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All the latest office products industry news in October’s OPI magazine.

5 minutes with Amee Chande

If you weren’t doing your present job, what would you like to be doing? Photographer for National Geographic.Who is the industry figure you most admire and why? Jay Baitler: a quintessential salesman, inspirational leader and engaging...

Final Word: Laura Gale

I read Felicity Francis' "A Man’s World" Editor's Comment in June's issue of OPI and it instantly struck a chord with me. In it, she relayed a story where on a judging panel comprising...

DoJ blocks 3M/Avery deal

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) dropped a bombshell when it said in September it would file a civil antitrust lawsuit if 3M went ahead with its plans to acquire Avery’s Office and Consumer Products...

Spicers’ Pantum leap

Spicers UK & Ireland has secured an exclusive three-year distribution agreement with Chinese printer brand Pantum. Pantum is the Chinese laser printer brand made by the Ninestar group. It introduced the Pantum brand last year and,...

Waltons gets a shake-up

It's been a busy few months for Dave Jenkins, the new Managing Director of leading South African reseller Waltons. Jenkins' appointment in February 2012 marked the end of an era for the company with the...

On the right lines

When leading UK reseller office2office (o2o) published its half-yearly results at the end of August, the 14% top-line increase was due entirely to the sales generated by its Truline supply and distribution business in partnership...

California ends state contract

The state of California unexpectedly terminated its $24 million-a-year office supplies contract on 12 September.The California Department of General Services (DGS) announced the news in a small business meeting and then issued a formal bulletin...

Category analysis: Mailroom and packaging

As markets continue to change rapidly and new technology emerges, OPI caught up with a selection of the mailroom and packaging sector's leading vendors from around the globe to find out how business is going...

Category analysis: Office furniture

Recent corporate updates from some of the world's major office furniture manufacturers suggest a number of clear trends are appearing in this particular segment of the OP industry.Market consolidation, sluggish sales in Europe and an...

Big interview: Robert de Montigny

As Canada’s largest province by area and second most populous after Ontario, Quebec is not a bad part of the country in which to run a successful business. Certainly Novexco is aware of this, having...

Big Read

Combating global counterfeiters with HP’s Glenn Jones

OPI Talk finds out about HP Inc’s efforts to root out counterfeiting in the imaging supplies channel. Counterfeiting is big business and fake inkjet and...