Category Analysis: Printing pressed

The imaging supplies industry is under pressure from several different directions. Growth continues to be a struggle, and reducing print volumes…

Dealer Spotlight Xtra: Codex

OPI: Can you please expand more on the history of Codex.Siobhan O’Connor: Brendan Murphy, who saw the potential in supplying…

Dealer Spotlight: Luck of the Irish

Codex is proudly Irish and you can’t really get more Irish than Brendan Murphy, founder of the OP dealer back in…

5 minutes with… Greg Welchans

Your first full-time job. Pouring concrete.The worst job you’ve ever had.Working for my father in a rock-crushing plant.If you weren’t doing…

Final Word from Mike Maggio

After reading OPI’s October edition of the Final Word (RIP the office products industry, c 1900-2015, written by Ralph Barnett), I felt compelled…

Analysis: XPD wound up

In these times of accelerated industry consolidation, one area that has remained pretty much unscathed over the past few years has…

Analysis: Staples/Depot deal drags on

It was previously expected that this issue of OPI would be the one that revealed the decision of the US Federal…

EPIC 2015: An event of EPIC proportions

The third Independent Stationers and TriMega EPIC joint convention in Las Vegas at the beginning of October was arguably the best…

Hot Topic: It’s all about the money

Asking anybody in the OP community – or presumably any industry – about their company’s pricing strategies is like asking a…

Big Interview: Riding the Mexican wave

Ángel Alverde Losada took the helm at Office Depot de Mexico 20 years ago at the tender age of 30. Since…

Digital issue

To view a flip version of the October issue of OPI magazine please click the links below.Type A - Europe & UKType…

Special Feature: Top 100 2015

In keeping with the format of the past couple of years, we have continued with a ‘hybrid’ print/online approach, with…

Final Word from Ralph Barnett

The office products industry, after fighting a largely self-inflicted downhill battle, finally succumbed to a congenital defect, price deficit disorder (PDD),…

Editor’s Comment

As you read this we could be just a couple of weeks away from the biggest merger in our industry’s…

Category Analysis: Keeping you posted

When labelling specialist Avery commissioned a survey into the public’s attitude to letters and conventional post earlier this year, the results…

Five minutes with… Vicki Giefer

Describe what you do in less than 20 words.Marketing services for a newly combined woman-owned independent dealer – S&T Office…

Hot Topic: The final countdown

At the end of August, Staples and Office Depot issued a joint press release to announce that they had both certified…

Analysis: Decision time for BPGI

BPGI’s annual general meeting in Lisbon, Portugal, at the beginning of November is set to be a key moment in the…

Getting to the core

Never has the business supplies sector been in more of a state of flux than right now. And while Amazon, Staples…

Big Interview: Getting friendly

The need to evolve in this fast-changing industry is a theme that seems to constantly crop up in these pages and…

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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…