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…

HP focuses on sustainability in Latin America

HP has revealed its sustainability goals, as well as plans to help organisations in Latin America to move towards a…

Antalis receives distributor award | Tech Data expands in Brazil | Flexsteel appoints CEO

European paper merchant Antalis has been named Distributor of the Year by Integra for the third consecutive year. Antalis was…

Acquisition drives SOS growth

Jamaica-based Stationery and Office Supplies (SOS) has reported double-digit sales and profit growth for Q3 2018. Sales were up 21%…

Tech Data expands in Costa Rica | Cainiao improves sustainability efforts | Success for...

US-based IT distributor Tech Data has opened a new Customer Lifecycle Management Services location in Escazú, Costa Rica. The facility…

Bunzl continues on growth path

Distribution and services group Bunzl has reported quarterly increases and announced its latest acquisition. In a Q3 trading update, Bunzl said…

Acquisition for Armor | Toshiba expands in Mexico | Senior appointments for Xerox, Plantronics...

Aftermarket print consumables firm Armor has acquired the intellectual property rights and Thermal Transfer Ribbon business from receipt, label and…

International Paper sales growth | ECi appoints new CFO | Staples announces scholarship campaign

Canadian office supply reseller Staples Canada found that 60% of Canadian parents, teachers and students enjoy the back to school (BTS) season.…

ACCO grows in Mexico

ACCO Brands has significantly expanded its footprint in Mexico with the acquisition of a market leader. The OP vendor has agreed…

SOS looks to expand warehouse

Jamaica-based Stationery and Office Supplies (SOS) is looking to increase its warehouse space in Kingston.The announcement follows the successful and…

Expanded range drives SOS sales higher

Jamaica-based Stationery and Office Supplies (SOS) reported double-digit sales growth in Q2.In its maiden results filing since listing on the…

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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…