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 Interview: Following your moral compass

The basic facts about UK-based business supplies reseller Commercial Group are these: the company is currently in its 26th year…

Setting the standards

OPI: Let's start with a brief overview of SOFEA.Anita Singh-Gunther: SOFEA is a European association for the office supplies sector…

Big Interview Xtra: Mike Maggio, TriMega & Ian Wist, TriMega and Wist Office Products

OPI: Ian, your company – Wist Office Products – has been a long-time member of TriMega. What’s your view of…

Big Interview: Double vision

Between them, they’ve amassed about 50 years of experience across all industry channels. As such, Mike Maggio, President of US…

Hot Topic Xtra: Blockchain

Chris Grundy, Online Marketing Manager, Bitbond OPI: Please briefly explain blockchain Chris Grundy: As the name suggests, a blockchain is…

Hot Topic: The missing link?

If you’re a reader of any business publications, you can’t fail to have noticed the recent gazillion articles either heralding…

Big Interview: Big plans 2.0

When Quantore Managing Director Arnold Theuws last featured in OPI’s Big Interview in 2014, the company had already become a…

Big Interview Xtra: Raj Advani, Exertis

OPI: Do you have plans to venture into any of the growing categories that office products resellers and of course…

Facilities Supplies Special: Mission critical

Partnerships, mergers and new global events (see ‘Timeline of events’ below) indicate that big changes are afoot at the organisation.…

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eBay hits back at Amazon | Emerald comes to Europe |...

A round-up of this week's office products, business supplies and stationery news from around the web and elsewhere. Following Amazon…