New boss for Faber-Castell Australia

Writing instruments vendor Faber-Castell Australia has appointed a former Nestlé executive as its new Managing Director.Michael Karakatsanis takes over from Count Andreas…

ADVEO receives warehouse payment | Supplies Network picks up awards | Staples champions workplace...

A round-up of this week's office products, business supplies and stationery news from around the web and elsewhere. European wholesaler ADVEO…

Warehouse Group ditches plastic bags | International Paper says no to hostile Smurfit Kappa...

A round-up of this week's office products, business supplies and stationery news from around the web and elsewhere. The Warehouse Group…

Geoff Penney passes away

OPI is saddened to report the passing of Australian office supplies legend Geoff Penney, aged 91.Barrie Parsons, Editor of Office Products…

Disruption eases in Q3 for Warehouse Stationery

New Zealand-based retailer Warehouse Stationery is gradually recovering from the ongoing systems disruption, Q3 results have revealed.For the three months…

Hilary Lee passes away

Australian dealer group Office Choice has announced the passing of industry veteran Hilary Lee. Hilary was a much-loved and respected…

Platinum Equity completes OfficeMax New Zealand transaction

US private equity firm Platinum Equity has completed its acquisition of OfficeMax New Zealand although it has still not found…

Lyreco sells Australian business to COS

Office products market consolidation in Australia has taken another major step forward with the news that leading independent dealer Complete…

OPI releases 2018 State of the Industry report

OPI and Martin Wilde Associates (MWA) have released their annual market research report investigating the state of the office products…

Global footprint drives Smiggle sales

Australia-based high street stationery retailer Smiggle achieved record sales as its worldwide expansion continues.In a H1 trading update by parent…

Rebrand for Stationery Wholesalers

Australia-based OP reseller Stationery Wholesalers has opted for a new name and refreshed look.After more than 30 years trading as…

Survey reveals office wood benefits

Researchers at the University of Canberra in Australia have explored the effect of wood in the workplace.As reported by the Australian…

Systems integration knocks Warehouse Stationery

Weak IT sales and a systems integration continued to weigh down New Zealand-based Warehouse Stationery, interim results revealed.For the half…

Analysis: Will Platinum complete trans-Tasman deal?

In early February 2018, Platinum Equity announced the completion of its acquisition of the OfficeMax business in Australia for an…

Pentel Australia boss resigns | 3M settles chemicals lawsuit | Amazon to expand checkout-free...

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

Strong H1 for Officeworks

Australian stationery and business supplies reseller Officeworks has reported a solid first half.For the six months ended 31 December 2017,…

Haynes to retire from ACCO Australia

Managing Director of ACCO Brands Australia Bruce Haynes has announced his retirement.His departure – set for 30 June 2018 –…

New Chairman for Office Choice

Australian dealer group Office Choice has appointed a new Chairman.Daniel Kelly is currently Managing Director of Stuart & Dunn and…

Amazon to create more jobs in France | Smiggle plans flagship London store |...

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

Dealer groups form global alliance

A new international coalition has been forged between five of the OP industry’s most globally recognised dealer groups.Office Choice in…

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Exclusive: Noble relishing new role at Complete Business Solutions

OPI catches up with Adam Noble, the Managing Director of successful UK dealer Irongate who has recently also taken on…