Spicers partners with Westcoast

Spicers has announced a collaborative alliance with the UK's largest IT and EOS distributor Westcoast.The UK and Ireland OP wholesaler…

Warehouse sees same-store increase

New Zealand reseller Warehouse Stationery has reported a year-on-year same-store sales increase of almost 2% in its third quarter.Q3 sales…

Newell to sell off Mimio brand

Newell Rubbermaid has announced plans to sell off its Mimio interactive teaching technology brand.The company announced the decision as it…

Merger and Mexico focus in low key Depot webcast

Analysts' questions largely focused on the future of Office Depot's operations in Mexico and the proposed merger with OfficeMax during…

VOW reports share gains

OPI speaks to Vasanta's Steve Haworth following Q1 sales releaseIt was something of a first to receive a first quarter…

o2o focused on taking share

UK reseller office2office (o2o) says its strategy is to gain market share as the contracted office supplies market continues to…

What are the OP Software Alliance’s motives?

After months of speculation about its creation, the Office Products Software Alliance (OPSA) came into existence last week.The stated aim…

Ravi and Neil’s tango in the night

As an ice-breaker to yesterday's merger announcement conference call, and in reference to a previous earnings conference call question on…

CCL good fit for Avery¦ and vice versa

A closer look at this week's announcement that a deal for Avery's Office & Consumer Products (OCP) business has been…

Depot spying trouble off Starboard bow

A 24 January Office Depot regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) could suggest the company's largest common…

Charges hit PaperlinX

Non-recurring costs and charges of A$103 million (US$108 million) were largely responsible for the net loss posted by paper merchant…

Red Cheetah’s intriguing move

 Why isthe software company upping sourcing and merchandising capabilities? Earlier this week, US-based e-commerce provider Red Cheetah announced the acquisition of…

OPR allies with Martin Wilde Associates

OPR allies with Martin Wilde Associates OP Resource (OPR) - the leading professional services provider for the global OP industry -…

Esselte celebrates $1 billion IT deal at MBS

Esselte has signed a deal with three Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) partners to have its IT infrastructure centralised across four…

Depot and ‘Max provide integration update

Office Depot and OfficeMax have appointed team leaders for the next phase of their integration planning process.The integration teams (see…

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3M announces restructuring after slow start to 2019

3M has said it will cut 2,000 jobs worldwide after it reported “disappointing” first quarter results. The restructuring will involve…