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Fuji Xerox to change name after ending agreement

Fuji Xerox will change its name to Fujifilm Business Innovation in 2021 after the company announced it was not renewing…

Kokuyo fails to get Pentel majority

Japanese stationery and office furniture group Kokuyo has failed to acquire a majority shareholding in writing instruments manufacturer Pentel. Last…

Tech Data acquires Indian distributor

IT distribution firm Tech Data has acquired value-added distributor Inflow Technologies. US-based Tech Data said the deal will enhance its…

ECI announces conference dates | Digital success for WB Mason | Acquisition for Polyconcept...

This week's business supplies-related stories from around the world. ECI announces 2020 conference dates Business software company ECI will hold…

Kokuyo ups Pentel bid

Japanese stationery giant Kokuyo has increased its offer to acquire Pentel after rival group Plus Corporation revealed its own tie-up…

Kokuyo makes hostile bid for Pentel

There has been a further twist in the investment by Japanese stationery and office furniture giant Kokuyo in writing instruments…

Same-store sales fall at OfficeMate

Thailand’s leading office supplies reseller OfficeMate reported a 2.4% decrease in same-store sales from its 75 outlets during the third…

Xerox to pocket $2.3 billion in Fujifilm agreement

Xerox and Fujifilm have ended their corporate dispute after signing an agreement that will see, among other things, the Japanese…

Canon reports success in removing Amazon listings

Print OEM Canon has announced that in the third quarter of 2019, it had successfully removed more than 2,000 listings…

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…

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Interview: Villa sees strong potential for Pigna

Back in May 2018, Italian office supplies and stationery group Buffetti announced it had taken a 40% stake in Pigna,…