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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…

Tim Connolly, President of Transformation and Supply Chain, United Stationers

He now has the responsibility of overseeing operations, sales, customer care, IT, transportation and inventory in an extended remit. Away…

Kevin Johnson, CEO, Warehouse Direct

The Chicago-based super dealer had another outstanding year in 2013 with the jan/san category leading dollar growth followed by document…

Robert De Montigny, CEO, NOVEXCO

Well, the answer – give or take a couple of weeks – was a resounding ‘yes’ after Robert de Montigny’s…

Paulo and Robert Garcia, CEOs, Kalunga

Last year was all about expansion for the company as its retail chain expanded by 20 new stores, breaking into…

Mike Maggio, President, Trimega

After a spell at Midwestern contract manufacturer Group Dekko, Maggio returned to the OP world in 2012 when he became…

Demos Parneros, President, North American Stores & Online, Staples

Same-store sales fell 7% in Staples' fourth quarter and a plan was recently announced to close 225 stores as part…

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…

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Askul seeking end to Yahoo Japan partnership

Japanese office supplies reseller Askul has said it intends to dissolve its relationship with main shareholder Yahoo Japan following a…