Howard Brown – Allied

 OPI: I guess my first question has to be what drew you back to office products? HB: I became involved with…

SPAIN: Taunting The Power Channel Bull

 One of the most decisive battles of the Spanish Civil War earlier this century took place when Barcelona fell to…

Thomas Weisel & Partners – Innovate And Refine!

 The point made applies to almost any organisation in any line of trade: innovation, risk-taking and continual refinement are critically…

Playing Both Ends Against The Middle?

One would think that after all the years of people attempting to put one over on someone in the office…

Quartet GBC: Success Built On Solid Foundations

Although the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge in southern England remains one of the world's most mysterious monuments, there is…

Superstores Tested By Escalating Competition

According to the findings of JP Morgan Securities' recently-conducted Office Products Superstore Saturation Study, the high tide mark for store…

Upstarts Enter The Fray – OP E-tailing (Pt2)

On-line office products represent one of the most attractive retailing opportunities in cyberspace. In last month's OPI (see OPI #75),…

Avery – A Fresh Approach

At Avery Dennison, we believe that one of the most important ways in which we can add value to our…

Shachihata – New Stamping Ground

Japan-based Shachihata, a world leader in the manufacture of stamp pads, pre-inked stamps and writing instruments, is further extending its…

Ted Nark – Corporate Express Australia

OPI: Let's start off with your background Ted. TN: Sure. I started in the office products industry in 1991 as…

John Kreidel – isgroup

OPI: Let's start off with the history of IS. JK: Sure. IS was formed in 1977 and is a co-operative…

Lexmark – A Focused Approach

Lexmark requires little introduction. It is the fourth largest printer manufacturer in the world, behind Hewlett Packard (HP), Canon and…

Tom Stemberg – Staples (Pt2)

OPI: Tom, let's start off with your marks out of 10 for Staples' current performance. TS: We're not comfortable rating…

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Tariff relief for OP industry?

Despite an apparent 90-day ceasefire on the trade war between the US and China, uncertainty still reigns. Scheduled to be…