Icahn backs Newell in Starboard battle

Newell Brands has entered into a high-profile agreement that could well secure its position in the power struggle with hedge…

Iceberg completes refinancing

US-based office furniture and viscom manufacturer Iceberg Enterprises has successfully finished its refinancing process.The deal was undertaken by Chicago-based consulting…

Depot appoints marketing partner

Office Depot has teamed up with a new marketing agency to lead it through its planned services-based transformation.The reseller has…

Staples Solutions accelerates private label | US steel tariffs to hit Steelcase | Mercateo...

Staples Solutions has gone live with its implementation of retail solution PTC FlexPLM which will enable the acceleration of its private label product…

Newell clashes with shareholders

US hedge fund Starboard has engaged in a power struggle with consumer goods giant Newell Brands.Starboard – which owns around…

Office Depot in Viking domain name spat

An intellectual property ruling panel has deemed Office Depot Europe’s private equity owner guilty of engaging in reverse domain name…

LMI forges MPS distribution agreement

US remanufacturer LMI Solutions has entered an exclusive arrangement with print management firm nndPrint.The deal will see LMI become the…

Deason hits out at Xerox board, again

Activist investor Darwin Deason has piped up once again to denounce the Xerox/Fujifilm deal, this time seeking to replace its…

Essity expands professional hygiene footprint

Sweden-based hygiene products group Essity has invested more than $70 million in a tissue production plant in Italy.The group hopes…

Amazon to create more jobs in France | Smiggle plans flagship London store |...

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

Ownership change at Trodat

Austrian stamping vendor Trodat has announced a new ownership structure.The Müller-Just family has agreed to buy out the Doppler family’s…

Cenveo files for Chapter 11

Envelope manufacturer Cenveo has filed for bankruptcy in the US.The group revealed in a surprise Form 8-K released today (2…

Fujifilm takes control of Xerox

The days of independence are over for iconic US EOS vendor Xerox.Japanese camera maker Fujifilm has struck a deal to…

Stewart Superior expands US presence

UK-based stationery and office supplies vendor Stewart Superior has signed a representative agreement with US-based Sourcing Partner.Signed in November last year,…

Bong buys Nordics envelope business

European packaging vendor Bong has bought the Nordics envelope manufacturing business of Denmark-based InterMail.Bong has agreed to move production to…

Private equity backs Complete Business Solutions

UK office products dealer Complete Business Solutions has received backing from a private equity firm.Abercross Holdings has made a significant…

ADVEO closes France warehouse sale

European office supplies wholesaler ADVEO has finalised the sale of its French subsidiary’s warehouse for €8 million ($9.55 million).The facility…

ISSA and RAI agree to restructure

It seems worldwide cleaning industry association ISSA and trade show platform RAI have finally come to the decision to part…

ADVEO outsources Italian logistics

European office supplies wholesaler ADVEO has signed a services agreement with C2U to outsources its logistics operations in Italy.The deal involves…

Ma urges global e-commerce policy talks

Alibaba founder Jack Ma is aiming to put e-commerce policy in the spotlight for global governments and corporations.The Electronic World…

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Exacompta to acquire Biella

A major acquisition in the declining filing category has been announced in Europe as Exacompta makes a €33.5 million ($38…