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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…

BTS timing hits BIC H1 sales

Leading writing instruments manufacturer BIC has said that later back-to-school (BTS) purchasing in Europe and North America negatively impacted its…

Askul-Yahoo Japan dispute heats up

Yahoo Japan has the support of Askul’s second largest shareholder in its bid to oust Askul CEO Shoichiro Iwata and…

BIC acquires again in Africa

BIC has agreed to acquire the largest writing instruments manufacturer in Nigeria. The stationery giant will buy 100% of Lucky…

Two Sides study reveals paper perception gap | Xerox set to adopt new holding...

A round-up of this week’s business supplies news from around the globe. Bridging the paper perception gap A new study…

Promotion for HKW’s Zhang

Sharon Zhang has been named as CEO and VP of the Asian operations at AF International’s parent company HK Wentworth…

Antalis supporting breast cancer research | HP makes Southeast Asia raids | Record year...

A round-up of this week’s business supplies-related news from across the globe. Antalis supporting fight against breast cancer For the…

Askul seeking end to Yahoo Japan partnership

Japanese office supplies reseller Askul has said it intends to dissolve its relationship with main shareholder Yahoo Japan following a…

WB Mason enhances e-commerce experience | ISSA reports on Canadian and African shows |...

This week’s round-up of business products stories from around the globe. WB Mason upgrades e-commerce capabilities US mega dealer WB…

Amazon expands anti-counterfeit initiative

Amazon has announced the introduction of its Transparency anti-counterfeit programme into several new global markets. Transparency is a product serialisation…

JPP acquires leading UK paper merchant

The UK’s second largest paper merchant Premier Paper has been acquired by Japan Pulp and Paper (JPP). JPP said it…

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…

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Court dismisses Essendant motion in GPC lawsuit

Genuine Parts Company (GPC) can move ahead with its ‘breach of contract’ legal proceedings against Essendant, a Delaware court has…