Category: Industry News

10

Nov2017
Office Depot, Inc. is pivoting the company from a traditional office products retailer to a broader business services and technology products platform. As the first step in this new strategic direction, the company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire CompuCom Systems, Inc., a market-leading provider of award-winning IT ... Read More

12

Sep2017
Newell Brands announced its second quarter results which showed nets sales growth of 5.1 per cent to $4.1 billion with core sales growth of 2.5 per cent. The company’s Learn segment generated net sales of $1.0 billion, an increase of 10.9 per cent compared with $912 million in the prior year. ... Read More

07

Jun2017
Naumi Haque, strategy and insights manager at Google Canada, delivered an insightful presentation to COPA members early last month at the Centre for Health & Safety Innovation in Mississauga. The seminar presented some great consumer and shopping behaviour research data from Ipsos, as well as from Google’s own ... Read More

05

May2017
Visa and four of the UK’s leading banks are partnering with Amazon on the launch of a new commercial marketplace for businesses shopping on the popular e-commerce site. The launch of Amazon Business in the UK will see the giant e-commerce firm open a marketplace designed to cater to the needs ... Read More

05

May2017
3M recently reported first-quarter earnings of $2.16 per share, an increase of 5.4 per cent versus the first quarter of 2016. Sales were $7.7 billion, up 3.7 per cent year-on-year in dollar terms. Organic local-currency sales increased 4.6 per cent while divestitures reduced sales by 0.4 percent. Foreign currency translation ... Read More

05

May2017
BIC Q1 2017 net sales declined by 4.1% on a constant currency basis; weakened by both stationery and shavers in North America. Net stationery sales for Q1 2017 decreased 2.2%, a 5.1% decline on a constant currency basis. Sales for this period were 163.4M euros compared to 167.1M euros in Q1 ... Read More

05

May2017
Xerox appointed Pete Peterson as senior vice president of Global Channel Strategy. As the team lead, Peterson will be responsible for revenue and profit growth, as well as leading and executing targeted investments across direct and indirect channels worldwide. Xerox is focused on enhancing and expanding its channel reach, particularly in ... Read More

05

May2017
Xerox launched 29 ConnectKey®-enabled printers and multifunction devices with simple and secure on-the-go capabilities, cloud connectivity, and access to productivity boosting features and apps at the end of March. Tapping into today’s businesses’ growing dependence on technology, the ConnectKey portfolio transforms traditional printing devices into smart, connected workplace assistants boasting ... Read More

04

Apr2017
COPA recently released the first issue of OfficeToday, a new online magazine covering the latest in business and office trends. In addition to the great content, this digital publication has some unique features to engage readers and support advertisers. “Most digital publications today are simple PDFs converted to flip books with ... Read More

04

Apr2017
After agreeing to acquire Staples’ Australian and New Zealand business in mid-March, Platinum Equity has set its sights on Office Depot’s Australian and New Zealand business, OfficeMax. OfficeMax is the country's third largest office supplies player with Staples’ Australian and New Zealand business in second place. Platinum Equity will need to secure ... Read More