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Big Interview: The full (Canadian) package

Denis Mathieu, President of Novexco, is a man on a mission. Having arrived at the Canadian multichannel operator when his…

5 mins with… Ricardo Ferreira

What’s your life philosophy? E pluribus unum – ‘out of many, one’ – which highlights the importance of teamwork both in…

Final Word from Skip Ireland

COS Business Products & Interiors is a mid-sized company in Chattanooga (TN) in the US. We are 77 years old…

EOPA 2018 Professional of the Year winner

Congratulations to Quantore Managing Director Arnold Theuws on being named Professional of the Year at the 2018 European Office Products…

How to reach the top

OPI: Top-selling brand is a bold claim. How do you back this up?Paul LeBlanc: We start with data from market…

Big Interview Xtra: Cezary Monko

OPI: Can you give us an overview of the company as it is now in terms of the number of…

Spotlight: Do the write thing

Stabilo is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of writing instruments. The family-run German company forms part of the Schwan-Stabilo…

Vendor Special: The smart manufacturer

The rise of new digital industrial technology, known as Industry 4.0, is a transformation that makes it possible to gather…

Analysis: Will Platinum complete trans-Tasman deal?

In early February 2018, Platinum Equity announced the completion of its acquisition of the OfficeMax business in Australia for an…

Analysis: Cenveo – signed, sealed, delivered

Embattled envelope and print products manufacturer Cenveo filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the District of New York at…

Final word from Jack Reagan

Throughout my merchandising career, I’ve had the pleasure to work with some vendors that were not only industry-leading, but also…

Generation Game with Casey Avent

There are many success stories out there of companies where the baton of leadership has been passed on through the…

Event: City of Hope

Every year, the National Business Products Council hosts the annual City of Hope Tour and Hall of Fame Dinner. And…

Event Review: Paperworld 2018

The official Messe Frankfurt figures from Paperworld 2018 are encouraging: exhibitor numbers increased 8% versus 2017 to 1,640 while the…

Vendor Special: The good, the great and the exceptional

Customer expectations are sky-high these days. Consumers, in a B2C as well as B2B environment, want to have choice, in…

Comment March 2018

This is the once-a-year issue of OPI where we focus much of our attention on the vendor community. Who’s doing…

Big Interview Xtra: Steve Haworth, EVO Group of Companies

OPI: You mentioned M&A, specifically M&A that matches and accelerates your strategy. Can you give an example?SH: Sure. If you…

Amazon Business changes shipping terms to push Prime membership

Changes to Amazon Business shipping terms in the US look to be aimed at encouraging business customers to sign up…

Event Preview: OPI Partnership 2018

Several years ago, OPI felt that there wasn’t an event in the OP calendar that successfully brings together the leading…

Final Word from Brad O’Brien

As a country with a population of just under 25 million people, Australia could be considered a minor player with…

Big Read

Interview: Villa sees strong potential for Pigna

Back in May 2018, Italian office supplies and stationery group Buffetti announced it had taken a 40% stake in Pigna,…