Editor’s comment

A tug of war  Resellers are being unfairly pulled in two directions. On one hand customers increasingly expect them to…

Final word with Luke Chapman

If we are to boil down the ideal future for the industry to a single idea, then the final word is…

An EPIC month

As I write this I’m still suffering from jet lag after my recent trip to the first ever EPIC Independent…

Final word: Siddharth Nambiar

In the last five years e-commerce in India has grown exponentially – from approximately $1.75 billion in 2007, to over $14…

5 minutes with…

Describe what you do in about 20 words. Bring sales and profit opportunities to the independent dealer channel and manufacturers within…

Final word: Tom Rodda

Why does a UK premier league footballer play on average 180 minutes per week and yet train for 720 minutes per…

5 minutes with: Brad O’Brien

What’s the worst job you’ve ever had? I was an apprentice electrician. I worked out fairly quickly that I was a…

5 minutes with…

Describe what you do in less than 20 words. Meet people, listen to them, motivate them, give advice to them…

5 minutes with… Andy Braithwaite

Describe what you do in less than 20 words. Oversee – and sometimes contribute to – the editorial content of OPI.Your…

5 minutes with: Dave Walmsley

Describe what you do in fewer than 20 wordsReporting to the CEO, I'm responsible for Lyreco's sales channels to market,…

Never a dull moment

Office products have frequently been described as not being particularly sexy – and that’s fair enough… probably – but woe…

5 minutes with João Oliveira, General Manager, Olmar Artigos de Papelaria, Portugal

Your first full-time job.  Purchasing Manager for a manufacturer of archiving products.   What would you like to be doing…

Final word: Martin Eames

It is generally accepted that new products are the lifeblood of any industry and yet, among its other problems, the UK…

5 minutes with…Kasie Morley

Describe what you do in fewer than 20 words.My husband and I own three office products companies all headquartered in…

Final word: Steve Harrop

Dealer groups: time for a reality check?At a time of the year when the nights are drawing closer and Saturdays are…

5 minutes with…Eugene Kleynhans

What you do…What I want to do is very different to what I currently do; once we build a quality…

Big boxes: crisis or opportunity?

In the past few months, these headlines have dominated industry news:  Hewlett-Packard (HP) announces plans to lay off 15,000 employees The…

Big read

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…