ASKUL to take stake in food delivery business

ASKUL will spend around ¥2.8 billion ($27 million) on the stake in Star Festival in two separate share and bond…

ASKUL results exceed plan

Sales for the 12 months to 20 May were ¥253 billion ($2.5 billion), almost 12% up on the previous year.…

Office 1 Indonesia adds stores

The new additions are located within large Ace Hardware superstores (both companies are part of the Kawan Lama Group) to…

BIC ups stake in Cello to 75%

The latest deal, worth €53 million ($72 million), was originally announced in March and is part of the shareholder agreement…

News snippets 4 July 2014

has signed a deal with In.Cubo – an incubator of innovative business initiatives – to use its facilities for a…

China Stationery may face trading suspension

China Stationery has been unable to file its financial results with Bursa Malaysia following a fire in April that destroyed…

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…

Big interview: Bandar Al Musallam

While operating in a number of regions that have seen peaks and troughs in the last decade, both politically and economically,…

OfficeYes launches franchise opportunity

The Indian OP e-commerce business OfficeYes has set up a franchise-type opportunity for entrepreneurs. Since it was established last year OfficeYes has…

ASKUL site off to a slow start

Leading Japanese reseller ASKUL is an interesting case in the office supplies world. The company is in the middle of a…

Final word: Siddharth Nambiar

In the last five years e-commerce in India has grown exponentially – from approximately $1.75 billion in 2007, to over $14…

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:…

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…

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…

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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…