Alternative channels

Alternative remedies The competition out there is enough to make your head spin if you’re a specialist OP reseller, and…

Government contracts

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

Big boxes

Still as big as they come As usual, it’s been a big year of change for the big boxes. How…

Technology

Tech on track In the battle against the power channel, office products companies have been presented with even more shiny…

Wholesalers

While the market was somewhat more favourable than in recent years, there was still little significant white-collar job growth to…

NAOPA 2011

Show of the year On 27 June, in the ballroom of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, an audience of almost…

Kaut Bullinger profile

Hands-on approach Rather than promoting gimmicky ‘green’ product innovations or paying scant lip service to overall discussions on environmental protection…

New products

Material benefits As well as the now prevalent practice of recycled products and materials in the OP industry, manufacturers are…

Schneider interview

Green and proud For the CSR category at the European Office Products Awards (EOPA) 2011, the judges were looking for…

Sponsored article: Office Depot

Ever since the launch of the industry’s first comprehensive guide to green office products it has been the aim at…

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…

Sponsored article: Trodat

The first climate-neutral stamp Trodat is causing a sensation: The Original Trodat Printy 4.0 is the world's first climate-neutral stamp.…

Red Cheetah’s intriguing move

 Why isthe software company upping sourcing and merchandising capabilities? Earlier this week, US-based e-commerce provider Red Cheetah announced the acquisition of…

Software Providers

Tools of the trade Looking back over the last 12 months may not be particularly enjoyable for all software providers…

Wholesalers

Keeping up with the curve For United Stationers and SP Richards, the requirement to ensure dealers have the right tools…

Search Engine Optimisation

Searching for sales Search engines display search results in two ways – paid and organic ads. Paid ads are those…

Smartphones

A revolution in your hands There’s a growing belief that the use of mobile phones and smartphones will provide a…

Sales-i

SaaS on the march OPI: This time last year there was a lot of talk about it being a breakthrough…

Leveraging Data

All in the details According to Tom Davenport and Jeanne Harris’s 2007 book, ‘Competing on Analytics. The New Science of…

Big read

Staples CEO reiterates Essendant promises

Staples Inc CEO Sandy Douglas wrote to Essendant counterpart Ric Phillips earlier this week to express his “unwavering excitement” at…