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Featuring an interview with Spicers UK & Ireland CEO Alan Ball, as well as features on selling services, the back-to-school market and a hot topic on educational supplies.

Editor’s comment

The club we're happy to be in As I write this, I’m sitting in the International Lounge at Chicago O’Hare airport having re-landed after our aeroplane broke. But I won’t let American Airlines dampen my...

5 minutes with Chris Bates

Describe what you do in less than 20 words.Bring bright people in our industry together to accomplish important goals that require collective action.Which company is the most influential in the OP industry? 3M. It has...

Final Word: Gabor Pataki

Hungary for businessOffice products sales in Hungary, including retail and B2B, have been decreasing continuously since 2005. I believe that the role of the wholesaler becomes more important during a recession: it can help...

Worldwide in a bind?

Ring binders might not seem the sexiest of subjects, but the word 'binders' has been topping search engine lists since Mitt Romney's "binders of women" comment during the second US presidential debate last month.The real...

The next big thing in MPS?

Israeli firm Preton (pronounced pre-tone) has secured a patent for its ‘pixel optimiser’ technology which it says can significantly reduce printing costs by more efficiently printing everyday computer documents.The technology uses algorithms to identify and...

Dealer groups plan EPIC event

The two leading US dealer groups, Independent Stationers (IS) and TriMega, have announced they are to hold a joint convention in 2013.This first-ever combined national convention – which is named EPIC 2013 and comes with...

Category analysis: Imaging supplies

Paper, ink and toner are all commodities in decline, nothing new there. But a year ago, there was hope in the imaging supplies sector, with some companies posting fairly healthy growth. What happened? It's more a...

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...