Another EPIC event

More than 1,200 industry professionals attended the second Independent Stationers (IS) and TriMega joint dealer group event in Hollywood, Florida, in…

Sponsored Interview with HP

HP caused some ripples in the US supplies reseller channel last year when it moved from an open to an…

Dealer Spotlight: Office Plus of Kansas

When Bryan Kristenson and business partner Laurie Jones went into business together in 2004, it was not an office supply…

Marking & Stamping Category Analysis: On your marks

The marking and stamping sector is best described as the curate’s egg of the OP industry – good in parts. Reports…

Imaging Supplies Category Analysis: Prints of thieves

It's common knowledge that the imaging supplies industry is facing tough times, or at least that’s what we’ve been told…

Research: Amazon Report

Earlier this year, Martin Wilde Associates (MWA) and OPI published The State Of The OP Industry 2013-14, a report based on…

OPI European Forum 2014 | Review

Around 80 leading executives from the European OP industry gathered in the seaside town of Noordwijk, near Amsterdam, for OPI’s 2014…

Hot Topic: Manufacturer Rep Groups

Jack of all trades, master of none – that’s how one person OPI spoke to said manufacturer rep groups sometimes used…

Big Interview: Uwe Orgas

One of the many brainchildren of the mighty Otto Group, OTTO Office has come of age, this year celebrating its 20th…

Editor’s comment

Change. This is a word we are hearing a lot at the moment in the business supplies industry. And note…

Final word from Ronny Van Rossem

Following the event, I took the opportunity to talk to several peers from around the industry and from all channels. Almost…

5 minutes with… Rob Abrahams

Describe what you do in less than 20 words. Lead ADVEO’s supplier and category strategy, setting the global guidelines and managing…

Hot Topic: The promised land

Not so very long ago, multichannel was the word. Now you increasingly hear another one – omnichannel. What’s the difference?…

Crunch time for Staples’ Apple sales

All the hype surrounding the recent release of the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and the Apple Watch must have…

Education Category Analysis: Getting an A grade

Undoubtedly, the education market, which includes the lucrative back-to-school (BTS) shopping frenzy, shines like a beacon of hope for those…

All Mike’d up

Mike Maggio’s appointment last December as President of US dealer group TriMega was welcomed by many in the industry. Maggio has…

Taking the High Road

It’s nearly that time of year again when members of the UK office products industry will gather in the Lake…

News Analysis: Quantore gets connected

Global independent dealer purchasing organisation BPGI was dealt a blow in September when it was announced that longstanding member, Netherlands-based…

Online surge for back-to-School

According to data from research firm NPD, online sales during the start of the 2014 back-to-school (BTS) season in the…

Mailroom & Packaging Category Analysis: First past the post

The mailroom of today is very different to that seen just a decade ago. Mail has evolved with new technologies helping…

Big read

Court dismisses Essendant motion in GPC lawsuit

Genuine Parts Company (GPC) can move ahead with its ‘breach of contract’ legal proceedings against Essendant, a Delaware court has…