Analysis: Supply squeeze for paper market

The decision in January by Georgia-Pacific (GP) to exit the US office paper market sent shockwaves through the channel. The…

Vendor Special: Strategic innovation

The past 12 months have certainly thrown up plenty of excitement and curveballs in the business supplies industry – consolidation,…

Spotlight: Unpacking the problem

The scourge of plastic pollution has brought the use of single-use plastic, barrelling into the public domain and left companies…

Feature: Building resilience to data breaches

Cybercrime is in the news on a daily basis, with stories rife of victims inundated with fraudulent emails and various…

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…

How To: Find your brand ambassadors… and use them

As competitors continue to tighten their grip around the world and your industry, it’s time to ask some questions about…

Advertorial: Bi-silque

This year is going to be a very exciting one for Bi-silque as the manufacturer celebrates its 40th anniversary. And…

Event Review: Paperworld 2019

In recent years and as a result of feedback from many industry peers, OPI has questioned the continued relevance of…

Event Review: City of Hope Tour and Hall of Fame Dinner

Members of the National Business Products Industry came together in early February to hear first-hand from doctors, researchers and scientists…

Final Word from Marc Bürkle

We live in exciting times. Industry is undergoing its fourth revolution: the real and virtual worlds are converging, while products…

5 mins with… Bob Taylor

What would you be the patron saint of? Stopping smoking everywhere. There’s no one as bad as a reformed smoker.…

Comment March 2019

So the deal is done – Staples and Essendant are the new ‘partners in crime’ in the US business products…

Digital issue March 2019

To view a flip version of the March 2019 issue of OPI magazine please click the links below. Type A — Europe…

Big Interview: Wholesale changes

Creating a sustainable national office products wholesaling specialist has proved to be somewhat elusive in Australia over the years. That…

Hot Topic: A Happy New Year?

Even futurists can get it wrong when it comes to predicting what the game-changing shifts are that will change our…

Analysis: GSA commits to e-marketplace model

Barring any unexpected roadblocks in the coming months, Amazon appears to be heading for pole position on the US federal…

Event Preview: EOPA 2019

What determines excellence in these challenging times – continuous innovation, always tapping into current consumer trends, improving revenues, gaining market…

Spotlight: Micro markets under the spotlight

Micro markets is a term that appears to be popping up more regularly in our industry right now, with some…

Category Update: In the write place

At a time when both the business and consumer worlds seem to be marching in quick-step towards an increasingly digitised…

Interview: Michael Reichhold

With an expanded complementary programme and a reshuffle of the hall layout, Paperworld is on track for a successful 2019…

Big read

Exacompta to acquire Biella

A major acquisition in the declining filing category has been announced in Europe as Exacompta makes a €33.5 million ($38…