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As EPIC lands, it has been quite a month for the office products industry. And with a new vision for United and talk about a new industry-wide show in the UK, there are more changes to come.

Tesa | Sponsored Article

What does Germany’s strongest man have in common with office products you may ask? The one-word response is marketing. The slightly longer answer has to do with innovation and how that innovation can penetrate...

An EPIC month

As I write this I’m still suffering from jet lag after my recent trip to the first ever EPIC Independent Stationers and TriMega joint convention. Apart from the aforementioned jet lag, I’ve also come...

Final word: Tom Rodda

Why does a UK premier league footballer play on average 180 minutes per week and yet train for 720 minutes per week? Why does a pro golfer hit 1,000 balls per day yet only takes...

5 minutes with… Andy Braithwaite

Describe what you do in less than 20 words. Oversee – and sometimes contribute to – the editorial content of OPI.Your first full-time job? Working in the tax department of a local council when the...

Abracadabra

UK dealer group Superstat has launched an initiative aimed at promoting the growth of independent dealers. Called Cadabra, the concept involves Superstat handling dealers’ back-office functions, including order processing, invoicing, sales and purchase ledgers,...

Green light for European environment initiative

Key leaders from the office products industry met in Frankfurt in September to discuss a major initiative to develop a unified system for evaluating the environmental performance of products sold in Europe. The event, organised by...

Category Analysis | Mailroom and Packaging

Trends in the mailroom and packaging segment are not so very different from many others in the OP industry. Declining sales in some categories, growing take-up in others, the impact of digital, increasing globalisation –...

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