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Crystal rock sold for $35 million

The future of Crystal Rock is looking a lot clearer now that it has managed to find a buyer.The beleaguered…

Analysis: The future is unclear for Crystal Rock

2017 proved to be tough for US beverages and office supplies reseller Crystal Rock as it struggled to compete in…

Hot Topic: Terminated

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

Online competition hits Crystal Rock

US beverages and office supplies reseller Crystal Rock saw Q3 sales fall.For the three months ended 31 July, sales fell…

Active Working Summit Xtra

The Active Working Summit that took place in April 2017 in London, UK, offered expert opinion from some of the…

Crystal Rock reduces low-margin office products exposure

US beverages and office products reseller Crystal Rock has significantly improved its profitability as it continues to reduce it OP…

Crystal Rock returns to profitability

US beverages and office products reseller Crystal Rock moved into operating profit in the first six months of its financial…

Cenveo makes envelope changes

The $150-million Quality Part business is now being run by Joe Burton, the $175-million wholesale group is being headed by…

NPD sees PC potential

 Research firm NPD says that US small and medium businesses (SMBs) are more likely to spend money on PCs this…

Spicers exceeds green targets

UK-based wholesaler Spicers has continued to make strides in its attempts to make itself greener according to its latest report.…

Spicers optimises delivery network

UK-based wholesaler Spicers has announced it has streamlined its delivery network.The streamlining comes as the result of a review of…

Boost for US technology sales

 US consumer technology retail sales have posted a second consecutive month of gains says market research company NPD. According to NPD's…

Rebound in US technology sales

 The US consumer technology industry is showing signs of rebounding from a weakening economy says market research company NPD. According to…

Axis Harmony launched for OP suppliers

 Software provider Axis First has launched its latest product Axis Harmony to the OP supplier channel. Axis says the products are…

Roman acquires Deanes

4 January 2007 — Bournemouth (UK): The Roman Group of Bournemouth, a member of dealer group Office Friendly, has acquired…

Salespeople: A Human Resources nightmare

 As far as the selection of good salespeople goes, don't get your hands dirty. David Baker, chairman of sales training…

Greenman names new sales manager

7 February 2006 – Epsom (UK): Greenman Group has announced that Neil Baker has been appointed as national sales manager for…

Mitchell replaces Black at Steelcase

30 June 2004 - Grand Rapids (MI): Steelcase has named James Mitchell as the new president of its international operations.…

Tech Data names new VPs

20 April 2004 - Clearwater (FL): Tech Data has appointed three new VPs. Jeffrey Baker has been named VP of…

Microsoft UK names new chief

31 March 2004 - Reading (UK): Microsoft UK has promoted Alistair Baker to managing director. Baker was previously general manager…

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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…