United acquires e-tailer

Founded in 2004, California-based CPO is a leading online reseller of tools and equipment to the home improvement and DIY…

Weekly snippets 30 May 2014

Office Club has launched its 2014 Back To School campaign.Full story: Dealer Support Colorado Springs copier dealer Bircham's Office Products is…

Depot UK swings to profit despite lower sales

In its recently filed 2013 accounts, Office Depot UK reported a 2013 operating profit of almost £1 million compared with…

Underlying H1 decline at Manutan

Manutan's reported H1 sales actually rose 2.5% to €305.5 million ($415 million) due to last year's acquisitions of Ikaros in…

o2o’s shareholders reject proxy challenge

Six resolutions put forward by Gerber were rejected by a show of hands at today's annual shareholder meeting and supported…

Mercateo blames Google for slower growth

Germany-based online trading platform Mercateo has reported sales growth of 4% for 2013.Mercateo's 2013 sales grew 4% year on year…

New Staples appointment to push rebranding

In a newly created role designed to drive its Make More Happen brand campaign, the former Home Depot CMO will…

Weekly News Snippets: 23 May 2014

A selection of OP-related news stories from around the web and elsewhere.Office Depot is recalling 1.4 million office chairs following…

Comp sales down at Best Buy

The company reported that sales for the three months to 3 May fell 3.3% year on year to $9.04 billion…

Downward retail trend continues at Staples

Total company sales for the first quarter were $5.65 billion, a 2.8% decline on last year (representing a $160 million…

Depot and ‘Max launch first joint advert

The insert featured tips on additional ways to shop including using mobile apps while also highlighting common products and offers…

Tough Q1 for Wulff

Wulff's first quarter sales were €19.8 million ($27.2 million) compared with €22.7 million in the same quarter last year.EBITDA fell…

Shoplet hits one million milestone

Staples has been stealing the limelight with its SKU expansion over the past year or two, but Shoplet – which…

Weekly News Snippets: 16th May 2014

A round-up of OP-related stories from around the web and elsewhere.AOPD's latest dealer member is Florida-based Marco Office Supply. OPI…

Staples strikes Steelcase deal

Products will include the internationally known Steelcase brands of Leap, Think, cobi and QiVi.Steelcase products are generally only available through…

Google expands shopping delivery service

Last year the company launched the service in the San Francisco Bay Area with several retailers involved, including Office Depot.It…

German retailers trial express delivery

The retailers – both owned by retail group Metro – are trialling delivery within 30 minutes and three hours as…

Staples launches new merchandising in Dallas

The company debuted eight new product categories in Dallas ahead of a rollout to more than 1,000 stores across the…

Lyreco expands fleet

The new deal sees Fraikin supply a further 82 additional vans and replace four rigids in addition to the 77…

Staples makes key European appointment

Nowak is SVP of Merchandising for leading Dutch e-commerce site bol.com and will join Staples on 1 August, reporting to…

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SPR announces new HQ and DC plans

North American wholesaler S.P. Richards (SPR) is set to move to new headquarters in the coming weeks following last month’s…