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A round-up of this week’s office products, business supplies and stationery news from around the web and elsewhere.Staples has announced…

Volatile market upsets Waltons

South Africa’s volatile political environment is taking its toll on OP reseller Waltons, says owner Bidvest.At its Investor Day yesterday,…

Big Interview: The art of simplicity

It’s all change again at South African reseller Waltons, part of the Office and Print division of the country’s Bidvest…

Special Anniversary Feature: The good, the bad and the surprising Xtra…

Jamie Fellowes1988 to 1995 was a defining period with the formation of dealer buying groups. Their rapid expansion and growth…

Bidvest reports ‘serious challenges’

South African conglomerate Bidvest says its recently-consolidated Office and Print division – which includes office products reseller Waltons – faces…

Waltons continues to disappoint

South African conglomerate Bidvest has said its Waltons office supplies business had a disappointing H1.Bidvest didn’t break down its divisional…

Leadership change at Waltons

CEO Dave Jenkins and a number of other senior executives have left leading South African reseller Waltons, OPI has learned.Jenkins,…

Mixed 2010 for Bidvest

 South African conglomerate Bidvest - which includes leading OP retailer Waltons and wholesalers/distributors Kolok and SSC in its portfolio of…

Mixed fortunes for Bidvest divisions

 South Africa-based conglomerate Bidvest says that its Industrial and Commercial Products division - which includes Waltons and Kolok - posted…

Bidvest sees trading improvement

 South African group Bidvest, parent company of leading OP reseller Waltons, says that it expects trading conditions in the country…

Lyreco ups its African presence

Never one to miss a trend, Lyreco announced this week that it has entered into a strategic alliance with Waltons…

John Farrell

 OPI: I guess most people know about Waltons, but for those that don't from our readership, just take me through…

Bidvest announces board changes

18 December 2003 - Johannesburg (RSA): Bidvest, parent company of South African contract stationer Waltons, has announced changes to its…

Bidvest announces board changes

18 December 2003 - Johannesburg (RSA): Bidvest, parent company of South African contract stationer Waltons, has announced changes to its…

Statmark and Silveray in African marriage

Bidvest's wholly owned OP subsidiaries Statmark and Silveray, both South Africa-based, are to merge, OPI has discovered. The current managing…

Statmark and Silveray to marry

8 February 2005 - Germiston (RSA): Bidvest's wholly owned OP subsidiaries Statmark and Silveray are to merge, opi.net has discovered.…

Esselte’s Ross handed South African role

10 September 2004 - Uxbridge (UK): Esselte has named Andy Ross as business manager for South Africa. Ross, who joined…

Esselte boosts South African links

Esselte has teamed up with South African holding company the Bidvest Group as it targets global sales growth. Under the…

Esselte partnership targets South Africa

7 July 2004 - Johannesburg (RSA): Esselte is targeting global sales growth with the formation of a strategic partnership with…

Bidvest expands with acquisition

Bidvest, parent company of contract stationer Waltons, is to become one of the top five companies in South Africa with…

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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…