Special Anniversary Feature: State of the Industry Report

It feels like only yesterday that I was starting out as an office junior in Spicers’ accounts department in Cambridge in…

Sponsored Profile: HP Inc

Jon Wayne is a 22-year veteran of HP serving across all the company’s core business units. Currently, he is VP of…

Category Update: Printers

OPI has regularly reported on the imaging supplies sector, but has rarely looked at the hardware this industry feeds – the…

Research: The Phoenix Report

The independent dealer channel in the US is very much alive and kicking – that’s one of the key findings of…

Special Anniversary Feature: Letter from Oz

The past two decades or so have seen the formerly local, fragmented and relatively inefficient stationery market in Australia evolve into…

Analysis: Investment firm to buy Depot Europe

Office Depot is to sell its European operations to investment group Aurelius for “a nominal consideration”, it was announced at the…

Analysis: Investors still see value in stationery

Recent figures from market intelligence firm GfK put core stationery declines in the UK B2B channel in the low double digits…

Industry Achievement: Kathy Hoyle

Kathy Hoyle was this year’s winner of the Industry Achievement award, part of the North American Office Products Awards (NAOPA) that…

Hot Topic: Succession Planning

There are many success stories out there of companies where the baton of leadership has been passed on through the family…

Special Anniversary Feature: Hookups, divorces, buzzwords

Over the past 25 years, OPI has worked hard to ensure it’s always been at the forefront of breaking news, industry…

The Generation Game with Rosemary Czopek

People often ask me where I see the office products industry going in the next two years. Certainly no one has…

Special Anniversary Feature: The Future

When trying to imagine the workplace of the future, a good start is to look back at the cartoon show The…

Final Word from Geoff Betts

Well, what a 25 years it's been! Those wonderful early days of OPI conferences when it was such a vibrant exciting…

Special Anniversary Feature: Globe Watch

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Comment November 2016

 Back in 1973, Roy Wood’s band Wizzard famously sang I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday. As the OPI team…

Category Update: Business Machines

As the technological winds of change blow through the workplace, the traditional business machines of the past are under threat and…

Big Interview: A new (Lyreco) world

Instead of coming out all guns blazing with a brand new plan when he first took the reins in January 2015,…

Special Anniversary Feature: The good, the bad and the surprising…

Irwin HelfordCompeting against lower-priced superstores was a huge challenge. Everyone claimed great service, so Viking needed to stand out, calling…

5 minutes with… Steve Hilleard

Describe what you do in less than 20 words. I attempt to provide leadership to the talented and committed team at…

Digital issue November 2016

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

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…