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

Comment: What’s happening to the office furniture market?

It has been a choppy few months for those operating in the office furniture market, as Knoll’s Q2 earnings showed…

Xerox product launch timing hits Q2 sales

The timing of Xerox's new product launch didn't help Q2 sales.Xerox CEO Jeff Jacobson revealed that the release of the…

Profits rise for Domtar

Productivity helped to offset an otherwise difficult Q2 for North American paper manufacturer Domtar.Sales of $1.22 billion were down 3.4%…

US policy and Brexit hit TAKKT sales

A weak market in the US and Brexit uncertainty are taking their toll on office equipment supplier TAKKT.Despite an initially…

Another tough quarter for Essendant

US wholesaler Essendant has again reported declining sales and profits in its latest quarterly results.In line with similar trends seen…

Acme reports Amazon shift

Second quarter sales for office products, stationery and safety supplies vendor Acme fell despite online strategy success.Sales were down 5%…

3M OP sales decline

Consumer goods manufacturer 3M saw sales of stationery and office supplies fall in Q2.For the three months ended 30 June,…

Wholesale declines push HNI sales lower

A weak wholesale market hit Q2 sales at HNI, parent company of the HON office furniture brand.For the three months…

Essity profits up after SCA split

Sweden-based hygiene products group Essity reported a rise in Q2 sales despite tough market conditions.The group, which split from SCA…

Grainger’s pricing strategy drives Q2 sales

Second quarter results for MRO supplier Grainger revealed its competitive pricing initiative is beginning to take effect.For the three months ended…

Tough market continues for Bong

While a weak market continued to dog sales, European envelope and packaging manufacturer Bong improved profitability in the first half of 2017.In an…

Another record quarter for SYNNEX

IT distributor SYNNEX saw another record quarter with sales growth across the board driving profit higher.For the three months ended…

HP Q2 sales growth for both printing and PC units

HP has clocked double-barrelled growth in its second quarter, despite a difficult market. For the three months ended 30 April, sales…

Solid results for Manutan despite Brexit

European MRO and business supplies reseller Manutan has posted a robust set of Q2 results. Even Brexit failed to dampen the…

Strong furniture growth for School Specialty

Educational supplies reseller School Specialty reported strong double-digit growth in its furniture category in the second quarter.Furniture sales were up…

Essendant to take more actions as Q2 disappoints

US office supplies wholesaler Essendant has announced a number of initiatives to improve profitability after a challenging second quarter saw…

Fastenal sees Q2 growth

MRO and industrial supplier Fastenal has reported Q2 2016 sales were up 1.6%.Sales for the quarter reached $1 billion although pre-tax…

HP’s top line hit again

HP Inc has reported an 11% year-on-year sales decline in the second quarter.The drop in local currencies is not as…

E-commerce up at Costco

Costco’s online sales grew more than 20% in its second quarter as it expands its e-commerce efforts.Costco now runs online…

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Court dismisses Essendant motion in GPC lawsuit

Genuine Parts Company (GPC) can move ahead with its ‘breach of contract’ legal proceedings against Essendant, a Delaware court has…