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Wesfarmers buys online retailer

Officeworks owner Wesfarmers has agreed to acquire local e-commerce retailer Catch Group for A$230 million (US$160 million). Founded in 2006,…

Amazon denies seller cull | New owners at Swedish office furniture maker | IP...

This week’s office products, business supplies and stationery news from around the web and elsewhere. Amazon denies seller purge Amazon…

New CEOs for WH Smith and Lexmark | Biella acquisition closes | Steady Q3...

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

Senior marketing appointment at Officeworks

Australian office products giant Officeworks has named Jess Richmond as its new General Manager Marketing. Richmond is an experienced retailer…

Senior appointments at Officeworks

Australian office supplies retailer Officeworks made three senior appointments to its management team, including two internal promotions. Daniel Tollenaere has…

Strong year for Officeworks

Australian office supplies retailer Officeworks has reported impressive sales and earnings growth for the financial year ended 30 June 2018.…

Officeworks’ Mark Ward to retire

Australian stationery and business supplies reseller Officeworks has announced the departure of its Managing Director.Mark Ward is set to retire…

: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…

Strong H1 for Officeworks

Australian stationery and business supplies reseller Officeworks has reported a solid first half.For the six months ended 31 December 2017,…

Final Word from Brad O’Brien

As a country with a population of just under 25 million people, Australia could be considered a minor player with…

Australian education supplies market in good health

According to a new research study published by Penfold Research, the Australian education supplies market was valued at $A2.4 billion…

Hot Topic: Terminated

Automation and robots in manufacturing – think car production – have been slowly eating away at the number of blue-collar…

Green paper momentum

There’s been a raft of green news emanating from paper manufacturers and suppliers over recent months. The emphasis has been…

Officeworks Q1 sales up

Australian office supplies reseller Officeworks has enjoyed a solid Q1.In a retail trading update, sales for the first quarter of…

ACCC voices concerns over Staples and OfficeMax merger

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has delivered a preliminary view that raises doubts over the proposed merger by…

Sales and earnings up at Officeworks

Australian office supply reseller Officeworks has reported another year of strong top and bottom-line growth.Sales for the 12 months to…

Officeworks launches forest restoration project

Australian OP retailer Officeworks is helping to restore some of Australia's endangered natural forests.As part of a project dubbed Restoring Australia, the…

Analysis: ACCO ready for retail consolidation

ACCO CEO Boris Elisman said his company is prepared for any further consolidation in the US office supplies retail channel.As…

Analysis: Staples – Getting things done in private

Now that the dust has settled on the news that Staples is to be acquired by private equity (PE) firm…

Regulator delays OfficeMax takeover decision

The Australian competition regulator has delayed a decision over the acquisition of OfficeMax Australia by private equity firm Platinum Equity.The…

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ISG shareholders approve mega merger

The board of directors of Independent Suppliers Group (ISG) has announced that 83% of its common shareholders have approved the…