Saturday, 25 January, 2020

Advertorial: Fellowes Brands

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

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…

Spotlight: Raising standards

Not all industry organisations have staying power, but those that do are in a constant battle to stay relevant to…

Big Interview: The full (Canadian) package

Denis Mathieu, President of Novexco, is a man on a mission. Having arrived at the Canadian multichannel operator when his…

How to reach the top

OPI: Top-selling brand is a bold claim. How do you back this up?Paul LeBlanc: We start with data from market…

Big Interview Xtra: Cezary Monko

OPI: Can you give us an overview of the company as it is now in terms of the number of…

Interview: Positive developments at EO Group

OPI speaks to EO Group CEO Simon Drakeford and CFO Nick Wilson about the acquisition of UK dealer Eurostat, the…

Filling the mid-market furniture void

OPI speaks to Charles Forman and Don Lipscomb on the Independent Stationers/Connexions tie-up that has created a new buying group…

Big Interview: The best of both worlds

ACCO Brands’ 2017 move to acquire Esselte Holdings led to the creation of a new $600 million business unit formally…

Big Interview Xtra: Steve Haworth, EVO Group of Companies

OPI: You mentioned M&A, specifically M&A that matches and accelerates your strategy. Can you give an example?SH: Sure. If you…

Hot Topic Xtra: M-commerce

Here’s some more from the interviews on this month’s Hot Topic about m-commerce.How is m-commerce shaping B2B e-commerce?Logicblock President Alexander…

Category Update: Technological transition

The nature of the office workspace is changing fast. Indeed, some argue that the physical office may eventually cease to…

Big Interview: EVO on course for exciting future

It’s been a while since OPI had a Big Interviewee from what is now known as the EVO Group of…

Big Interview: Master of the jungle

Ever since Amazon Business first appeared on the horizon, it’s been the talk of the town, and the office products…

Brexit won’t stop us, says M2 CEO

After the grand opening of M2’s new headquarters in Manchester, UK earlier this month, OPI caught up with M2 CEO…

Big Read

Interview: Villa sees strong potential for Pigna

Back in May 2018, Italian office supplies and stationery group Buffetti announced it had taken a 40% stake in Pigna,…