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Platinum Equity completes OfficeMax New Zealand transaction

US private equity firm Platinum Equity has completed its acquisition of OfficeMax New Zealand although it has still not found…

Category Update: Give us a break

The office breakroom is undergoing fundamental change. No longer seen as just a place to grab some foul-tasting coffee or…

Analysis: Mega-merger in US wholesale channel

Speculation has been rife in the US since the beginning of 2018 that something 'big' was about to happen at…

:3M reinvents Post-it Notes | Honeywell recalls hard hats | OfficeMax HQ sold |...

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

Robust independent sales boost Essendant’s Q1

Essendant's first quarter sales decline of 2.3% masked some nice growth in key categories by its independent reseller customers.The wholesaler's…

Stationery Awards panel revealed

The judges have been announced for the UK's upcoming Stationery Awards.Held at the annual London Stationery Show on 24-25 April,…

National Stationery Week returns

The UK's National Stationery Week is back for its seventh year at the end of this month.Running from 23-29 April…

NAOPA deadline extended

Due to popular demand, OPI has extended the deadline for the North American Office Products Awards 2018.Registration is now open…

Big Interview: The full (Canadian) package

Denis Mathieu, President of Novexco, is a man on a mission. Having arrived at the Canadian multichannel operator when his…

Comment April 2018

Last month saw the winners of the 2018 European Office Products Awards (EOPA) crowned in Amsterdam. Being involved in the…

Digital issue April 2018

To view a flip version of the February issue of OPI magazine please click the links below.Type A – Europe & UKType…

Depot bags another dealer

Office Depot Inc has snapped up another large independent office supplies dealer in the US, OPI has learned.Following on from…

Final call for Stationers’ award entries

UK livery The Stationers’ Company is making a final call for entries to its 2018 Innovation Excellence Awards.The programme celebrates…

Novexco launches Hamster brand

Canada-based multichannel operator Novexco is bringing its business divisions together under one single new identity: Hamster.The move is part of…

NAOPA 2018 open for entries

Submissions are now being accepted for this year’s North American Office Products Awards (NAOPA).The awards – now in their ninth…

Icahn backs Newell in Starboard battle

Newell Brands has entered into a high-profile agreement that could well secure its position in the power struggle with hedge…

Newell Brands reacts to Starboard power grab

Consumer goods giant Newell Brands has hit back after activist hedge fund Starboard sought to oust its leadership team.In a…

Staples Solutions accelerates private label | US steel tariffs to hit Steelcase | Mercateo...

Staples Solutions has gone live with its implementation of retail solution PTC FlexPLM which will enable the acceleration of its private label product…

Newell clashes with shareholders

US hedge fund Starboard has engaged in a power struggle with consumer goods giant Newell Brands.Starboard – which owns around…

EOPA 2018 winners revealed

The winners of the 17th European Office Products Awards (EOPA) were announced during a special presentation dinner in Amsterdam on Tuesday evening.The…

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Exacompta to acquire Biella

A major acquisition in the declining filing category has been announced in Europe as Exacompta makes a €33.5 million ($38…