Stockholders' Equity Note [Abstract] Schedule of Share-based Compensation Arrangements by Share-based Payment Award [Table] Schedule of Share-based Compensation Arrangements by Share-based Payment Award [Table] Award Date [Axis] Award Date [Axis] Award Date [Domain] Award Date [Domain] Granted August 2010 Grant Date August 2010 [Member] Awards granted in August 2010. Income Statement Location [Axis] Income Statement Location [Axis] Income Statement Location [Domain] Income Statement Location [Domain] Selling, General and Administrative Expenses Selling, General and Administrative Expenses [Member] Award Type [Axis] Award Type [Axis] Equity Award [Domain] Equity Award [Domain] Unvested Stock Options Unvested Stock Options [Member] An unvested options related to a contract that gives the holder the right, but not the obligation, either to purchase or to sell a certain number of shares of stock at a predetermined price for a specified period of time. Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award [Line Items] Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award [Line Items] Shares Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Equity Instruments Other than Options, Nonvested, Number of Shares [Roll Forward] Unvested at beginning of the year (in shares) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Equity Instruments Other than Options, Nonvested, Number Granted (in shares) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Equity Instruments Other than Options, Grants in Period Vested (in shares) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Equity Instruments Other than Options, Vested in Period Forfeited (in shares) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Equity Instruments Other than Options, Forfeited in Period Unvested at end of the year (in shares) Weighted Average Grant- Date Fair Value Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Equity Instruments Other than Options, Nonvested, Intrinsic Value, Amount Per Share [Abstract] Unvested at the beginning of the year (in dollars per share) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Equity Instruments Other than Options, Nonvested, Weighted Average Grant Date Fair Value Granted (in dollars per share) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Equity Instruments Other than Options, Grants in Period, Weighted Average Grant Date Fair Value Vested (in dollars per share) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Equity Instruments Other than Options, Vested in Period, Weighted Average Grant Date Fair Value Forfeited (in dollars per share) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Equity Instruments Other than Options, Forfeitures, Weighted Average Grant Date Fair Value Unvested at the end of the year (in dollars per share) Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract] Loss Contingencies [Table] Loss Contingencies [Table] Segments [Axis] Segments [Axis] Segments [Domain] Segments [Domain] NATG North American Technology Products Segment [Member] The North American technology products segment provides financial and operational oversight and administrative support for business located in European countries. Loss Contingencies [Line Items] Loss Contingencies [Line Items] Number of principal shareholders and senior executive officers Number of principal shareholders and senior executive officers The number of principal shareholders and senior executive officers. Annual rent expense Operating Leases, Rent Expense Related party rent expense Rent Expense, Related Party Rental expense incurred for leased assets in a related party transactions. Rent expense net of sublease income Operating Leases, Rent Expense, Sublease Rentals Number of states seeking recovery of unclaimed property Number Of States Seeking Recovery Of Unclaimed Property The number of states being audited and seeking recovery of unclaimed property. Goodwill and Intangible Assets Disclosure [Abstract] Amortization expense Amortization of Intangible Assets 2018 Finite-Lived Intangible Assets, Amortization Expense, Next Twelve Months 2019 Finite-Lived Intangible Assets, Amortization Expense, Year Two 2020 Finite-Lived Intangible Assets, Amortization Expense, Year Three 2021 Finite-Lived Intangible Assets, Amortization Expense, Year Four 2022 and after Finite-Lived Intangible Assets, Amortization Expense, Year Five And Thereafter Finite-Lived Intangible Assets, Amortization Expense, Year Five And Thereafter Net Book Value Finite-Lived Intangible Assets, Net Discontinued Operations and Disposal Groups [Abstract] Disposal Groups, Including Discontinued Operations [Table] Disposal Groups, Including Discontinued Operations [Table] Range [Axis] Range [Axis] Range [Domain] Range [Domain] Minimum Minimum [Member] Restructuring Type [Axis] Restructuring Type [Axis] Type of Restructuring [Domain] Type of Restructuring [Domain] Consulting expenses Consulting expenses [Member] Expenses related to consulting activities not separately disclosed. Operating Activities [Axis] Operating Activities [Axis] Operating Activities [Domain] Operating Activities [Domain] Continuing Operations Continuing Operations [Member] Discontinued Operations Discontinued Operations [Member] SARL Business Segment SARL Business Segment [Member] Systemax