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Playing Both Ends Against The Middle?

One would think that after all the years of people attempting to put one over on someone in the office…

Quartet GBC: Success Built On Solid Foundations

Although the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge in southern England remains one of the world's most mysterious monuments, there is…

Superstores Tested By Escalating Competition

According to the findings of JP Morgan Securities' recently-conducted Office Products Superstore Saturation Study, the high tide mark for store…

Upstarts Enter The Fray – OP E-tailing (Pt2)

On-line office products represent one of the most attractive retailing opportunities in cyberspace. In last month's OPI (see OPI #75),…

Avery – A Fresh Approach

At Avery Dennison, we believe that one of the most important ways in which we can add value to our…

Brazil: Storm Clouds Gather

Shachihata – New Stamping Ground

Japan-based Shachihata, a world leader in the manufacture of stamp pads, pre-inked stamps and writing instruments, is further extending its…

Ted Nark – Corporate Express Australia

OPI: Let's start off with your background Ted. TN: Sure. I started in the office products industry in 1991 as…

The partnership Myth!

John Kreidel – isgroup

OPI: Let's start off with the history of IS. JK: Sure. IS was formed in 1977 and is a co-operative…

Lexmark – A Focused Approach

Lexmark requires little introduction. It is the fourth largest printer manufacturer in the world, behind Hewlett Packard (HP), Canon and…

A Land Full Of Eastern Promise?

As the larger US and Europe-based vendors expand globally and tie themselves ever tighter to the masts of their multinational…

Russia: Coping With Crisis

Winston Churchill once famously described Russia as a "riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma". Even 60 years later,…

Tom Stemberg – Staples (Pt2)

OPI: Tom, let's start off with your marks out of 10 for Staples' current performance. TS: We're not comfortable rating…

3M – Branded For Life

3M is a global leader in the electronics, pharmaceutical, automotive products, consumer, safety and healthcare markets as well as in…

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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…