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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 out since 2016 – Essendant’s Bob Aiken, SP Richards’ Wayne Beacham and Office Depot’s...

Big Interview: Posting the 3M message

Say 3M, think Post-it notes – arguably no other brand in this industry is as synonymous with the company that makes it. And that’s astonishing given the broad product portfolio that 3M has in...

Takeover time for Corporate Express?

11 June 2007 — Amsterdam (NL): Speculation is mounting concerning whether Corporate Express (CE) may be on the verge of being taken over. According to the Financial Times, regulatory filings have revealed that UK...

People and places

 USA Hewlett-Packard (HP) has promoted John McCain to head up HP Services, following Steve Smith's resignation. McCain will serve as senior VP and general manager of the division and report to Ann Livermore, EVP of...

People and places

 USA Hewlett-Packard (HP) has promoted John McCain to head up HP Services, following Steve Smith's resignation. McCain will serve as senior VP and general manager of the division and report to Ann Livermore, EVP of...

Buhrmann to trade as Corporate Express NV

12 April 2007 — Amsterdam (NL): Buhrmann will change its company name to Corporate Express NV as of Friday 20 April. At its AGM, the proposal to extend the period during which the executive board...

Risky business

Having come from an economically shaky industry in IT, I know the pressure many companies are under at the moment and the OP industry is certainly in as much need of a shot in...

Buhrmann sees steady growth in 2006

12 March 2007 — Amsterdam (NL): Buhrmann's 2006 net sales have increased by 7.1 percent to €6.3 billion ($8.3 billion) from €5.9 billion last year. The North American division's net sales for the year...

Buhrmann to appoint Ventress to board

 8 March 2007 – Amsterdam (NL): Buhrmann has announced that it will propose to appoint Peter Ventress to the company's Executive Board. The decision will be taken at the firm's 2007 AGM of shareholders on...

Buhrmann to become Corporate Express

 9 March 2007 – Amsterdam (NL): Buhrmann has announced that it will be changing its name to Corporate Express. Pending approval at the AGM of shareholders on 12 April 2007, the statutory name of the...

Bumpy ride for Buhrmann

 Industry experts have reacted with unease to Buhrmann's latest financial results, which revealed that Q4 sales at Corporate Express (CE) North America fell to €763.6 million ($991.6 million) from €809.8 million a year earlier....

Mark Hoffman resigns from Buhrmann

 30 March 2007 — Amsterdam (NL): Buhrmann has announced that Mark Hoffman, president and CEO of Corporate Express North America, and member of the Buhrmann executive board, has resigned from the company by mutual...

Results paint a mixed picture

 The financial results for 2006 are slowly being unveiled and a tale of contrasts is beginning to emerge. As some companies appear to be wallowing in the doldrums, others are seizing opportunities, taking initiative...

Risky business

Having come from an economically shaky industry in IT, I know the pressure many companies are under at the moment and the OP industry is certainly in as much need of a shot in...

Risky business

Having come from an economically shaky industry in IT, I know the pressure many companies are under at the moment and the OP industry is certainly in as much need of a shot in...

Buhrmann slip-up good for Staples, says Citigroup

9 February 2007 — New York (NY): Citigroup expects Staples to have gained market share forfeited by Buhrmann on the back of Corporate Express North America's disappointing Q4 results. Citigroup analyst Bill Sims says...

CE North America sales down

8 February 2007 — Amsterdam (NL): Buhrman's latest financial results have revealed that Corporate Express (CE) North America's Q4 sales fell to €763.6 million ($991.6 million) from €809.8 million a year earlier. And for...

OfficeMax reports sales recovery

22 February 2007 — Naperville (IL): OfficeMax's Q4 net income increased to $58 million, or diluted EPS of $0.76, compared with a net loss of $43.1 million, or a loss of $0.62 per diluted...

Looking into the future

Peter Ventress is not what you'd expect from the president of a multinational organisation who plays a pivotal role in unifying the fragmented European OP market. The drive and determination is clearly evident, and...

Buhrmann posts successful Q3

 1 November 2006 — Amsterdam (NL): Buhrmann's Q3 net sales improved to €1.5 billion, an increase of 5 percent at constant rates. Organic sales grew 5 percent, driven primarily by North American and European OP...

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