Saturday, 29 February, 2020

Category analysis: Breakroom supplies

It's no longer a surprise to hear successful sales of coffee, tea, tissue and other related goods in the office channel, but…

ABC and NAOPA preview

The wonderful world of Disney couldn’t be more different to the location of SP Richards’ (SPR) Advantage Business Conference (ABC) last…

Show review: ABC

Change is here, and more change is coming, was the overall message from SP Richards (SPR) during its annual Advantage Business…

Elisman seeing green shoots

OPI spoke exclusively with ACCO CEO Boris Elisman following the company’s second quarter results at the end of July. It was…

Going for the HP experience

Steve Sakumoto is a familiar face to many in the US OP industry. He is VP and General Manager of…

Wake up call

“For companies in the paper, office supplies and stationery sector that are looking for international markets as well as for…

Final word: Radostin Kirilov

Getting online: the challengesSince its inception in 1993, the traditional way of doing business for OFFICE 1 has been to…

5 minutes with: Brad O’Brien

What’s the worst job you’ve ever had? I was an apprentice electrician. I worked out fairly quickly that I was a…

Big interview: Vitaly Balabanov

Vitaly Balabanov has led the Alliance of Russian Distributors (ARD) as it has grown to 16 members in the four years…

HSM meets up in Mexico

Shredder manufacturer HSM held its seventh global partner conference in the Mexican city of Guadalajara at the end of April. The…

Dealer spotlight: GBR Rossetto

There is not much good news coming out of the Italian economy at the moment as the country continues to face…

Starboard muscles in on Depot board

In what at times seemed like a saga of soap opera proportions, Office Depot and its main shareholder Starboard finally reached…

Service please

We said it before – the UK OP space is a very interesting place to be at the moment. And…

Channel crossing

Big box sales and profit growth – not to mention retail expansion – isn’t something you see every day in…

Lyreco: Filling in the white spot

Global contract stationer Lyreco has announced three new strategic partnerships in the last few weeks in India, Turkey and the Baltic…

Paperworld busy despite challenges

The annual mega-show Paperworld in Frankfurt at the end of January is still a magnet for the key players in the…

Hot topic: Through the looking glass

OP companies have been doing it for years – branching out, looking at ancillary products in an effort to combat reducing…

Editor’s Comment

Thank you to everyone who participated in our reader survey last month. We had a great response and you have…

Show review: Corwell

Wholesaler Corwell held its eighth annual expo in its home city of Budapest in May. Most of the 1,200 visitors –…

Category Analysis: Getting Creative

While ‘green’ and antimicrobial products continue to offer room for innovation as well as meeting an established customer demand it is…

Big Read

HP to hold talks with Xerox

The chances of HP Inc acquiring Xerox went up by a couple of notches following yesterday’s highly anticipated Q1 earnings…