Friday, 13 December, 2019

BIC reports challenging Q3

Soft back-to-school (BTS) sell-through in the US and Mexico and a slower-than-expected recovery in India contributed to a Q3 comparable…

Antalis reports sharp decline in paper volumes

Distributor Antalis said paper volumes in its European markets fell by around 7% in the first half of 2019. What…

Office Depot Mexico trialling co-working

Office Depot Mexico is following in the footsteps of its US namesake by trialling a co-working concept. The company –…

Sustainability double for BIC | Brazilian PM snubs BIC after Macron row | Exertis...

A round-up of this week’s business supplies-related news from around globe. Sustainability front and centre for BIC Stationery brand BIC’s…

Canon continues patent infringement actions

Print OEM Canon has made a series of patent infringement announcements in the past few days related to ink and…

Pelikan sales slump in Germany

Stationery and office products manufacturer Pelikan International has reported that H1 sales in its largest market of Germany fell by…

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…

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.…

ACCO buys leading Brazilian supplier

ACCO Brands has strengthened its position in the Brazilian market with the acquisition of leading notebook vendor Foroni. Effective 1…

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…

ACCO raises outlook after strong Q2 results

Price increases and good back-to-school (BTS) sell-in in North America helped ACCO Brands achieve record Q2 sales and adjusted earnings…

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…

UPM reducing capacity as paper demand drops

UPM’s Communication Papers division reported a solid set of Q2 results, but the company is still taking out a significant…

ISSA launches CMI consulting programme

Worldwide cleaning industry association ISSA has launched a consulting initiative through its educational arm the Cleaning Management Institute (CMI). The…

Amazon drone deliveries imminent | Xerox and HP strengthen ties | Xerox acquisitions |...

This week’s round-up of office products and business supplies news from around the globe. Amazon ready for drone deliveries Amazon…

Profitability up at ACCO

A combination of cost cutting and price increases in the US has helped ACCO Brands achieve a strong uptick in…

Challenging Q1 for BIC

BIC’s Stationery division reported a 5.8% comparable decline in sales in its Stationery division in the first quarter, although e-commerce…

Resilient Q1, says Antalis

Paper, packaging and visual communications distributor Antalis has said its first quarter results represent a “resilient” performance in an unfavourable…

IAI expands in Caribbean and Americas

US-based manufacturer rep group Institutional Associates (IAI) has appointed a father-and-daughter team to help its expansion in the Latin American…

FILA expecting US improvements

Global school, stationery, art and office products manufacturer FILA has said that its US operations are back on track in…

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Xerox CEO pitching deal to HP shareholders

Xerox CEO John Visentin has begun meeting with some HP shareholders this week as he tries to convince them to…