Acquisition for FILA

Italy-based stationery, school and art supplies manufacturer FILA has entered into a memorandum of understanding with Ahlstrom-Munksjö Oyj and its…

Stable Q3 for Newell Writing division

Sales for the Learning & Development segment, which includes the Writing division of Newell Brands, dropped slightly in Q3 2019. …

IP paper sales and profits dip

International Paper’s Printing Papers division has reported a drop in Q3 sales and profits compared with the same quarter last…

ALSO and Tech Data acquisitions | Amazon announcements | Staples to stamp out toxins

This week’s round-up of business supplies-related news from around the web.  ALSO completes Bulgarian acquisition ALSO has closed its previously announced…

Aurelius comments on Office Depot CEE sale

Private equity firm Aurelius provided some details on the sale of Office Depot Europe’s business in Central and Eastern Europe…

Navigator reports resilient performance

The Navigator Company has said its paper business is showing resilience in an adverse market environment. The Portugal-based manufacturer said…

Herman Miller takes 100% stake in Naughtone

Herman Miller has acquired the remaining 50% of Naughtone it didn’t already own to take full control of the UK-based…

Antalis reports deteriorating market conditions

Distribution group Antalis has said that volumes in the European paper market declined by 8% in the first nine months…

Domtar reduces production to match demand

North American paper manufacturer Domtar took around 125,000 tons of market-related downtime in the third quarter as conditions in the…

Amazon continues with massive delivery investments

Amazon is set to spend $1.5 billion in the fourth quarter on its Prime One Day shipping programme. Following the…

Good growth for Essity’s B2B business

Good growth for Essity’s B2B business Professional Hygiene sales at global jan/san supplies provider Essity – owner of the Tork…

Paper profit up at PCA

Q3 EBITDA at Packaging Corporation of America’s (PCA) Paper division – which includes Boise – jumped by more than 30%…

Supplies business stabilising, says HNI

HON and Allsteel brand owner HNI has said its office furniture supplies-driven business should grow in the double digits in…

Big sustainability news from HP | Amazon shrugs off unsafe product claims | Jan/san...

This week’s round-up of business supplies-related news from around the web. HP makes significant sustainability announcements At its Innovation Summit…

Interview: Flying the retail flag

On 1 October, UK dealer UOE raised a few eyebrows when it announced it had sold its B2B operations to…

Takkt to cut costs after weak Q3

European and North American business supplies reseller Takkt has said it will carry out “structural cost adjustments” in the fourth…

Stationery and Office sales fall at 3M

Q3 reported sales at 3M’s Stationery and Office business group declined by around 1.6% year on year. The unit achieved…

Quantore inaugurates distribution centre

Netherlands-based dealer and distribution group Quantore officially opened its impressive warehouse extension a few days ago. An opening ceremony attended…

BIC reports challenging Q3

Soft back-to-school (BTS) sell-through in the US and Mexico and a slower-than-expected recovery in India contributed to a Q3 comparable…

Prices rises boost KCP

Kimberly-Clark Professional (KCP) saw organic sales grow in the third quarter on the back of price rises. The division reported…

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ADVEO briefs key suppliers

About 50 suppliers to France-based wholesaler and reseller network operator ADVEO were invited to an update briefing at the ADVEO…