Friday, 6 December, 2019

Calipage announces Netherlands launch

ADVEO’s Calipage reseller network is to expand into the Netherlands from January 2020. The multichannel operator held a ‘Winter Wonderland’…

Schwan-Stabilo highlights “market turmoil”

The Schwan-Stabilo group – which includes the Stabilo Writing Instruments division – has said that “global market turmoil” affected its…

Navigator names new CEO

Portugal-based paper group The Navigator Company has chosen an experienced internal candidate as its next CEO. Taking the helm as…

Antalis and DAMS pick up Integra awards

Distributor Antalis and office furniture supplier DAMS were recognised by dealer group Integra Business Solutions at its recent annual conference.…

Amazon to launch smart shelf for supplies reordering

The Amazon Dash button may be a thing of the past, but the e-commerce giant is keeping the brand alive…

Kokuyo ups Pentel bid

Japanese stationery giant Kokuyo has increased its offer to acquire Pentel after rival group Plus Corporation revealed its own tie-up…

Smead announces changes to manufacturing footprint

Organisational products vendor Smead is to expand two US facilities after carrying out what it calls an “operations efficiency initiative”.…

Kokuyo makes hostile bid for Pentel

There has been a further twist in the investment by Japanese stationery and office furniture giant Kokuyo in writing instruments…

Continued volume declines hit Bong

European manufacturer Bong has reported a drop in third quarter sales despite an improvement in its light packaging segment. The…

Avery makes bolt-on acquisition

Avery has announced an agreement to acquire the shares of Australia-based kids’ labels manufacturer Stuck On You. Avery is paying…

Strong BTS for Avery

Avery reported organic growth of 3.5% in the third quarter after a good back-to-school season in North America. The company…

Same-store sales fall at OfficeMate

Thailand’s leading office supplies reseller OfficeMate reported a 2.4% decrease in same-store sales from its 75 outlets during the third…

Acquisitions drive Exertis earnings growth

Adjusted operating profit at DCC Technology – which trades as Exertis – grew by around 40% in the six months…

Messe Frankfurt marketplace goes live | Supreme Court turns down Staples request | Saligram...

This week’s round-up of business supplies-related stories from around the web. Messe Frankfurt B2B platform goes live Messe Frankfurt has…

Office products sales slip at LSC

US-based group LSC Communications has reported a double-digit drop in Q3 sales at its Office Products division. Third quarter revenue…

Steep declines at Veritiv

North American distribution company Veritiv has reported double-digit declines in both sales and earnings in the third quarter. Veritiv achieved…

ACCO moving production to mitigate tariffs

ACCO Brands has been reducing its exposure to Chinese manufacturing as it tries to navigate the impact of tariffs on…

Stewart Superior turns 25

25 years ago today saw the birth of UK-based office products vendor Stewart Superior. From its humble beginnings in a…

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. …

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Icahn publishes letter to HP shareholders

Activist investor Carl Icahn has written an open letter to the shareholders of HP Inc, likening the company’s standalone restructuring…