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ProcessingPoint reveals new branding

Cloud-based workplace software provider ProcessingPoint has changed its name. After more than 12 years, the US company has rebranded to…

Sam’s Club to launch free shipping

US bulk retailer and Walmart subsidiary Sam’s Club is ramping up its e-commerce offering.The members-only club is looking to roll…

BJ’s Wholesale targets Sam’s Club members

BJ’s Wholesale didn’t waste any time swooping in on Sam’s Club members after owner Walmart decided to close a number…

Final word with Al Lynden

I’ve recently had the great honour of winning the Industry Achievement award at the North American Office Products Awards. One…

Modest growth in Costco Q2

Warehouse Club operator Costco has reported modest comp growth of 2-3% in its first half results.While sales for Q2 climbed…

Costco to open first business centre in Canada

Costco is set to launch its first business centre store in Canada in March.The centre, in a commercial area of…

Online boosts Costco Q1 sales

Warehouse club Costco reported sluggish overall sales growth in its first quarter, but is gaining traction with its online platforms.Sales…

Office products – a dynamic industry

My first introduction to the industry came in the late 1980s when the services economy was moving full speed ahead.…

Amazon moves into photo prints | Sam’s Club and Costco target office supplies delivery...

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

Sam’s Club planning office supplies delivery push?

Walmart-owned Sam’s Club looks set to up its presence in the office supplies business delivery space.According to an article published…

Thinking outside the “big box”

Over the past two decades, the office supplies industry has fundamentally changed. Most significantly, the internet has accelerated the rise…

Highlands lands RB UK account | Staples adds Facebook functionality | Supplier rebates force...

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

E-commerce up at Costco

Costco’s online sales grew more than 20% in its second quarter as it expands its e-commerce efforts.Costco now runs online…

Costco misses analyst expectations

Total sales for the quarter increased 7% to $25.2 billion from $23.5 billion last year while operating expenses rose 7.2%…

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It's been two years since the Business Solutions Association (BSA) first formed a taskforce to examine industry practices for the electronic…

Staples scoops TWICE award

 Staples has been named as Best National Retailer by consumer electronics magazine TWICE. It was only the second time in the…

Wal-Mart moves invite speculation

 A shift in global strategy or company politics - there's plenty of speculation flying around regarding Wal-Mart's decision to move…

Costco opens lucrative Manhattan store

Costco has opened its first store in Manhattan and is considering other sites.During an interview with the media at the…

Costco pulls off battling performance

The resilience of the discount sector has been demonstrated as Costco Wholesale recorded only a 2 percent decline in net…

Thousands flock to Costco opening

 US-based warehouse club giant Costco has finally opened its long-awaited first outlet in Australia, with eager shoppers turning out in…

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Staples CEO reiterates Essendant promises

Staples Inc CEO Sandy Douglas wrote to Essendant counterpart Ric Phillips earlier this week to express his “unwavering excitement” at…