Christmas cheer for Rymans

UK stationery and office supplies retailer Rymans saw a 1.7% increase in sales at its 237 stores in the Christmas…

In-store sales boost mail and shipping season

The abbreviated holiday shipping season between Thanksgiving and Christmas saw a 13% year-on-year rise in sales of mailing and shipping…

ASKUL grows top line 8.6%

Japanese reseller ASKUL has reported interim sales of ¥119 billion ($1.1 billion), an 8.6% jump on the same period last…

Profit boost for Manutan

European business supplies reseller Manutan has reported a double-digit jump in full-year adjusted operating profit to €41.1 million ($56 million).The…

Dixons turnaround makes progress

European consumer electronics group Dixons has reported strong comparable sales and profit increases for the first half of its financial…

School Specialty reports quarterly sales rise

Educational products vendor School Specialty reported a 3.7% year-on-year increase in its second quarter sales.Sales for the three months ended…

Office2office changes accounting policy

Office2office's (o2o) shares fell 8% on Friday after the reseller revealed a change to its accounting policy.O2o has changed the…

Michaels reports strong growth

Hobby and craft retailer Michaels Stores reported third quarter comparable store sales growth of almost 8%.Sales for the quarter ended…

Neopost reports organic growth of 3.1%

Neopost, the leading European provider of mailroom solutions, has reported third-quarter sales of €263 million ($357 million), an organic increase…

Optimistic signs for OP in Q3

Signs that optimism is returning to the OP industry are growing as an OPI poll found that 47% of readers…

HP print revenue robust in Q4

Electronics giant HP reported that revenues from printing products dipped 1% for the three months to 31 October 2013 to…

No pain, no gain for Staples

It was another tough quarter for Staples, but it continues to make progress with its strategic transformation.Staples' full third-quarter results…

China Stationery reports steep filing declines

China Stationery's sales of non-patented filing and storage products slid almost 15% in the first nine months of the year,…

Spicers remains profitable, says Better Capital

Spicers' owner Better Capital has said the wholesaler remains profitable despite a fall in sales.In its interim report released this…

Keurig drives Green Mountain full-year sales

Demand for single-serve coffee packs drove full-year sales at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR), with net sales climbing 16% to…

Clarification: Staples earnings in line with analyst expectations

Staples has posted adjusted Q3 earnings per share of $0.42, not $0.21 as OPI reported yesterday. The result was in-line…

Staples Q3 sales fall

Staples has posted Q3 sales of $6.1 billion, down 3.8% on the same period last year.While this was below analyst…

Best Buy returns to same-store growth

The turnaround of consumer electronics retail Best Buy appears to be on track after US same-store sales grew by 1.7%…

European confidence improves in Q4

A renewed feeling of optimism amongst European OP executives was a highlight of OPI's fifth quarterly Business Confidence Survey.41% of…

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SPR CEO communicates on fire

S.P. Richards (SPR) CEO Rick Toppin has issued an open letter to OPI readers after the wholesaler’s Atlanta distribution centre and headquarters…