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Rep groups: Thinking outside the box

Interview with Dan Gallo, President of Ambassador Management Group. Dan is a veteran of the office products industry. He spent…

OfficeZilla targeting growth after GM appointment

OPI speaks to AIA CEO Matt Gresge and new OfficeZilla General Manager Kristen Murphy.  It’s been just over a year…

Staples Solutions accelerating decentralisation

European reseller Staples Solutions is making significant job cuts at its head office in Amsterdam as its decentralisation programme gathers…

SPOT appointment expected soon

Outgoing Spicers/OfficeTeam (SPOT) CEO Jeff Whiteway has told OPI that the process of recruiting his successor is nearing completion. Whiteway’s…

Interview: Lyreco CEO Hervé Milcent aiming for PPE leadership position

Lyreco has signalled its intent to become a force in the European personal protective equipment (PPE) market following the acquisition…

Industry Week gaining momentum

As many OPI readers probably know, the Business Solutions Association (BSA), the US trade association comprising manufacturers, wholesalers and manufacturer…

Interview: Avmor celebrates 70 years

OPI caught up with Avmor President Mattie Chinks as the Canada-based manufacturer of professional cleaning solutions turns 70. Milestones during…

Exclusive: Essendant will remain independent, says Staples CEO

Staples CEO Sandy Douglas has told OPI that the reseller “fully intends” for Essendant to be run independently after it…

Interview: Spicers growing in the double digits, says Whiteway

The onboarding of the Advantia supply contract from the end of January and other new contract wins means that Spicers…

Big Interview: Antipodean action

Australia has rarely been out of office products news over the past 18 months or so, but the biggest stories…

Hot Topic: Staples – The IDC’s new best friend?

When private equity firm Sycamore Partners announced in May 2018 that it had made an offer for Essendant and intended…

Advertorial: Fellowes Brands

Starting with the humble Bankers Box in 1917, then evolving into the shredder category and now also comprising a wide…

Advertorial: ES Tech Group

ES Tech Group is the parent company of EvolutionX and FusionPlus. Its mission? To deliver powerfully differentiated B2B e-commerce capabilities…

Category Update: Time to collaborate & listen

The role the workplace plays in the emergence of health and well-being trends continues to grow unabated, and office furniture…

Interview: PBS Holding planning acquisitions

Richard Scharmann, Managing Director of European multichannel office products player PBS Holding tells OPI he expects to make acquisitions in…

Staples CEO reveals dealer strategy

The rationale behind Sycamore's move for Essendant has become clearer after OPI speaks to Staples' new CEO Sandy Douglas.We have…

Big Interview: The turnaround of Office Depot Europe

After a period of instability and disruption, Office Depot's European business — worth more than €1.5 billion ($1.7 billion) —…

Big Interview Xtra: Neil Maslen

 OPI: How autonomous or indeed centralised are the various Office Depot Europe locations?Neil Maslen: Broadly speaking, we want to seek…

Milcent confirms Lyreco commitment to Asia

Lyreco CEO Hervé Milcent has told OPI that the sale of Lyreco Australia does not signal the start of a…

Interview: Winc New Zealand on Lyone’s shopping list

After acquiring Lyreco Australia, COS founder Dominique Lyone has told OPI he would be interested in acquiring the for-sale Winc…

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SPR announces new HQ and DC plans

North American wholesaler S.P. Richards (SPR) is set to move to new headquarters in the coming weeks following last month’s…