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The State of the OP Industry Report 2017-18

Once again, the last 12 months have seen the global office products (OP) industry continue to change substantially: Despite economic…

Research: Finding that anchor

The fifth incarnation of The View from the Top: The State of the OP Industry 2017-18 is highly indicative of…

Platinum Equity completes OfficeMax New Zealand transaction

US private equity firm Platinum Equity has completed its acquisition of OfficeMax New Zealand although it has still not found…

Milcent confirms Lyreco commitment to Asia

Lyreco CEO Hervé Milcent has told OPI that the sale of Lyreco Australia does not signal the start of a…

Interview: Winc New Zealand on Lyone’s shopping list

After acquiring Lyreco Australia, COS founder Dominique Lyone has told OPI he would be interested in acquiring the for-sale Winc…

Analysis: Green shoots at Office Depot as Smith pursues transformation strategy

Office Depot's stock price rallied by more than 6% in early trading on Wall Street this morning (before dropping back…

Acquisitions help Office Depot achieve Q1 growth

Office Depot has reported a year-on-year top-line improvement of 6% in the first quarter of 2018, mainly due to its…

Analysis: ACCO benefitting from better balance

ACCO's solid first quarter performance underlines its more balanced international presence resulting from the Pelikan Artline and Esselte acquisitions in…

Category Update: Give us a break

The office breakroom is undergoing fundamental change. No longer seen as just a place to grab some foul-tasting coffee or…

Robust independent sales boost Essendant’s Q1

Essendant's first quarter sales decline of 2.3% masked some nice growth in key categories by its independent reseller customers.The wholesaler's…

:Staples extends recycling programme | CompuCom launches wholesale vertical | New appointment at Plantronics

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

Office Depot expands ITaaS reach

Office Depot is rolling out its recently acquired IT services offering to its channel partners.As part of the group's plan…

Business as usual, say Essendant and SP Richards

US office products wholesalers SP Richards and Essendant have both delivered 'business as usual' messages to staff, suppliers, customers and…

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…

Office Depot appoints CompuCom President

The CEO of Office Depot’s recent IT solutions acquisition CompuCom has been appointed President.Dan Stone has served at the head…

Depot’s CompuCom launches bank software | Staples lay-offs confirmed | Faber-Castell Malaysia turns 40

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

Newell in $50 million Office Depot tiff

In February, manufacturer Newell Brands revealed a 55% decline in sales from its Writing business due to a trade dispute…

Analysis: Office Depot’s transformation gathers pace

As anticipated, the acquisition of IT support and repairs company CompuCom in October 2017 set the wheels in motion for…

Analysis: Which road will Essendant take?

At the end of February, US business products wholesaler Essendant reported a set of challenging 2017 financial results, with sales…

EOPA: The class of 2018

Held for the 17th time in 2018 and for the fifth time as part of OPI’s invitation-only Partnership event at…

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Tariff relief for OP industry?

Despite an apparent 90-day ceasefire on the trade war between the US and China, uncertainty still reigns. Scheduled to be…