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Officeworks staff vote for new agreement

Retail staff at Australian office products reseller Officeworks have voted massively in favour of a new store operations agreement. 80%…

Amazon reports growth | Apple sales fall | The Navigator Company ups prices

Amazon has announced a solid quarter of growth in Q3 2018, as sales were up 20% to $72.4 billion and…

Paperchase considers CVA

UK stationery retailer Paperchase has reportedly called in consultants to explore a potential Company Voluntary Agreement (CVA). First reported in…

CompuCom unveils new retail technology

Office Depot subsidiary and managed digital workplace services provider CompuCom has launched the In-Store Selling Advisor. Designed for retailers, the…

Mondi simplifies structure | Typo expands in the UK | P&G launches recycled plastic...

South Africa-based paper manufacturer Mondi is proposing to simplify its structure. It will go from being dual listed into a…

WH Smith expands travel franchise

UK retailer WH Smith has strengthened its international travel business through a partnership with King Power Group (Hong Kong). Travel…

Restructuring costs hit Paperchase

UK stationery retailer Paperchase has reported losses for the year ended 3 February 2018, despite a sales increase of 6%.…

WH Smith pins hopes on stationery

UK retailer WH Smith is looking to ramp up stationery sales to offset ongoing high street declines.In an interim statement…

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…

High street slump continues for WH Smith

Seasonal stationery growth failed to offset high street woes for UK retailer WH Smith.In a trading update for the 20…

Bureau Vallée rallies to help hurricane-hit island

Office supplies retailer Bureau Vallée is taking steps to help its franchisees and customers on the hurricane-ravaged island of Saint…

Smiggle reveals Europe expansion plans

Fashion stationery retailer Smiggle has revealed plans to expand into continental Europe.It follows the launch of 58 new stores worldwide…

RadioShack comeback hinges on lawsuit

There is a glimmer of hope for beleaguered former electronics retailer RadioShack.The US Bankruptcy Court granted conditional approval last week…

Amazon’s Australia debut to hit Wesfarmers hardest

According to Morgan Stanley, Amazon’s Australian debut is set to shave $600 million from retailers’ profits in the region by…

BJ’s Wholesale Club launches B2B arm

BJ’s Wholesale Club has launched a new B2B sales division.As a traditional bricks-and-mortar retailer, it is facing huge pressure from…

Office Products Alliance President talks future-proofing

Last week, US-based Office Products Alliance (OPA) acquired its sixth Kansas City dealer in the past ten years.OPI caught up with President and…

Prepare now for Amazon Australia arrival

It’s not too late for Australian dealers to prepare for the arrival of Amazon, according to one industry figure. Last month,…

WH Smith stationery sales improve despite high street woes

UK-based retailer WH Smith saw stationery sales rise 2% on a like-for-like basis in the six months to 28 February…

Amazon Business partners with Visa

Amazon’s standalone B2B portal Amazon Business has teamed up with global financial services group Visa to provide enhanced transaction data…

Samsonite buys web-only retailer eBags

Luggage and accessories maker Samsonite has acquired online-only bag retailer eBags as it continues its e-commerce expansion.The $105 million deal…

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Essendant’s CORE on hold as combined event talks take place

In the third part of our interview with Harry Dochelli, the Essendant President discusses his relationship with Sycamore Partners, the…