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December/January 2019

The Health and Well-Being Special issue features case studies, features, and a category update on workplace wellness. The Big Interview is Dolph Westerbos, Staples Solutions.

Hot Topic: Creative disruption

The growth of Amazon Business in the past three and a half years has been impressive by anyone’s standards, including…

Event Review: Climb of Life 2018

On 2 November 2018, another Climb of Life (COL) fundraising year ended with over 100 intrepid trekkers from the UK…

Analysis: Wight makes Depot switch

Much has been made of the big boxes snapping up independent dealers in the US. But it was a high-profile…

Analysis: ADVEO – who’s picking up the pieces?

The future of the constituent parts of European wholesaler ADVEO should be clearer by the time you read this issue…

Research Preview: The State Of The OP Industry 2018-19

To say 2018 has been another interesting year in the business supplies industry would be an understatement. Some of the…

Case studies: Putting employees first

Case study 1: joint staff and customer journey OPI spoke to two companies that have embraced this ethos – one…

Feature: Light fantastic

The days of one-size-fits-all fluorescent office lighting, with little more than an on/off switch or, at best, a dimmer control,…

How To: Crack the wellness design code

Office design has never played a more vital role in the success of a business than it does now. Successfully…

Category Update: Building momentum

Health and well-being in all its many guises has frequently made the front page of newspapers and magazines, the top…

Vendor Profile: Pilot Corporation of America

Many find it surprising that even in the digital age people are still writing by hand. They find it even…

Event Review: OPI Global Forum 2018

It was against a backdrop of industry change and uncertainty that more than 100 business products leaders from around the…

Event Preview: Paperworld 2019

Paperworld returns to Frankfurt, Germany, from 26-29 January 2019. The tradeshow will not only feature an amended hall concept that…

Generation Game with Scott Castle

Just as elite athletes are required to remain in peak condition for their respective sports, so too should employees be…

Final Word from Christa Furter

When I started in the office products sector in 2005 at Swiss reseller iba, I was asked by one member…

5 mins with… Gavin Ward

What scares you? A failure to keep our group moving forward. If you aren’t advancing, then you are falling behind,…

Comment Dec/Jan 2018/19

This is the second time that we’re publishing a Health and Well-being Special in OPI and there’s no sign of…

Digital issue Dec/Jan 2018/19

To view a flip version of the Dec/Jan 2018/19 issue of OPI magazine please click the links below. Type A — Europe…

Big read

ISG shareholders approve mega merger

The board of directors of Independent Suppliers Group (ISG) has announced that 83% of its common shareholders have approved the…