Staples says productivity linked to furniture

The survey also revealed that 13% said their chair is so uncomfortable it prevents them from doing their job properly.With…

HNI office furniture sales increase

Total office furniture sales at the company were $488.6 million, driven by growth in the supplies-driven and contract channels. This…

News snippets 17 October 2014

A round-up of OP-related stories from around the web and elsewhere. UK high street stationery chain Paperchase has brought in advisers…

News snippets 10 October 2014

A round-up of OP-related stories from around the web and elsewhere.A subsidiary of the Winnebago Ho-Chunk tribe's economic development company…

Office development boost for OP industry

According to CoStar, 86 million sq ft (8.6 million sq m) of higher-end office properties larger than 50,000 sq ft…

Wayfair raises over $300 million in IPO

According to regulatory filings, Wayfair was looking to sell 11 million shares priced between $25-$28 a share in the IPO.…

News snippets 03 October 2014

A round-up of OP-related stories from around the web and elsewhere.  has closed 15 of its 331 stores as it…

EMEA continues to disappoint Steelcase

Overall sales for the office furniture manufacturer was $786.7 million although 4% sales gains in the Americas were offset by…

Consumer sales boost for Herman Miller

Sales totalled $509.7 million compared to $468.1 million the same quarter last year with a 6% organic increase in new…

News snippets 19 September 2014

A round-up of OP-related stories from around the web and elsewhere.Malaysia-based office furniture maker has launched an IPO for a…

Steelcase reveals office privacy issues

New research from Steelcase shows that 85% of office workers are unhappy and unable to concentrate in their working environment.…

Office furniture forecast looks bright

In its quarterly update for the industry, BIFMA suggests a shipment growth of 3.3% to $9.7 billion in 2014, compared…

Röhrig leaves Wilkhahn

According to a press statement, the parting of ways was mutually decided with Röhrig leaving to launch an independent international…

News snippets 5 September 2014

A round-up of OP-related stories from around the web and elsewhere.The  in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, has closed 40 bookstores and school…

Steelcase identifies different work environments

According to the survey conducted on over 10,000 office workers across six continents, there are distinct differences between ages and…

News Analysis: Herman Miller’s new consumer strategy

Office furniture manufacturer Herman Miller hosted an investor day recently to outline its consumer strategy following the $155 million acquisition…

News snippets 29 August 2014

A round-up of OP-related stories from around the web and elsewhere. Germany-based dealer group has joined the (IMPSGA). The alliance includes…

Wayfair.com launches premier programme

Available to businesses and organisations across all industries through its business portal Wayfair Supply, the Premier Program offers exclusive pricing…

News snippets 15 August 2014

A round-up of OP-related stories from around the web and elsewhere. is to open a fifth fulfilment centre in California.…

Herman Miller outlines consumer strategy

Although the investor day had been planned for some time, the DWR acquisition – which saw Herman Miller buy 83%…

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DEX to provide turnkey MPS solution for Essendant dealers

In the second part of our interview with Harry Dochelli (click here for Part 1), the Essendant President reveals details…