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OPI’s September issue featuring an interview with soft-carrier boss Thomas Veit, the latest on the Depot/’Max boardroom scuffle, reaction to Gem’s entry into the UK wholesale market and all the latest news analyses.

Hot Topic: Sparkling and new: Gem OP

Wholesaling is an interesting place to be at the moment – wherever you look, there’s something going on. ADVEO is talking about further, though not imminent, European expansion; German competitor soft-carrier is moving ever further...

Big Interview: Thomas Veit

What started out as an idea in a student flat in Germany became, for a while, a very new, innovative and hugely successful business model, particularly so in the then still very traditional German market....

Show Review: Kaut-Bullinger

There are companies that manage to marry the old with the new, the traditional with the modern. Kaut-Bullinger is one of them and nowhere was this more evident than at its customer day (‘Kundentag’ in...

5 Minutes With: Marc Nijhof

Describe what you do in less than 20 words. I am heading up and proudly part of a successful and leading printing consumables distributor covering the European market.What’s the worst job you’ve ever had? A soldier...

Final Word: Liz Moseley

The internet is changing the way we work and play and the change is fast. Did you know that children born in 2015 will not know what a CD is, for example? Today manufacturers sell CDs...

Editor’s Comment

I apologise in advance for making you having to put up with two comments from me this month, but I’m currently wearing two hats as I transition into the Editor’s role. Nothing like a...

A no grow zone

Recent quarterly results have highlighted the struggle OP companies are continuing to face to achieve top-line growth. Office Depot, OfficeMax and, most recently, Staples all reported declines in sales in the second quarter and the...

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 a quarter of contrasting fortunes for ACCO’s three reporting divisions – North America, International...

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 an agreement in their board of directors dispute just hours before Depot’s annual shareholders’...

Big Read

Podcast: Generation change at COS

Since 1 September 2021, Australia’s number one independent workplace supplies reseller COS has had a new CEO. Or more precisely, two. On this date, Amie...