Strong H1 for Plaisio

Group sales for the six months to 30 June jumped almost 9% to €143.3 million. Growth was strongest in the…

Avery profit beats expectations

Avery's second quarter operating profit was C$28.4 million ($26 million) on sales of C$174.2 million as shipments to retailers for…

Metsä paper volumes slide in H1

The 9% drop compared unfavourably with a 2% increase in total uncoated fine paper deliveries by European manufacturers in H1,…

Strong growth at Newell Rubbermaid

Writing sales in Q2 were $502.6 million, an organic increase of 8.9%, driven by pricing in Latin America and "record"…

RR Donnelley OP sales jump

The group reported Q2 office products sales of $158.6 million, up from $65.8 million last year – an increase of…

BIC claims stationery share gains

The company reported six-month stationery sales of €355.9 million ($477 million), a 6.5% comparable increase (in constant currencies and excluding…

China Stationery sales plunge

The manufacturer's sales for the three months to 31 March were RMB303.2 million ($49 million), almost 33% lower than in…

Exec Briefing: Kensington turnaround “long-term”, says Elisman

CPG Q2 sales fell 12% year on year and the division barely broke even, reporting operating profit of just $0.4…

ACCO sees North American stability

ACCO's Q2 sales in North America were $283.7 million, a 1% decrease as reported but roughly flat in local currencies…

Xerox boosts Sequana’s H1

Xerox added about €125 million ($167 million) to Sequana's top line in the first six months of the year as…

IP reports “mediocre” demand

Q2 Printing Paper sales were $1.42 billion, 7.7% lower than the same quarter last year. This decline which was largely…

Domtar focusing on balancing production and demand

The Canada-based firm – which is diversifying into areas such as personal care products – said the downtime in its…

WSJ highlights Staples NY contract

OPI readers may remember Staples' aggressive pricing on the contract bid last year, with over 200 items priced at just…

Strong sales growth for Acme

cme's Q2 sales were $33.4 million, 18% up on the same quarter last year, but a comparable increase of 10%…

3M Consumer group moves in a positive direction

Total Q2 sales in the Consumer were $1.1 billion, contributing to total group sales of $8.1 billion, an organic sales…

PCA posts record Q2 results

PCA reported Q2 sales of $1.47 billion compared to Q213 sales of $800 million – due to last October’s acquisition…

Navigator growth boosts Portucel’s H1

The company’s own brands account for two-thirds of its paper sales and saw H1 volume growth of 2% worldwide and…

Lower costs help Stora Enso’s Q2

The division’s sales were €970 million ($1.3 billion), a 11.9% decline on last year as the company cut production and…

News snippets 18 July 2014

A round-up of OP-related stories from around the web and elsewhere. US-based office furniture manufacturer has reported impressive sales and earnings…

Renz appoints Product Promotion Services

The appointment of PPS will see the field marketing agency communicate the full Renz range to dealers nationwide providing the…

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ISG shareholders approve mega merger

The board of directors of Independent Suppliers Group (ISG) has announced that 83% of its common shareholders have approved the…