Friday, 14 May, 2021

May

OPI’s May 2013 issue, including an interview with General Manager of ARD Vitaly Balabanov.

Editor’s comment

Not to brag or anything, but I've just returned from a holiday in Hong Kong and the Philippines – two amazing places. I was visiting a friend who, having moved out to a village...

5 minutes with: Lindsay DiRuzza

Describe what you do in fewer than 20 words.If I told you, you wouldn’t believe me!If you weren’t doing your present job, what job would you like to be doing?I would love to get...

Final word: Andrew Penfold

Australian independent dealers and the groups that support them are viewed as the 'good blokes' of the market. They are decent and fair to deal with, eminently competent, and their presence ensures a healthy and...

OfficeYes launches franchise opportunity

The Indian OP e-commerce business OfficeYes has set up a franchise-type opportunity for entrepreneurs. Since it was established last year OfficeYes has been focusing on the B2B channel and has already landed some major accounts such...

Google testing same-day delivery

After several weeks of speculation, Google has begun testing a same-day shopping service in the San Francisco Bay area in partnership with a number of national and local retailers, including Staples and Office Depot. A...

O2o focused on taking share

UK reseller office2office (o2o) says its strategy is to gain market share through new contract wins and customer retention as the contracted office supplies market continues to face downward pressures in 2013.In an investor presentation released...

ASKUL site off to a slow start

Leading Japanese reseller ASKUL is an interesting case in the office supplies world. The company is in the middle of a transformational project as it moves away from its origins as a mail order supplier...

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 since formation, but he tells OPI that there is still a significant opportunity to...

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 sales in traditional categories and margin-pressured segments such as EOS, and of course to...

Big Read

Dealer opportunities in air treatment – Act now

In this episode of OPI Talk, OPI CEO Steve Hilleard speaks to Mike Booth, Global Market Director for Air Treatment at Fellowes Brands. The conversation couldn’t be timelier...