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Event Review: NAOPA 2018

Industry Achievement Winner: Jim O’Brien Usually the last NAOPA to be announced, this year’s Industry Achievement trophy was the first…

Category Update: Cleaning up

The biggest change in the jan/san sector over the past year has centred around the continuing digitisation of resellers as…

Spotlight: Turning the corner

When pan-European wholesaler ADVEO invited some 140 vendor partners to a hastily-arranged meeting in Paris, France, at the end of…

How To: Get fit for digital business

It’s not exactly breaking news that new invasive entrants are disrupting established office products ecosystems with their digital-first business operating…

Case Study: The appeal of jan/san

Case study 1: From simple product to full solution UK dealer Irongate falls very much in the ‘progressive’ camp and…

Advertorial: Victor Technology

Victor Technology is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. Widely regarded as a leading supplier of calculator products across North…

Research: Here’s to good health

Global hygiene company Essity has been publishing regular reports regarding worldwide health and well-being for the past ten years. Since…

Event Preview: ISSA Show North America 2018

This year’s ISSA Show North America is returning to Dallas, Texas, for the first time since 1997. And as much…

Event Preview: EPIC 2018

The thinking behind the first EPIC show back in 2013, when it was introduced by US dealer groups TriMega and…

Final Word from Debbie Nice

I’ve been involved with the office supplies community for 30 years and I’ve spent the past ten of those focused…

5 mins with… Regina Henrich

Best compliment you’ve ever received? Thank you for being there. Describe yourself in one sentence? I´m confident, ambitious, assertive, passionate…

Comment September 2018

I’m writing this column not at my usual desk in London in the UK, but in San Antonio, Texas, where…

Event Review: ABC 2018

This year’s Advantage Business Conference (ABC) in San Antonio, Texas, took place from 19-22 August against a backdrop of uncertainty…

Digital issue September 2018

To view a flip version of the September 2018 issue of OPI magazine please click the links below. Type A — Europe…

Big Interview Xtra: Mike Gentile, Independent Stationers

Exclusive online content from OPI’s interview with Mike Gentile, CEO, Independent Stationers. OPI: Let’s talk about EPIC Business Essentials and…

Analysis: Whiteway optimistic for future of SPOT Group

Following the release of the annual results of Better Capital – owner of the Spicers-OfficeTeam Group (SPOT) – which described…

Analysis: Staples ups the ante on Essendant

When Essendant reported its Q2 results at the end of July, it revealed that it had not engaged with Staples…

Big read

ADVEO files an insolvency proceeding

Pan-European business supplies and stationery wholesaler ADVEO has filed for an insolvency proceeding after its lenders withdrew their support for…