IS announces regional meetings

Branded under the name ‘No Limit’, the two-day meetings will be held in Washington (DC), Dallas, Chicago and Las Vegas…

Acco’s changes for independents

ACCO to make changes for independentsVendor promises improved marketing support as it reduces direct business with dealersOne of the key…

Vendor consolidation continues apace

2014 was barely a week old and we had seen two major OP players enter agreements to sell off manufacturing operations,…

Time to enter the NAOPA

Award categories comprise six product awards, and two dealer awards that will recognise the achievements of leading individuals in the…

Biella acquires Hamelin businesses

Switzerland's Biella Group has acquired the private label and no-name folder business of Groupe Hamelin.Biella's move follows its purchase of…

Pilot feels FriXion boost in 2013

Pilot also said the product now holds a 47% share of the erasable pen market in the US.Looking to future…

IDC: 2014 to be pivotal for MPS in Asia Pacific

The company sees this year as a key one for market expansion into broader customer segments and revenue growth as…

ACCO to beat Q4 and FY estimates

ACCO has announced preliminary Q4 and FY 2013 results ahead of analysts’ expectations.The firm expects 2013 FY revenue of $1.76…

Kensington survey reveals smartphone dependency

Kensington's 2014 Essentials for Mobile Life Survey has revealed just how essential smartphones are for parents and just how easy…

Further consolidation at West Point

West Point Products will continue its consolidation by ceasing operations at its Valley Grove facility in West Virginia.Sales and admin…

RR Donnelley to buy Esselte North American operations

Esselte has agreed to sell its North American operations to RR Donnelley for $96.5 million.The two companies announced the deal…

One week left for European awards entries

The thirteenth annual EOPA are taking place on 5 March at the Hotel Okura in Amsterdam and awards are being…

Verso Paper to buy rival NewPage

Coated paper maker Verso Paper is to buy rival NewPage in a deal worth $1.4 billion including debt.The combined business…

Larard joins Floortex

Experienced OP executive Simon Larard has joined Floortex as European Sales and Marketing Director.Larard was most recently VP Sales and…

HP expands job cuts to 34,000

As part of its multiyear restructuring programme to cut costs, HP now expects to cut a further 5,000 jobs through…

Turbon makes US acquisition

Aftermarket supplies remanufacturer Turbon has acquired US-based International Laser Group (ILG).Last August, Turbon had revealed that it was performing final…

Pukka acquires Concord Filing Products

Pukka Pads has announced a further expansion of its rapidly growing business with the news it has acquired fellow UK…

Pelikan to acquire Herlitz assets

Pelikan has confirmed that Pelikan Holding AG Group will acquire the German and Austrian sales business as well as administrative…

ACCO to cut 12% of North American workforce

ACCO has announced a new round of job cuts that will hit 12% of its North American employees.In a regulatory…

Harbinger expands to Canada with Market Access

US-based manufacturer rep group Harbinger National has added Market Access Canada (MAC) to its team.Harbinger, which has a strong presence…

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A round-up of this week's office products, business supplies and stationery news from around the web and elsewhere. Following Amazon…