Europe, which includes its subsidiaries, Systemax Business Services K.F.T., Misco UK Limited, Systemax Italy S.R.L., Misco Iberia Computer Supplies S.L., Misco AB, Global Directmail B.V. and Misco Solutions B.V collectively make the "SARL Businesses. North American Technology Products Segment [Member] North American Technology Products Segment and European Technology Products Segment North American Technology Products Segment and European Technology Products Segment [Member] The North American technology products segment and European technology products segment provides financial and operational oversight and administrative support for business located in European countries. ETG European Technology Products Segment [Member] The European technology products segment provides financial and operational oversight and administrative support for business located in European countries. Disposal Group Classification [Axis] Disposal Group Classification [Axis] Disposal Group Classification [Domain] Disposal Group Classification [Domain] Disposed of by Sale Discontinued Operations, Disposed of by Sale [Member] Disposal Group Name [Axis] Disposal Group Name [Axis] Disposal Group Name [Domain] Disposal Group Name [Domain] Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Additional Disclosures by Disposal Groups, Including Discontinued Operations [Line Items] Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Additional Disclosures by Disposal Groups, Including Discontinued Operations [Line Items] Combined loss on sale Gain (Loss) on Disposition of Business Loss on sale of net assets Gain (Loss) on Disposition of Assets Translation adjustment Goodwill, Translation and Purchase Accounting Adjustments Legal, professional and other costs Charges Related To Legal, Professional And Other Costs The charge against earnings that represents the legal, professional and other costs from or disposal of business activities or restructurings pursuant to a plan. Recovery from settlement Charges Related To Recovery From Settlement Charges Related To Recovery From Settlement Severance and other personnel costs Severance and Other Personnel Costs Amount of expenses provided in the period for severance and other personnel costs, attributable to disposal group, including, but not limited to, discontinued operation. Charges related to transitional services agreement Charges related to transitional services agreement Charges related to transitional services agreement Charges requiring use of cash Payments Of Special Charges Payments Of Special Charges Discontinued operations incurred special charges related to updating future lease cash flows Discontinued Operation, Special Charges Related to Future Lease Cash Flows Amount of special charges related to future lease cash flows, net attributable to disposal group, including, but not limited to, discontinued operation. Charges for updating future lease cash flows Charges For Updating Future Lease Cash Flows Charges For Updating Future Cash Flows Ongoing restitution proceedings Professional Costs Related to Ongoing Restitution Proceedings Amount of professional costs related to ongoing restitution proceedings, net attributable to disposal group, including, but not limited to, discontinued operation. Special charges, net Special charges The amount special charges charged against earnings in the period for incurred and estimated costs associated with exit from or disposal of business activities or restructurings pursuant to a duly authorized plan, excluding asset retirement obligations. Business exit costs Business Exit Costs Additional charges Additional Charges The amount additional charges charged against earnings in the period for incurred and estimated costs associated with exit from or disposal of business activities or restructurings pursuant to a duly authorized plan, excluding asset retirement obligations. Accounting Policies [Abstract] Number of reportable segments Number of Reportable Segments Schedule of Segment Reporting Information, by Segment [Table] Schedule of Segment Reporting Information, by Segment [Table] Employee Stock Option Employee Stock Option [Member] Restricted Stock Restricted Stock [Member] Property, Plant and Equipment, Type [Axis] Property, Plant and Equipment, Type [Axis] Property, Plant and Equipment, Type [Domain] Property, Plant and Equipment, Type [Domain] Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment Machinery and Equipment [Member] Internal-Use Software Software Development [Member] Maximum Maximum [Member] IPG Industrial products segment [Member] Industrial products segment provides financial and operational oversight and administrative support. Concentration Risk Type [Axis] Concentration Risk Type [Axis] Concentration Risk Type [Domain] Concentration Risk Type [Domain] Supplier Concentration Risk Supplier Concentration Risk [Member] Supplier [Axis] Supplier [Axis] Share-based Goods and Nonemployee Services Transaction, Supplier [Domain] Share-based Goods and Nonemployee Services Transaction, Supplier [Domain] Vendor One Vendor One [Member] Refers to vendor one. Vendor Two Vendor Two [Member] Refers to vendor two. Segment Reporting Information [Line Items] Segment Reporting Information [Line Items] Reclassification of component of