Wednesday, 11 December, 2019

Alibaba launches tech research programme | Jalema celebrates 70 years | Steelcase upgrades plant

A round-up of this week’s office products, business supplies and stationery news from around the web and elsewhere.Alibaba has launched…

Irongate launches school supplies solution

UK dealer Irongate has launched an education-focused procurement solution.Irongate Education provides schools, academies and trusts with a cost-effective buying practice…

3M CEO abandons Trump council | Australian authorities chase printer ink fine | US...

A round-up of this week’s office products, business supplies and stationery news from around the web and elsewhere.3M CEO Inge…

Back-to-school spending set to fall

Industry analyst Jefferies has found that school and office supplies spending habits aren't as positive this year.In a survey of…

2017 back-to-school spending expected to rise

Back-to-school (BTS) spending in the US is expected to reach $83.6 billion this year according to a survey by the…

School Specialty partners with software group

Educational supplies reseller School Specialty has entered into an exclusive partnership with software provider OI.The deal will see School Specialty…

How technology’s changing the classroom

It’s that time of year again when school instruction is coming to a close and Jeff Spicoli is about to…

Category Update: Classroom shake-up

The education sector globally is undergoing something of a revolution. Technological advances, curriculum changes and new learning methods are being…

UK OP industry collaborates on digital media centre

Several UK office products businesses have banded together to support a new media centre for students in London.Sponsored by The…

School Specialty losses shrink as furniture recovers

Educational products reseller School Specialty reported an improvement to its furniture category in Q4, while losses narrowed. The furniture division…

Marginal US office and school supply gains

Global information company The NPD Group has reported total retail sales for the US office and school supplies industry grew…

School Specialty appoints CIO

Educational supplies reseller School Specialty has named Steve Martinez as CIO, effective 1 February.Martinez has also been made SVP at the…

Solid Q3 for School Specialty

Educational supplies reseller School Specialty has reported modest revenue growth in its third quarter.Sales for the period were $301.6 million,…

Derwent secures North American distribution

UK-based pencil and art materials vendor Derwent, an ACCO Brands company, has signed an exclusive distribution and logistics agreement with…

Bureau Vallée reports BTS share gains

France-based office supplies franchiser Bureau Vallée says it took market share from its main rivals during this year’s back-to-school (BTS)…

E-commerce growth at Walmart | $2.2 billion facilities supplies deal | Double-digit growth for...

A round-up of this week’s office supplies, office products, stationery and business supplies news and stories from around the web…

Strong furniture growth for School Specialty

Educational supplies reseller School Specialty reported strong double-digit growth in its furniture category in the second quarter.Furniture sales were up…

Back-to-school: online continues to take share

Online spending this back-to-school (BTS) season will continue to eat into the share of bricks-and-mortar retailers, according to a new…

School supply charitable giving

Every year during the BTS season, the building where I live holds a school supply drive asking residents to donate…

US BTS shoppers still prefer in-store

According to research released by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), in-store purchases will continue to dominate the back-to-school…

Big Read

Xerox CEO pitching deal to HP shareholders

Xerox CEO John Visentin has begun meeting with some HP shareholders this week as he tries to convince them to…