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Featuring Arnold Theuws on Quantore’s state-of-the-art warehouse, the state of European retail and a special report on the Russian market.

Final word: Mike Pickles

The choice is all oursBy Mike Pickles, Really Useful ProductsMy experience of the office products industry really only spans 12 years, but even in this time there have been fundamental changes in the structure of...

5 minutes with…

Juan Carlos Erdozain Rivera, Country Manager, Tops Products MexicoDescribe what you do in fewer than 20 words.I am responsible for the Mexican and Latin American markets for the Cardinal, Adams, Weis, Globe and Tops brands.Your...

Editor’s comment: My personal shortlist

The lead up to the European Office Products Awards (EOPA) 2012 got me thinking about my own favourite office product, and it’s a tough call. 2011 was the year that I was introduced to...

Tech group joins TriMega

US dealer group TriMega has received a boost to its membership with the announcement that technology buying group INTEC is merging into the office supplies organisation.Indianapolis-based INTEC was formed in 1982 by Jerry Jones of...

A new beginning: Unipapel and Spicers

Eyebrows were raised at the end of November when the European Commission extended the deadline for its approval of Unipapel’s acquisition of wholesaler Spicers from UK-based packaging group DS Smith. However, the deal was approved...

A label of love: Avery and 3M

Avery’ announcement on 3 January that it had agreed to sell off its Office and Consumer Products (OCP) division didn’t come as much of a surprise in itself – rumours had surfaced last spring that...

Category analysis: Writing instruments

The news from North America during 2011’s back-to-school season was not good. Manufacturers and retailers were hit by soft sales, which inevitably affected the writing instruments category. Meanwhile, in the UK the market witnessed a...

Category analysis: Ergonomics

A recent article in Vanity Fair magazine criticised the stagnant state of design practices in America. According to designer Kurt Andersen, who penned the provocative piece, everything from buildings to cars are at a creative...

Big Read

Podcast: ISSA’s Dianna Steinbach talks about the importance of and opportunities...

This week’s episode of OPI’s podcast, OPI Talk, is all about health and hygiene in the workplace, a topic that has never been more important. How can...