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July/August

OPI’s July/August edition, including an interview with LC Industries CEO Bill Hudson, as well as features on onshoring, MPS and the Global Forum.

Vendor focus: Paper from Portugal

Many observers believe that over the last few decades the paper industry has really pushed its game in terms of protecting the environment. The truth is that when it comes to paper production, paper manufacturers have...

Dealer spotlight: RED BOX

All businesses across London have been warned about probable disruptions during this year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games, ranging from staff having trouble travelling to and from work, slower than normal internet connections and problems making...

Global Forum review

It was two days of alarm, reassurance, ideas and collaboration at the OPI Global Forum, held in May in Chicago, Illinois. About 100 top executives of the office products industry attended from North America, Europe...

Editor’s comment

Let’s get digitalAttending the OPI Global Forum in May (read a review here) made me realise more than ever what a difference the internet has made to commerce. That’s quite an obvious statement, I’m aware,...

Final word: Henri Davis

Embrace retail changes to boost salesIn the last week of April we were told that officially the UK was in a double dip recession. Having traded for five years in a period of financial uncertainty...

5 minutes with Adele Griffiths

Describe what you do in fewer than 20 words.Management of office products, cradle to grave, including pricing, negotiation and supplier contracts.Your best piece of advice to a colleague? You can have a bad week and...

French market facing tough year

The French office supplies industry gathered in the south of the country in mid-June for the annual conference organised by trade association UFIPA.Around 180 industry professionals attended the event, which is divided into three distinct...

The Complete deal

The California arm of Complete Office, the leading independent dealer in the western US, has fended off competition from the big boxes to win the new city of Long Beach office supplies contract.The award marks...

What next for BPGI?

The North American future of BPGI looks to be over after founder member Independent Stationers (IS) announced that it will leave the purchasing consortium at the end of the year as this issue of OPI...

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