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Grainger: differentiating via relationships

Grainger’s relationships with its customers are a “unique competitive advantage” said CEO DG Macpherson earlier this week on the company’s…

Grainger completes restructuring in Canada

US-based MRO supplier Grainger has completed the turnaround of its business in Canada, resulting in a profitable Q4 2018 for…

Analysis: Mega-merger in US wholesale channel

Speculation has been rife in the US since the beginning of 2018 that something 'big' was about to happen at…

:3M reinvents Post-it Notes | Honeywell recalls hard hats | OfficeMax HQ sold |...

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

Q1 improves for Grainger despite Canada weakness

US-based MRO supplier Grainger is dusting itself off after aweak FY2017to deliver solid Q1 results, despite the slow recovery of…

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…

Office Depot launches new-look stores | Arjowiggins sheds banknote business | New OP title...

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

FY profits down for Grainger

Mounting costs weighed down FY results for US-based MRO supplier Grainger.For the 12 months ended 31 December, sales rose 3%…

Grainger launches UK online store

US-based MRO supplier Grainger has launched the UK version of its online-only store.Zoro UK builds on the e-commerce capabilities of…

Xerox in talks with Fujifilm | CES 2018 kicks off | UK considers ‘latte...

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

Analysis: All hands to the pump

You would be forgiven for wondering what the connection is between the approval of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act…

Scandal at Asia Pulp & Paper | Amazon’s next day delivery under fire |...

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

Grainger celebrates 90 years | Record launch for Amazon Australia | Currys PC World...

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

Grainger appoints new board member

US-based MRO supplier Grainger has appointed a former Google executive to its board of directors.Lucas Watson – who is Chief…

Suspension for China Stationery | Smiggle to pass A$450 million mark | Iron Mountain...

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

HP completes Samsung print deal | Jefferies ditches Essendant | Iconex makes acquisitions |...

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

Spotlight: Think MRO, think Grainger

Grainger is North America’s leading broadline B2B supplier of maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) products. With subsidiaries also in Europe,…

Grainger renews government contract

MRO supplier Grainger has been awarded a contract that enables it to continue selling to US federal government customers for…

Grainger reports modest Q3

US-based MRO supplier Grainger reported a modest increase in sales despite some difficulties in its operating regions.For the three months…

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Support the Ride of Life

Around 25 members of the office products industry have so far signed up to take part in this year’s Ride…