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Staples expands in-store services

Staples has teamed up with ID technology group IDEMIA to roll out its IdentoGO enrolment centres in its stores nationwide.The…

WH Smith pins hopes on stationery

UK retailer WH Smith is looking to ramp up stationery sales to offset ongoing high street declines.In an interim statement…

Analysis: Depot’s transformation gathers pace

Office Depot has detailed its transformation strategy that will see the business supplies giant shift away from retail and expand…

Amazon to create more jobs in France | Smiggle plans flagship London store |...

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

E-commerce giants report record growth

The rise of e-commerce is reaching unprecedented levels as the two biggest players in the field report their Q4 results.For…

Campo Marzio now selling in Spanish store

High-end stationery and accessories brand Campo Marzio has increased its retail presence.The label – which is exclusively distributed by ADVEO…

High street shift helps WH Smith stationery sales

UK retailer WH Smith has revealed its high street strategy is paying off for stationery.For the year ended 31 August,…

Tardy shoppers drive back-to-school gains

Sales of traditional supplies during the back-to-school (BTS) season in the US rose 1% to $4.2 billion, according to a…

Retail focus lifts Warehouse Stationery profits

A renewed retail focus is paying off for New Zealand-based Warehouse Stationery.For the 12 months ended 30 July 2017, sales…

RadioShack comeback hinges on lawsuit

There is a glimmer of hope for beleaguered former electronics retailer RadioShack.The US Bankruptcy Court granted conditional approval last week…

Accolade for OfficeZilla | Alibaba goes offline | SYNNEX completes cybersecurity acquisition

US-based office products reseller OfficeZilla has been named one of Inc. magazine’s top ten fastest-growing US franchises in 2017. In 2016, the…

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…

Alibaba smashes earnings estimates

Alibaba’s phenomenal growth as a China-focused e-commerce platform went unabated yet again in its first quarter.For the three months ended…

Amazon one step closer to retail outlets

Amazon’s new instant delivery outlets mark the latest move in its war with retailers.The internet titan has launched Instant Pickups…

Wholesale and retail weakness hits Avery

Office superstore closures and wholesale headwinds weighed down Avery’s Q2 results.For the three months ended 30 June, sales at the…

Kaut-Bullinger sheds more stores

Germany-based office products reseller Kaut-Bullinger has closed three more of its retail locations.Part of an ongoing restructuring process, the group…

Back-to-school spending set to fall

Industry analyst Jefferies has found that school and office supplies spending habits aren't as positive this year.In a survey of…

Retail declines hit LSC

The decline of retail stores has taken its toll on LSC Communications’ Q2 sales.For the three months ended 30 June,…

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Challenging Q1 for BIC

BIC’s Stationery division reported a 5.8% comparable decline in sales in its Stationery division in the first quarter, although e-commerce…