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Antalis supporting breast cancer research | HP makes Southeast Asia raids | Record year...

A round-up of this week’s business supplies-related news from across the globe. Antalis supporting fight against breast cancer For the…

Amazon denies seller cull | New owners at Swedish office furniture maker | IP...

This week’s office products, business supplies and stationery news from around the web and elsewhere. Amazon denies seller purge Amazon…

Staples unveils new store concept, confirms US Retail CEO

Just over a month after Staples Inc held its B2B conference in Florida where it launched its new own brand…

Sycamore completes Essendant acquisition

Staples Inc has confirmed that an affiliate of its owner Sycamore Partners has completed the acquisition of North American office…

Baldrey to depart Staples

OPI has learned that Staples Solutions VP Northern Region Robert Baldrey will leave the company at the end of February.…

Staples CEO reiterates Essendant promises

Staples Inc CEO Sandy Douglas wrote to Essendant counterpart Ric Phillips earlier this week to express his “unwavering excitement” at…

Essendant blames government shutdown for Staples delay

US wholesaler Essendant has updated its staff and customers on the status of its pending acquisition by Staples. In documents…

Senior execs leave Staples

Staples Inc has confirmed the departures of two long-serving senior executives from its North American operations. Company veteran Steve Matyas…

Hot Topic: Game changers

When Staples and Office Depot decided almost simultaneously in 2016 to sell off their European operations – and their other…

Staples turns the screw on Essendant

Staples has sent Essendant a draft merger agreement after reiterating its previous proposal to acquire the wholesaler for $11.50 per…

The State of the OP Industry Report 2017-18

Once again, the last 12 months have seen the global office products (OP) industry continue to change substantially: Despite economic…

Research: Finding that anchor

The fifth incarnation of The View from the Top: The State of the OP Industry 2017-18 is highly indicative of…

Milcent confirms Lyreco commitment to Asia

Lyreco CEO Hervé Milcent has told OPI that the sale of Lyreco Australia does not signal the start of a…

Analysis: Green shoots at Office Depot as Smith pursues transformation strategy

Office Depot's stock price rallied by more than 6% in early trading on Wall Street this morning (before dropping back…

Hot Topic: Plastic soup

Interest in the scourge of single-use plastic has recently been ignited by two major factors: Sir David Attenborough and the…

Analysis: ACCO benefitting from better balance

ACCO's solid first quarter performance underlines its more balanced international presence resulting from the Pelikan Artline and Esselte acquisitions in…

Category Update: Give us a break

The office breakroom is undergoing fundamental change. No longer seen as just a place to grab some foul-tasting coffee or…

Analysis: The GSA’s broad e-commerce approach

In March 2018, the US General Service Administration (GSA) revealed its implementation plan for the establishment of a commercial e-commerce…

Robust independent sales boost Essendant’s Q1

Essendant's first quarter sales decline of 2.3% masked some nice growth in key categories by its independent reseller customers.The wholesaler's…

Staples expands in-store services

Staples has teamed up with ID technology group IDEMIA to roll out its IdentoGO enrolment centres in its stores nationwide.The…

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ACCO eyeing Zagg?

According to an article in the New York Post, ACCO Brands is one of the suitors for mobile accessories supplier…