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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…

Billy Swayze passes away

OPI is saddened to report that William “Billy” Hilton Swayze passed away this weekend at the age of 32 from…

Paperworld Middle East prepares for growth

Paperworld Middle East 2019 is gearing up for an increased presence from European companies at its annual event. The expo…

Avrum Morrow passes away

OPI is very saddened to report the passing of Avrum (Avi) Morrow, philanthropist and founder of Avmor, at the age…

Iconex closes US facility

Label solutions manufacturer Iconex has announced plans to shut its Cincinnati (OH) facility. The closure is scheduled to take place…

Market consolidation in Australia

Office products manufacturer ACCO Brands Australia has acquired all brands and distribution rights from fellow Australian vendor Cumberland Stationery. The…

Acquisition for Avery

Global manufacturing conglomerate CCL Industries has purchased direct-to-consumer online business Easy2Name (E2N) for its label maker subsidiary Avery. UK-based E2N…

Jim Wilson passes away

OPI is saddened to report that former Staedtler UK Sales Manager Jim Wilson has passed away. In a career spanning…

New management at Plantronics

Personal audio communications manufacturer Plantronics has appointed a new EVP and General Manager for Group Systems. In this role, Tom…

3M introduces formal sustainability requirement

3M has said it will include a sustainability value commitment in all new products, starting in 2019. The brand made…

New executives for Diversey

US-based jan/san vendor Diversey has announced that CEO Dr Ilham Kadri is resigning her position as of 31 December 2018.…

Senior management appointment for Knoll

Office furniture manufacturer Knoll has announced its new COO and President. In the role, Christopher Baldwin will be responsible for…

Integra announces award winners

UK dealer group Integra has named the award winners from last week’s Innovate for Growth event. The awards were presented…

Hon enhances CET Designer

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

Joint partnership between Toshiba and Brother

EOS vendor Toshiba America Business Solutions (TABS) and printer manufacturer Brother International have announced a strategic partnership. TABS will now…

BIC expands in Africa

BIC has entered into an agreement with Kenya-based FMCG manufacturer Haco Industries to take charge of its own products in…

Stationery sales weaken again for BIC

The improvement in BIC's Stationery category at the end of last year appears to have been short-lived, as Q1 results…

Biella progresses with restructuring

Following its AGM on Tuesday, Switzerland-based manufacturer Biella updated investors on the progress of its restructuring programme.Widespread market over-capacity forced…

Herman Miller to invest in dealer network

Office furniture manufacturer Herman Miller is looking to improve its relationship with dealers.Speaking on the Q3 earnings call, outgoing CEO…

Cost-cutting Biella announces closures

European office products manufacturer Biella is to close three of its sites.The production plant in Szydlowiec and the local sales…

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DEX to provide turnkey MPS solution for Essendant dealers

In the second part of our interview with Harry Dochelli (click here for Part 1), the Essendant President reveals details…