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No false dawns, says new Spicers CEO

Michael's appearance – less than three weeks into his role – was keenly anticipated given the wholesaler's recent and well-documented supply chain issues, and...

Big interview: Charlie Cleary

Charlie Cleary has brought his dealer group – or buying group – through a lot of change in the last few years. As President of...

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 HP’s US Supplies Sales...

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 system for evaluating the...

Big interview: Jeff Whiteway

When Jeff Whiteway was last featured as the OPI Big Interview, the year was 2005, OfficeTeam – or OyezStraker as it was known at...

Report: Swimming With Piranha

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

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 since formation, but he...

State of the Industry Report

Last year was a critical year for the OP industry worldwide: with the developed economies beginning to emerge out of recession, would the OP...

The ideas man

 OPI: Kicking off even before the start, do you think there would be a Staples today had you not lost your job at National...

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 dealer group; the cooperative...

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 in which to run...

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 2012. Managed print services...

Big Interview: Westcoast

Most people bemoan the much talked about recession, blame their business difficulties and failures on it and often descend into a state of gloom....

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. Set up as a...

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 Arnold Theuws, who has...

Focusing on the essentials

Despite the uncertainties surrounding the office supplies industry, United Stationers’ share price is bucking the trend and is trading at an all-time high.That market...

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