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Lexmark – Printing Passion!

Media Accolades Lexmark was also selected as one of the world's 100 best-managed companies by Industry Week magazine. The honour…

Mexico – Set For Spectacular Growth!

These are exciting times for the office products industry in Mexico, particularly if your name happens to be Carlos Slim.…

Bic: The Speed Of Change!

Mention the word 'Bic'anywhere in the world and most people will know what you are talking about. In the countries…

France Thrives Under Pressure

Vive la différence, say the French. The expression is so common that it has become a cliché, but the casual…

Vendors Size Up To Power ‘Partners’

In the end, everything comes down to power. In the office products space, particularly in the USA, the eternal tussle…

Bob Scribner – SP Richards

OPI: What's your overview of the challenge in front of you at SPR? BS: Mike, you have known me for…

Dealers: Managing Business Risk

 Sourcing and handling inventory have become controversial issues in the OP industry, with some experts urging independent dealers to go…

Guilbert: Focus On Sales & Margin

Over the last five years, PPR has grown at a very rapid rate through an opportunistic acquisition strategy focused on…

Paperworld 2000

Paperworld is upon us again and will open its doors to trade visitors from around the world at the end…

SHOPA 1999

Stabilo: Focus On Design

An instantly recognisable international brand is something that most office products vendors can only dream of. But not German writing…

Fellowes Aiming For Consistency

Customer service strategies for each of Fellowes' European subsidiaries are devised at a local level, but each are geared to…

Smead/Atlanta: A Global Player

In the 16 months since Hastings, Minnesota-based document management provider Smead acquired Dutch manufacturer Atlanta, it has embraced the role…

Bic: Making Its Mark

 There are only very few places in the world where you could mention the word Bic and be greeted with…

Bricks-and-mortar Underpin The Web

 Warehouses, stores and inventory are all the kiss of death when it comes to internet economics, right? If so, someone…

Howard Brown – Allied

 OPI: I guess my first question has to be what drew you back to office products? HB: I became involved with…

Nu-Kote: Back On Track!

SPAIN: Taunting The Power Channel Bull

 One of the most decisive battles of the Spanish Civil War earlier this century took place when Barcelona fell to…

Thomas Weisel & Partners – Innovate And Refine!

 The point made applies to almost any organisation in any line of trade: innovation, risk-taking and continual refinement are critically…

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SPR announces new HQ and DC plans

North American wholesaler S.P. Richards (SPR) is set to move to new headquarters in the coming weeks following last month’s…