Tuesday, 26 October, 2021

Office Partners

It’s been a busy year for Tekaef. New warehouse, new company name and, to top it all off, the Austrian operator most recently joined EOSA, fuelling hope there’s life left in the reseller alliance...

Climb of life breaks fundraising record

The 2013 Climb of Life (COL) set another record this year, raising more than £81,000 ($110,000) for the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR).11 teams comprising 120 members of the UK office products industry –...

Editor’s comment

Is it Groundhog Day?  In February it's Groundhog Day in the US. For those of you unfamiliar with the event, according to folklore if a groundhog emerges from the ground then spring will come...

Final word: Siddharth Nambiar

In the last five years e-commerce in India has grown exponentially – from approximately $1.75 billion in 2007, to over $14 billion by 2012. Growth has been fuelled by a number of factors. Internet penetration has...

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 conflicting views still remain as to the breakroom category's exact worth to the industry.OPI questioned 20...

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 year, when Washington DC was an apt location during election year. However, there is...

Show review: ABC

Change is here, and more change is coming, was the overall message from SP Richards (SPR) during its annual Advantage Business Conference (ABC). It was a full show, with a seminar programme and expo all...

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...

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 HP’s US Supplies Sales Organization, Printing and Personal Systems, and is responsible for all...

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...

Final word: Radostin Kirilov

Getting online: the challengesSince its inception in 1993, the traditional way of doing business for OFFICE 1 has been to appoint Master Franchisees and focus on retail through sub-franchising backed by telemarketing for B2B. In...

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 little on the clumsy side and was not meant to be exposed to live...

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...

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 event – which was hosted by HSM’s Mexican partner Ciasa – was attended by...

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 high unemployment and government austerity measures. Reports suggest that for the second consecutive year...

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’...

Service please

We said it before – the UK OP space is a very interesting place to be at the moment. And with everything around new wholesale entrant Gem having gone quiet for the moment, over...

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...