Saturday, 29 February, 2020

Research: The power of flexibility

The rise of flexible working over the past decade has been remarkable and is predicted to continue on a growth…

How To…To be prepared is half the victory

I have recently read the business contingency article on S.P. Richards (SPR) and the company’s recovery from a devastating fire…

Event: OPI Partnership 2020

To quote Benjamin Franklin (and many thereafter): “Time is money.” And it certainly is for senior executives from all channels…

Advertorial: International Paper

Sustainability has become more than just a trending topic, with statistics showing that end users are increasingly searching for environmentally-friendly…

Final word from Mike Gentile

I wrote this column nearly three years ago entitled ‘We need a new box’. Given all that’s happened in the…

Comment February 2020

Welcome to the 2020s – a new decade is underway! What will it bring – gloom and despair or success…

Digital issue February 2020

To view a digital version of the February 2020 issue of OPI magazine please click the links below. Type A —…

5 mins with… Helen Wade

What would you be the patron saint of? Lunchtime walks – a necessity in today’s busy office culture. What’s your…

Big Interview: A bird’s eye view

Mike Rowsey, CEO of Chicago-based manufacturer rep group Harbinger National, is a true veteran of the office products industry, having…

Special Feature: Every picture tells a story

In July 2019, US wholesaler S.P. Richards (SPR) suffered a major fire at its headquarters and distribution centre (DC) in…

Analysis: A new lease of life

Following the collapse of its operations in Germany, Italy and Spain, ADVEO can no longer be considered a pan-European wholesaler.…

Analysis: Xerox zeroes in on HP

As this issue of OPI goes to press, print behemoths HP Inc and Xerox are embroiled in a war of words following…

Category Update: Health and happiness

While people are increasingly concerned about their health in some parts of their lives, they completely ignore it in others.…

Spotlight: The hunchback of ‘not a damn’

According to a new report, The Work Colleague of the Future, over 25% of office employees have requested improvements to their…

Advertorial: HP Inc

David Lary is a 27-year veteran of HP, where he has held a number of leadership roles in manufacturing, supply chain, strategic planning and…

Research: State of the Industry 2019-20 preview

Standing still is the fastest way of moving backwards in a rapidly changing world. But despite all the challenges and turmoil the office…

Advertorial: The new e-mark era

In 2019, COLOP launched the world’s first electronic marking device for the stamp and mobile printing sector – the e-mark. With this innovative…

Event: OPI Global Forum 2019 review

Senior executives from leading international companies in the business products industry gathered in Chicago, Illinois, from 17-19 November 2019 for the eighth OPI Global…

Event: Climb of Life 2019

On a cold and windy – but at least occasionally sunny – November morning, about 110 members from across the UK office products…

Advertorial: Rapesco

UK office products manufacturer Rapesco continues to enjoy significant success as one of the leading brands in stapling and punching in Europe. Growth has…

Big Read

HP to hold talks with Xerox

The chances of HP Inc acquiring Xerox went up by a couple of notches following yesterday’s highly anticipated Q1 earnings…