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Uni-ball names new President

Mitsubishi Pencil has named Mike Parker as President of its new uni-ball Division for North America. An industry veteran, Mike…

WH Smith expands presence in travel

UK retailer WH Smith has acquired travel retailer InMotion. InMotion is the largest airport-based digital accessories retailer in North America,…

Sappi strengthen sustainability efforts

South Africa-based paper group Sappi has appointed a new Director of Sustainability for its North America division. Alexander ‘Sandy’ Taft…

Sam’s Club introduces new retail concept

Walmart subsidiary and bulk retailer Sam’s Club has opened a new mobile-first shopping location, Sam’s Club Now. The store will…

Final Word from Doug Ramsdale

Elsewhere in this issue of OPI, there’s an article on the trade war with China and what the implementation of…

Insight: OP Industry responds to tariff escalation

The OP industry has reacted to the confirmation of a new round of tariffs, which have furthered the US-China trade…

CTA questions legality of trade tariffs

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) has submitted comments to US Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer on proposed tariffs on $200…

IOPFDA seeks tariff exclusions

US-based Independent Office Products and Furniture Dealers Association (IOPFDA) has spoken to the United States Trade Representative (USTR) about US…

CompTia opposes tariffs on tech

US-based trade association for the technology industry CompTia has released a statement speaking against the implementation of tariffs on electronic…

Back-to-class shopping continues

A study by the National Retail Federation (NRF) has found that US consumers have completed just over half their shopping…

Best Buy acquires health services provider

Consumer electronics chain Best Buy has acquired health technology company GreatCall. GreatCall, which last year had annual sales of over…

HP Inc names new Personal Systems President

HP Inc has named Alex Cho as its new President of Personal Systems business, effective immediately.Cho will succeed Ron Coughlin,…

Strong Q1 for Knoll

Office furniture maker Knoll has reported a solid start to 2018.Q1 results for the three months ended 31 March revealed…

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…

BIC sues former Cello pens owner | OfficeMax to close Waiwhetu offices | SYNNEX...

France-based vendor BIC has launched a suit with the high court in Mumbai, India, against the former owners of Cello…

ISSA announces new trade show for 2019

Worldwide cleaning industry association ISSA has partnered with Trade Press Media Group to launch a new show in the US…

BIC Graphic boosts North America leadership team

Pen maker BIC Graphic North America has appointed a new CEO.While current President of BIC Graphic North America Emmanuel Bruno…

Dealer groups form global alliance

A new international coalition has been forged between five of the OP industry’s most globally recognised dealer groups.Office Choice in…

HP Inc defies industry declines

HP Inc’s full-year results put to rest any talk of a failing printer and PC market.For the 12 months ended…

Fellowes Brands acquires office wellness vendor

Office products vendor Fellowes Brands has taken another major step into the workplace well-being category and is expanding its portfolio.The…

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Depot turnaround still a work in progress

Office Depot’s third quarter earnings results this week certainly caught the eye of Wall Street and the US media as…