Thursday, 27 February, 2020

Leadership change at Durable

Office products industry icon Horst-Werner Maier-Hunke is retiring after 40 years at the helm of manufacturer Durable. Transitioning into the Managing…

Office and stationery sales stall at 3M

3M has reported flat sales on an organic basis at its Stationery and Office division for Q4 2019. The unit…

Interview: Villa sees strong potential for Pigna

Back in May 2018, Italian office supplies and stationery group Buffetti announced it had taken a 40% stake in Pigna,…

HP responds to “self-serving” Xerox

HP has issued a fuller response to Xerox’s move to try and take over the HP board at its next…

Distribution Management infrastructure progress | AOPD adds SC Johnson Professional | VOW board to...

This week’s round-up of business supplies-related stories from around the web. Distribution Management to complete infrastructure improvements Distribution Management, parent…

Xerox aiming to muscle in on HP board

Xerox is to nominate a full slate of directors for election at HP’s 2020 annual shareholder meeting later this year.…

New Canadian distributor for Schneider

Germany-based writing instruments manufacturer Schneider has entered into a new, exclusive distribution agreement for the Canadian market. Taking on Schneider’s…

Good year for Essity’s B2B division

Essity’s Professional Hygiene business – which includes the Tork brand – has reported organic sales and profit growth for 2019.…

Record quarter for Logitech

Logitech’s quarterly sales topped the $900 million mark for the first time in the company’s history. The tech supplier’s Q3…

Acquisition for Tarifold

Stationery and office products manufacturer Tarifold has made an acquisition in its home market of France. The supplier – part…

Insights-X tweaks product groups

German stationery show Insights-X has restructured some of its product groups for the 2020 event taking place in October. The…

Acquisitions for Avery

Avery has acquired two UK-based direct-to-consumer companies in the badging and identification categories. The unrelated acquisitions involve ID&C, a global…

Knoll to close US manufacturing facility

Workplace furniture and design company Knoll has announced the closure of its production site in Grand Rapids (MI). Knoll’s manufacturing…

BIC makes executive committee changes

As part of its ongoing transformation plan, stationery manufacturer BIC has announced several additions to its executive leadership team. The…

AOPD adds office coffee partner | Mondi CEO to leave | Wisconsin dealer to...

This week’s round-up of business supplies-related stories from around the web. AOPD adds coffee services provider US national accounts network…

HP supplies exec joins Clover Imaging

Ink and toner remanufacturing leader Clover Imaging has confirmed that experienced industry executive Pete Klauck is to join the company.…

Office furniture manufacturers combine

A $200 million North American office furniture group has just been created. Canadian ready-to-assemble (RTA) furniture designer and manufacturer Bestar…

Double acquisition for Delta Plus

European personal protective equipment (PPE) supplier Delta Plus has made two acquisitions and set up a new specialist division in…

Acquisition for Exacompta Clairefontaine

European stationery manufacturer Exacompta Clairefontaine made a bolt-on acquisition to its digital services operations at the end of 2019. Effective…

Kimball to consolidate manufacturing

Workplace furniture manufacturer Kimball International is to consolidate its manufacturing operations and implement a company-wide approach to all corporate business…

Big Read

HP to hold talks with Xerox

The chances of HP Inc acquiring Xerox went up by a couple of notches following yesterday’s highly anticipated Q1 earnings…