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Phenomenal quarter for Alibaba

China-based online giant Alibaba has delivered another quarter of rapid expansion, with double-digit growth in all of its operating divisions.…

Alibaba builds Silk Road to Europe

China-based online giant Alibaba has shifted its focus towards Europe. As of September, a change in direction for Alibaba became…

Amazon increases sales and profit | HP Inc and Apogee deal approved |...

Amazon has reported Q3 2018 sales of $56.6 billion, an increase of 29%. Pre-tax profit was $3.4 billion, ten times more…

Alibaba expands South Asian footprint

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has acquired South Asia's largest online shopping platform Daraz.The deal is the latest in Alibaba's plan…

Alibaba pledges $2 billion to Lazada

China’s Alibaba Group has promised to invest a further $2 billion in Southeast Asian online shopping giant Lazada.The move is…

China warns of paper price hikes | Sappi completes Cham acquisition | Sam’s Club...

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

Online orders push OfficeMate sales higher

E-commerce strength and new store openings helped Thailand-based office supplies reseller OfficeMate achieve a robust set of FY2017 results.For the…

Pentel Australia boss resigns | 3M settles chemicals lawsuit | Amazon to expand checkout-free...

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

Amazon to create more jobs in France | Smiggle plans flagship London store |...

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

E-commerce giants report record growth

The rise of e-commerce is reaching unprecedented levels as the two biggest players in the field report their Q4 results.For…

Office Depot SVP of Finance resigns | SP Richards consolidates Richmond location | Alibaba...

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

Hot Topic: M is for mobile

Shopping on mobile devices went through the roof last year. In fact, 2017 could well turn out to be the…

Hot Topic: Terminated

Automation and robots in manufacturing – think car production – have been slowly eating away at the number of blue-collar…

Ma urges global e-commerce policy talks

Alibaba founder Jack Ma is aiming to put e-commerce policy in the spotlight for global governments and corporations.The Electronic World…

Toshiba tries to avoid delisting | Lyreco to raise prices | Alibaba tackles Walmart...

Toshiba is racing to raise ¥600 million ($5.4 billion) to avoid being delisted from the Tokyo Stock Exchange. As well…

Alibaba’s $25 billion in a day

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has reported its 11.11 Global Shopping Festival generated $25.3 billion of gross merchandise volume (GMV).This represents…

Cities vie for Amazon HQ 2 | WB Mason unveils electric fleet | Office...

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

Alibaba launches tech research programme | Jalema celebrates 70 years | Steelcase upgrades plant

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

Alibaba pledges $15bn logistics expansion

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has vowed to invest more than $15 billion over the next five years to build its…

Accolade for OfficeZilla | Alibaba goes offline | SYNNEX completes cybersecurity acquisition

US-based office products reseller OfficeZilla has been named one of Inc. magazine’s top ten fastest-growing US franchises in 2017. In 2016, the…

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3M announces restructuring after slow start to 2019

3M has said it will cut 2,000 jobs worldwide after it reported “disappointing” first quarter results. The restructuring will involve…