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Interview: Flying the retail flag

On 1 October, UK dealer UOE raised a few eyebrows when it announced it had sold its B2B operations to…

Stationery and Office sales fall at 3M

Q3 reported sales at 3M’s Stationery and Office business group declined by around 1.6% year on year. The unit achieved…

BIC reports challenging Q3

Soft back-to-school (BTS) sell-through in the US and Mexico and a slower-than-expected recovery in India contributed to a Q3 comparable…

Numbers up at Insights-X

Almost 5,700 visitors attended the Insight-X stationery trade show that took place in Nuremberg, Germany, earlier this month. The fifth…

WH Smith to make $400 million acquisition

WH Smith has agreed to acquire US travel retailer Marshall Retail Group (MRG) for $400 million as it looks to…

Exacompta Clairefontaine grows in declining market

European paper and stationery group Exacompta Clairefontaine has reported a 3.5% year-on-year increase in sales for the first half of…

Smiggle exceeds expectations

Australia-based high street stationery retailer Smiggle has reported record global sales as its Accelerated Growth Strategy pays dividends. FY2019 sales…

Positive same-store sales at Michaels

There was some good news from arts and crafts retailer Michaels after it reported positive comparable stores sales in its…

Slight growth predicted for UK BTS

The UK back-to-school (BTS) market is forecast to grow by 1.5% this year, according to data and analytics firm GlobalData.…

Pelikan sales slump in Germany

Stationery and office products manufacturer Pelikan International has reported that H1 sales in its largest market of Germany fell by…

Moleskine sales recover in Q2

Following a decline of 18% in the first quarter, high-end stationery vendor Moleskine returned to growth in Q2. The company’s…

Pentel discussions ongoing, says Kokuyo

Japanese stationery and office furniture giant Kokuyo has said it is holding discussions with Pentel’s management following its acquisition of…

UK stationery wholesaler changes hands

Manuscript Pen Company has announced the acquisition of distributor Lime Art & Stationery and its subsidiaries in the UK. Writing…

BTS timing hits BIC H1 sales

Leading writing instruments manufacturer BIC has said that later back-to-school (BTS) purchasing in Europe and North America negatively impacted its…

BIC acquires again in Africa

BIC has agreed to acquire the largest writing instruments manufacturer in Nigeria. The stationery giant will buy 100% of Lucky…

Stationery and Office growth at 3M

Manufacturing giant 3M has revealed that organic sales at its Stationery and Office division were up in the second quarter.…

Pilot Pen Europe Pintor Paint Maker

Pintor is the new creative range from Pilot Pen Europe. A water-based paint marker, Pintor is available in four tip…

Office Depot and HP release sustainability reports | Divisional changes at Herman Miller |...

This week’s round-up of office products and business supplies news from around the globe. Office Depot publishes sustainability report Office…

Insights-X gears up for 2019

Germany-based stationery trade fair Insights-X has revealed that more than 260 exhibitors from almost 40 countries have so far signed up…

Plus Europe appoints Managing Director

Japanese stationery manufacturer Plus Corporation has named Mikiko Horioka as the new Managing Director of its European subsidiary. She takes…

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Icahn publishes letter to HP shareholders

Activist investor Carl Icahn has written an open letter to the shareholders of HP Inc, likening the company’s standalone restructuring…