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Record EBITDA for PCA paper unit

The Paper division at Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) reported record adjusted EBITDA margin in the first quarter as it…

Advertorial: How to reach the top

OPI: Top-selling brand is a bold claim. How do you back this up?Paul LeBlanc: We start with data from market…

Category Update: Problematic paper

Last year proved to be a challenging year for the paper industry. Overall demand continued to decline and predictions are…

How to reach the top

OPI: Top-selling brand is a bold claim. How do you back this up?Paul LeBlanc: We start with data from market…

Green paper momentum

There’s been a raft of green news emanating from paper manufacturers and suppliers over recent months. The emphasis has been…

HP completes Samsung print deal | Jefferies ditches Essendant | Iconex makes acquisitions |...

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

Special Feature: Top 100 2017

When we started collating this year’s Top 100 resellers list, it struck me that relatively few big hitters have come…

Analysis: Essendant adopts new contract strategy

US wholesaler Essendant is on a potential collision course with the country’s independent dealer channel (IDC) after adopting a strategy…

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…

Special Anniversary Feature: Letter from Oz

The past two decades or so have seen the formerly local, fragmented and relatively inefficient stationery market in Australia evolve into…

Staples’ Goodman makes BTS video | Samsung on Amazon replenishment programme in Europe |...

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

Where are they now? with Santiago Bilinkis

On our travels around the world catching up with some of the people that shaped the OP landscape over the…

Victoriano joins Highlands

Experienced office products sales executive Joe Victoriano has joined manufacturer rep group Highlands.Effective 1 April, Victoriano is Highland’s Account Manager…

PCA sees steady paper volumes

North American paper and packaging manufacturer Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) has said Q4 2015 paper volumes were essentially flat…

Special Feature: Big accounts within grasp

As part of Point Nationwide, which has evolved into a joint venture between TriMega Purchasing Association and Independent Stationers and is…

Slight drop in paper volumes at Boise

The number was revealed by Judy Lassa, SVP of Paper at Boise’s parent company Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) during…

Big Interview Xtra: Jim Hebert

OPI: What’s the average size of your dealer?Jim Hebert: We have dealers from $500,000-$1 million to a couple of dealers…

Big Interview: Family man

Not one to put himself in the spotlight, Office Partners founder and CEO Jim Hebert nevertheless found himself on the stage…

Paper manufacturers need to step up conservation practices

A new report released by conservation organisation Dogwood Alliance has rated Domtar, International Paper and Georgia-Pacific top for improved forestry…

Strong growth for PCA

According to PCA SVP Paper Judy Lassa, the reduction in office paper shipments was due in part to the exiting…

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Office Depot France denies works council allegations

Office Depot has categorically denied allegations of the misuse of company funds made by workers’ representatives in France. As reported…