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Books & stationery

Staples makes US$2.1 billion bid for rival Office Depot
An Office Depot store in Encinitas, California. Reuters/Mike Blake.

Staples makes US$2.1 billion bid for rival Office Depot

Office supplies retailer Staples has made an offer to buy Office Depot owner ODP Corp for US$2.1 billion in cash, nearly five years after its second takeover effort was rejected. The US Federal Trade Commis...
Behind the success of Japanese retailer Books Kinokuniya
Booktopia completes ASX listing, raising $43.1 million
Booktopia bets on robots to build on bumper year
How the world’s oldest bookstores are surviving during Covid

Books & stationery Archives

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Craft is cool. Retailers, get on board

More and more young people are turning to crafting for stress relief or to save costs on home renos. It’s good news for ...

Booktopia seeks $43 million to go public this December

The business launched a prospectus to launch on the ASX this holiday season.

Officeworks to be run on renewable energy within five years

The business outlined its next five years of sustainable practices.

QBD Books launches two new stores in Melbourne

At a time when most businesses are rationalizing store count and easing back into retail trade in Melbourne, QBD Books h...
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How to survive in turbulent times, according to a Barnes & Noble exec

Kacey Sharrett, Barnes & Noble’s VP of e-commerce and digital, has faced some pretty turbulent times in her retail caree...

Miniso eyes US listing, valuing it at US$10.18 billion

Chinese discount-goods merchandiser eyeing an IPO in the US which could raise up to US$562.4 million.
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Should bookstores really be an essential service?

Some CEOs believe bookstores should be an essential service and are lobbying the Victorian Government to allow them to r...

Booktopia sales spike 28 per cent as lockdown feeds book lovers

Bookseller shipped 30,000 items a day in FY20.

Moleskine’s new CEO discusses creativity and the brand’s plans for Asia

CEO Daniela Riccardi says one of the core priorities of a five-year plan she has drafted for Moleskine globally will be ...

Premier Retail’s sales slump in second half

As with much of the retail industry however, online sales skyrocketed.
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Australian Geographic kiosks to appear in QBD Books this week

Kiosks come as QBD outlines refurbishment plans for store network.

Dymocks announces new managing director

Ex-Oroton CEO Mark Newman to head up book retailer.

Which products and categories are booming?

Providers of home office tech and booksellers are just some of the businesses that have benefited from the new world ord...

Booktopia launches loyalty program

The online bookstore is rewarding customers who spend $30 for every three months.