Depot takes out $735 million bridging loan

Office Depot Inc, via one of its indirect subsidiaries, has subscribed to a three-month bridging loan to refinance its $735…

Emerald Brand announces Genera partnership

US-based OP products manufacturer Emerald Brand has struck a deal with biomass firm Genera for sustainable fibre solutions. Launching in…

Amazon introduces Counter in France

France has become the fourth market for Amazon’s Counter click-and-collect service in partnership with local bricks-and-mortar retailers. After the UK,…

Varidesk invests in co-working venture

Height-adjustable and ergonomic furniture maker Varidesk recently made a significant investment in Texas, US-based co-working firm Common Desk. Varidesk is…

LSC amends credit agreement after Quad decision

Beleaguered commercial print and office products company LSC Communications has entered into a more restrictive credit agreement following the collapse…
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Baumgartens chooses Harbinger for US sales

Office and school supplies vendor Baumgartens has selected rep group Harbinger National to grow sales in the US. The Harbinger…

Askul-Yahoo Japan dispute heats up

Yahoo Japan has the support of Askul’s second largest shareholder in its bid to oust Askul CEO Shoichiro Iwata and…

PBS Network working to onboard French OP industry

After being chosen as the preferred option for a digital data exchange platform by the French office products industry association…

Alibaba launches US B2B platform

Alibaba.com, the B2B marketplace of Alibaba, has launched its US seller programme, with Office Depot announced as one of its…

Amazon expands delivery options

Amazon has launched its Counter click-and-collection delivery service in the US after announcing a partnership with pharmacy retailer Rite Aid.…

Steelcase expands IT channel strategy

As Steelcase develops its partnership with Microsoft for workplace collaboration solutions, the office furniture manufacturer has announced new relationships with…

AOPD adds dealer member

Michigan-based dealer LB Office is the newest member of North American business supplies network AOPD. Headquartered in Madison Heights (MI),…

Office Depot and HP release sustainability reports | Divisional changes at Herman Miller |...

This week’s round-up of office products and business supplies news from around the globe. Office Depot publishes sustainability report Office…

Staples property deal for Sycamore | New CEO for RB | Canon and Turbon...

Staples property deal for Sycamore According to Bloomberg, Staples has distributed its $150 million-valued headquarters in Framingham (MA) to an…

YPO contract with Amazon Business up and running

Amazon Business has taken an important step into the UK public sector channel with the launch of a framework contract…

OfficeZilla confirms SPR switch

US office products dealer franchise network OfficeZilla has announced a new first-call wholesaler relationship with SP Richards (SPR). When OPI…

Name change for VOW | Staples Canada teams up with FedEx | 25 years...

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

Virgin Voyages coup for Emerald Brand

Sustainable products manufacturer Emerald Brand has secured a major new partnership with the soon-to-be-launched Virgin Voyages fleet. Virgin Voyages’ inaugural…

Fuji Xerox government suspension lifted

After its suspension by New Zealand’s Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), Fuji Xerox is to be reinstated as…

EOSA adds new members

The European Office Supplies Alliance (EOSA) has expanded its membership base. EOSA said its joint purchasing activities, new business models…

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DEX to provide turnkey MPS solution for Essendant dealers

In the second part of our interview with Harry Dochelli (click here for Part 1), the Essendant President reveals details…