Monday, 6 February, 2023

OPI’s increasing coverage of sustainability and CSR

OPI Deputy Editor Michelle Sturman reveals more about OPI’s CSR mission and why this is a crucial topic for the business products industry. The environment has been an important part of OPI’s editorial coverage for...

The US Business Products Consumer: Trends and Behaviours in 2022-23

By MWA & OPI Table of Contents The way that Americans work has changed forever: companies all over the country have reduced staffing levels, moved all or in part to home working and reorganised (or even...

OPI’s latest industry research now available

OPI is pleased to announce the publication of the 2021-2022 edition of its annual State of the Industry (SOTI) research study. Published in conjunction with Martin Wilde Associates, The View From The Top: The State...

Podcast: Discussing remanufacturing on Global Reman Day

OPI Talk speaks with Tricia Judge, a leading authority on remanufacturing in the imaging supplies industry. 14 April 2022 is Global Reman Day, a worldwide initiative to promote and raise awareness of the remanufacturing industry...

Podcast: Keeping it local

Alan Calder, Marketing Manager at Nemo Office Club, talks about his group’s Keep It Local campaign. The COVID-19 pandemic put a renewed focus on buying from local businesses and supporting local communities. Even before that,...

Podcast: EOPA 2022 Industry Achievement winner Geoff Betts

Stewart Superior Managing Director Geoff Betts was recognised for his outstanding contribution to the European business products sector at the recent 2022 European Office Products Awards in Amsterdam. In this episode of OPI Talk, Betts...

Hilleard inducted into City of Hope Hall of Fame

OPI CEO Steve Hilleard was one of two new inductees to the City of Hope’s (COH) Hall of Fame at a dinner held in California yesterday evening. The 2022 National Business Products Industry’s (NBPI) annual...

EOPA 2022 winners revealed

The winners of the 21st European Office Products Awards (EOPA) were announced at a special presentation dinner on Tuesday 22 March. The annual EOPA were presented during the OPI Partnership event which is being held from 21-23 March at the Hotel Okura in...

Podcast: NPD – behind the office supplies numbers

NPD Industry Analyst Leen Nsouli goes deeper into recently published numbers on the performance of the US office supplies industry in 2021. Earlier this month, POS data and market intelligence firm The NPD Group released...

Podcast: “The challenges seemed to be every day”

OPI Talk catches up with Acme United CEO Walter Johnsen following another record year for the company. OPI Talk’s Andy Braithwaite spoke to Acme United CEO Walter Johnsen on 2 March, shortly after the company’s...

Podcast: The workplace of the future

Our guest in this episode of OPI Talk is Jeanine Goddard, Creative Director at office furniture manufacturer Bisley. Starting out, in office products terms, with steel waste paper bins, Bisley has been around for a long time and...

Podcast: FY earnings follow-up with ACCO’s Boris Elisman

OPI Talk catches up with ACCO Brands CEO Boris Elisman shortly after the company’s latest earnings conference call. 2021 was a record year for ACCO as its PowerA acquisition at the end of 2020 drove...

Podcast: The Supply Room’s Source acquisition

OPI Talk speaks to Yancey Jones Jr, COO of The Supply Room, and John Givens, founder of Source Office & Technology, about their recent transaction. Recently on the opi.net news service, we reported on the...

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Podcast: Kim Leazer & Beth Freeman, FSI Office

OPI Talk speaks to mother and daughter duo Kim Leazer and Beth Freeman, part of the leadership team at family-owned US independent dealer FSI...