMate were…

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Court dismisses Essendant motion in GPC lawsuit

Genuine Parts Company (GPC) can move ahead with its ‘breach of contract’ legal proceedings against Essendant, a Delaware court has…