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HP Inc agrees to pay up in Australia over ink gaffe

The Australian arm of HP Inc has agreed with the country's consumer watchdog to pay compensation to customers who bought…

Analysis: Will Platinum complete trans-Tasman deal?

In early February 2018, Platinum Equity announced the completion of its acquisition of the OfficeMax business in Australia for an…

Will Platinum wait for NZ decision?

Platinum Equity is on track to bring Winc and OfficeMax together in Australia, but it might have to throw in…

Green light given for Winc-OfficeMax merger

The Australian competition authority (ACCC) has said it won’t oppose Platinum Equity’s proposed acquisition of OfficeMax.The decision paves the way…

NZ watchdog seeks to halt OfficeMax deal

New Zealand’s competition watchdog has launched an injunction to halt the merger of OfficeMax and Winc.The Commerce Commission has filed…

ACCC sets OfficeMax/COS decision date

The Australian consumer watchdog ACCC has set a date for its decision on the acquisition of OfficeMax by Complete Office…

ACCC voices concerns over Staples and OfficeMax merger

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has delivered a preliminary view that raises doubts over the proposed merger by…

3M CEO abandons Trump council | Australian authorities chase printer ink fine | US...

A round-up of this week’s office products, business supplies and stationery news from around the web and elsewhere.3M CEO Inge…

Analysis: FTC investigation could spell trouble for Amazon

Amazon’s pricing practices are coming under scrutiny by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC).The FTC is reviewing a report by…

Rival makes surprise OfficeMax bid

There has been an interesting twist regarding the sale of OfficeMax in Australia and New Zealand after a surprise rival…

Analysis: Could Australian regulators scupper mega OP merger?

Less than two years after agreeing that the office supplies companies could merge, speculation is mounting that the Australian competition…

Analysis: Will Grand & Toy have to be sold off?

While the main event last week was undoubtedly the US Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) decision to challenge Staples’ proposed acquisition…

Hot Topic: Crunch Time

After a few months of relative quiet, there has been a lot more market activity and chatter in recent weeks over…

Australasian groups leave BPGI

BPGI’s members in Australia and New Zealand have decided to leave the purchasing organisation and form their own buying group.In…

Australia delays Staples-Depot decision

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has delayed the announcement of any decision regarding the Staples acquisition of Office…

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Icahn publishes letter to HP shareholders

Activist investor Carl Icahn has written an open letter to the shareholders of HP Inc, likening the company’s standalone restructuring…