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Hamelin re-enters Australian market with Bantex acquisition

France-based Groupe Hamelin has re-entered the Australian school and office supplies market by taking a controlling interest in the Bantex…

Pentel Australia boss resigns | 3M settles chemicals lawsuit | Amazon to expand checkout-free...

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

Mid-market gains for Staples

Staples has said that sales to mid-market customers at its Staples Business Advantage (SBA) were up 11% year on year…

Sycamore to carve up Staples

New regulatory documents filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) confirm that Staples Inc will split into three…

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…

Updates from Staples and Officeworks

Ironically, with the ever-increasing prospect of Staples being taken private, the reseller’s Chief Administrative Officer Jeff Hall was at the Baird…

Analysis: New phase for Staples 20/20 plan

Staples is ramping up investments in its ‘Pro’ product categories as it kicks off Phase Two of its 20/20 strategic…

Staples highlights mid-market gains

Staples says its mid-market contract business achieved year-on-year double-digit growth during the first quarter of its financial year.As it reported…

Amazon tops office supply website survey

A recent study of 50 office supply websites in the US has put Amazon at the top of the pile.Cloud-based…

Staples’ strategy accelerating

Staples’ Q4 and full-year 2016 results highlight its evolution into a North American-focused B2B delivery-oriented reseller.Following the sell-off of its…

Special Anniversary Feature: The good, the bad and the surprising Xtra…

Jamie Fellowes1988 to 1995 was a defining period with the formation of dealer buying groups. Their rapid expansion and growth…

Special Anniversary Feature: The good, the bad and the surprising…

Irwin HelfordCompeting against lower-priced superstores was a huge challenge. Everyone claimed great service, so Viking needed to stand out, calling…

Industry past and present pays tribute to Tom Stemberg

Tom Stemberg meant a lot to a lot of people – industry icons past and present share their memories of…

Full TCPN contract awardees revealed

Following yesterday's Office Depot press release about its award of the two TCPN contracts, OPI contacted TCPN for more details…

Amanda Brook – Officeworks

OPI: When did you join Officeworks? AB: April 1994, so I'm coming up for my fifth anniversary.OPI: How many stores were…

John Wilson, President, Staples Europe

The cost has been heavy in terms of headcount reductions with about 1,600 jobs – around 20% of the European…

Quill in CoH Facebook drive

 Staples-owned Quill is using Facebook to raise up to $20,000 for the City of Hope cancer institute. Quill is encouraging Facebook…

EU retail under Staples spotlight

 Staples has said that it is to review its European retail operations after a 9 percent decrease in same-store sales…

Depot announces new piggyback contract

 Office Depot has announced details of a cooperative contract award that it plans to offer to its current US Communities…

Staples names new head of delivery

 With Pete Howard jetting off to Europe, Staples has promoted Steve Bussberg to run its US business delivery division. As SVP…

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Analysis: Inside ACCO’s FY results

The double-digit jump in ACCO’s share price on Wednesday came as the company’s Q4 results beat Wall Street sales and…