Hackers enter networks via connected printers

This week, the Microsoft Security Response Center published a blog post saying that the Russian hacking group referred to as…

Print segment slump hits Veritiv

North American B2B distribution company Veritiv has reported an adjusted year-on-year sales decline of 9.5% in the second quarter, largely…

Smartphone slump hits Zagg

The steep decline in 2019 smartphone shipments is forcing mobile accessories supplier Zagg to take corrective action. The US-based vendor…
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Baumgartens chooses Harbinger for US sales

Office and school supplies vendor Baumgartens has selected rep group Harbinger National to grow sales in the US. The Harbinger…

RCP profitability behind Newell U-turn

Newell Brands interim CEO Chris Peterson said the decision to keep the Rubbermaid Commercial Products (RCP) division was not due…

Growth for Kimball

Workplace furniture manufacturer Kimball has reported organic growth of around 7% for the 12 months ended 30 June. Sales for…

Mondi launches B2B web platform

Paper manufacturer Mondi has launched a new website to market its Uncoated Fine Paper (UFP) brands. The site – www.mymondi.net…

ACCO buys leading Brazilian supplier

ACCO Brands has strengthened its position in the Brazilian market with the acquisition of leading notebook vendor Foroni. Effective 1…

ADVEO Italy buyers underestimated running costs

The transaction to acquire ADVEO Italy fell through because the prospective new owners were not fully aware of the business’s…

Record H1 sales for Navigator

Europe-based paper group The Navigator Company has reported record H1 sales of €854.1 million ($947 million) thanks to higher paper…

Paper sales disappoint at Domtar

North American paper manufacturer Domtar has admitted that its second quarter sales in the category were below its expectations. The…

Cimpress CEO discusses “self-inflicted wounds”

Robert Keane, founder and CEO of Cimpress, the parent company of Vistaprint, has not minced in words in his annual…

Newell to keep Rubbermaid Commercial Products business

Newell Brands has confirmed that it intends to retain its Rubbermaid Commercial Products unit. The Rubbermaid Commercial Products business –…

Lexmark linked with risky DoD purchases | Amazon to invest in India’s Reliance? |...

This week’s round-up of business products stories from around the web. Red faces for DoD procurement officials The US Department…

Amazon launches jan/san private label

Amazon has quietly introduced a B2B private label brand called AmazonCommercial. AmazonCommercial is so far limited to nine jan/san SKUs…

Strong performance from Delta Plus

Leading personal protective equipment (PPE) vendor Delta Plus’ H1 results were marked by good organic and acquisition-related growth. The France-based…

ACCO raises outlook after strong Q2 results

Price increases and good back-to-school (BTS) sell-in in North America helped ACCO Brands achieve record Q2 sales and adjusted earnings…

GSA makes combined MRO and jan/san awards

The US General Services Administration (GSA) has named 30 suppliers to its new Maintenance Repair Facility Supplies (MRFS) purchasing channel,…

BTS timing hits BIC H1 sales

Leading writing instruments manufacturer BIC has said that later back-to-school (BTS) purchasing in Europe and North America negatively impacted its…

Xerox investing in IT services

Print OEM Xerox has said it sees a “significant opportunity” to grow IT services in the SMB market. On this…

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SPR announces new HQ and DC plans

North American wholesaler S.P. Richards (SPR) is set to move to new headquarters in the coming weeks following last month’s…