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Books & stationery

Staples makes US$2.1 billion bid for rival Office Depot

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
Eslite plans mega store in Kuala Lumpur
Omni-channel focus rescues Central Retail’s bottom line
How the world’s oldest bookstores are surviving Covid

Books & stationery Archives

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 ...

Hai An, Vietnam’s biggest bookstore, opens in Ho Chi Minh City

In downtown Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam's largest bookstore yet, Hai An, has opened its doors.

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...
Tsutaya Book in Ginza

Japan’s Tsutaya Books opens first China outlet, in Hangzhou

Japan’s Tsutaya Books has launched its first China outlet in Hangzhou, set to be followed by a second store later this y...

Thailand’s Central Group buys OfficeMate, B2S parent for US$390 million

Central Retail (CRC) is to buy out COL Public Company, the parent company of Thai retail chains OfficeMate, B2S and Meb ...