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ISSA Hygieia launches mentoring programme

Non-profit organisation ISSA Hygieia Network has introduced a new mentoring programme. The ISSA Hygieia Network Mentoring Program aims to facilitate…

ISSA to launch healthcare initiative

IEHA, a division of cleaning industry association ISSA focusing on healthcare and hospitality segments of the cleaning industry, has created…

ISSA adds innovation entries

International cleaning industry association ISSA has added several last-minute entries to its 2018 Innovation Awards programme. The programme recognises the…

Staples closes stores | Amazon launches Storefronts | James Cropper trading update

A local newspaper has reported that Staples will close 15% of its US stores this year and a further 30%…

ISSA launches Next Gen programme

Global cleaning industry association ISSA has launched Next Gen, a programme for young professionals. Next Gen replaces the association’s Young…

Steady growth for Clorox

Cleaning products manufacturer Clorox has reported a Q4 2018 sales increase of 3%. Sales rose to $156 million, driven by…

OptiGroup makes Romanian jan/san debut

European office supplies distributor OptiGroup has made its latest acquisition in the jan/san space.It has bought Romania-based Oviva Distribution, a…

ISSA Hygieia Network expands council

The ISSA Hygieia Network (IHN) has made a new appointment to its Network Council.Kim Price, VP of Sales Force &…

Essendant reveals jan/san industry’s digital shift

US business products wholesaler Essendant has shed light on how the jan/san industry is evolving alongside the rise of e-commerce.A…

Stable quarter for Clorox

Cleaning products manufacturer Clorox has reported a Q2 2018 sales increase of 1% in its Cleaning division.The segment saw sales…

Contract exits knock Essity’s Q4 sales

Sweden-based hygiene products group Essity’s decision to quit certain markets weighed down sales in the fourth quarter.Sales at its Professional…

ISSA and RAI agree to restructure

It seems worldwide cleaning industry association ISSA and trade show platform RAI have finally come to the decision to part…

Diversey buys chemical-free cleaner

Jan/san vendor Diversey has agreed to buy cleaning products brand Twister from private equity firm Polaris.Twister – which is headquartered…

CMS Purus awards winners announced

International cleaning trade fair CMS Berlin 2017 has announced the winners of its annual awards.The CMS Purus Innovation Awards recognise…

Facilities Supplies Special: Mission critical

Partnerships, mergers and new global events (see ‘Timeline of events’ below) indicate that big changes are afoot at the organisation.…

Facilities Supplies Special: The powerhouse

Bunzl’s origins date back to 1854 when Mortiz Bunzl registered a haberdashery in Slovakia’s capital Bratislava under the name Emanuel…

Event: EPIC and ISSA/INTERCLEAN preview

EPIC previewNow in its fifth incarnation, EPIC – the groundbreaking convention collaboration between US dealer groups Independent Stationers (IS) and…

ISSA strikes deal with SCRIA

Cleaning industry association ISSA has partnered with Australia-based Specialized Cleaning and Restoration Industry Association (SCRIA).Under the agreement, SCRIA membership benefits…

IEHA approves ISSA merger

ISSA is to merge with a fellow cleaning industry association IEHA.Its members voted in favour of a merger with ISSA…

Staples appoints new CMO | Google launches $5000 whiteboard | Former Steelcase boss heads...

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

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Depot turnaround still a work in progress

Office Depot’s third quarter earnings results this week certainly caught the eye of Wall Street and the US media as…