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ALSO and Tech Data acquisitions | Amazon announcements | Staples to stamp out toxins

This week’s round-up of business supplies-related news from around the web.  ALSO completes Bulgarian acquisition ALSO has closed its previously announced…

Big sustainability news from HP | Amazon shrugs off unsafe product claims | Jan/san...

This week’s round-up of business supplies-related news from around the web. HP makes significant sustainability announcements At its Innovation Summit…

BIC reports challenging Q3

Soft back-to-school (BTS) sell-through in the US and Mexico and a slower-than-expected recovery in India contributed to a Q3 comparable…

Video collaboration surges at Logitech

Tech products vendor Logitech has reported a 60% year-on-year increase in video collaboration products in its second quarter results. The…

Soft demand and prices hit Mondi’s Q3 results

Paper and packaging group Mondi has announced a double-digit drop in profits in Q3. The company reported underlying EBITDA for…

ECI completes EU acquisition | Officeworks launches BTS campaign | Lamy targets India growth...

This week’s round-up of business supplies-related news from around the globe. ECI completes Trivest acquisition Software solutions company ECI has…

Antalis reports sharp decline in paper volumes

Distributor Antalis said paper volumes in its European markets fell by around 7% in the first half of 2019. What…

New GM at BIC Cello

BIC has named Manos Nikolakis as General Manager of its BIC Cello operations in India. Nikolakis has been with the…

Acquisition for HP | Pentel approves Kokuyo deal | Officemate ramps up franchise model

HP Inc has acquired California-based endpoint security start-up Bromium. HP had been in partnership with Bromium through a licensing deal,…

ECI and Clover launch integration | ISSA adds to international education team | Recognition...

This week’s round-up of business supplies-related stories from around the globe. ECI and Clover launch integration ECI has announced a…

Pelikan sales slump in Germany

Stationery and office products manufacturer Pelikan International has reported that H1 sales in its largest market of Germany fell by…

Moleskine sales recover in Q2

Following a decline of 18% in the first quarter, high-end stationery vendor Moleskine returned to growth in Q2. The company’s…

Walmart Canada gains a CEO | Stora Enso loses a CEO | Alibaba gets...

New CEO for Walmart Canada Walmart Canada has announced the appointment of Horacio (Haio) Barbeito to the position of CEO,…

Trade tensions hit Samsonite results

US sales at business luggage giant Samsonite fell by almost 6% year on year due to the impact of higher…

Static Control invests in Malaysian manufacturer

Imaging aftermarket leader Static Control has acquired a 10% stake in Malaysia-based toner manufacturer Jadi. Jadi – which is listed…

Pentel discussions ongoing, says Kokuyo

Japanese stationery and office furniture giant Kokuyo has said it is holding discussions with Pentel’s management following its acquisition of…

Sales slip at OfficeMate

Leading Thailand office supplies reseller OfficeMate has reported a 3.5% decline in second quarter sales. Q2 sales at OfficeMate were…

FILA getting back on track

Stationery, school and art supplies manufacturer FILA has said results at its key European and North American operations are improving.…

New CEO at Askul as Iwata forced out

Shoichiro Iwata, the long-standing CEO of leading Japanese office products reseller Askul, has retired from the company after failing to…

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…

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ADVEO briefs key suppliers

About 50 suppliers to France-based wholesaler and reseller network operator ADVEO were invited to an update briefing at the ADVEO…