Technology Solutions Special: Failure to appear

The biggest issue facing most independents today is failure to appear in internet searches. I know, I know, many will…

5 mins with… Savannah Guernsey

Describe yourself in one sentence.I don't like to sit still, physically or mentally.  What's your most prized possession? If I had…

Final Word from Anil Abrol

I read with great interest last month's Plastic Soup Hot Topic where Michelle Sturman pointed out that the world is awash with…

Comment June 2018

Wow! No sooner had the ink dried on Thomas Schinkel's opinion piece on the potential merger of SP Richards (SPR)…

Comment: VOW MD talks EVO autonomy

Following the announcement of VOW’s new independent operating board, OPI spoke to Managing Director Adrian Butler for his take on the wholesaler taking…

5 mins with… Ricardo Ferreira

What’s your life philosophy? E pluribus unum – ‘out of many, one’ – which highlights the importance of teamwork both in…

Final Word from Skip Ireland

COS Business Products & Interiors is a mid-sized company in Chattanooga (TN) in the US. We are 77 years old…

Comment April 2018

Last month saw the winners of the 2018 European Office Products Awards (EOPA) crowned in Amsterdam. Being involved in the…

5 mins with… Raphael Carlioz

What special skill do you possess? I can rapidly identify what a person is truly like, as I can feel other…

Final word from Jack Reagan

Throughout my merchandising career, I’ve had the pleasure to work with some vendors that were not only industry-leading, but also…

Generation Game with Casey Avent

There are many success stories out there of companies where the baton of leadership has been passed on through the…

Comment March 2018

This is the once-a-year issue of OPI where we focus much of our attention on the vendor community. Who’s doing…

Office Depot Europe shares wellness trends

Office Depot Europe has revealed the well-being trends that are set to shape the world of work.Next to rise of…

Final Word from Brad O’Brien

As a country with a population of just under 25 million people, Australia could be considered a minor player with…

5 mins with… Jolanda de Vries

What’s your life philosophy? Be curious and positive. What do you do in your spare time? Cooking, sports, and spending as much time…

Comment February 2018

A few weeks into 2018 and most New Year’s resolutions will already have fallen by the wayside. And while nobody really…

5 mins with… Tricia Burke

What special skill do you possess? I am an excellent poster maker. It dates back to my high school days. Need…

Final word with Bryan Croft

All the research – and all of my experience – shows that happy employees make for more productive employees which…

Generation Game with Henry Wisbey-Broom

According to a recent UK study conducted by Free Office Finder on the use of social media at work, 51%…

Comment December/January 2017/18

There are two big themes in this final OPI edition of the year: Amazon Business – or simply Amazon –…

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ADVEO in creditor protection after Staples talks collapse

European business products wholesaler ADVEO has entered pre-insolvency proceedings after negotiations between its lenders and Staples Solutions ended without an…