Officeworks looking at bigger picture

OPI spoke to Officeworks' Managing Director Mark Ward yesterday following a strategy briefing day held by parent group Wesfarmers during…

Bartley joins nectere

Well-known UK OP marketing professional Sammy Bartley has been named as the new Marketing Director at dealer services group nectere.Bartley…

Warehouse sees same-store increase

New Zealand reseller Warehouse Stationery has reported a year-on-year same-store sales increase of almost 2% in its third quarter.Q3 sales…

Dealer groups hold joint BPGI meeting

A joint product selection event between BPGI vendors and the organisation's three UK dealer groups took place last week.The event…

Where there’s change, there’s opportunity

Independent dealers often bemoan the fact that despite forever being urged to change the way they operate in order to…

o2o focused on taking share

UK reseller office2office (o2o) says its strategy is to gain market share as the contracted office supplies market continues to…

Balancing act: the last mile debate

Nobody wants their office products parcel thrown over the garden fence ('thankfully' that only happens in the B2C world –…

Complete Office’s Ted Walter – interview

Complete Office is one of the shining independent dealer success stories. Though a fairly new business, leadership from some very experienced…

IS gaining national accounts momentum

The award to dealer group Independent Stationers (IS) of the US Communities (USC) cooperative purchasing contract in 2010 was seen…

IS to leave BPGI

The North American future of BPGI looks to be over after founder member Independent Stationers (IS) announced that it will…

Search begins for new BPGI CEO

Jim Preston, CEO of purchasing consortium BPGI, has announced that he is to retire. Preston has been at the helm of…

TriMega exits BPGI

US dealer group TriMega has announced that it will resign from the BPGI purchasing consortium with effect from 1 January…

Government contracts

Extending the runway With 2010 generally being accepted as a historical year for the US independent dealer channel following the…

BPGI adds Russian member

BPGI has announced the addition of a $450 million Russian member starting in January.The Alliance of Russian Distributors (ARD) will…

New reseller division at Robert Horne

 UK paper merchant Robert Horne has created a new division dedicated to the office reseller market. The new division has a…

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Exacompta to acquire Biella

A major acquisition in the declining filing category has been announced in Europe as Exacompta makes a €33.5 million ($38…