cost of sales to SD&A Reclassification of Component of Cost of Sales to Selling, Distribution and Administrative Expenses Refers to the reclassified amount of cost included in selling, distribution and administrative expenses previously charged to cost of sales. Percentage of residual equity position retained Percentage of Residual Equity Position Retained Refers to percentage of residual equity position retained by the company in the purchaser's acquiring entity, Notes receivable related to disposal of SARL segment Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Consideration, Notes Receivable Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Consideration, Notes Receivable Number of remaining stores Number of Remaining Stores Refers to number of remaining stores during the period. Estimated useful lives Property, Plant and Equipment, Useful Life Evaluation of Long-lived Assets Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Long Lived Assets 1 [Abstract] Impairment charge on long-lived assets Impairment of Long-Lived Assets to be Disposed of Goodwill and Intangible Assets Goodwill and Intangible Asset Impairment [Abstract] Intangible asset impairment charges Goodwill and Intangible Asset Impairment Advertising Costs Marketing and Advertising Expense [Abstract] Amortization period Amortization Period The amortization period for catalog preparation, printing and postage expenditures. Advertising expense Advertising Expense Vendor consideration Vendor consideration The amount of vendor consideration recorded as a reduction of selling, general and administrative expenses. Discrete tax benefit recognized for excess tax benefits Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, Share-based Compensation, Excess Tax Benefit, Amount Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, Share-based Compensation, Excess Tax Benefit, Amount Net Income (Loss) Per Common Share Earnings Per Share [Abstract] Shares included in the calculated of diluted earnings per share Incremental Common Shares Attributable to Dilutive Effect of Share-based Payment Arrangements Stock options and restricted stock awards securities excluded from computation of earnings (loss) per share (in shares) Antidilutive Securities Excluded from Computation of Earnings Per Share, Amount Employee Benefit Plans Pension and Other Postretirement Benefit Expense [Abstract] Minimum annual contribution per employee Defined Contribution Plan, Minimum Annual Contribution Per Employee, Percent Minimum percentage of employee gross pay, by the terms of the plan, that the employer may contribute to a defined contribution plan. Aggregate expense in contribution plans Defined Contribution Plan, Cost Recognized Fair Value Measurements Fair Value Disclosures [Abstract] Weighted average interest rate on short-term borrowings Short-term Debt, Weighted Average Interest Rate Concentration risk Concentration Risk, Percentage Net sales Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Revenue Cost of sales Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Costs of Goods Sold Gross profit Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Gross Profit (Loss) Selling, distribution and administrative expenses Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, General and Administrative Expense Special charges, net Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Special Charges Amount of special charges, net attributable to disposal group, including, but not limited to, discontinued operation. Operating loss from discontinued operations Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Operating Income (Loss) Foreign currency exchange loss Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Foreign Currency Translation Gains (Losses) Interest and other expense (income), net Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Interest and Other Income (Expense) Amount of interest and other income, net loss attributable to disposal group, including, but not limited to, discontinued operation. Loss of discontinued operations before income taxes Discontinued Operation, Income (Loss) from Discontinued Operation, before Income Tax Provision (benefit) for income tax Discontinued Operation, Tax Effect of Discontinued Operation Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax Income (Loss) from Discontinued Operations, Net of Tax, Including Portion Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest Net loss per share - basic and diluted (in dollars per share) Income (Loss) from Discontinued Operations and Disposal of Discontinued Operations, Net of Tax, Per Basic and Diluted Share Valuation and Qualifying Accounts [Abstract] SCHEDULE II - VALUATION AND QUALIFYING ACCOUNTS Schedule of Valuation and Qualifying Accounts Disclosure [Text Block] Capital Leases Capital Leases, Future Minimum Payments Due, Fiscal Year Maturity [Abstract] 2018 Capital Leases, Future Minimum Payments Due, Next Twelve Months 2019 Capital Leases, Future Minimum Payments Due in Two Years 2020 Capital Leases, Future Minimum Payments Due in Three Years 2021 Capital Leases, Future Minimum Payments Due in Four Years 2022 Capital Leases, Future Minimum Payments Due in Five Years 2023-2027 Capital Leases Future Minimum Payments Due In Sixth To Tenth Years Amount of minimum lease