Okamura launches sustainable office furniture

In collaboration with DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products, Okamura is now using Susterra propanediol – an ingredient used in…

Waltons restructuring

Speaking to OPI, Waltons CEO Dave Jenkins confirmed that about 220 staff (some 9% of Waltons' workforce) had recently been…

Printing and solution sales increase for Brother

The division posted a 7.5% increase in sales to ¥2.2 billion ($19.4 million) with hardware sales in Europe and Asia…

News snippets 31 October 2014

A round-up of OP-related stories from around the web and elsewhere.Worldwide sales of tablet devices increased by 11.5% in the…

Canon reports strong colour demand

The manufacturer said that demand for MFDs and laser printers maintained steady growth during the quarter while the inkjet printer…

RemaxAsia showcases digital and 3D printing

Run jointly by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Zhuhai (CCPIT Zhuhai) and Recycling Times Media (RT…

News snippets 17 October 2014

A round-up of OP-related stories from around the web and elsewhere. UK high street stationery chain Paperchase has brought in advisers…

Mondi sees minimal impact from Ukraine conflict

Mondi – which has a strong presence in Russia with its Syktyvkar paper mill – said it was closely monitoring…

News snippets 10 October 2014

A round-up of OP-related stories from around the web and elsewhere.A subsidiary of the Winnebago Ho-Chunk tribe's economic development company…

News snippets 03 October 2014

A round-up of OP-related stories from around the web and elsewhere.  has closed 15 of its 331 stores as it…

ASKUL sales up 9.5%

B2B sales grew almost 6% to ¥59 billion while the LOHACO internet joint venture with Yahoo Japan more than doubled…

News snippets 19 September 2014

A round-up of OP-related stories from around the web and elsewhere.Malaysia-based office furniture maker has launched an IPO for a…

SCA and Vinda deal approved

SCA has been a shareholder in Vinda since 2007, becoming its majority shareholder in late 2013. It has consolidated Vinda's…

OKI customises office solutions

The office solutions market was tagged as a major growth area in the company’s strategy, which was launched in March…

News snippets 5 September 2014

A round-up of OP-related stories from around the web and elsewhere.The  in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, has closed 40 bookstores and school…

Alibaba sets date for US IPO

According to the Wall Street Journal, the company will launch its IPO on 8 September with shares to be listed…

Fire blamed for China Stationery Q2 sales plummet

The massive 76% decline in Q2 sales – RMB121 million compared to RMB502 million in last year’s same quarter –…

News snippets 29 August 2014

A round-up of OP-related stories from around the web and elsewhere. Germany-based dealer group has joined the (IMPSGA). The alliance includes…

News snippets 15 August 2014

A round-up of OP-related stories from around the web and elsewhere. is to open a fifth fulfilment centre in California.…

China Stationery sales plunge

The manufacturer's sales for the three months to 31 March were RMB303.2 million ($49 million), almost 33% lower than in…

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SPR announces new HQ and DC plans

North American wholesaler S.P. Richards (SPR) is set to move to new headquarters in the coming weeks following last month’s…