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Hamster raises over C$100,000 | Office Depot opens more co-working spaces | Aussie office...

This week’s round-up of business products-related stories from around the globe. Hamster supports Canadian foundations Hamster, the B2B reseller brand…

Chinese firm buys Swiss office furniture maker

Switzerland-based office furniture company Lista Office Group (LO) was recently acquired by Chinese manufacturer Zhejiang Henglin Chair Industry (Henglin). LO…

B2B marketplace expands into US and Europe

India-based B2B marketplace Beldara is expanding its international presence to the US and European markets, it has been reported. Founded…

Bursa Malaysia reprimands China Stationery

Office supplies vendor China Stationery has been criticised and fined by the Malaysian stock exchange for breaches involving several listing…

Lyreco gearing up for growth in Asia

OPI catches up with Lyreco Asia Managing Director Greg Liénard following the news of its acquisition of Singapore reseller DeskRight.…

Lyreco makes Singapore acquisition

Lyreco has rekindled its external growth strategy in Asia by acquiring Singapore contract stationer DeskRight. Just over 12 months after…

Amazon denies seller cull | New owners at Swedish office furniture maker | IP...

This week’s office products, business supplies and stationery news from around the web and elsewhere. Amazon denies seller purge Amazon…

Canon to appeal ITC decision

If you thought the long-running legal battle between Canon and several major Chinese aftermarket components and toner manufacturers was over,…

Amazon expands delivery focus | Depot loses BBB accreditation | Moleskine sales fall

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

Kokuyo spends $90 million for indirect stake in Pentel

Japanese stationery and office products manufacturing and reseller group Kokuyo has bought out an investment fund that holds a stake…

Public sector progress for Amazon UK | Are you ready for WaaS? | COLOP...

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

Profitability up at ACCO

A combination of cost cutting and price increases in the US has helped ACCO Brands achieve a strong uptick in…

Record year for Logitech

Tech products and solutions vendor Logitech has reported record annual sales of $2.79 billion. The company achieved constant-currency growth of…

Amazon Q1 in numbers | Amazon Business India in the spotlight | Huge investment...

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

Challenging Q1 for BIC

BIC’s Stationery division reported a 5.8% comparable decline in sales in its Stationery division in the first quarter, although e-commerce…

Resilient Q1, says Antalis

Paper, packaging and visual communications distributor Antalis has said its first quarter results represent a “resilient” performance in an unfavourable…

eBay hits back at Amazon | Emerald comes to Europe | Amazon exits China...

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

FILA expecting US improvements

Global school, stationery, art and office products manufacturer FILA has said that its US operations are back on track in…

Ex-Staples exec in college admission scandal | New CEO for Panasonic Europe | Arjowiggins...

Ex-Staples executive John Wilson is accused of paying bribes to get his children into elite US-based universities. He is facing…

Paperworld Middle East gains in popularity

The organisers of Paperworld Middle East 2019 have reported a slight rise in visitor numbers to this year’s show with…

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UK OP industry hit by public holiday change

The recent switch of the 2020 Early May Bank Holiday in the UK has left the country’s office supplies wholesalers…