Tuesday, 28 January, 2020

Analysis: Shackles off for Clover Imaging

On 16 December 2019, Clover Imaging Group confirmed the closing of the acquisition by its executive management team in partnership…

Analysis: Trouble for GSA e-commerce platform?

The efforts of the US General Services Administration (GSA) to implement a commercial e-commerce platform for federal purchasing have hit…

Interview: Staying relevant

OPI: How is this year’s Paperworld Frankfurt shaping up? Michael Reichhold: At Paperworld 2020, we are expecting some 1,500 exhibitors…

Category Update: On the write track

In an increasingly digital world, pens, pencils and highlighters may seem like an anachronism, but they still feature heavily within…

Category Update: The future beckons

The pace of technological change can be staggering, with business practices that were unthinkable a decade ago now commonplace. But…

Research: The power of flexibility

The rise of flexible working over the past decade has been remarkable and is predicted to continue on a growth…

How To…To be prepared is half the victory

I have recently read the business contingency article on S.P. Richards (SPR) and the company’s recovery from a devastating fire…

Event: OPI Partnership 2020

To quote Benjamin Franklin (and many thereafter): “Time is money.” And it certainly is for senior executives from all channels…

Advertorial: International Paper

Sustainability has become more than just a trending topic, with statistics showing that end users are increasingly searching for environmentally-friendly…

Final word from Mike Gentile

I wrote this column nearly three years ago entitled ‘We need a new box’. Given all that’s happened in the…

Comment February 2020

Welcome to the 2020s – a new decade is underway! What will it bring – gloom and despair or success…

Digital issue February 2020

To view a digital version of the February 2020 issue of OPI magazine please click the links below. Type A —…

5 mins with… Helen Wade

What would you be the patron saint of? Lunchtime walks – a necessity in today’s busy office culture. What’s your…

Big Interview: A bird’s eye view

Mike Rowsey, CEO of Chicago-based manufacturer rep group Harbinger National, is a true veteran of the office products industry, having…

Special Feature: Every picture tells a story

In July 2019, US wholesaler S.P. Richards (SPR) suffered a major fire at its headquarters and distribution centre (DC) in…

Analysis: A new lease of life

Following the collapse of its operations in Germany, Italy and Spain, ADVEO can no longer be considered a pan-European wholesaler.…

Analysis: Xerox zeroes in on HP

As this issue of OPI goes to press, print behemoths HP Inc and Xerox are embroiled in a war of words following…

Category Update: Health and happiness

While people are increasingly concerned about their health in some parts of their lives, they completely ignore it in others.…

Spotlight: The hunchback of ‘not a damn’

According to a new report, The Work Colleague of the Future, over 25% of office employees have requested improvements to their…

Advertorial: HP Inc

David Lary is a 27-year veteran of HP, where he has held a number of leadership roles in manufacturing, supply chain, strategic planning and…

Big Read

Interview: Villa sees strong potential for Pigna

Back in May 2018, Italian office supplies and stationery group Buffetti announced it had taken a 40% stake in Pigna,…