payments for capital leases due in the sixth to tenth fiscal years following the latest fiscal year. Excludes interim and annual periods when interim periods are reported on a rolling approach, from latest balance sheet date. 2028-2032 Capital Leases Future Minimum Payments Due In Eleventh To Fifteenth Years Amount of minimum lease payments for capital leases due in the eleventh to fifteenth fiscal years following the latest fiscal year. Excludes interim and annual periods when interim periods are reported on a rolling approach, from latest balance sheet date. Thereafter Capital Leases, Future Minimum Payments Due Thereafter Capital lease, total minimum lease payments Capital Leases, Future Minimum Payments Due Capital leases, less: sublease rental income Capital Leases, Future Minimum Sublease Rentals Capital Lease, lease obligation net of subleases Capital Lease, Lease obligation net of subleases, Net Represents lease obligation net of subleases related to capital lease. Less: amount representing interest Capital Lease, Amount Representing Interest Amount representing interest belongs to capital lease. Present value of minimum capital lease payments (including current portion of $0.2M) Capital Leases, Future Minimum Payments, Present Value of Net Minimum Payments Operating Leases Operating Leases, Future Minimum Payments Due, Fiscal Year Maturity [Abstract] 2018 Operating Leases, Future Minimum Payments Due, Next Twelve Months 2019 Operating Leases, Future Minimum Payments, Due in Two Years 2020 Operating Leases, Future Minimum Payments, Due in Three Years 2021 Operating Leases, Future Minimum Payments, Due in Four Years 2022 Operating Leases, Future Minimum Payments, Due in Five Years 2023-2027 Operating Leases, Future Minimum Payments, Due in Sixth to Tenth Years Amount of required minimum rental payments maturing in the sixth to tenth fiscal year following the latest fiscal year for operating leases having an initial or remaining non-cancelable letter-terms in excess of one year. 2028-2032 Operating Leases, Future Minimum Payments, Due in Eleventh to Fifteenth Years Amount of required minimum rental payments maturing in the eleventh to fifteenth fiscal year following the latest fiscal year for operating leases having an initial or remaining non-cancelable letter-terms in excess of one year. Thereafter Operating Leases, Future Minimum Payments, Due after Fifteenth Year Amount of required minimum rental payments maturing after the fifteenth fiscal year following the latest fiscal year for operating leases having an initial or remaining non-cancelable letter-terms in excess of one year. Operating lease, total minimum lease payments Operating Leases, Future Minimum Payments Due Operating lease, less: sublease rental income Operating Leases, Future Minimum Payments Due, Future Minimum Sublease Rentals Operating lease, lease obligation net of subleases Operating Leases, Lease obligation net of subleases Represents lease obligation net of subleases which belongs to operating leases. Total lease [Abstract] Lease, Future Minimum Payments Due, Fiscal Year Maturity [Abstract] 2018 Lease, Future Minimum Payments Due, Next Twelve Months Amount of minimum lease payments maturing in the next fiscal year following the latest fiscal year, both for capital and operating leases. 2019 Leases, Future Minimum Payments Due in Two Years Amount of minimum lease payments maturing in the second fiscal year following the latest fiscal year, both for capital and operating leases. 2020 Leases, Future Minimum Payments Due in Three Years Amount of minimum lease payments maturing in the third fiscal year following the latest fiscal year, both for capital and operating leases. 2021 Leases, Future Minimum Payments Due in Four Years Amount of minimum lease payments maturing in the forth fiscal year following the latest fiscal year, both for capital and operating leases. 2022 Leases, Future Minimum Payments Due in Five Years Amount of minimum lease payments maturing in the fifth fiscal year following the latest fiscal year, both for capital and operating leases. 2023-2027 Leases, Future Minimum Payments Due in Sixth to Tenth Years Amount of minimum lease payments maturing in the sixth to tenth fiscal year following the latest fiscal year, both for capital and operating leases. 2028-2032 Leases, Future Minimum Payments Due in Eleventh to Fifteenth Years Amount of minimum lease payments maturing in the Eleventh to Fifteenth fiscal year following the latest fiscal year for total leases. Thereafter Leases, Future Minimum Payments Due Thereafter Amount of minimum lease payments maturing after the fifteenth fiscal year following the latest fiscal year, both for capital and operating leases. Total leases, total minimum lease payments Leases, Future Minimum Payments Due Amount of minimum lease payments, both for capital and operating leases. Total leases, less: sublease rental income Lease, Sublease Rental Income The total amount of sublease rental income recognized, both for capital and operating leases. Total lease, lease obligation net of subleases Leases, Lease Obligation Net of Subleases Represents lease obligation net of subleases, both for capital and operating leases. Income Statement [Abstract] Net sales Sales Revenue, Goods, Net