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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…

:Staples extends recycling programme | CompuCom launches wholesale vertical | New appointment at Plantronics

A round-up of this week's office products, business supplies and stationery news from around the web and elsewhere.Staples is getting…

Business as usual, say Essendant and SP Richards

US office products wholesalers SP Richards and Essendant have both delivered 'business as usual' messages to staff, suppliers, customers and…

ProcessingPoint reveals new branding

Cloud-based workplace software provider ProcessingPoint has changed its name. After more than 12 years, the US company has rebranded to…

Depot’s CompuCom launches bank software | Staples lay-offs confirmed | Faber-Castell Malaysia turns 40

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

Analysis: Which road will Essendant take?

At the end of February, US business products wholesaler Essendant reported a set of challenging 2017 financial results, with sales…

How To… To tweet or not to tweet

As we all know, Twitter is a social networking service where users post and interact with messages – tweets –…

Hot Topic: Consolidating the future

There is nothing so constant as change. The OP industry is no exception. It has spent the past two decades…

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Tariff relief for OP industry?

Despite an apparent 90-day ceasefire on the trade war between the US and China, uncertainty still reigns. Scheduled to be…