Entries open for LaunchPad 2019

The Stationery Show London has opened entries for its annual LaunchPad competition. LaunchPad aims to find and support stationery suppliers…

Promotions at Exertis

UK-based technology distributor Exertis has announced a number of staff changes. Jamie Brothwell has been appointed to the newly created…

VOW launches charity challenge

UK wholesaler VOW has announced a new charity initiative starting in January 2019. The company-wide scheme is aimed at encouraging…

Messe Frankfurt acquires Clean Show | Amazon to expand in London...

Messe Frankfurt has purchased the Clean Show. The US trade fair for textile care Is held every two years and…

Big Interview: The secret source of service & solutions

Transactional business is certainly a term that exists in the vocabulary of John Givens, CEO of Denver, Colorado-based dealer Source…

Event Review: EPIC finale

Six years ago, US dealer groups Independent Stationers (IS) and TriMega confounded industry expectations by joining forces to produce a…

Hot Topic: Face off

China has long been a popular and lucrative destination for the sourcing as well as manufacturing of all manner of…

Analysis: The devil’s in the data

As the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) antitrust investigation into Staples Inc’s acquisition of Essendant nears its conclusion, a key issue…

The State of the OP Industry Report 2018-19

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

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…
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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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Lyreco launches new corporate brand identity

Office products reseller Lyreco has unveiled its new company identity and positioning.
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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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We are SOFEA

SOFEA is a European non-profit organisation. Our ambition is to become the leading organisation for sustainability for office supplies in…

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Tariff relief for OP industry?

Despite an apparent 90-day ceasefire on the trade war between the US and China, uncertainty still reigns. Scheduled to be…