Depot offers virtual queuing solution

Office Depot Inc has launched a virtual line queuing system in more than 600 retail locations across the US. In…

Michaels launches online shopping for Canada

North American arts and crafts retailer Michaels has revealed its new e-commerce website for the Canadian market. For the first…

Major climate commitment from Amazon

In a significant sustainability announcement, Amazon has committed to using 100% renewable energy by 2030 and being net zero carbon…

Industry greats honoured at BSA Forum

Jennifer Smith, President of Innovative Office Solutions, and Yancey Jones Sr, EVP of Sales at The Supply Room Companies (TSRC),…

Wulff names new CEO

European reseller Wulff has appointed a new CEO, two years after Chairman Heikki Vienola had to step back into the role.…

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…

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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…