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…

Brother UK names leadership team

All promoted from within the company, the changes see Louise Marshall take the role of Director of Infrastructure and Shared…

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…

Steelcase rebrands healthcare and education divisions

Healthcare division Nurture by Steelcase will now be more closely aligned to its parent brand as Steelcase Health as will…

Pentel receives charity honour

The honour was handed to Pentel at a reception at the House of Lords in London and comes in the…

Weather hits Neenah fine paper

The company reported net sales of $101.5 million in Q1 compared to $99.4 million a year earlier, driven by a…

Strong start for Green Office Week

Research conducted by the campaign has shown that nine out of ten British workers think their company could do more…

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…

RR Donnelley hoping for $100m Esselte lift

The Esselte acquisition closed at the end of the first quarter and therefore did not impact RR Donnelley's first quarter…

Avery beats expectations

Avery's sales for the first quarter were $132.9 million. Finding meaningful comparisons with that figure is challenging because former owner…

Paradigm promotes Jaclyn Bianculli

Bianculli was previously Sourcing Analyst at Paradigm's Emerald Brand and her new role will include new product development, quality control…

Elisman pleased with ACCO performance

ACCO's sales for the first quarter were $329.4 million, a 3.1% year-on-year decline in local currencies, as improvements in international…

Cost cutting boosts Pelikan profit

The company announced that group sales fell 8.4% year on year to SFr184.3 ($209 million) mainly due to reduced sales…

Biella confirms Chairman; discusses Q1

The filing vendor said last December that Sutter would take over as Chairman following the death last year of long-time…

Sigel boss leaves company

Director Dr Joachim Roth has become acting Head of Marketing with immediate effect.

Green seal for tesa adhesive tapes

The Germany-based vendor’s tesafilm eco and clear, and tesapack eco and strong  tapes are the first such product to be…

Strong Q1 for SCA

The company recorded a sales rise of 9% year on year excluding divestments to SKr24.2 billion ($3.7 billion) and operating…

Boise boosts PCA

PCA reported record Q1 sales of $1.4 billion and adjusted net profit of $106 million, largely due to a strong…

Biella acquires again

Carpentier is based in Regensdorf, Switzerland, and was owned by German parent company IBA Hartmann.The latest deal comes after Biella’s…

Cox takes the helm at Parts Now

Cox, who has been at Parts Now since 2000, was previously the company’s VP of Business Development and Partner Management.He…

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ISG shareholders approve mega merger

The board of directors of Independent Suppliers Group (ISG) has announced that 83% of its common shareholders have approved the…