ECi takes to the cloud

Technology provider ECi has launched a cloud-based version of its popular DDMS solution.ECiCloud for DDMS means users can access the…

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…

Paperworld Preview

The Fair Deal You may well be reading this in the halls of the Messe Frankfurt, as the leading office…

Big Interview: Richard Scharmann

Tough Times Richard Scharmann has his irons in so many fires that he’s superbly placed to give OPI an overview…

TriMega exits BPGI

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

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…

Big read

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…