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Report: Swimming With Piranha

    In early 2014, Martin Wilde Associates (MWA) and OPI published The State Of The OP Industry 2013-14, a…

The ideas man

 OPI: Kicking off even before the start, do you think there would be a Staples today had you not lost…

Big interview: Charlie Cleary

Charlie Cleary has brought his dealer group – or buying group – through a lot of change in the last few…

Focusing on the essentials

Despite the uncertainties surrounding the office supplies industry, United Stationers’ share price is bucking the trend and is trading at…

Going for the HP experience

Steve Sakumoto is a familiar face to many in the US OP industry. He is VP and General Manager of…

Green light for European environment initiative

Key leaders from the office products industry met in Frankfurt in September to discuss a major initiative to develop a unified…

Big interview: Jeff Whiteway

When Jeff Whiteway was last featured as the OPI Big Interview, the year was 2005, OfficeTeam – or OyezStraker as…

Big interview: Vitaly Balabanov

Vitaly Balabanov has led the Alliance of Russian Distributors (ARD) as it has grown to 16 members in the four years…

Special feature: Dr Benedikt Erdmann

German dealer group Soennecken has become a formidable player in it's 90-year history. For a start it's more than a…

Big interview: Robert de Montigny

As Canada’s largest province by area and second most populous after Ontario, Quebec is not a bad part of the country…

Big Interview: Supplies Network

The future looks managed Last year Supplies Network celebrated 20 years in business, but the landscape has significantly changed in this time.…

Big interview: Aidan McDonough

So far it’s been a year of launches for UK dealer group Integra Office Solutions, which celebrates its 15th anniversary in…

Big interview: Arnold Theuws

Dutch dealer-group-cum-wholesaler Quantore recently put itself on the map by creating one of the most high-tech warehouses in Europe. General Manager…

Big Interview: Westcoast

Most people bemoan the much talked about recession, blame their business difficulties and failures on it and often descend into…

Meet Joan, the Office Choice brand ambassador

The campaign follows a year of strategic planning which has included consumer research, brand repositioning and evaluation, built on the…

More new recruits for P1

George Martino will work with P1 clients specifically on new business generation skills, training and services with a focus on…

Grainger reports share gains

The quarter also saw sales rise 5% year on year to reach $2.4 billion while net earnings for the quarter…

HP fined $108 million in corruption scandal

Unnamed HP employees in Poland, Russia and Mexico were found to have bribed government officials to win and retain lucrative…

Big interview: Alan Ball

Vendor relations, rumours of going direct, Amazon forays; these are just some of the topics that have repeatedly brought Spicers UK &…

Big interview: Bill Hudson

It’s an unusual reason for a business to come into existence: to manufacture products with a workforce that comprises at least…

Big read

SPR CEO communicates on fire

S.P. Richards (SPR) CEO Rick Toppin has issued an open letter to OPI readers after the wholesaler’s Atlanta distribution centre and headquarters…