Tuesday, 18 February, 2020

Alibaba plots monster IPO

In 2013 alone, the company handled almost $250 billion worth of transactions – more than Amazon and eBay combined.Alibaba filed…

Walmart Labs acquires again

The global retail giant has been busy picking up talent and technologies as part of its Walmart Labs acquisition strategy…

Global News Snippets: 2 May 2014

Amazon has launched a web store specifically for wearable technology. The store features products such as activity trackers, wearable cameras…

Gerber lobbies o2o shareholders

In a letter – which, he told OPI, he hoped the o2o board would distribute to shareholders – Gerber provided…

Staples launches new PC support plan

The service is available in one- and two-year plans and includes upgrades, maintenance, data transfers and installations for new and…

o2o urges shareholders to reject proxy challenge

Gerber is seeking three places on the o2o board after his proposal for a reverse merger between o2o and two…

Strong BTS drives Officeworks Q3

The leading Australian OP reseller recorded year-on-year Q3 sales growth of 6.7% to reach A$445 million ($412 million).Adjusting for the…

Takkt reports Q1 growth

Organic sales grew 4.9% to reach €239 million ($402 million) while EBITDA rose 1.4% to €37.4 million.Takkt Europe slightly outperformed…

Global News Snippets: 25 April 2014

A postal workers' union in the US is asking unionised teachers to boycott Staples as the row continues over USPS…

School Specialty names permanent CEO

Henderson was named interim CEO in August last year after Mike Lavelle resigned following the company's completion of reorganisation under…

Depot wields axe on Grand & Toy stores

Depot says it will close all 19 of the OfficeMax Grand & Toy stores and maintain the brand in Canada…

Manutan reports on H1 and Q2

The company recorded H1 turnover of €283 million ($390 million) compared to €298 million in the year-ago period.Q2 turnover was…

Askul expands into alcoholic beverages

The transaction - which is expected to become effective on 2 July - comes as Askul looks to introduce new…

Bunzl announces further acquisitions; Q1 results

The company said Q1 revenue rose 5% year on year at constant exchange rates although overall revenue was flat at…

Officeworks launches new website

New additions to the site include a ‘set your store’ option, which personalises the site to the user's local store…

Ryman creates breakthrough sustainable font

The newly named Ryman Eco is said to use a third less ink and toner than standard fonts and 27%…

Global News Snippets: 11 April 2014

As well as selling 3D printers, Staples has begun offering 3D printing services in some of its US stores.Full story:…

o2o rejects shareholder proposal

On 26 March, o2o revealed that US investor Nick Gerber - who owns over 9% of the firm's shares -…

SP Richards confirms Depot contract win

The wholesaler notified staff of the contract win in an internal message at the end of last week, saying that…

Depot appoints retail head

The company announced on Thursday that Rice, who takes up the position on 14 April, would also serve as a…

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Analysis: Inside ACCO’s FY results

The double-digit jump in ACCO’s share price on Wednesday came as the company’s Q4 results beat Wall Street sales and…