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…

TriMega reports record year-to-date results

US dealer group TriMega has said that member purchases through its buying programmes are at a record level so far…

OPI readers report lacklustre back-to-school season 

More than 40% of respondents to an OPI poll have reported that their back-to-school performance was down on last year.In…

Office Depot receives $35m Boise windfall

Office Depot has received about $35 million in cash from its stake in Boise Cascade Holdings (BCH).Through its recent merger…

Exacompta Clairefontaine Q3 sales steady

European paper and stationery manufacturer Exacompta Clairefontaine has reported solid third-quarter sales, with a year-on-year increase of 0.8%.The France-based firm…

o2o seeks further cost savings

Leading UK reseller office2office (o2o) has said that it is implementing further cost savings as it looks to offset continued…

Price competition hits Turbon sales

Aftermarket consumables manufacturer Turbon said price competition continued to hit its business after reporting a double-digit decline in nine-monthly sales.The…

Avery reports improved profitability

Avery's parent company CCL said the label manufacturer's third-quarter performance exceeded internal expectations as cost savings led to improved profitability.CCL…

Supplies Network becomes PrintFleet LINK partner

Distributor Supplies Network has joined managed print specialist PrintFleet's LINK partner network.PrintFleet's LINK is a new platform that enables business…

Moleskine reports double-digit growth

Sales at high-end notebook maker Moleskine jumped 10.4% to €61.5 million ($83 million) in the first nine months of 2013.This…

Balreed acquires UK supplier e-volution Office Services

UK document and print management firm Balreed has acquired London-based supplier e-volution Office Services.Balreed's Managing Director Robin Stanton-Gleaves called the…

ADVEO sales slip in first nine months

Sales at ADVEO slid 3.4% to €819.4 million ($1.09 billion) for the first nine months of 2013.Net profit sank 28.4%…

Avery acquisition helps double sales at CCL

CCL Industries Q3 sales rocketed 91.6% to C$606.6 million ($579.4 million), driven by the acquisition of the Avery Dennison and…

Analysis: Illinois tax break row may keep Depot in Florida

A row over offering too many tax incentives to businesses has stalled an Illinois State bill that would offer the…

Neenah shows fine paper sales growth

Neenah Paper has reported sales at its fine paper division up 4% for the third quarter of 2013 at $102.6…

Martin Yale sales plummet in Q3

Document and information security vendor Martin Yale has reported a double-digit sales decline for the second quarter in a row.According…

National Envelope boosts Cenveo top line

The recent acquisition of National Envelope was a contributing factor to envelope and print group Cenveo's 1.3% increase in Q3…

Comment: Office Depot + OfficeMax = Office Depot

At least we know the name of the combined Office Depot and OfficeMax entity, if not much else.It was hoped…

Depot and ‘Max feel profit pressures

Office Depot and OfficeMax's Q3 earnings both came up well short of Wall Street's expectations.Office Depot reported adjusted earnings per…

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