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3M announces restructuring after slow start to 2019

3M has said it will cut 2,000 jobs worldwide after it reported “disappointing” first quarter results. The restructuring will involve…

ACCO grows in Mexico

ACCO Brands has significantly expanded its footprint in Mexico with the acquisition of a market leader. The OP vendor has agreed…

WH Smith voted UK’s worst high-street shop | JAB buys Pret A Manger |...

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

Herman Miller to invest in dealer network

Office furniture manufacturer Herman Miller is looking to improve its relationship with dealers.Speaking on the Q3 earnings call, outgoing CEO…

Catalogue still top dog for OP buyers

Despite widespread talk about the demise of traditional catalogues, they still seem to be going strong in the office products…

ACCC sets OfficeMax/COS decision date

The Australian consumer watchdog ACCC has set a date for its decision on the acquisition of OfficeMax by Complete Office…

Fuji Xerox NZ appoints new MD amid scandal

Fuji Xerox New Zealand has caused another stir after appointing a former ministry chief as Managing Director.Peter Thomas has been…

3M OP sales decline

Consumer goods manufacturer 3M saw sales of stationery and office supplies fall in Q2.For the three months ended 30 June,…

Back-to-school shopping habits ‘unpredictable’

Back-to-school (BTS) shopping is starting earlier and lasting longer, a report by market research group NPD has found.Its recent survey…

Warehouse Group trials store merger

The Warehouse Group is trialling a merger of its stationery chains back into its core Warehouse stores.After its lease expired,…

3M appoints new leadership

3M has appointed Michael Roman as COO, and Hak Cheol (HC) Shin as Vice Chair.Roman will be directly responsible for…

Strong year for tesa

During its AGM in late March, Germany-based adhesives manufacturer tesa announced that 2016 sales had risen 2.6% to €1.15 billion…

Organic sales fall for 3M Consumer

The Consumer business group of 3M has seen sales drop 0.7% in its Q4 results.For the division, the firm said its…

Organic growth for 3M Consumer

The Consumer business group of 3M has reported organic sales growth of 3.4% in Q2 2015.Total sales for the division…

Herman Miller outlines consumer strategy

Although the investor day had been planned for some time, the DWR acquisition – which saw Herman Miller buy 83%…

3M Consumer group moves in a positive direction

Total Q2 sales in the Consumer were $1.1 billion, contributing to total group sales of $8.1 billion, an organic sales…

Weather and closures dent 3M OP sales

Total Q1 sales in 3M’s Consumer business group dipped 0.2% to $1.1 billion in US dollars but increased 2.6% in…

3M Consumer sees slight increase

Q4 sales at the division - previously the Consumer and Office division - were $1.1 billion, with local currency growth…

Sales up at 3M’s Consumer division

3M has reported an overall second quarter group earnings increase of 3% compared to Q2 2012, including a rise for…

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SPR announces new HQ and DC plans

North American wholesaler S.P. Richards (SPR) is set to move to new headquarters in the coming weeks following last month’s…