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    OP legend Jonathan Straker passes away

    UK stationery legend passed away this morning, OPI has been told.

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    Fire blamed for China Stationery Q2 sales plummet

    The fire at one of China Stationery’s production plants in April has severely affected the manufacturer’s Q2 2014 sales, which plunged by around RMB381 million ($62 million).

  • finance

    McLernons faces uncertain future

    Western Australian OP supply business McLernons Group has gone into voluntary administration.

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    Escalade to sell intimus

    Escalade has announced it is focusing on its Sporting Goods segment and as a result is looking to sell its shredding and information security division, intimus.

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    Report: Swimming With Piranha

    Market Research Study On The Future Of The OP Industry, by Martin Wilde Associates and OPI. This report looks into Amazon's current and potential B2B customer base for office products as well as answering other key q...

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  • Meg invites YOU to EPIC 2014

    Meg is going to be at EPIC 2014....are YOU? Taking place September 17 -- 19, 2014 at the Westin Diplomat in Hollywood, Florida, EPIC 2014 is the place where BIG happens! If you are serious about growing your business in 2014 and beyond, you don't want to miss out on this event. Once again, the event will provide TriMega and Independent Stationers' dealer attendees access to a comprehensive exhibit hall of suppliers and service providers, creating tremendous opportunities for them to discover new products, learn how to penetrate emerging markets, uncover new supplier partners, and leverage new service offerings and product categories they're not selling today.EPIC 2014 is all about BIG Ideas, BIG Thinking and BIG Opportunities. Participation is free and you get up to 3 nights free hotel! Don't miss it. Register to attend TODAY at www.wherebighappens.com.

  • Geoff Betts' OP inspired version of Don McLean's American Pie

    The Managing Director of Stewart Superior amused attendees at the BOSS Federation Members' Day at Stationers' Hall in London last month with his rendition of this classic song

  • NAOPA 2014: Gala Awards

    All the winners from the dealer categories at the 2014 North American Office Products Awards (NAOPA) which took place at the SP Richards' Advantage Business Conference (ABC) in Nashville Tennessee, June

  • NAOPA 2014: Lifetime Achievement

    Bud Mundt wins Lifetime Achievement


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