Cost of sales Cost of Goods Sold Gross profit Gross Profit Selling, distribution and administrative expenses Selling, General and Administrative Expense Operating income (loss) from continuing operations Operating Income (Loss) Foreign currency exchange loss Foreign Currency Transaction Gain (Loss), before Tax Interest and other expense, net Interest Income (Expense), Net Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes Income (Loss) from Continuing Operations before Income Taxes, Noncontrolling Interest (Benefit) provision for income taxes Income Tax Expense (Benefit) Net income (loss) from continuing operations Income (Loss) from Continuing Operations, Net of Tax, Including Portion Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax Net income (loss) Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Parent Basic and diluted EPS: Earnings Per Share, Basic and Diluted [Abstract] Net income (loss) per share from continuing operations-basic (in dollars per share) Income (Loss) from Continuing Operations, Per Basic Share Net income (loss) per share from continuing operations-diluted (in dollars per share) Income (Loss) from Continuing Operations, Per Diluted Share Net loss per share from discontinued operations - basic and diluted (in dollars per share) Net income per share - basic (in dollars per share) Earnings Per Share, Basic Net income per share - diluted (in dollars per share) Earnings Per Share, Diluted Weighted average common and common equivalent shares: Weighted Average Number of Shares Outstanding, Diluted [Abstract] Basic (in shares) Weighted Average Number of Shares Outstanding, Basic Diluted (in shares) Weighted Average Number of Shares Outstanding, Diluted Dividends declared Common Stock, Dividends, Per Share, Declared Principles of Consolidation Consolidation, Policy [Policy Text Block] Reclassifications Reclassification, Policy [Policy Text Block] Fiscal Year Fiscal Period, Policy [Policy Text Block] Use of Estimates In Financial Statements Use of Estimates, Policy [Policy Text Block] Foreign Currency Translation Foreign Currency Transactions and Translations Policy [Policy Text Block] Cash Cash and Cash Equivalents, Policy [Policy Text Block] Inventories Inventory, Policy [Policy Text Block] Property, Plant and Equipment Property, Plant and Equipment, Policy [Policy Text Block] Internal-Use Software Internal Use Software, Policy [Policy Text Block] Evaluation of Long-lived Assets Impairment or Disposal of Long-Lived Assets, Policy [Policy Text Block] Business Combinations Business Combinations Policy [Policy Text Block] Goodwill and Intangible Assets Goodwill and Intangible Assets, Policy [Policy Text Block] Income Taxes Income Tax, Policy [Policy Text Block] Revenue Recognition and Accounts Receivable Revenue Recognition and Accounts Receivable [Policy Text Block] Disclosure of accounting policy for revenue recognition and accounts receivable. Shipping and Handling Costs Shipping and Handling Cost, Policy [Policy Text Block] Advertising Costs Advertising Costs, Policy [Policy Text Block] Stock Based Compensation Share-based Compensation, Option and Incentive Plans Policy [Policy Text Block] Net Income (Loss) Per Common Share Earnings Per Share, Policy [Policy Text Block] Employee Benefit Plans Postemployment Benefit Plans, Policy [Policy Text Block] Fair Value Measurements Fair Value Measurement, Policy [Policy Text Block] Significant Concentrations Concentration Risk, Credit Risk, Policy [Policy Text Block] Recent Accounting Pronouncements New Accounting Pronouncements, Policy [Policy Text Block] Schedule of Weighted-Average Assumptions Used To Estimate the Fair Value of Options Granted Schedule of Share-based Payment Award, Stock Options, Valuation Assumptions [Table Text Block] Schedule of Outstanding and Exercisable Options Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Vested and Expected to Vest, Outstanding and Exercisable [Table Text Block] Schedule of Options Vested and Exercisable or Nonvested, Expected to Vest (Nonvested Outstanding Less Expected Forfeitures) Schedule of Share-based Compensation, Shares Authorized under Stock Option Plans, by Exercise Price Range [Table Text Block] Schedule of Unvested Stock Options Schedule of Nonvested Share Activity [Table Text Block] Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract] Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, Amount [Abstract] Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, Amount [Abstract] Income tax at Federal statutory rate Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation at Federal Statutory Income Tax Rate, Amount Foreign taxes at rates different from the U.S. rate Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, Foreign Income Tax Rate Differential, Amount State and local income taxes, net of federal tax benefit Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, State and Local Income Taxes, Amount Impact of state rate changes Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, Change in Enacted Tax Rate, Amount Changes in valuation allowances Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, Change in Deferred Tax Assets Valuation Allowance, Amount Reversal of valuation allowances Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, Other Adjustments, Amount 