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Hot Topic: Out of the starting blocks

In January of this year, the three leading dealer groups in the US announced an intent to merge their organisations…

Event Preview: BSA Annual Forum 2019

For two days in early September, the Business Solutions Association (BSA) will be engaging with US manufacturers and manufacturer rep…

Event Preview: Ride for your life

The second Ride of Life (ROL), organised by the British office products industry in support of the Institute of Cancer…

Event Review: OPI European Forum

As leading vendors and resellers from the European business supplies industry came together in early June, a thought-provoking couple of…

Comment July/August 2019

Once a year, we have an issue of OPI that delves a little deeper into the world of technology solutions,…

ISG shareholders approve mega merger

The board of directors of Independent Suppliers Group (ISG) has announced that 83% of its common shareholders have approved the…

Big Interview: Brothers in arms

The Spanish business supplies market has frequently hit the headlines over the past few years, but mostly for the wrong…

Comment June 2019

Like I said last month, while our industry is undoubtedly in a state of flux, for any deals and big…

Spotlight: Making Mexican waves

Clips is an office supplies operator based in Baja California, the northern Mexican state that shares its border with the…

Interview: Brad Graves

Brad Graves is this year’s City of Hope (COH) Spirit of Life honouree. Fundraising began in earnest a few months…

Event Preview: European Forum 2019

Would you like to keep up to date with the latest OP industry trends and news; understand the impact of…

Comment May 2019

After a number of quick-fire ‘wow’ stories at the beginning of this year, we are now in a state of…

Hot Topic: Dealer groups – what next?

In mid-January 2019, the three leading office products dealer groups in the US signed a letter of intent to merge…

Event Review: EOPA 2019

The leading lights of the European business supplies sector came together in early March to celebrate exceptional companies, personalities and…

Comment April 2019

As the dust settles on the momentous Staples/Essendant deal and with CORE Live out of the way, Sandy Douglas and…

EOPA 2019 winners revealed

The winners of the 18th European Office Products Awards (EOPA) were announced at a special presentation dinner in Amsterdam on Tuesday evening.…

Staples Solutions holds vendor meeting in Amsterdam

European reseller Staples Solutions yesterday held its vendor meeting in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on the eve of OPI’s Partnership event…

Big Interview: The reinvention of HP Inc

It’s been almost four and a half years since HP made its transformational announcement in October 2014 that ultimately split…

Hot Topic: Between a rock and a hard place

Everybody does it (almost), nobody really likes it (almost), price is the most common reason for getting involved (almost always)…

Research: The modern workforce in focus

Over the past few years, the needs of the office workforce have continued to change as technologies and staff behaviour…

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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…