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Find out about m-commerce, the European Office Products Awards 2018, and how to make social media work for you business, in the February issue. 

Final Word from Brad O’Brien

As a country with a population of just under 25 million people, Australia could be considered a minor player with a relatively small office products market in the great scheme of our industry. However,...

5 mins with… Jolanda de Vries

What’s your life philosophy? Be curious and positive. What do you do in your spare time? Cooking, sports, and spending as much time as I can with family and friends. Optimist or pessimist? Definitively optimist. For me the glass...

Event Preview: European Office Products Awards 2018

On 6 March 2018, the leading lights of the European business supplies industry will come together for the 17th time for the European Office Products Awards (EOPA). And judging by the number and calibre of...

How To… Social media in business

Social Media. It can be argued that it is the most powerful of all forms of online marketing. After all, it is essentially word-of-mouth marketing, conducted online. And what is the strongest form of...

Category Update: Power of the pen

Speak to some of the biggest players in the writing instruments sector about the current state of the market and you get a very mixed response.Pentel UK reports a positive annual performance, with a...

Category Update: Technological transition

The nature of the office workspace is changing fast. Indeed, some argue that the physical office may eventually cease to exist altogether, and is already gradually being replaced by a form of virtual office...

Interview: Back to the future

Ahead of the return of Paperworld to Frankfurt, OPI caught up with Messe Frankfurt Director Michael Reichhold to find out what’s new for the trade fair in 2018. With a shake-up to the layout...

Spotlight: Workplace 4.0

Offering solutions rather than just products is increasingly the name of the game in today’s business supplies industry. Germany’s independent reseller Kaut-Bullinger has taken the concept to a new level, calling it ‘Workplace 4.0...

Hot Topic: M is for mobile

Shopping on mobile devices went through the roof last year. In fact, 2017 could well turn out to be the pivotal year for m-commerce. Amazon recently released some extraordinary figures about the December 2017...

Big Interview: EVO on course for exciting future

It’s been a while since OPI had a Big Interviewee from what is now known as the EVO Group of Companies – or any of its constituent parts. Back in 2011, Robert Baldrey, who...

Analysis: Further twist in OfficeMax sale

Platinum Equity’s attempt to acquire OfficeMax in Australia and New Zealand has stalled after a High Court injunction by New Zealand’s Commerce Commission (ComCom) and a court hearing that is not due to take...

Analysis: Fighting the fakes

In late November 2017, Avery Products in the US and its sister company CCL Label filed a lawsuit in an Ohio court against six unnamed defendants accusing them of “running a fraudulent counterfeiting scheme...

Comment February 2018

A few weeks into 2018 and most New Year’s resolutions will already have fallen by the wayside. And while nobody really cares if you’re back on the biscuits as opposed to eating superfoods, from a...

Digital issue February 2018

To view a flip version of the February issue of OPI magazine please click the links below.Type A – Europe & UKType B – North America and ROWThe new OPI magazine app is published. Please click on one...

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