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FedEx ends Amazon shipping | ISSA names new board | ECI releases new data...

This week’s round-up of business supplies-related news from around the web. FedEx severs ties with Amazon FedEx will no longer…

Wesfarmers buys online retailer

Officeworks owner Wesfarmers has agreed to acquire local e-commerce retailer Catch Group for A$230 million (US$160 million). Founded in 2006,…

Officeworks’ Mark Ward to retire

Australian stationery and business supplies reseller Officeworks has announced the departure of its Managing Director.Mark Ward is set to retire…

Strong H1 for Officeworks

Australian stationery and business supplies reseller Officeworks has reported a solid first half.For the six months ended 31 December 2017,…

French reseller up for sale?

According to the French financial press, the majority private equity owner of leading local reseller JM Bruneau is looking to…

Updates from Staples and Officeworks

Ironically, with the ever-increasing prospect of Staples being taken private, the reseller’s Chief Administrative Officer Jeff Hall was at the Baird…

Amazon’s Australia debut to hit Wesfarmers hardest

According to Morgan Stanley, Amazon’s Australian debut is set to shave $600 million from retailers’ profits in the region by…

Officeworks loses merchandising exec | French B2B online spending soars | Recognition for nectere

Officeworks’ merchandising chief David Haydon has returned to the UK to take up the role of Trading and Commercial Manager at…

No float for Officeworks

Wesfarmers has ruled out a potential IPO for its stationery and office supplies business Officeworks.Following a strategic review, the Australia-based…

Spotlight: A time of change in Australia

The Australian office products market finds itself in the unusual situation of having its three largest resellers – Officeworks, Staples…

Officeworks joins “buy now, pay later” platform

Australian OP retailer Officeworks has signed up to the 'buy now, pay later' online payment platform Afterpay.The platform allows customers…

Wesfarmers seeks new adviser for Officeworks float

Australia-based conglomerate Wesfarmers is reportedly looking to hire another adviser for the float of its $1.5 billion stationery and office…

Platinum Equity eyes up OfficeMax

Platinum Equity now has its sights set on OfficeMax, Office Depot’s Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) business, according to the…

Officeworks can go it alone | Askul counts cost of fire | Bankruptcy beckons...

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

IPO for Officeworks?

Wesfarmers is reported to be favouring the IPO route for divesting its office products business Officeworks, according to reports in…

Analysis: Wesfarmers to sell Officeworks

Wesfarmers is looking to cash in on Officeworks’ success and earn potentially in excess of A$1 billion (US$770 million), either…

Wesfarmers puts Officeworks up for sale

Australian conglomerate Wesfarmers has said it is looking to divest its Officeworks office supplies business via a sale or by…

Maped Helix teams up with Mattel | Can new store concept save Office Depot?...

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

Officeworks: online not cannibalising store sales

Officeworks Managing Director Mark Ward has reiterated the complementary nature of the Australian office products reseller’s online and physical retail…

Officeworks’ sales momentum continues

Australian office supplies reseller Officeworks has reported mid-single-digit sales growth in its third quarter.Sales for the three months to 31…

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ACCO eyeing Zagg?

According to an article in the New York Post, ACCO Brands is one of the suitors for mobile accessories supplier…