Saturday, 29 February, 2020

Final word from Travis Kaste

I am starting with an exclamation that nearly all of us have heard or expressed over the years: “The business products industry is…

5 mins with… Jon Rossman

What special skill do you have? I went to culinary school and am classically trained to be a chef. It’s a…

Comment Dec/Jan 2020

My plan for this comment was to refer to Travis Kaste’s Final Word in which he talks about the need…

Digital issue December/January 2020

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

Big Interview: Poised for growth

Steve Horne joined the Spicers-OfficeTeam (SPOT) Group in March of this year, stepping into the big boots of OP veteran…

Hot Topic: The struggle for supplies

In early October, when HP Inc announced at its annual securities analyst meeting (SAM) that it was changing its imaging…

Analysis: Amazon Business makes procurement inroads

Around 400 delegates from the European B2B procurement and supply chain industries gathered in London, UK, on 9 October for…

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 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…