Saturday, 29 February, 2020

The Paper Treadmill

With a new stakeholder creating a world of opportunity, the paper trade is starting to look like Harry Gould’s oyster.…

Tesco targets Amazon model

In a move which is seen as its first steps to rival established online players such as Amazon and eBay, Tesco,…

Amazon eyes B2B channel

The world’s largest e-tailer Amazon has already become a force in the OP sector in a number of markets with its…

Amazon – the cleverest cat in the jungle?

Many phrases have been used to describe Amazon by members of the office products industry – some more colourful than others…

5 minutes with Amee Chande

If you weren’t doing your present job, what would you like to be doing? Photographer for National Geographic.Who is the industry…

Worldwide in a bind?

Ring binders might not seem the sexiest of subjects, but the word 'binders' has been topping search engine lists since Mitt…

Big interview: Millan Alvarez-Miranda

Just over three years ago, Millán Álvarez-Miranda was CEO of Unipapel, a mainly Spain-focused group that operated as an office…

Hot topic: Spread your wings

To summarise, there are probably three main threats to a traditional office products reseller’s business: a declining need for traditional office…

Final word: Luke Chapman

In the UK we saw a dramatically different start to the year than usual for the whole channel. For the first…

O2o focused on taking share

UK reseller office2office (o2o) says its strategy is to gain market share through new contract wins and customer retention as the contracted…

Category analysis: Visual communications

Sales of interactive whiteboards and interactive flat panel displays in the education and corporate sectors grew 15% year on year in…

Show Review: Kaut-Bullinger

There are companies that manage to marry the old with the new, the traditional with the modern. Kaut-Bullinger is one of…

Abracadabra

UK dealer group Superstat has launched an initiative aimed at promoting the growth of independent dealers. Called Cadabra, the concept…

News Analysis: The stuff of fantasy

The spirit of this year’s CES event can be traced back to 1999 and the remarkable mind of one of the seemingly…

Dealer Spotlight: Farook International Stationery

At a time when everybody is bemoaning the decline in office products, it’s interesting to see a company that’s still predominantly…

Big Interview: Tomas Bergström

Private equity group Litorina is transforming the Swedish OP market. OPI finds out moreA major announcement in the Swedish office…

R2: The art of connection

OPI: Tell me a bit about R2 Mark – what does it mean?Mark Hampton: R2, our ‘handle’ for Resourcing Revenue,…

Thinking out of the box

As expected, it was another challenging set of quarterly results that the three global power players – Staples, Office Depot and…

Category analysis: Ergonomics

A recent article in Vanity Fair magazine criticised the stagnant state of design practices in America. According to designer Kurt Andersen,…

Big Interview: Westcoast

Most people bemoan the much talked about recession, blame their business difficulties and failures on it and often descend into…

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…