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Amazon climbs ranks in UK retail

Amazon has now taken its place as the fifth biggest retailer in the UK.According to new research by industry analysts…

Big Interview: EVO on course for exciting future

It’s been a while since OPI had a Big Interviewee from what is now known as the EVO Group of…

New leadership for PostSafe

Independent UK-based office products manufacturer PostSafe has ushered in a new leadership team.It announced the completion of a management buyout…

New wholesaler plans to disrupt UK market

There’s a new wholesaler in town with plans to tackle the likes of Amazon head on.OPI spoke to Jetzt, which is…

Asda recalls ballpoint pens | ADVEO updates website | Environmental recognition for Office Depot...

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

Walmart sees sluggish US sales

 The world's largest retailer, Walmart, has seen same-store sales in the US fall for the fifth consecutive quarter. Walmart said that…

Asda to buy Netto stores

 Wal-Mart owned Asda has agreed to acquire the UK stores of Danish discounter Netto for £778 million ($1.1 billion). Asda is…

Walmart same-store sales slip

 Walmart posted Q1 sales and earnings that topped estimates but the key same-store sales metric in the US came in…

Best Buy threat is overplayed

The threat posed by Best Buy to UK retailers DSGi and Kesa has been overhyped, according to broker Shore Capital.Shore…

Sainsbury in non-food push

 UK supermarket retailer Sainsbury is planning to increase the sales of non-food items by £1.2 billion ($2.4 billion) over the…

JA Magson acquired by investment fund

 JA Magson, Britain's largest independent distributor of stationery, toys and greetings cards has been acquired by investment fund Agilo Ltd. The…

War on waste

It's an all too familiar scene for shoppers in large-scale supermarkets. Four tomatoes on a small, perfectly shaped cardboard tray,…

Tesco edges further into PCs

On Tuesday Tesco edged that little bit further into the realm of the specialised OP supplier. The UK retail giant…

Wal-Mart banks on Asia

 China and India really represent the future of Wal-Mart." These were the recent words of Wal-Mart Asia's CEO, Joe Hatfield,…

Refill anyone?

 OEM printer supplies revenue is under attack again. Like an old fish carcass lying at the bottom of the sea,…

Wal-Mart to open smaller UK stores…

 Wal-Mart will begin opening smaller stores in the UK when its first Asda convenience store opens in Northampton, reports the…

Asda Essentials is born

31 March 2006– Northampton (UK): Asda's first convenience store, Asda Essentials, opens today in the Midlands town of Northampton. This…

Uniting nations

This week Joe Hatfield, CEO of Wal-Mart Asia, told Reuters that "China and India really represent the future of Wal-Mart".…

Wal-Mart to open smaller UK stores – WSJ

21 February 2006 – Northampton (UK): Wal-Mart will revert to a smaller shop format in the UK when its first Asda…

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De Feydeau relishing “interesting” challenge

OPI caught up recently with Guillaume de Feydeau, the new Managing Director of Office Depot France. Guillaume de Feydeau is…