2017 TCJA, net deferred tax remeasurment and repatriation tax impacts Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, Tax Cuts And Jobs Act Of 2017, Amount Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, Tax Cuts And Jobs Act Of 2017, Amount Non-deductible items Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, Nondeductible Expense, Amount Other items, net Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, Other Reconciling Items, Amount Income tax Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, Percent [Abstract] Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, Percent [Abstract] Income tax at Federal statutory rate Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, at Federal Statutory Income Tax Rate, Percent Foreign taxes at rates different from the U.S. rate Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, Foreign Income Tax Rate Differential, Percent State and local income taxes, net of federal tax benefit Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, State and Local Income Taxes, Percent Impact of state rate changes Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, Change in Enacted Tax Rate, Percent Changes in valuation allowances Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, Change in Deferred Tax Assets Valuation Allowance, Percent Other items, net Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, Other Adjustments, Percent 2017 TCJA, net deferred tax remeasurment and repatriation tax impacts Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, Tax Cuts And Jobs Act Of 2017, Percent Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, Percent Non-deductible items Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, Nondeductible Expense, Percent Other items, net Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation,Other Reconciling Items, Percent Income tax Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, Percent Statement of Cash Flows [Abstract] CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES: Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Operating Activities [Abstract] Net income (loss) from continuing operations Adjustments to reconcile income (loss) from continuing operations to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities: Adjustments to Reconcile Net Income (Loss) to Cash Provided by (Used in) Operating Activities [Abstract] Depreciation and amortization Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization Asset impairment and other non-cash benefit Other non-cash charges (benefit) and asset impairment Amount of other non-cash charges (benefit) and write-down of assets recognized in the income statement. (Benefit) provision for deferred income taxes Deferred Income Tax Expense (Benefit) Provision for returns and doubtful accounts Provision for Doubtful Accounts Compensation expense related to equity compensation plans Share-based Compensation (Gain) loss on dispositions and abandonment Gain (Loss) on Disposition of Property Plant Equipment, Excluding Oil and Gas Property and Timber Property Changes in operating assets and liabilities: Increase (Decrease) in Operating Capital [Abstract] Accounts receivable Increase (Decrease) in Accounts Receivable Inventories Increase (Decrease) in Inventories Prepaid expenses and other current assets Increase (Decrease) in Prepaid Expense and Other Assets Income taxes payable (receivable) Increase (Decrease) in Income Taxes Payable Accounts payable Increase (Decrease) in Accounts Payable Accrued expenses and other current liabilities Increase (Decrease) in Accrued Liabilities and Other Operating Liabilities Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities from continuing operations Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Operating Activities, Continuing Operations Net cash used in operating activities from discontinued operations Cash Provided by (Used in) Operating Activities, Discontinued Operations Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Operating Activities CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES: Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Investing Activities [Abstract] Purchases of property, plant and equipment Payments to Acquire Property, Plant, and Equipment Proceeds from disposals of property, plant and equipment Proceeds from Sale of Property, Plant, and Equipment Acquisition of Plant Equipment Group Payments to Acquire Businesses, Net of Cash Acquired Net cash used in investing activities from continuing operations Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Investing Activities, Continuing Operations Net cash used in investing activities from discontinued operations Cash Provided by (Used in) Investing Activities, Discontinued Operations Net cash used in investing activities from continuing operations Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Investing Activities CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES: Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Financing Activities [Abstract] Repayments of capital lease obligations Repayments of Long-term Capital Lease Obligations Dividends paid Payments of Dividends Proceeds from issuance of common stock Proceeds from Issuance of Common Stock Payment of payroll taxes on stock-based compensation