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Category Update: Furnishing the future

The past year has been good for the furniture industry, with suppliers reporting a strong order book. Large project needs…

New CEO for Kodak | Veritiv offloads business segment | Xerox launches self-service kiosk

Kodak has announced that CEO Jeff Clarke is stepping down and current Chairman of the board of directors Jim Continenza…

HNI back on track

HNI, parent company of the HON office furniture brand, has reported a return to growth in its fourth quarter and…

NeoCon reveals 2019 conference programme

Interiors trade show NeoCon has announced details of its conference programme for this year. NeoCon said the 51st edition of…

Record sales for Knoll

US furniture manufacturer Knoll has reported its highest quarterly sales ever. Q4 2018 sales were $354.6 million, up 12.2% from…

Office Essentials acquires Midwest dealer

US-based OP and business supplies dealer Office Essentials (OE) has expanded across the Midwest. It has acquired the Columbia (MO)…

VOW announces awards shortlist

UK wholesaler VOW has revealed the finalists for its 2018 Venture Awards. The winners will be announced after the annual…

Furnishing a future

Sustainability is a key watchword across the OP industry these days, with every sector embracing its principles to a greater…

Highest sales in 15 years at Kimball

US-based office furniture manufacturer Kimball has reported its highest quarterly sales figures in over 15 years and strong double-digit organic…

Bold moves boost Knoll sales

New creative directions have helped drive Q3 sales for US furniture manufacturer Knoll. The acquisition of Scandinavian office furniture brand…

Acquisition for Kimball

US furniture manufacturer Kimball is to acquire contract furniture designer David Edward. Headquartered in Baltimore (MD), David Edward specialises in…

Office workers impacted by sitting down

New research has found that 81% of UK office workers spend between four and nine hours a day sitting at…

HP 2019 financial outlook | Canon Solutions America alliance | Xerox appoints EVP

HP Inc has revealed its fiscal 2019 financial outlook, providing details on its strategy and opportunities for long-term growth. It…

Acquisition for Office Peeps

US reseller Office Peeps has acquired fellow South Dakota-based furniture and OP firm Central Business Supply. Over the next few…

UK acquisition for Steelcase

US-based office furniture manufacturer Steelcase has acquired UK furniture company Orangebox. Orangebox’s portfolio offers “high-performance alternatives to traditional seating, patented…

Steelcase broadens Boila relationship

Office furniture vendor Steelcase has expanded its relationship with Danish furniture designer Bolia, entering into new territories. Steelcase will offer…

Connexions powered by IS Contract announces successful event

US-based dealer group Independent Stationers has said its inaugural Connexions powered by IS Contract annual meeting provided a tremendous opportunity for leading manufacturers…

Hon enhances CET Designer

Office furniture brand The HON Company has improved its design and specification tools with the introduction of CET Designer Extension.…

UK expansion for BakkerElkhuizen

Netherlands-based manufacturer BakkerElkhuizen has acquired the distribution activities of UK partner Osmond Ergonomics. As of 1 September 2018, BakkerElkhuizen now…

How to design a workplace for millennials

The office environment is constantly evolving, but perhaps never as drastically as it has in the past couple of years.…

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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…