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Dixons Carphone concludes investigation | Fujifilm continues attempts to acquire Xerox | JGBM sales...

UK stationery vendor ExaClair will launch its first TV advertising campaign on 17 August, to run over a six-week period.…

Kyocera Q1 boosted by growing demand

Kyocera has reported double-digit growth for sales and pre-tax profit in Q1 2019. Sales grew 12.3% to ¥387.4 billion (¥3.4 billion)…

Shaky Q1 for Ricoh

Japanese imaging and electronics vendor Ricoh has reported a patchy Q1. For the quarter ended 30 June 2018, sales in…

Canon Q2 sales exceed ¥1 trillion

For the first time since 2008, Canon has seen Q2 sales exceed ¥1 trillion ($8.9 billion). Sales in Q2 2018…

Antalis refocuses on Europe

Paper and visual communications distributor Antalis has sold two branches of the company, while acquiring a Romanian visual solutions provider.Antalis…

Armor and Speed Infotech join forces

European aftermarket print consumables firm Armor and China-based remanufacturer Speed Infotech have entered into a strategic alliance.According to the two…

Fuji Xerox venture to continue | Epson completes factory | HP Inc looks to...

HP Inc Printer Chief Enrique Lores gave an interview on the future of printers at HP. Lores said the company…

ACCO completes GOB Internacional acquisition | Alibaba invests in Turkey | Barnes and Noble...

Consumer goods company Newell Brands announced that it has completed the sale of the Waddington Group to Novolex Holdings. Newell…

Askul creates new delivery model

Japanese business supplies reseller Askul has set up a new model in an effort to improve efficiency for last-mile deliveries.Not…

Keurig agrees to pay over fraud case | BJ’s goes public | Antalis completes...

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

Xerox responds to Fujifilm lawsuit

Xerox has responded to a $1 billion lawsuit filed against it by Fujifilm last week in an open letter to…

Alibaba opens first office in Southeast Asia | Apple installs standing desks | Mondi...

Apple has installed standing desks at its headquarters in Cupertino (CA), USA. The Apple Watch has a goal to get…

Amazon Business launches new shipping tier | HP Inc to cut 5,000 jobs |...

Amazon Business has launched a new tier for its Prime Shipping service. Named 'Essentials', it enables small businesses with up…

Alibaba vows to revolutionise global logistics network

Chinese e-commerce titan Alibaba has pledged to invest billions of dollars in a smart logistics network.Founder and Chairman Jack Ma…

Online drives Officemate Q1 sales

E-commerce growth continued to lift sales for Thailand-based office supplies reseller OfficeMate in Q1.For the three months ended 31 March…

Fujifilm hits out after Xerox scraps merger

Earlier this week, Xerox settled a long-running leadership battle and pulled out of a planned merger with Fujifilm, but the…

Mill closures hit Mondi

Paper manufacturer Mondi was weighed down in Q1 by longer-than-anticipated mill maintenance closures.In a trading update for the three months…

Sappi navigates continued price increases

South Africa-based Sappi remained resilient during Q2, despite continued pulp price headwinds.For the three months ended 31 March 2018, sales…

Depot’s CompuCom launches bank software | Staples lay-offs confirmed | Faber-Castell Malaysia turns 40

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

Event Preview: School & Office Expo

The first-ever pan-African stationery and school supplies fair is coming to Kenya’s capital Nairobi from 18-20 May, opening up a…

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Analysis: Essendant making “strategic investments” in the IDC

Business products wholesaler Essendant said that it spent $19 million on investments in the independent reseller channel (IDC) in the…