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July/August 2019

Analysis: Holiday switch hits UK OP industry

In June, the UK government announced that the public holiday originally scheduled for Monday, 4 May 2020, would be moved…

Feature: Pulling no punches

Independent dealers need to up their game in terms of their e-commerce prowess – that’s the broad message from some…

Feature: Software

DDMSPLUS & Red Falcon DDMSPLUS from ECi Software Solutions is a complete, cloud-based business management solution for dealers looking to…

Focus: Technology solutions in action

BCOS Office Technologies Established in 1959, BCOS Office Technologies was originally a business products retailer selling and servicing the early…

Feature: The long path of (and to) disruption

Business transformation and disruption are overused terms that we have become accustomed to hearing about on a daily basis. It…

Opinion: Get your head in the clouds

Change is hard. It can be unsettling, costly, and generally upends the comfortable flow of daily routines. As such, it’s…

Feature: Going digital? You’re not alone

We all know the buzzwords of today that everyone is talking about: disruptive technologies, digitisation and transformation, product innovation, data...…

How To: Treat them well and they’ll treat you better

It’s highly frustrating as well as expensive when you lose the great people you’ve spent so much time and effort…

Event Preview: NAOPA 2019

It’s that time of year again when the US business supplies industry gets the opportunity to showcase its latest products…

Event Preview: BSA Annual Forum 2019

For two days in early September, the Business Solutions Association (BSA) will be engaging with US manufacturers and manufacturer rep…

Event Preview: Ride for your life

The second Ride of Life (ROL), organised by the British office products industry in support of the Institute of Cancer…

Event Review: UFIPA 2019

There was a record turnout at this year’s annual conference of French office supplies trade association UFIPA that took place…

Event Review: Clerkenwell Design Week 2019

Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW) – really a three-day event as opposed to a whole week – took place from 21-23…

Event Review: OPI European Forum

As leading vendors and resellers from the European business supplies industry came together in early June, a thought-provoking couple of…

Final Word from Daniel Noble

Amazon, Alibaba and eBay are e-commerce giants that have changed the face of online retail, allowing customers to order almost…

5 mins with… Alex Bonarius

What’s your life philosophy? Fail to prepare, prepare to fail. Describe yourself in one sentence? I am an emotionally intelligent…

Digital issue July/August 2019

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

Big read

SPR announces new HQ and DC plans

North American wholesaler S.P. Richards (SPR) is set to move to new headquarters in the coming weeks following last month’s…