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RCP profitability behind Newell U-turn

Newell Brands interim CEO Chris Peterson said the decision to keep the Rubbermaid Commercial Products (RCP) division was not due…

Newell to keep Rubbermaid Commercial Products business

Newell Brands has confirmed that it intends to retain its Rubbermaid Commercial Products unit. The Rubbermaid Commercial Products business –…

Newell still searching for permanent CEO

Newell Brands says its hopes to name a permanent CEO in the upcoming weeks as it appointed CFO Chris Peterson…

Name change for VOW | Staples Canada teams up with FedEx | 25 years...

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…

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…

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…

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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…