Tuesday, 18 February, 2020

Jan-san association tackling FSSI

Jan-san trade association ISSA is asking its members to assess the potential impact of the US government's Federal Strategic Sourcing…

Bates leaves NOPA

Chris Bates has left his role as President of US trade association NOPA after almost eight years.His last day with…

Dealer groups hold joint BPGI meeting

A joint product selection event between BPGI vendors and the organisation's three UK dealer groups took place last week.The event…

Newell to sell off Mimio brand

Newell Rubbermaid has announced plans to sell off its Mimio interactive teaching technology brand.The company announced the decision as it…

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…

Red Cheetah and SPR in tech collaboration

Software provider Red Cheetah and wholesaler SP Richards (SPR) have worked together to improve the e-commerce platform Outpost.The developments take…

VOW reports share gains

OPI speaks to Vasanta's Steve Haworth following Q1 sales releaseIt was something of a first to receive a first quarter…

Where there’s change, there’s opportunity

Independent dealers often bemoan the fact that despite forever being urged to change the way they operate in order to…

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…

o2o focused on taking share

UK reseller office2office (o2o) says its strategy is to gain market share as the contracted office supplies market continues to…

What are the OP Software Alliance’s motives?

After months of speculation about its creation, the Office Products Software Alliance (OPSA) came into existence last week.The stated aim…

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…

ADVEO looking to unlock potential

Paperworld wasn't the only major OP event taking place in Europe at the end of January. On the outskirts of…

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…

Elisman ready to take ACCO helm

Soon-to-be ACCO CEO Boris Elisman got his first taste of a quarterly earnings call with analysts yesterday.Elisman handled most of…

CCL good fit for Avery¦ and vice versa

A closer look at this week's announcement that a deal for Avery's Office & Consumer Products (OCP) business has been…

ECi Acsellerate milestone; company appointment

Systems provider ECi has announced a good year for its Acsellerate software and an appointment in its office equipment division.Sales…

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…

Big Interview: Benedikt Erdmann

Benedikt Erdmann has been head of leading German dealer group Soennecken – a business of many parts – since 1996.…

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…