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NOPA concerns over GSA e-marketplace

Mike Tucker, CEO of US office products trade association NOPA, has told OPI that he is concerned that Amazon will…

Category Update: Core stability

It's an undisputed fact that sales of core office products have been under significant pressure for several years. Yet, although…

Analysis: ACCO ready for retail consolidation

ACCO CEO Boris Elisman said his company is prepared for any further consolidation in the US office supplies retail channel.As…

Category Update: Shades of grey

The topic of the traditional OP category draws diverse opinions. Some view the sector to be in terminal decline, while…

Q1 on budget, says Biella

European office products manufacturer Biella has said that its first quarter performance was in line with expectations.While the Switzerland-based vendor…

Channel gains boost Acme Europe

US-based vendor Acme United has said strong market share gains in its office products channel helped boost Q4 sales in…

ADVEO plan kicking in

European office products wholesaler ADVEO has reported a double-digit decline in first quarter sales as it reduces its exposure to…

Exchange rates hit Biella sales

The weakness of the euro versus the Swiss franc was the main factor behind a 13.8% drop in sales at…

Biella to close sites

Office supplies manufacturer Biella is to close two of its locations in Europe, including its UK production facility.The Switzerland-based group…

Strong quarter for Moleskine; signs deal with Avery

Upmarket stationery brand Moleskine has reported an impressive set of results for its first quarter and also announced a distribution…

Troy expands into office supplies

The company’s new product categories include paper, writing supplies, janitorial, breakroom products, desktop supplies, mailroom & shipping and toner.Troy, which…

EOS declines hit ADVEO’s sales

Sales at the European wholesaler and distributor were €724.7 million ($911 million) for the nine months to 30 September, 8.8%…

Category analysis: Core office products

Defining core office products is a subjective business, sizing them up even more so. From filing and archiving products over labels…

Pentel receives charity honour

The honour was handed to Pentel at a reception at the House of Lords in London and comes in the…

Weekly news snippets – Friday 4 April

ACCO is to get tax breaks of up to $90,000 to help upgrade its distribution facility in Ogdensburg, New York,…

Expanded National Stationery Show held in London

Hundreds of attendees headed to the Business Design Centre in Islington, London, where the two-day show has been moved into…

Office supplies – tokens of affection?

The condition of the U.S. economy has trended upwards since 2009, and so has the price for buying ‘love’ on…

Don’t write handwriting off yet

This kind of thing often happens when old industries are under threat from new ones, although in this case there…

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ISG shareholders approve mega merger

The board of directors of Independent Suppliers Group (ISG) has announced that 83% of its common shareholders have approved the…