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In this special issue of OPI, the focus is on vendors including the Big Interview with ACCO Brand’s Cezary Monko and a look at exceptional manufacturers in the industry. The Hot Topic is all about dynamic pricing.

Vendor Special: The smart manufacturer

The rise of new digital industrial technology, known as Industry 4.0, is a transformation that makes it possible to gather…

Analysis: Will Platinum complete trans-Tasman deal?

In early February 2018, Platinum Equity announced the completion of its acquisition of the OfficeMax business in Australia for an…

Analysis: Cenveo – signed, sealed, delivered

Embattled envelope and print products manufacturer Cenveo filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the District of New York at…

5 mins with… Raphael Carlioz

What special skill do you possess? I can rapidly identify what a person is truly like, as I can feel other…

Final word from Jack Reagan

Throughout my merchandising career, I’ve had the pleasure to work with some vendors that were not only industry-leading, but also…

Generation Game with Casey Avent

There are many success stories out there of companies where the baton of leadership has been passed on through the…

Event: City of Hope

Every year, the National Business Products Council hosts the annual City of Hope Tour and Hall of Fame Dinner. And…

Event Review: Paperworld 2018

The official Messe Frankfurt figures from Paperworld 2018 are encouraging: exhibitor numbers increased 8% versus 2017 to 1,640 while the…

How To… Create the missing link

LinkedIn, as we all know, is a social networking website for business professionals. But the opportunities that derive from a…

Vendor Special: The good, the great and the exceptional

Customer expectations are sky-high these days. Consumers, in a B2C as well as B2B environment, want to have choice, in…

Hot Topic: The dynamics of pricing

Dynamic pricing (or real-time pricing) has been around for some time, but so far has been mainly relegated to discussions…

Big Interview: The best of both worlds

ACCO Brands’ 2017 move to acquire Esselte Holdings led to the creation of a new $600 million business unit formally…

Comment March 2018

This is the once-a-year issue of OPI where we focus much of our attention on the vendor community. Who’s doing…

Digital issue March 2018

To view a flip version of the February issue of OPI magazine please click the links below.Type A – Europe & UKType…

Big read

Tariff relief for OP industry?

Despite an apparent 90-day ceasefire on the trade war between the US and China, uncertainty still reigns. Scheduled to be…