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OPI’s February issue features an interview with Ingo Dewitz, MD of Buroring, a look at what is new on the agenda for Office Depot as it integrates with ‘Max and analysis of the Writing Instruments and Arts & Crafts sectors.

Category Analysis: Arts and Crafts

There’s nothing new about the adjacent arts and crafts category, but it has had notable peaks in the OP channel, in particular during the US-led scrapbooking craze over a decade ago.As an industry itself, arts...

News Analysis: The stuff of fantasy

The spirit of this year’s CES event can be traced back to 1999 and the remarkable mind of one of the seemingly inexhaustible supply of British technology pioneers.Not content with harnessing the power of RFID into...

Hot Topic: Office Depot/Max

It didn’t come as a surprise following an extremely long ten-month approval process – which also included a seven-month Federal Trade Commission (FTC) investigation (see box FTC comes up to date) – but the closing...

Dealer Spotlight: Mobilegear

Certain eras – often even fairly short-term – conjure up associations with certain topics and trends. The OP industry is no stranger to these – think MPS a few years ago when it first became...

Editor’s Comment: More of the same

Since our last issue published in mid-December we have seen three further examples of vendor consolidation with Pukka Pads acquiring Concord Filing in the UK, ADVEO selling its Spanish production facilities (not really ‘consolidation’,...

5 minutes with…

Describe what you do in about 20 words. Bring sales and profit opportunities to the independent dealer channel and manufacturers within the office products, office furniture and related industries.If you weren’t doing your present job,...

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