Durable launches UK dealer portal

Office products vendor Durable has launched a portal on its UK website to provide dealers with a range of marketing…

Varidesk invests in co-working venture

Height-adjustable and ergonomic furniture maker Varidesk recently made a significant investment in Texas, US-based co-working firm Common Desk. Varidesk is…

Pelikan sales slump in Germany

Stationery and office products manufacturer Pelikan International has reported that H1 sales in its largest market of Germany fell by…

Moleskine sales recover in Q2

Following a decline of 18% in the first quarter, high-end stationery vendor Moleskine returned to growth in Q2. The company’s…

Walmart Canada gains a CEO | Stora Enso loses a CEO | Alibaba gets...

New CEO for Walmart Canada Walmart Canada has announced the appointment of Horacio (Haio) Barbeito to the position of CEO,…

HP Inc rejigs organisation

Following the news that HP Inc chief Dion Weisler is to step down, the vendor has now announced a new…

Lexmark offers vertical expertise

Lexmark has launched a new offering that is designed to equip partners with vertical industry knowledge. Named Lexmark Industry Advantage…

Lexmark looks beyond imaging

In a move designed to find fresh growth areas, Tom Cavanagh has joined Lexmark as SVP, New Business Development. In…

OptiGroup acquires Ekopack

European B2B distribution company OptiGroup has acquired Swedish packaging firm Ekopack. Founded in 1995 and based in Malmö, Ekopack is…

Knoll acquires D2C e-commerce seller

Knoll has announced the acquisition of Fully, an Oregon-based ecommerce furniture brand that sells direct to consumer (D2C) into home…

Trade tensions hit Samsonite results

US sales at business luggage giant Samsonite fell by almost 6% year on year due to the impact of higher…

Pitney Bowes to offload software business

Mailing, shipping and e-commerce group Pitney Bowes has agreed to sell its Software Solutions unit for $700 million in cash.…

IBVI launches recruitment drive

US office products supplier Industries for the Blind and Visually Impaired (IBVI) is launching a major local recruitment campaign in…

EMEA supplies slide hits HP

HP Inc has reported that sales of its lucrative print supplies in the EMEA region fell in the mid-teens during…

Lores to take over as HP CEO

The head of HP Inc’s Printing division Enrique Lores is to succeed Dion Weisler as the company’s CEO. HP announced…

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…

ACCO eyeing Zagg?

According to an article in the New York Post, ACCO Brands is one of the suitors for mobile accessories supplier…

Static Control invests in Malaysian manufacturer

Imaging aftermarket leader Static Control has acquired a 10% stake in Malaysia-based toner manufacturer Jadi. Jadi – which is listed…

Pentel discussions ongoing, says Kokuyo

Japanese stationery and office furniture giant Kokuyo has said it is holding discussions with Pentel’s management following its acquisition of…

Brother requests ITC investigation

Print OEM Brother has asked the US International Trade Commission (ITC) to open a patent infringement investigation against more than…

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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…