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

Office Depot issues Q1 profit warning

Office Depot Inc has said that its first quarter results will be lower than expected, largely due to a weak…

FILA expecting US improvements

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

New head of marketing at AIA/OfficeZilla

Promotional and business products group AIA Corporation, the holding company for office products dealer franchise OfficeZilla, has appointed Billie Jo…

Highlands appoints sales manager

Sales and marketing services agency Highlands has named DeAnna Pfeifer to the role of Territory Sales Manager. Pfeifer, who has…

Staples Inc reveals redesign and new brands

Staples’ digital and delivery business in the US has launched a new corporate branding and five new own brands. In…

Exertis Supplies names new Managing Director

UK B2B distributor Exertis Supplies has promoted Andrew Beaumont to the position of Managing Director following Raj Advani’s relocation to…

FedEx Office opens 2,000th store

FedEx Office is bucking the retail downsizing trend by expanding its footprint and has just opened its 2,000th location in…

ACCO UK reveals Brexit contingency plans

As uncertainties continue as to what shape Brexit will take, ACCO Brands’ UK subsidiary has said it will maintain a…

New CEO for Office Depot Europe

Office Depot Europe has announced that Neil Maslen has stepped down as CEO of the company. It is only just…

Massive losses for ADVEO

European wholesaler ADVEO has posted a loss for 2018 of more than €180 million ($202 million). The beleaguered firm –…

ISG reveals Connexions meeting details

US-based dealer group Independent Suppliers Group (ISG) has announced its Connexions powered by IS Contract furniture solution will host its…

EOSA adds new members

The European Office Supplies Alliance (EOSA) has expanded its membership base. EOSA said its joint purchasing activities, new business models…

Acquisition for Lindenmeyr Munroe

US paper merchant Lindenmeyr Munroe has bought Pennsylvania-based Beck Packaging. Lindenmeyr Munroe – a subsidiary of Central National Gottesman – said…

SPOT offloads Oyez Professional Services unit

UK office supplies group Spicers OfficeTeam (SPOT) has sold its lucrative Oyez Professional Services and Waterlow Business Supplies legal and…

Acquisition for Storey Kenworthy

US independent reseller Storey Kenworthy has acquired fellow Iowa dealer Rite Price Office Supply. The acquisition takes the number of…

BOSTA’s Wollaert to step down

Bea Wollaert, General Secretary of Belgian stationery and office products association BOSTA, is to step down from the role at…

ADVEO Germany struggles to find buyer

Since officially opening insolvency proceedings at the beginning of this year, ADVEO Germany has failed to attract investors. According to…

Declining paper volumes knock Antalis

European paper merchant Antalis reported a slight dip in FY2018 sales, primarily due to falling demand for paper. FY2018 sales…

Leadership change at Codex

Ireland-based reseller Codex has announced that current CEO Siobhan O’Connor is to step aside from the daily running of the…

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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…