Big Interview Xtra: Steve Horne, CEO, SPOT Group

OPI: What’s the typical make-up of your dealers now? SH: There is no real “typical” dealer. Each one has different…

Analysis: Big box break-up continues

Office Depot Europe has agreed to sell its subsidiaries in central and eastern Europe (CEE) – located in the Czech…

Spotlight: If it’s broke, fix it

The story of Sugru – from accidental discovery of the world’s first mouldable glue to partnership with one of the…

Category Update: Safe and sound

Keeping the workplace operating smoothly and safely is a crucial part of the day-to-day running of any business. The maintenance,…

Category Update: Managing print

There’s no denying that the imaging supplies industry is facing immense pressure in terms of the ongoing decline of print…

How To: Make it personal

Marketing is meant to challenge your business to tackle the big issues and create positive impact. It’s the one discipline…

Research: Generation Z

The office products industry is not the only one bemoaning the fact that enticing younger generations into the sector and,…

Advertorial: uni-ball Corporation

There is a new day dawning in the life of uni-ball in North America. With Mitsubishi Pencil Company – the…

Generation Game with Beth Freeman

I am often asked what it means to be a millennial in the office products industry, which I sometimes find…

Final Word from John Williams

As the world becomes increasingly dependent on technology for efficiency and success, a report by IDC – the Worldwide Smart…

5 mins with… Michael Lewis

Describe yourself in one sentence. A confident, positive and goal-driven professional eager to make an impact and a laid-back but…

Comment November 2019

I stole the headline for this comment from our Spotlight article. It seemed appropriate. Although – except for this actual…

Digital issue November 2019

To view a digital version of the November 2019 issue of OPI magazine please click the links below. Type A —…

Big Interview: An innovative culture

US-based Innovative Office Solutions is consistently heralded as an exceptional example of a woman-led business. With CEO Jennifer Smith at…

2019 Top 100

Far from it being just a once-a-year occurrence, our annual Top 100 is a year-round evolving project that is fiercely…

Hot Topic: To insure or not to insure…

The use of credit insurance in the office products industry is nothing new. But as our sector undergoes massive changes,…

Analysis: Big changes coming at HP

News from HP Inc came thick and fast at the end of August and in early September as the company…

Analsyis: Veritiv closes jan/san business

North American paper, packaging and facility solutions group Veritiv abruptly shut down its Saalfeld jan/san and foodservice distribution business in…

Category Update: Packing a punch

Logistics firms and carriers nowadays are in a constant race to introduce new technologies that will have an impact throughout…

Category Update: First impressions

The stamping sector may not have a reputation for being the most dynamic category in the OP industry, but perennial…

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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…