Editor’s comment

A man’s world I recently attended the judging meeting for the North American Office Products Awards in Atlanta, Georgia, as a…

The Complete deal

The California arm of Complete Office, the leading independent dealer in the western US, has fended off competition from the big…

Category analysis: Marking and stamping

The marking and stamping category can sometimes appear to be a big extended family. Cosco Industries’ recent purchase of certain assets…

Dealer spotlight: EZ Office Products

EZ Office Products (EZOP) could be described as a young business – having been officially launched on 1 January 2006 –…

Never a dull moment

Office products have frequently been described as not being particularly sexy – and that’s fair enough… probably – but woe…

Category analysis: Arts and crafts

Last summer OPI provided an introduction to arts and crafts (see 'A crafty growth category' in #221), which focused on…

OPI’s Top 100 2013

This year we've changed the way we are publishing our Top 100 list of top executives from the leading resellers,…

5 minutes with: Lindsay DiRuzza

Describe what you do in fewer than 20 words.If I told you, you wouldn’t believe me!If you weren’t doing your…

Green shoots at Staples?

A 3% fall in first quarter sales may not sound like a positive result for Staples, but take International out of…

Category analysis: Furniture

Like style for the home, fashions in the office environment are perpetually changing.Right now, there seems to be a real trend…

Tesa | Sponsored Article

What does Germany’s strongest man have in common with office products you may ask? The one-word response is marketing. The…

The future is bright…

In the first two-page interview with Ingo Dewitz (see ‘Man of the trade’, European Annual Review 2014), Büroring’s Managing Director alluded…

Hot Topic: Cooperation + Competition = Cooperatition

Make no mistake, the OP industry is hugely sophisticated in many ways: service levels are among the highest of any industry…

Category Analysis: Breakroom

For some time now, coffee has been the driving force behind strong sales growth and healthy profit margins in the…

Show Review: London Stationery Show

The beginning of April saw the London Stationery Show return to the capital’s Business Design Centre where around 200 exhibitors…

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Court dismisses Essendant motion in GPC lawsuit

Genuine Parts Company (GPC) can move ahead with its ‘breach of contract’ legal proceedings against Essendant, a Delaware court has…