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Schwan-Stabilo highlights “market turmoil”

The Schwan-Stabilo group – which includes the Stabilo Writing Instruments division – has said that “global market turmoil” affected its…

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…

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…

Brinkmann takes over at Stabilo

Horst Brinkmann has taken on the role of CEO of writing instruments manufacturer Stabilo following a group reorganisation. Brinkmann’s appointment,…

New MD for Senator UK

Writing instrument and mugs promotional products manufacturer Senator has announced the appointment of a new managing director for its UK…

MacKenzie retires from Pentel

Writing instruments manufacturer Pentel Europe has announced the retirement of its Commercial Director Ken MacKenzie. MacKenzie, who has worked for…

Amazon reports growth | Apple sales fall | The Navigator Company ups prices

Amazon has announced a solid quarter of growth in Q3 2018, as sales were up 20% to $72.4 billion and…

Manuscript looks to grow exports

UK-based writing instruments manufacturer Manuscript Pen Company has appointed a new Export Sales Manager. Jasmine Jones joins the firm to…

Amazon debuts autonomous delivery vehicle | BIC opens largest stationery factory in Asia |...

Amazon has debuted its new self-driving delivery device called Scout. The cooler-sized autonomous ‘vehicle’ will begin delivering packages to customers…

Shachihata expands sales division

Writing instruments manufacturer Shachihata has appointed a new European Sales Business Development Manager to target increased market share in the…

Paperchase considers CVA

UK stationery retailer Paperchase has reportedly called in consultants to explore a potential Company Voluntary Agreement (CVA). First reported in…

Stationery Awards adds new categories

The UK Stationery Awards has expanded to include new Retailer and Stationery Designer of the Year categories. Specialist shops and…

International Paper acquisition | BIC sells factory | Bong appoints CFO

Global pulp, paper, and packaging producer International Paper has acquired family-owned Spanish packaging business Envases Grau for an undisclosed sum.…

Record highlighter sales for Stabilo

Writing instruments manufacturer Stabilo reported growth of 5% in its Writing Instruments category for the year ended 30 June 2018.…

Stationery factory to close after BIC Sport sale

Writing instruments manufacturer BIC may close its Vannes manufacturing plant in France, following the proposed divestiture of its water sports…

WH Smith expands travel franchise

UK retailer WH Smith has strengthened its international travel business through a partnership with King Power Group (Hong Kong). Travel…

Pilot reorganises European management

Writing instruments manufacturer Pilot Corporation of Europe (PCE) has announced a number of management changes following Paul Phelan’s departure. Phelan will…

Böttcher adds to senior management

Germany-based online reseller Böttcher has added to its board with the appointment of Daniel Frankenberg.  The new recruit, who has spent…

Phelan to leave Pilot

Writing instruments manufacturer Pilot Corporation of Europe (PCE) has announced that SVP Sales and Marketing Paul Phelan is to leave…

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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…