through shares withheld Payments Related to Tax Withholding for Share-based Compensation Repurchase of treasury stock Payments for Repurchase of Common Stock Net cash used in financing activities from continuing operations Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Financing Activities, Continuing Operations Net cash used in financing activities from discontinued operations Cash Provided by (Used in) Financing Activities, Discontinued Operations Net cash used in financing activities Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Financing Activities EFFECTS OF EXCHANGE RATES ON CASH Effect of Exchange Rate on Cash and Cash Equivalents NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH Cash, Period Increase (Decrease) CASH – BEGINNING OF YEAR Cash CASH – END OF YEAR Supplemental disclosures: Supplemental Cash Flow Information [Abstract] Interest paid Interest Paid Income taxes paid Income Taxes Paid Supplemental disclosures of non-cash investing and financing activities: Noncash Investing and Financing Items [Abstract] Acquisitions of equipment through capital leases Capital Lease Obligations Incurred COMMITMENTS, CONTINGENCIES AND OTHER MATTERS Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Text Block] United States Income (Loss) from Continuing Operations before Income Taxes, Domestic Foreign Income (Loss) from Continuing Operations before Income Taxes, Foreign Payables and Accruals [Abstract] Payroll and employee benefits Employee-related Liabilities, Current Advertising Accrued Advertising, Current Sales and VAT tax payable Sales and Excise Tax Payable, Current Freight Accrued Freight, Current Carrying value as of the balance sheet date of obligations incurred through that date and payable for freight of the entity's goods and services. Used to reflect the current portion of the liabilities (due within one year or within the normal operating cycle if longer). Reorganization costs Reorganization costs Carrying value as of the balance sheet date of obligations incurred through that date and payable for reorganization costs. Used to reflect the current portion of the liabilities (due within one year or within the normal operating cycle if longer). Income taxes payable Accrued Income Taxes, Current Other Other Accrued Liabilities, Current Accrued expenses Accrued Liabilities, Current Line of Credit Facility [Abstract] CREDIT FACILITIES Short-term Debt [Text Block] Summary of Significant Accounting Policies Significant Accounting Policies [Text Block] Quarterly Financial Information Disclosure [Abstract] QUARTERLY FINANCIAL DATA (UNAUDITED) Quarterly Financial Information [Text Block] Statement of Stockholders' Equity [Abstract] Statement [Table] Statement [Table] Equity Components [Axis] Equity Components [Axis] Equity Component [Domain] Equity Component [Domain] Common Stock Common Stock [Member] Additional Paid-in Capital Additional Paid-in Capital [Member] Treasury Stock, At Cost Treasury Stock [Member] Retained Earnings Retained Earnings [Member] Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) AOCI Attributable to Parent [Member] Statement [Line Items] Statement [Line Items] Increase (Decrease) in Stockholders' Equity [Roll Forward] Increase (Decrease) in Stockholders' Equity [Roll Forward] Balances (in shares) Shares, Outstanding Balances Stockholders' Equity Attributable to Parent Stock-based compensation expense Adjustments to Additional Paid in Capital, Share-based Compensation, Requisite Service Period Recognition Issuance of restricted stock (in shares) Stock Issued During Period, Shares, Restricted Stock Award, Gross Issuance of restricted stock Stock Issued During Period, Value, Restricted Stock Award, Gross Exercise of stock options (in shares) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Exercises in Period Exercise of stock options Stock Issued During Period, Value, Stock Options Exercised Surrender of fully vested options (in shares) Shares of fully vested unexercised stock options surrendered in settlement agreement The number fully vested unexercised stock options surrendered in settlement agreement. Surrender of fully vested options Adjustment to additional paid in capital for surrender of fully vested options This element represents the amount for surrender of fully vested options. Restricted stock withheld for employee taxes (in shares) Shares Paid for Tax Withholding for Share Based Compensation Stock withheld for employee taxes Adjustments Related to Tax Withholding for Share-based Compensation Cancellation of restricted shares (in shares) Stock Issued During Period, Shares, Restricted Stock Award, Forfeited Cancellation of restricted shares Stock Issued During Period, Value, Restricted Stock Award, Forfeitures Proceeds from issuance of common stock (in shares) Stock Issued During Period, Shares, Share-based Compensation, Gross Proceeds from issuance of common stock Stock Granted, Value, Share-based Compensation, Gross Dividends Dividends, Common Stock Discontinued European entities cumulative translation adjustment Discontinued European entities cumulative translation adjustment Amount after tax relates to discontinued European entities cumulative translation adjustment during the period. 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