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Management changes at OptiGroup

European packaging and facilities supplies distributor OptiGroup has announced two senior management appointments. Magnus Karlsson, Managing Director of the group’s…

Antalis reports sharp decline in paper volumes

Distributor Antalis said paper volumes in its European markets fell by around 7% in the first half of 2019. What…

Antalis UK strengthens packaging team

Antalis Packaging has appointed Stuart Bates to lead the development of its in-box solutions, automation and void-reduction business. Bates spent…

Henkel invests in cleaning start-up

Consumer products giant Henkel has led a $5 million seed minority investment in US-based cleaning products start-up Truman’s. Direct-to-consumer brand…

Print segment slump hits Veritiv

North American B2B distribution company Veritiv has reported an adjusted year-on-year sales decline of 9.5% in the second quarter, largely…

Mitsubishi Pencil launches plastic-free packaging

Mitsubishi Pencil Company UK, commonly known as uni-ball, has introduced plastic-free packaging for products sold at stationery retailer Ryman. The…

Good quarter for Bong

European envelopes and small packaging manufacturer Bong has reported organic growth and a rise in profits for the first quarter…

Veritiv lowers outlook after soft Q1

North American B2B distributor Veritiv has cut its full-year earnings forecast after it reported “challenging market conditions” in the first…

Spotlight: Unpacking the problem

The scourge of plastic pollution has brought the use of single-use plastic, barrelling into the public domain and left companies…

International Paper acquisition | BIC sells factory | Bong appoints CFO

Global pulp, paper, and packaging producer International Paper has acquired family-owned Spanish packaging business Envases Grau for an undisclosed sum.…

Nestlé ups recycling credentials

In light of the global backlash against single-use plastic, Nestlé has announced plans on both sides of the Atlantic to…

Logitech and Plantronics end acquisition talks | Newell transfers to NASDAQ | Xerox appoint...

EOS and accessories vendor Logitech has confirmed that it is no longer in talks to acquire personal audio communications manufacturer…

Legislation: Going round in circles

As part of its ambitious plans to make Europe more sustainable, the European Commission has revised measures that will help…

Bong secures new financing

European envelope and packaging manufacturer Bong has secured financing for the next three years. The company said the funding will…

Profit growth for Veritiv

North American B2B distributor Veritiv has reported double-digit profit growth for Q3 2018. Sales increased 3.6% to $2.2 billion in…

Greenville sells print division | Ricoh makes acquisitions | Apogee purchase completed

South Carolina-based Greenville Office Supply has sold its print division to competitor TruColor, as part of a move to narrow…

Staples patent lawsuit | Depot expands marketing partnership | Sappi launches paperboard line

Staples Advantage is being sued by Hong Kong-based OP company World Wide Stationery Manufacturing for allegedly infringing a patent on…

Category Update: Post modern

The number of traditional letters sent by post continues to decline. In the UK, the Royal Mail’s letter revenues fell…

Antalis struggles against weak market

Paper merchant Antalis reported a “resilient” operating performance for the first half of the year against a backdrop of falling…

Bong appoints new CEO

European envelope and packaging manufacturer Bong has announced that Håkan Gunnarsson has stepped down as CEO. The company has appointed…

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ADVEO briefs key suppliers

About 50 suppliers to France-based wholesaler and reseller network operator ADVEO were invited to an update briefing at the ADVEO…