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VOW reveals award winners

UK wholesaler VOW has announced the winners of its 2018 Venture Awards. The awards recognise manufacturers and resellers that have…

Exertis appoints Programme Director

Technology distributor Exertis has created a new role to manage change and implement strategic projects. Howard Ingleby has been appointed…

Lawson to retire from BOSS

Philip Lawson will retire as CEO of UK trade association BOSS Federation in 2019. Lawson joined BOSS in June 2016…

Rapesco reports strong sales

UK office products manufacturer Rapesco has delivered double-digit sales growth for FY2018. For the 12 months ended 31 May 2018,…

VOW announces awards shortlist

UK wholesaler VOW has revealed the finalists for its 2018 Venture Awards. The winners will be announced after the annual…

Dealer Support LIVE returns

UK trade publication Dealer Support is holding its annual LIVE event on 22 November. The event will take place at…

New appointments for Staedtler UK

The UK division of German stationery manufacturer Staedtler has added two new members to its team. Alexandra Harris has been…

Stationery performance helps WH Smith sales

UK retailer WH Smith reported that its stationery category defied the UK high street slump with an improved sales performance.…

Celebration of the life of Alan Hickman

A service has been announced to celebrate the life of Alan Hickman, who sadly passed away in February this year…

UK acquisition for Steelcase

US-based office furniture manufacturer Steelcase has acquired UK furniture company Orangebox. Orangebox’s portfolio offers “high-performance alternatives to traditional seating, patented…

BOSS announces awards shortlist

UK office products association BOSS has revealed the shortlist for its 2018 awards. BOSS CEO Philip Lawson said: “It is…

Big Interview: Sprinkling fairy dust

Established in 2010, dealer services provider Nectere was initially somewhat derided as a last-ditch attempt for failing dealers in the…

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…

Piranha Business: Investigating the appeal of Amazon Business

A New Research Study By Martin Wilde Associates and OPI Back in the summer of 2014, Martin Wilde Associates (MWA)…

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…

Dixons Carphone to shut stores after profit warning

European consumer electronics and mobile group Dixons Carphone is shutting down 92 of its retail stores as profits are expected…

UK report ranks OP industry’s online performance

Staples has retained the top spot for online performance according to new research covering the UK office supplies industry.It follows…

Tesa acquires UK glue brand

Adhesive products manufacturer tesa has acquired UK-based FormFormForm in a bid to boost its online footprint.The company holds all rights to…

Change afoot at Spicers, reveals Whiteway

SPOT Group CEO Jeff Whiteway has announced some key additional changes to the structure of the Spicers wholesale arm. In an…

Losses widen after hard year for Slingsby

FY2017 was a tough year forUK workplace supplies reseller Slingsbydespite good sales growth, recently published results reveal.For the year ended…

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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…