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Bidvest CEO praises “outstanding” Office and Print performance

Lindsay Ralphs, CEO of South Africa-based conglomerate Bidvest, has said the group’s Office and Print division achieved outstanding results in…

Mondi paper profits up

Mondi has reported a strong 2018 for its uncoated fine paper (UFP) division, despite a fall in demand. For FY2018,…

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…

Robert Slavin passes away

OPI is saddened to report Robert Slavin passed away on 11 November. Robert was founder and CEO of Bantex South…

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…

Mill closures hit Mondi

Paper manufacturer Mondi was weighed down in Q1 by longer-than-anticipated mill maintenance closures. In a trading update for the three…

Sappi navigates continued price increases

South Africa-based Sappi remained resilient during Q2, despite continued pulp price headwinds.For the three months ended 31 March 2018, sales…

China warns of paper price hikes | Sappi completes Cham acquisition | Sam’s Club...

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

Dealer groups form global alliance

A new international coalition has been forged between five of the OP industry’s most globally recognised dealer groups.Office Choice in…

Paper sales defy pulp pricing challenges for Sappi

South Africa-based pulp and paper group Sappi remained resilient despite a rocky start to its fiscal year.Overall, Q1 2018 sales…

New leadership for Office National Africa

André de Beer has been appointed to replace Wihan Oosthuizen as CEO of Office National Africa.Oosthuizen resigned earlier this year…

Office National Africa CEO resigns

OPI has learned that Wihan Oosthuizen has resigned as CEO of Office National Africa (ONA).Oosthuizen has headed the South Africa-based…

Alibaba launches tech research programme | Jalema celebrates 70 years | Steelcase upgrades plant

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

Mondi reports Q3 paper pressures

Ongoing cost pressures continued to dog Mondi’s uncoated fine paper (UFP) business.In a trading update for the quarter ended 30…

Volatile market upsets Waltons

South Africa’s volatile political environment is taking its toll on OP reseller Waltons, says owner Bidvest.At its Investor Day yesterday,…

Big Interview: The art of simplicity

It’s all change again at South African reseller Waltons, part of the Office and Print division of the country’s Bidvest…

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Bidvest reports ‘serious challenges’

South African conglomerate Bidvest says its recently-consolidated Office and Print division – which includes office products reseller Waltons – faces…

Waltons continues to disappoint

South African conglomerate Bidvest has said its Waltons office supplies business had a disappointing H1.Bidvest didn’t break down its divisional…

Shop-sa elects new board

South African stationery and office products trade association shop-sa held its annual general meeting on 6 October 2015, where it elected…

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SPR CEO communicates on fire

S.P. Richards (SPR) CEO Rick Toppin has issued an open letter to OPI readers after the wholesaler’s Atlanta distribution centre and headquarters…