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

Newell Brands sheds Waddington packaging business

Newell Brands has agreed to sell its global disposable cutlery and packaging business The Waddington Group. The division has been…

Icahn facilitates Newell/Starboard peace deal

The Starboard/Newell Brands boardroom battle may finally be over.The consumer brands manufacturer has agreed to add three independent directors to…

BIC sues former Cello pens owner | OfficeMax to close Waiwhetu offices | SYNNEX...

France-based vendor BIC has launched a suit with the high court in Mumbai, India, against the former owners of Cello…

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…

Highlands appoints account head

The latest appointment by US-based sales and marketing agency Highlands has been brought on board to manage the group's relationship…

Icahn backs Newell in Starboard battle

Newell Brands has entered into a high-profile agreement that could well secure its position in the power struggle with hedge…

Newell Brands reacts to Starboard power grab

Consumer goods giant Newell Brands has hit back after activist hedge fund Starboard sought to oust its leadership team.In a…

Newell clashes with shareholders

US hedge fund Starboard has engaged in a power struggle with consumer goods giant Newell Brands.Starboard – which owns around…

Trade dispute knocks Newell

Newell Brands’ Writing business took a hit in Q4 following a dispute with a major customer.Sales in the Learn segment,…

BIC Graphic boosts North America leadership team

Pen maker BIC Graphic North America has appointed a new CEO.While current President of BIC Graphic North America Emmanuel Bruno…

Newell Brands looks to reduce global footprint

Shares in Newell Brands have plummeted by nearly 20% after it revealed a plan to halve its global factory footprint…

Event Preview: European Office Products Awards 2018

On 6 March 2018, the leading lights of the European business supplies industry will come together for the 17th time…

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

EOPA 2018 shortlist revealed

A group of senior executives from all channels in the business supplies industry came together in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, last…

Weak back-to-school hits Newell results

A much softer-than-anticipated back-to-school (BTS) season in the US caused Newell Brands’ Writing division to post lower-than-expected Q3 results.Newell’s Learn…

5 mins with… Jeffrey James (JJ) Köhler

Best way to spend the weekend?BBQ, beer and watching football.What scares you?Not much, but I do everything possible to ensure…

BOSS Awards shortlist revealed

UK office products association BOSS has announced the shortlist for its 2017 BOSS Awards.The nominees in each category are as…

Tragic passing of Mike Ayckbourn

OPI is shocked and saddened to hear of the unexpected passing of Mike Ayckbourn at the age of 45.He was…

Slime and online drive Newell sales

Newell Brands’ Learn division reported a robust second quarter, as international growth and e-commerce pushed sales higher.For the three months…

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