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This issue of OPI takes look at traditional OP and the visual communications categories. The Big Interview is with Jaime Carbó, and the Hot Topic looks at content marketing.

The Generation Game June 2016

I was 23 when I started working for Schoen & Associates, a manufacturer rep group with a long history in the…

Analysis: Dealer groups collaborate; Westcoast to take on ADVEO EOS

Dealer groups collaborate on private labelUK dealer group Integra and Australian counterpart Office Brands have announced a strategic alliance. It has…

Hot Topic: The OP content marketing journey

The notion that companies in the business supplies sector need to differentiate themselves through something other than just price is nothing…

Special Feature: Staples/Office Depot

The 15-month saga of Staples trying to acquire Office Depot finally came to an end in the middle of May as…

5 minutes with… Julia Vorley

Describe what you do in less than 20 words.As Group Marketing Manager, I’m responsible for all marketing activity connected with…

Big Interview: Size does not matter

The tenure of Millán Álvarez-Miranda as ADVEO CEO came to a swift end in June 2015 following a difference of opinion…

Dealer Spotlight: The art of zen

Where many dealers have seen a reversal in fortunes over the past few years, this is certainly not the case for…

Comment June 2016

Phew! The Staples/Office Depot saga is finally over after the two companies abandoned their merger following the court’s decision on…

Analysis: EPIC gaining momentum

Things are looking up for EPIC Business Essentials, the joint venture between Independent Stationers’ (IS) National Accounts and TriMega’s Point Nationwide…

Big Interview Xtra: Jaime Carbó, CEO, ADVEO

(The interview was conducted before the news broke that IT distributor Westcoast is acquiring certain assets of ADVEO’s legacy Adimpo…

Sponsored Article: Highlands

OPI speaks to Greg Duce, Team Lead of Business Development at RB, and Gordon Christiansen, Managing Director of Europe and SVP…

Digital issue June 2016

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

Big read

ADVEO briefs key suppliers

About 50 suppliers to France-based wholesaler and reseller network operator ADVEO were invited to an update briefing at the ADVEO…
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