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December/January

OPI’s December/January issue featuring an interview with Officeworks’ CEO Mark Ward and a close look at the future of trade show Paperworld.

Wake up call

“For companies in the paper, office supplies and stationery sector that are looking for international markets as well as for manufacturers wanting to present new and innovative products, Paperworld in Germany remains the most...

Channel crossing

Big box sales and profit growth – not to mention retail expansion – isn’t something you see every day in today’s OP world. One notable exception is Australia’s leading multichannel player Officeworks. In its...

Deus ex machina

Print is dead and the paperless office is just around the corner. Millennials would rather look at an iPad than a printed sheet of paper and, as a result, that device in the corner...

Strong turnout at Big Buyer

The 18th Big Buyer trade show in Italy – which took place from 20-22 November in Bologna – was marked by a strong increase in visitor numbers. Official figures released by organiser Edinova show...

Bringing the industry together

It was perhaps the words of Staples CEO Ron Sargent prior to his Big Interview that most aptly summed up the value of the OPI Global Forum, the latest of which took place in...

5 minutes with…

Describe what you do in less than 20 words. Meet people, listen to them, motivate them, give advice to them and infect them with my passion.If you weren’t doing your present job, what would...

Never a dull moment

Office products have frequently been described as not being particularly sexy – and that’s fair enough… probably – but woe betide anyone who accuses this industry of being dull or boring. That was one...

Staples steps up a gear

Retail woes – and not just in the office supplies channel – have been well documented over the past few years, but as consumer electronics retailer Best Buy recently showed, turnarounds can be achieved...

One down, many to go…

The coming together of PBS Deutschland and Georg Kugelmann, effective 1 December, marked what’s widely regarded as the beginning of a renewed and much needed period of consolidation among the German wholesale community. The deal,...

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...