Officeworks can go it alone | Askul counts cost of fire | Bankruptcy beckons for RadioShack | EMEA expansion for CIG

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


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

Ex-Officeworks CEO Launa Inman has said that the Australian OP retailer could thrive as a standalone business if parent company Wesfarmers decides to spin off the business. More details: The Australian

Japanese reseller Askul has said it will be back to full strength after a fire raged through one of its warehouses in February. The initial cost of the damage is estimated to be around $83 million. More details: NHK World

US electronics retailer RadioShack has filed for bankruptcy for the second time in two years. A challenging retail environment and unsuccessful co-branding partnership with Sprint have been cited as reasons for the Chapter 11 filing. More details: Fortune

Clover Imaging Group (CIG) has been expanded to the EMEA market, with the changes set to unify all of the brands and divisions of the group under one sales and marketing umbrella. The company has also announced a move to a new distribution facility in the Netherlands. More details: The Recycler

An interesting insight on office furniture manufacturer Herman Miller and its rePurpose Program which aims to divert 125,000 tons of used products from landfill by 2023. More details: Waste360

Newell Brands has completed the sale of its Tools business, including the Irwin, Lenox and Hilmor brands, to Stanley Black & Decker. More details: Newell Brands

Kyocera Document Solutions has announced the appointment of Norihiko Ina as its new President. Ina will assume the position on 1 April 2017, with outgoing President Takashi Kuki operating in the capacity of Vice Chairman. More details: Kyocera