Celebration of the life of Alan Hickman

A service has been announced to celebrate the life of Alan Hickman, who sadly passed away in February this year…

Turnaround in fortunes for Steelcase

US-based office furniture maker Steelcase has reported sales growth for Q2 2019, marking an improvement on its previous financial year.…

Smiggle reveals global growth plan

Australia-based high-street stationery retailer Smiggle is aiming to further expand its global reach. Parent company Premier Investments announced the plan…

Former HP exec joins Bechtle

Thomas Jensen, formerly of HP Inc, has joined the senior management team at Germany-based IT hardware and software reseller Bechtle.…

Big Interview: Independent Stationers’ big-tent philosophy

Mike Gentile is what you might call an outspoken proponent of the independent dealer community (IDC). He’s been championing their…

Event Preview: Climb of Life 2018

Everything to do with the Climb of Life (COL) presents a challenge – the organisation of the event, the climb…

Hot Topic: It could happen to you

WannaCry, Equifax, NotPetya, GitHub and BadRabbit will hopefully sound familiar to all of you. If not, suffice to say they…

Event Review: NAOPA 2018

Industry Achievement Winner: Jim O’Brien Usually the last NAOPA to be announced, this year’s Industry Achievement trophy was the first…

Boiling the Frog: Revisited

There’s an urban myth which says that if a frog is placed in a saucepan of boiling water, it will…

The State of the OP Industry Report 2017-18

Once again, the last 12 months have seen the global office products (OP) industry continue to change substantially: Despite economic…

Piranha Business – Light. Key Insights Into The Appeal Of Amazon Business

In June 2017, Martin Wilde Associates (MWA) and OPI published “Piranha Business”, the first in-depth study of Amazon Business OP customers…
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Pilot 100th anniversary with Mika – making of

For its 100th anniversary, Pilot has produced a exceptional, once-in-a-hundred-years video commercial directed by Lukas Zanotto and featuring artist Mika.…
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HP Papers new range EMEA

Introducing the new HP Papers range. More focused, it is divided into three groups: GOOD, BETTER & BEST, with two…
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SCRIBZEE by Oxford – Notebooks

The free SCRIBZEE app saves your scanned notes in a secure cloud provided by Oxford at no cost. They can…
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Introducing Avery labels with Sure Feed technology

Our new, proprietary Sure Feed technology is engineered into our label sheets to help provide a more reliable feed through…

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Staples deal for Essendant confirmed

The acquisition of US office products wholesaler Essendant by Staples in a deal worth almost $1 billion has been confirmed.…