Dealer Spotlight: Farook International Stationery

At a time when everybody is bemoaning the decline in office products, it’s interesting to see a company that’s still predominantly…

Big Interview: Dave Jenkins

Anyone who is familiar with the South African office supplies and stationery industry will know what a traditional place it…

Shachihata to ramp up production in India

According to Indian media, the company will invest $5 million in two new factories and is looking to set up…

Paperworld China expands product range

Over and above traditional office supplies, visitors will be able to browse through an extended range from coffee machines, dehumidifiers…

Weekly News Snippets: 23 May 2014

A selection of OP-related news stories from around the web and elsewhere.Office Depot is recalling 1.4 million office chairs following…

Askul expands into alcoholic beverages

The transaction - which is expected to become effective on 2 July - comes as Askul looks to introduce new…

China Stationery founder named interim CEO

The plastic stationery manufacturer informed the Malaysian stock market of the news in a regulatory filing, adding that it was…

Global News Snippets: 11 April 2014

As well as selling 3D printers, Staples has begun offering 3D printing services in some of its US stores.Full story:…

BIC set to acquire 75% of Cello

The €50 million ($69 million) deal is expected to be completed by the end of H1 2014 and will mean…

ASKUL reports double-digit growth

For the nine-month period to mid-February, ASKUL reported sales of ¥182.4 billion ($1.77 billion), 10.1% higher than the same period…

Paperworld Middle East boosted by visitor growth

Show organiser Epoc Messe Frankfurt has revealed that 6,540 trade visitors came through the doors during the show from 4-6…

UTec appoints new sales and marketing lead

Kieran Ho has been promoted to the role of Deputy General Manager following the resignation of General Manager Iris Ngo…

China Stationery reports 2013 decline

The company said economic slowdown in Europe and America was partly to blame for the 9.1% drop in sales from…

Countdown to Paperworld Middle East

The fourth Paperworld Middle East will be the largest yet and organiser Epoch Messe Frankfurt had to expand the exhibition…

Office National Africa CEO resigns

Bidgood, who has been in the OP industry for 16 years, confirmed to OPI he was leaving the company at the…

Billionaire buys Philippine reseller

Cosco Capital, owned by billionaire Lucio Co, announced to the Philippine stock exchange today (Tuesday) it had signed an agreement…

Swiss Military moves into Indian retail market

The company said it was moving into the country’s retail market with plans to open its first shops in Delhi…

UTec responds to Canon lawsuit

Union Technology International (UTec) was one of 18 manufacturers, distributors and resellers hit with patent infringement suits from Canon on…

Canon files 11 patent infringement suits

The company said in a statement that the infringing cartridges are sold for use in more than 50 models of…

Agreement reached in Fellowes patent case

In December 2012, Fellowes filed a complaint with the US International Trade Commission (ITC) alleging that New United – a…

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