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This issue features the Big Interview with iba/Office World’s Christa Furter while the Hot Topic looks at the world of private equity. Also included is a preivew of the upcoming ABC as well as the NAOPA shortlist.

Final word with Thomas Schinkel

With Staples and Office Depot shedding large chunks of their global operations, last year was a tipping point for an…

5 mins with… Steffie Verbeek

What’s your life philosophy? In the end, everything will work out for the best.What’s your most prized possession? I’d prefer not to…

Event: NAOPA preview

Over the past eight years, the North American Office Products Awards (NAOPA) have become a not-to-be-missed feature in the US…

Event: ABC preview

Everything in the business supplies industry today centres around change. Whether you talk about evolution, revolution or indeed complete transformation,…

Category Update: Shades of grey

The topic of the traditional OP category draws diverse opinions. Some view the sector to be in terminal decline, while…

Category Update: Seeing is believing

It’s been another excellent year for the visual communications (viscom) category. Some of the sector’s largest players are sounding particularly…

How To… The importance of succession

Have you started thinking about retirement yet – days playing golf or reading a bestseller by the pool? If you’re…

Spotlight: Being good isn’t always easy

It would be very easy to just write about Commercial Group’s environmental and social achievements. Like the carbon emissions we’ve…

Hot Topic: Friend or foe?

There have always been investments, deals, mergers and acquisitions and money floating around the office products industry. While the 1990s…

Big Interview: Running like clockwork

It’s been ten years since OPI’s Heike Dieckmann interviewed Peter Basci, then CEO of Swiss reseller iba. When Basci sold…

Comment June 2017

Last month we took an in-depth look at Australia and the various things happening there. And while there’s still plenty…

Digital issue June 2017

To view a flip version of the June 2017 issue of OPI magazine please click the links below.Type A – Europe &…

Big read

Staples Solutions sells another European unit

Staples Solutions has agreed to sell its retail and online business in Germany to Netherlands-based Office Centre for an undisclosed…