December-January 2013-14

Big Interview: Mark Ward

Big Interview: Mark Ward

The CEO of Australia's leading multichannel office supplier explains why retail is so crucial to his company's future

  • Big Interview: Mark Ward###The CEO of Australia's leading multichannel office supplier explains why retail is so crucial to his company's future
  • Ticking clock?###Is Paperworld living on borrowed time? OPI's Heike Dieckmann investigates
  • Universal soldiers###OPI catches up with fast-growing UK dealer Universal Office Products

OPI December/January issueOPI's December/January issue featuring an interview with Officeworks' CEO Mark Ward and a close look at the future of trade show Paperworld. The dealer under the spotlight is UK's fast-growing Universal Office Products and OPI reports from the Big Buyer show in Italy.

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Features

Big Interview: Mark Ward

17 December 2013

Big Interview: Mark Ward There is still “huge” potential in the business supplies market, Officeworks CEO Mark Ward tells OPI

Dealer Spotlight: Universal Office Products

17 December 2013

Universal is a company of the noughties and that youthfulness – combined with a good dollop of experience - undoubtedly contributes to its fresh approach towards all things OP

Category Analysis: Facilities Management

17 December 2013

Facilities management (FM) products are often hailed as one of the potential saviours of OP resellers, going some way towards minimising the impact that the decline of traditional supplies is having on their general well-being.

News in depth

Staples steps up a gear

18 December 2013

News Analysis: Staples steps up a gear Retail woes – and not just in the office supplies channel – have been well documented over the past few years, but as consumer electronics retailer Best Buy recently showed, turnarounds can be achieved with a focused strategy and strong execution.

Now the hard work begins

18 December 2013

As expected, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) didn’t stand in the way of the proposed merger between Office Depot and OfficeMax, voting unanimously at the beginning of November to approve the $1.2 billion transaction.

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