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Category Update: Lasting impressions

The stamping category continues to move forward, with sector leaders bullish about strong growth figures and lucrative prospects now being…

Category Update: Post modern

The number of traditional letters sent by post continues to decline. In the UK, the Royal Mail’s letter revenues fell…

How To: Pack a (digital) punch

In the first part of this How to… guide, I talked about the process of getting fit for digital business.…

Final Word from Myers Jordan

What’s going to happen? This seems to be one of the most frequently asked questions during industry discussions these days…

Category Update: Cleaning up

The biggest change in the jan/san sector over the past year has centred around the continuing digitisation of resellers as…

How To: Get fit for digital business

It’s not exactly breaking news that new invasive entrants are disrupting established office products ecosystems with their digital-first business operating…

Final Word from Debbie Nice

I’ve been involved with the office supplies community for 30 years and I’ve spent the past ten of those focused…

5 mins with… Regina Henrich

Best compliment you’ve ever received? Thank you for being there. Describe yourself in one sentence? I´m confident, ambitious, assertive, passionate…

Making an impact

Businesses are slowly becoming more conscious of the waste materials they produce but this change isn’t happening quickly enough. While…

How to boost productivity in an open-plan office

According to a recent Harvard study, workers in open-plan offices have 70% less physical interactions with other colleagues, making teams…

Final Word from Rick Toppin

OPI asked me an interesting question during a recent conversation: "What's it like being a Spirit of Life Honouree for…

5 mins with… Mike Tucker

What's your life philosophy?   I try to live by this golden rule: treat others the way you want to…

Technology Solutions Special: Failure to appear

The biggest issue facing most independents today is failure to appear in internet searches. I know, I know, many will…

Technology Solutions Special: Technology choices

Case study 1: Clark Office ProductsClark Office Products was founded in 1972 in Mountain Home, Arkansas, with a branch in…

Technology Solutions Special: The perfect (digital) storm

According to some of the prominent software providers to the OP industry, many dealers aren't heeding their warnings about the…

Advertorial: Insights-X 2018

Take a look at our online catalogue to find out in advance which companies will be exhibiting at Insights-X 2018.…

How To… Managing in a crisis

In the first part of this guide in the May issue of OPI, I talked about the importance of being…

Final Word from Anil Abrol

I read with great interest last month's Plastic Soup Hot Topic where Michelle Sturman pointed out that the world is awash with…

Category Update: Core stability

It's an undisputed fact that sales of core office products have been under significant pressure for several years. Yet, although…

5 mins with… Savannah Guernsey

Describe yourself in one sentence.I don't like to sit still, physically or mentally.  What's your most prized possession? If I had…

Big read

UK distributor enters administration

UK IT and EOS distributor Beta Distribution has gone into administration, OPI has learned. Rumours began circulating at the end…