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Strong H1 growth for Böttcher

Germany-based online reseller Böttcher continues to excel in a competitive market, with phenomenal growth of 31% in the first half…

Challenging 2017 for Büroring

A demanding year for Germany-based dealer group Büroring impacted its FY2017 results.Announced at its recent AGM, held in Bremen, Germany, Büroring's leadership…

Big Interview: Antipodean action

Australia has rarely been out of office products news over the past 18 months or so, but the biggest stories…

Big Interview: The turnaround of Office Depot Europe

After a period of instability and disruption, Office Depot's European business — worth more than €1.5 billion ($1.7 billion) —…

Event Review: OPI European Forum 2018

The seventh OPI European Forum, which took place at the beautiful and historic Royal Horseguards Hotel in London, UK, from…

Event Preview: NAOPA 2018

Organised by OPI in association with US wholesaler SP Richards (SPR) as part of its annual Advantage Business Conference (ABC) which…

Comment July/August 2018

Staples Inc certainly didn't hang around following its recent admission to OPI that more extensive partnerships with dealers are very…

Event Preview: Advantage Business Conference

With all the change that's going on in the business supplies industry, it's comforting to know that some things have…

Big Interview Xtra: Neil Maslen

 OPI: How autonomous or indeed centralised are the various Office Depot Europe locations?Neil Maslen: Broadly speaking, we want to seek…

Spotlight: Built on solid foundations

At the end of April, about 110 partners from Pilot Corporation across the globe — predominantly Europe — got together…

Comment June 2018

Wow! No sooner had the ink dried on Thomas Schinkel's opinion piece on the potential merger of SP Richards (SPR)…

Comment April 2018

Last month saw the winners of the 2018 European Office Products Awards (EOPA) crowned in Amsterdam. Being involved in the…

Christa Furter leaves Office World/iba

Christa Furter will be stepping down from her CEO role at Switzerland-based reseller iba and multichannel operator Office World at…

EOPA 2018 shortlist revealed

A group of senior executives from all channels in the business supplies industry came together in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, last…

BOSS Awards raise the roof of UK industry

The winners of the 2017 BOSS industry awards were announced last night at a glittering evening of celebration at the…

Advertorial: FireKing

FireKing is a US-based manufacturer that is in the business of protecting what is important for companies, schools and consumers.…

Spotlight: Think MRO, think Grainger

Grainger is North America’s leading broadline B2B supplier of maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) products. With subsidiaries also in Europe,…

Stationery Matters recognises young talent

Industry magazine Stationery Matters has compiled a list of the ‘ones to watch’ in the world of stationery and office…

Dealers recognised at the ABC

Three outstanding professionals from the US independent dealer community were honoured at the North American Office Products Awards (NAOPA) on…

Big Interview Xtra

OPI speaks to FriendsOffice President Betsy Hughes about this important award for the dealer and the possibility for other independent…

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Analysis: Essendant making “strategic investments” in the IDC

Business products wholesaler Essendant said that it spent $19 million on investments in the independent reseller channel (IDC) in the…