Challenging Q1 for BIC

BIC’s Stationery division reported a 5.8% comparable decline in sales in its Stationery division in the first quarter, although e-commerce…

Organic growth for Essity’s professional unit

Tork brand owner Essity has reported 4% organic growth for the first quarter at its Professional Hygiene division but profits…

Grainger: differentiating via relationships

Grainger’s relationships with its customers are a “unique competitive advantage” said CEO DG Macpherson earlier this week on the company’s…

Resilient Q1, says Antalis

Paper, packaging and visual communications distributor Antalis has said its first quarter results represent a “resilient” performance in an unfavourable…

Furniture declines at HNI

First quarter office furniture sales at US-based manufacturer HNI were down 5.1% on an organic basis versus Q1 2018, the…

Cost savings boost Acme’s profit

Office products, first aid and cutting tools vendor Acme United grew Q1 operating profit by more than 12% as cost-saving…

eBay hits back at Amazon | Emerald comes to Europe | Amazon exits China...

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

Sales increase for SP Richards

First quarter sales at wholesaler SP Richards (SPR) increased by 1%, parent company Genuine Parts (GPC) has revealed in its…

EVO launches CSR initiative | Complete acquires again | Staples Canada trials same-day delivery...

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

WH Smith increases focus on stationery

UK-based retailer WH Smith has extended its stationery ranges and given them more prominence in its stores, the company stated…

Lyreco Switzerland releases 2018 results

Lyreco’s Swiss subsidiary has said that an increase in the number of orders more than offset pricing pressures in 2018.…

Edding on solid ground

Writing and presentation products manufacturer edding has reported FY2018 growth in both sales and profits. Sales for the year were up…

Mixed year for Fiducial

Leading French B2B reseller Fiducial Office Solutions recently reported its full-year results for the 12 months ended 30 September 2018,…

Plaisio sales top €300 million

Greek reseller Plaisio Computers achieved top-line growth in 2018 of 8%, taking its full-year revenue to almost €309 million ($347…

Office Depot issues Q1 profit warning

Office Depot Inc has said that its first quarter results will be lower than expected, largely due to a weak…

FILA expecting US improvements

Global school, stationery, art and office products manufacturer FILA has said that its US operations are back on track in…

Massive losses for ADVEO

European wholesaler ADVEO has posted a loss for 2018 of more than €180 million ($202 million). The beleaguered firm –…

Declining paper volumes knock Antalis

European paper merchant Antalis reported a slight dip in FY2018 sales, primarily due to falling demand for paper. FY2018 sales…

Great start to 2019 for SYNNEX

IT distributor and services company SYNNEX has yet again set new quarterly records. For Q1 2019, sales were $5.2 billion,…

Tesa reports solid growth

Germany-based adhesive products manufacturer tesa ended FY2018 with strong organic sales growth of 6.8%. Sales for 2018 were €1.34 billion ($1.5…

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Around 25 members of the office products industry have so far signed up to take part in this year’s Ride…