5 mins with… Niek von Reth

What’s your life philosophy? I’ve never really had a personal slogan, but within the work environment it would be to always…

Comment April 2017

I’m stealing the headline from this month’s Big Interview, conducted during Essendant’s CORE Live event in Las Vegas because I…

Final Word from Mike Gentile

So many old clichés are used today: ‘The times they are a-changin’; ‘It’s a new normal’; ‘We need to think…

Generation Game with Alex Bonarius

Having been presented with a great opportunity, I recently made the decision to change industry. I started work as International…

Comment March 2017

I can’t recall an issue of OPI in recent times when Amazon hasn’t been a major talking point in one way…

Comment February 2017

It’s the perennial question at the beginning of the year: what will the coming year hold for the business supplies…

5 minutes with… Jonathan Smith

What scares you?Not much really… except when one of my four daughters undertake another ‘adventure’. That started 15 years ago…

The Generation Game with Monte Bambrough

It may have all started with Moses. He carried his talking points on stone tablets. Then there were the snake…

Comment Dec-Jan 2016/17

Having just celebrated our 25th anniversary, we thought it was high time we gave OPI another facelift. Nothing radical –…

Special Anniversary Feature: The good, the bad and the surprising Xtra…

Jamie Fellowes1988 to 1995 was a defining period with the formation of dealer buying groups. Their rapid expansion and growth…

The Generation Game with Rosemary Czopek

People often ask me where I see the office products industry going in the next two years. Certainly no one has…

Final Word from Geoff Betts

Well, what a 25 years it's been! Those wonderful early days of OPI conferences when it was such a vibrant exciting…

Comment November 2016

 Back in 1973, Roy Wood’s band Wizzard famously sang I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday. As the OPI team…

5 minutes with… Steve Hilleard

Describe what you do in less than 20 words. I attempt to provide leadership to the talented and committed team at…

Final Word from Alina Fisher

A strong brand is derived from who you are, what your company stands for and how your customers perceive you. It…

Comment October 2016

A couple of things in the media regarding Amazon Business caught my eye in the days prior to penning this…

Comment September 2016

It’s not a surprise to me that our annual Jan/san Special issue has become one of, if not the most…

Final word from John Barrett

“It’s not what you do; it’s how you do it that defines success” – that’s what the headhunter told me when…

5 minutes with… Tim Webster

Describe what you do in fewer than 20 words. Provide office supplies dealers with a robust print solution so these dealers…

Final word from Jerg Luetkens

If you run your own business, you know how hard it is to keep things up to date and adapt to…

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Exacompta to acquire Biella

A major acquisition in the declining filing category has been announced in Europe as Exacompta makes a €33.5 million ($38…