Saturday, 18 January, 2020

Technology Solutions 2013

Read the digital issue.  This has not been an easy publication to create this year. As soon as we got…

Staples bags NY contract

Earlier this week, AOPD announced that leading New York independent dealer Weeks Lerman had joined its network.OPI spoke to Weeks…

ECi acquires Red Cheetah

In a major move in the OP systems and software market, ECi has announced the acquisition of rival provider Red…

Aussie schools supplier collapses

Australian educational supplies reseller SchoolBiz has gone under, it has been reported.The $4.5 million business has entered administration and is…

Big boxes team up with stars

Staples and Office Depot have both announced 2013 back-to-school (BTS) partnerships with teen stars.Depot has joined forces with pop group…

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…

Post Office expands product range

The UK's Post Office has launched an expanded online range of products aimed at small business customers.The product range includes…

School Specialty nearing Chapter 11 exit

School Specialty has announced that it could exit Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection at the beginning of June.The educational products supplier…

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…

Westcoast confirms ECi integration

UK IT distributor Westcoast has said its systems are now fully integrated with ECi's Vision, Progress and Horizon platforms.Westcoast said…

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…

Max treading water

Last week I suggested that Office Depot was in merger mode following its first quarter earnings webcast, and OfficeMax appeared…

Jan-san association tackling FSSI

Jan-san trade association ISSA is asking its members to assess the potential impact of the US government's Federal Strategic Sourcing…

Bates leaves NOPA

Chris Bates has left his role as President of US trade association NOPA after almost eight years.His last day with…

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…

Newell to sell off Mimio brand

Newell Rubbermaid has announced plans to sell off its Mimio interactive teaching technology brand.The company announced the decision as it…

Merger and Mexico focus in low key Depot webcast

Analysts' questions largely focused on the future of Office Depot's operations in Mexico and the proposed merger with OfficeMax during…

Red Cheetah and SPR in tech collaboration

Software provider Red Cheetah and wholesaler SP Richards (SPR) have worked together to improve the e-commerce platform Outpost.The developments take…

VOW reports share gains

OPI speaks to Vasanta's Steve Haworth following Q1 sales releaseIt was something of a first to receive a first quarter…

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Clover unleashed

OPI catches up with Clover Imaging President Eric Martin after the company’s acquisition by its executive management team and Norwest…