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…

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…

A Land Full Of Eastern Promise?

As the larger US and Europe-based vendors expand globally and tie themselves ever tighter to the masts of their multinational…

Russia: Coping With Crisis

Winston Churchill once famously described Russia as a "riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma". Even 60 years later,…

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…

3M – Branded For Life

3M is a global leader in the electronics, pharmaceutical, automotive products, consumer, safety and healthcare markets as well as in…

OP Retailing: Still An Expanding Market

Accelerating small business formation, the increasing importance both of the SOHO market and technology in the workplace all are expected…

Reaching For The Summit

As I was eagerly awaiting my new OPI, I decided to participate rather than listen for a change. Your magazine…

Tom Stemberg – Staples (Part 1)

OPI: How much do you regret 'the merger' not happening Tom? TS: (Laughter) Which one, Viking or Office Depot?OPI: (Laughter)…

Fellowes Smart Ideas At Work

Over the past year, US-based manufacturer Fellowes has scored big. It has introduced its new eye-catching Fellowes brand, put the…

Esselte – The Making Of A Global Leader

1998 was a big year for Esselte Office Products, beginning with a major restructuring of the company's worldwide operations and…

Richard Dubin – BT-OPI

OPI: What do you think turned Wall Street off about your stock? RD: (Laughter) What a first question! (More laughter)…

STABILO’s move ‘n’ Groove

Companies which purposely feed the fickle appetites of the fashion-conscious play a dangerous game. Fashions come and go - and…

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GSA provides e-commerce update

One month before it is due to submit a report to Congress on its federal e-commerce marketplace initiative, the US…