Office supplies group Corporate Express saw sales growth slow down in the first quarter of 2008, compared with the final quarter of last year.
In the US, sales rose 2% between January and March, after growing 3% in the final three months of last year. In Europe, sales were up 3%, compared with 5% in the 2007 final quarter.
Corporate Express is currently being stalked by US office supplies group Staples, which has made a €2.5bn offer.
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