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OPI’s September edition, including an ABC 2012 Show Review, NAOPA winner, and jan/san category analysis.

Editor’s comment

The subject we can’t dropWhen I was planning this issue’s content, my first thought was that we couldn’t cover Amazon again. But the reality is that Amazon’s onward march into the OP space really...

Final word: Steve Harrop

Growth is a word you don't hear much in the UK nowadays, in either the economy as a whole or within our industry. There are, of course, many positive examples of British OP companies building...

5 minutes with Tim Williams

Describe what you do in less than 20 words.Category Manager for OPD Group New Zealand, responsible for the selection of products and negotiating terms of trade with suppliers.What was your first full-time job? Sales Analyst...

RTC revival on track

Calling 2010 and 2011 tough years for top Romanian OP reseller RTC Proffice is probably an understatement. The company was caught up in the cash flow and debt problems of parent group RTC Holding, culminating...

Ring of fire

German dealer group Büroring has been having a tough time of it in the last few months after the transition to a new warehouse and distribution facility failed to go as smoothly as planned. The Haan-based...

Whose data is it anyway?

Last month’s news story Software providers look at ‘game-changing’ alliance certainly raised eyebrows in the US. Anything that impacts where vendor marketing dollars go is bound to be controversial, and Red Cheetah CEO Andrew...

Spicers ruffles feathers

While the UK was gearing up for the Olympic Games in July, Alan Ball, CEO of Spicers UK & Ireland, had a personal marathon to compete in order to convince his independent reseller partners that...

Category analysis: Jan/san

US dealer group TriMega launched a jan/san and breakroom programme in June this year, designed to help its dealer members make the most of the host of opportunities presented by the category. The Orange Project,...

Category analysis: Marking and stamping

The marking and stamping category can sometimes appear to be a big extended family. Cosco Industries’ recent purchase of certain assets of United Marking and the subsequent formation of the Consolidated Marking subsidiary is a...

Big interview: Aidan McDonough

So far it’s been a year of launches for UK dealer group Integra Office Solutions, which celebrates its 15th anniversary in 2012. Managed print services (MPS), email marketing and the education sector are among projects...

Amazon – the cleverest cat in the jungle?

Many phrases have been used to describe Amazon by members of the office products industry – some more colourful than others – but one word seems to be repeated more than others: intelligent. The e-commerce...

Big Read

Podcast: Brexit – six months on

Stewart Superior Managing Director Geoff Betts shares his experiences of Brexit from a UK supplier’s point of view. In this episode of OPI Talk, hosted...