Category: Technology

05

Jun2015
The competition is only getting stronger, forcing businesses to come up with new strategies. Some resellers have developed new platforms that are changing the selling landscape for vendors and resellers alike. So, what do you need to know to stay in the competition? Join COPA and RNG on Tuesday, June ... Read More

05

Jun2015
RockTenn Company shareholders have until June 23 to elect the form of consideration they wish to receive in the pending merger of RockTenn and MeadWestvaco into WestRock Company. RockTenn shareholders can elect to receive, for their shares of RockTenn Class A common stock, either cash, WestRock common stock, or a combination ... Read More

05

Jun2015
3M released its 2015 Sustainability Report outlining its sustainability progress and new goals for the next 10 years. 3M said the report highlights new 2025 sustainability goals focused on addressing significant global sustainability challenges involving raw materials, water, energy and climate, health and safety, as well as education and development. 3M ... Read More

29

May2015
As resellers develop new competitive platforms, new strategies are needed to succeed in this changing selling landscape. That means both vendors and resellers need to understand the new initiatives being undertaken so they can collaborate to win. COPA has again partnered with RetailNet Group (RNG) to deliver a three part ... Read More

15

May2015
The COPA Knowledge and Business Conference held on Tuesday, May 5th delivered on its promise to address key concerns facing business leaders. The line-up of eight experts addressed everything from Labour and Employment laws to Selling to the Government of Canada to Extended Producer Responsibility for products and packaging. The breakfast ... Read More

15

May2015
By Thomas Schinkel Any thoughtful consideration of the anticipated acquisition by Staples of Office Depot needs to take into account the multiple dimensions that drive the dynamics of this deal. For the purposes of this article, here are just a few examples: The Digital Age The Digital Age is eroding demand for ... Read More

30

Apr2015
Amazon has launched a new marketplace on Amazon.com targeting business customers. Amazon Business (www.amazon.com/business) allows its sellers to reach millions of businesses located across the U.S. The service allows sellers to list their offers in more than 45 business-specific categories, including office, IT, MRO, tools, scientific, and food & beverage. Amazon ... Read More

24

Apr2015
For the latest in retail trends and research, it doesn’t get any better than RetailNet Group! Over the next several months, RNG will be hosting a three-part webinar series and one live presentation with COPA designed to help our members make the most informed decisions for their business. Webinar 1: Strategic ... Read More

24

Apr2015
Staples Inc. has completed the acquisition of Makr, an iOS app that enables people to design and print materials, and its parent company Happy; both based in Brooklyn, New York. The terms and conditions of the acquisition were not disclosed. “Makr allows small businesses to build their brands easily, elegantly and ... Read More

24

Apr2015
As U.S mobile phone sales transition to predominately smartphones, buyers have become significantly older and less affluent. For the third consecutive three month period ending February 2015, sales among consumers earning less than $30,000 per year grew by more than 50 per cent, according to the NPD Group. This demographic is now ... Read More