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Staples Europe appoints head

Staples Solutions has looked to a former tech boss to head up its European branch.Dolph Westerbos has been appointed CEO,…

Special Feature: Top 100 2017

When we started collating this year’s Top 100 resellers list, it struck me that relatively few big hitters have come…

Private equity firms stoke Staples sale rumours

Rumours of a Staples private equity (PE) deal still seem to be very much alive despite recent doubts from Wall…

Cerberus completes Staples Europe acquisition

Cerberus Capital Management and Staples have completed the sale of a controlling interest in Staples' European operations to a Cerberus…

Insight: Stable year for Fiducial

French office products reseller Fiducial Office Solutions has reported a solid set of results for the 12 months to 30…

Staples UK takeover set to close by late January

Hilco’s takeover of Staples UK retail business is set to be completed on time, by the end of January, with…

Nowak to leave Staples Europe

Staples Europe Head of Marketing and Merchandising Thomas Nowak has decided to leave the firm to pursue other interests.He will work with…

Analysis: Staples leaving Europe at all costs

Staples is taking a big hit – both in terms of cash and non-cash charges – to offload its European…

Staples Europe sold to Cerberus

As widely predicted, Staples' $1.7 billion European business is to be acquired by New York-based private investment firm Cerberus Capital…

Staples sells UK retail operations

Office supplies giant Staples has agreed to sell its UK retail operations to Hilco Capital for a “nominal” amount.It’s no…

Staples in exclusive talks about Europe?

Investment firm Cerberus is understood to be in exclusive talks with Staples to acquire its European operations.Although unconfirmed, a possible…

Staples EU divestment on track

Staples has confirmed to the investment community that the sale of its European operations is on track.The office supplies reseller’s…

Hot Topic: The burning issues

Industry consolidation, big-box retrenchment, secular declines in traditional categories, the digitisation of the workplace, Amazon and the rise of the e-commerce…

Ronny Van Rossem rejoins the OP industry

Former Corporate Express and Staples Europe executive Ronny Van Rossem is back in the office products industry after a two-year…

Sargent: No regrets over trial

If Staples had to go through the Office Depot preliminary injunction court hearing again, it would probably do things the…

Colouring takes off at work

Believe it or not, almost 15% of UK office workers are using colouring books at work to help productivity and…

Leadership changes at Staples

Staples has announced key leadership changes, with long-serving exec Demos Parneros leaving the office supplies reseller.In what the company describes…

Staples revamps European websites

According to Staples, its online stores in key markets such as Spain, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Italy and the UK…

Staples makes key European appointment

Nowak is SVP of Merchandising for leading Dutch e-commerce site bol.com and will join Staples on 1 August, reporting to…

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…

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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…