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OPI’s June edition, including an interview with Group Managing Director of Kaut-Bullinger Johannes Peter Martin, as well as features on getting OP products to market and the ISSA/INTERCLEAN show in Amsterdam.

ISSA/INTERCLEAN: A ‘dam good show

In recent years the OP community has witnessed impressive sales growth in jan/san, facilities management and cleaning products, with these categories often bringing brighter and shinier business opportunities than some of the dustier traditional categories.Last...

Dealer spotlight: Dacris Group

There aren’t many official statistics about the Romanian office products market, but it is estimated to be worth about €200 million ($260 million). The Dacris Group is one of the country’s top four players to...

Final word: Michael Morris

The lost generationOn a flight home from Phoenix to Chicago last month, I got chit-chatting with my seatmate Dave over our savoury meal of aeroplane peanuts. It turned out Dave is an executive for Enterprise...

Editor’s comment

A man’s world I recently attended the judging meeting for the North American Office Products Awards in Atlanta, Georgia, as a judge and scribe. The judges comprised experts and representatives from all over North America,...

5 minutes with Randy Hooker

Describe what you do in fewer than 20 words.I'm responsible for developing a full line of consumables for franking machines.What's the worst job you've ever had?Digging (by hand) foundation footings for commercial property construction...

Staples launches MPS offering

Staples has launched a formal managed print services (MPS) solution in the US via the Technology Solutions arm of its Staples Advantage B2B division.The office supplies giant has been developing its MPS programme for the...

ASKUL in $400m Yahoo tie-up

Yahoo Japan has become the main shareholder in leading Japanese office supplier ASKUL.Yahoo Japan has taken a 42.5% stake in ASKUL for ¥33 billion ($414 million) as the two companies look to develop a joint...

Amazon eyes B2B channel

The world’s largest e-tailer Amazon has already become a force in the OP sector in a number of markets with its consumer-oriented websites. Now it has set its sights firmly on the B2B space with...

Category analysis: Presentation and visual communications

Style and substanceIn a modern world full of fads, fast-changing technology and fickle consumers we often talk of product design that favours style over substance. But intriguing developments in the presentation and visual communications category...

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