Tuesday, 18 February, 2020

OfficeMax makes $1.7 million school supplies donation

OfficeMax and its back-to-school customers have donated nearly $1.7 million in classroom supplies to teachers and schools through the office…

Is Starboard starting to flex its muscles?

As I was arriving in Texas last week for the EPIC dealer group show, the news came through that Ravi…

Rising to the challenge

There were some great insights into Staples' 'reinvention plan' during Wednesday's quarterly earnings conference call. The leading global reseller had…

A no grow area?

Recent quarterly results have highlighted the struggle OP companies are continuing to face to achieve top-line growth. Office Depot, OfficeMax…

OfficeTeam’s 2012 results

The 2012 annual accounts of UK reseller OfficeTeam were available from Companies House shortly after last week's press release announcing…

Bureau Vallee expanding in Spain

French franchise group Bureau Vallée is making a push into the Spanish market.The office supplies retailer had previously opened a…

Staples bags NY contract

Earlier this week, AOPD announced that leading New York independent dealer Weeks Lerman had joined its network.OPI spoke to Weeks…

Big boxes team up with stars

Staples and Office Depot have both announced 2013 back-to-school (BTS) partnerships with teen stars.Depot has joined forces with pop group…

School Specialty nearing Chapter 11 exit

School Specialty has announced that it could exit Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection at the beginning of June.The educational products supplier…

Max treading water

Last week I suggested that Office Depot was in merger mode following its first quarter earnings webcast, and OfficeMax appeared…

Merger and Mexico focus in low key Depot webcast

Analysts' questions largely focused on the future of Office Depot's operations in Mexico and the proposed merger with OfficeMax during…

Will Google same-day delivery catch on?

There was an interesting article on SeekingAlpha this week about Google's new Shopping Express same-day delivery pilot scheme in San…

Staples’ transformation a work in progress

Staples provided an update on its strategic initiatives during today's earnings conference call.The company certainly has a lot on its…

Ravi and Neil’s tango in the night

As an ice-breaker to yesterday's merger announcement conference call, and in reference to a previous earnings conference call question on…

Depot spying trouble off Starboard bow

A 24 January Office Depot regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) could suggest the company's largest common…

Reseller update: a year of turmoil

Austerity was the name of the game in many European economies in 2012. Ask any of the big boxes or…

Balancing act: the last mile debate

Nobody wants their office products parcel thrown over the garden fence ('thankfully' that only happens in the B2C world –…

Staples going for velocity

Staples officially opened its new e-commerce and m-commerce innovation centre – known as Velocity Lab – in December. The opening…

Big boxes: crisis or opportunity?

In the past few months, these headlines have dominated industry news:  Hewlett-Packard (HP) announces plans to lay off 15,000 employees The…

Big Read

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…