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HP Inc reshuffles leadership team

HP Inc has appointed two new Presidents, one for its Americas and one for its Asia Pacific subsidiaries, following Stephen…

Steelcase Q4 sales on the up

Office furniture manufacturer Steelcase has reported organic growth of 4% in its Q4 sales, as orders in the Americas exceeded…
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Top Ten Reasons to Attend the EPIC 2014 Conference!

Mike Gentile from Independent Stationers shares the top 10 reasons to attend the EPIC 2014 conference in Hollywood, Florida.

Category Analysis: Antimicrobial

Antimicrobial and antibacterial is a category that is swathed in legislation, from justifying product claims to complying with the latest health…

Pat Barber, CEO, The Supply Room Companies

Its three divisions – The Supply Room Companies, Frank Parsons and Mega Office Furniture – have undergone a rebranding effort…

Staples’ shareholders voice discontent

At the meeting on 2 June, Staples' shareholders voted against the company's executive compensation proposal relating to top executives receiving…

New Staples appointment to push rebranding

In a newly created role designed to drive its Make More Happen brand campaign, the former Home Depot CMO will…

Schultz joins CoH board

NBPC Chair Jamie Fellowes called the nomination of the former United Stationers executive “an important next step” in the organisation’s…

UPS expected to follow FedEx in shipping changes

Traditionally, the two organisations follow each other's lead and analysts expect this case to be no different.When news of FedEx's…

Bud Mundt, Executive Director, AOPD

Seven dealers joined last year – including New York’s largest dealer Weeks Lerman – and two more have already joined…

Steve Schmidt, President, International, Office Depot

Schmidt's decision to stay on until the end of 2014 was no doubt partly influenced by his status as this…

Cody Phipps, CEO, United Stationers

This diversification – which also includes 10% of company sales now coming from the industrial supplies category – has helped…

Dave Guernsey, CEO, Guernsey

The rebranding – which features a new tagline, 'the workplace source' – comes as Guernsey positions itself as a supplier…

Ron Sargent, CEO, Staples

Not that this means Staples has not been preparing for change. Far from it, in fact. A reinvention project has…

Mike Gentile, CEO, Independent Stationers

New national accounts opportunities were created with hundreds of new US Communities (USC) office product accounts, plus the award of…

Wayne Beacham, CEO, SP Richards

While continued deterioration in the traditional paper and office products categories and the federal government sequester have presented growth issues,…

Steve Law, CEO, Lyreco

During that time the company stalwart has led a number of initiatives to modernise the global contract reseller, most notably…

Michael Brown, CEO, HiTouch Business Services

A progressive year saw the company acquire five OP dealers throughout the US while two new programmes were launched in…

Steve Calkins, EVP of Contract Sales, Office Depot

Leading the company's North American field sales organisation, he is charged with setting strategic direction and growing sales across all…

Shira Goodman, President – North American Commercial, Staples

A fixture at Staples since 1992, Goodman helped develop the company's business delivery model and has at various times served…

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SPOT appointment expected soon

Outgoing Spicers/OfficeTeam (SPOT) CEO Jeff Whiteway has told OPI that the process of recruiting his successor is nearing completion. Whiteway’s…