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Staples takes coworking in-house

Staples Inc is dissolving its relationship with coworking operator Workbar. The reseller is replacing Workbar with its new brand, Staples…

Staples acquires DEX Imaging

Staples Inc has announced an agreement to purchase document imaging technology dealer DEX Imaging. One of the largest independent office…

Conditions imposed on Staples-Essendant deal

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has approved Staples Inc’s proposed $482.7 million acquisition of wholesaler Essendant – but with…

Big Interview: Antipodean action

Australia has rarely been out of office products news over the past 18 months or so, but the biggest stories…

Big Interview: The turnaround of Office Depot Europe

After a period of instability and disruption, Office Depot's European business — worth more than €1.5 billion ($1.7 billion) —…

Hot Topic: Consolidating the future

There is nothing so constant as change. The OP industry is no exception. It has spent the past two decades…

Platinum Equity eyes up OfficeMax

Platinum Equity now has its sights set on OfficeMax, Office Depot’s Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) business, according to the…

Australia keen on full Amazon launch

Potential increased activity by Amazon in Australia is set to shake up the local retail market.Currently the giant e-tailer offers a…

Depot Europe sale closes

Office Depot has completed the sale of its European business to the Aurelius Group.The transaction is part of the company's recently announced international…

Lyreco wins green award

Global workplace supplies reseller Lyreco has won its third award in as many months for its efforts to reduce its environmental…

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…

Big Interview: Nicolas Potier

France’s leading direct office supplies reseller JM Bruneau has recently come under new ownership in the form of Weinberg Capital Partners.…

Plaisio sales resilient in Q1

Greek reseller Plaisio has said its first quarter results were in line with expectations as consumer spending stalled due to…

Troy expands into office supplies

The company’s new product categories include paper, writing supplies, janitorial, breakroom products, desktop supplies, mailroom & shipping and toner.Troy, which…

Takkt reports Q1 growth

Organic sales grew 4.9% to reach €239 million ($402 million) while EBITDA rose 1.4% to €37.4 million.Takkt Europe slightly outperformed…

Profit jumps at Plaisio

The Interaction member achieved 2013 EBITDA of €23.5 million ($32.7 million), up 37% versus the 2012 figure, while pre-tax profit…

Lyreco Australia announces new MD

Mike Milward will replace current Managing Director Bryn Sharp who has decided to leave the company after more than two…

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De Feydeau relishing “interesting” challenge

OPI caught up recently with Guillaume de Feydeau, the new Managing Director of Office Depot France. Guillaume de Feydeau is…