New Advantia CEO Harrop talks leadership and challenges

Following his appointment as CEO of dealer group Advantia, OPI caught up with seasoned OP industry executive Steve Harrop.OPI: Is…

Office Products Alliance President talks future-proofing

Last week, US-based Office Products Alliance (OPA) acquired its sixth Kansas City dealer in the past ten years.OPI caught up with President and…

OPI talks to Chuckals’ new owner

It’s the dawn of a new era at US-based independent reseller Chuckals, after it was bought out by former VP…

Big Interview: The long and winding road

Disruption, distraction and opportunity were three words discussed in great detail at Essendant’s biennial CORE Live event that was recently…

DAMS celebrates 50 years

Last week marked the 50th anniversary of office furniture maker DAMS. To mark the occasion, OPI caught up with Managing…

Integra launches webinars | CIG releases MPS app | Exertis interview | Ethical companies...

A round-up of this week’s office products, business supplies and stationery news from around the web and elsewhere.UK dealer group…

Hot Topic Xtra: Megatrends

IndividualisationWith the onset of globalisation came the rise of a massive middle class and the freedom of people to enjoy…

Outsourcing Sales Xtra: The whole package

In line with the evolving nature of the business supplies sector, the role of manufacturer rep groups is changing. OPI…

Adding to the value chain

OPI: What do you believe is the overall value of a manufacturer rep group in today’s business products industry? Kevin Schoen:…

Big Interview: Posting the 3M message

Say 3M, think Post-it notes – arguably no other brand in this industry is as synonymous with the company that…

Big Interview Xtra: Craig Bartholomew, CEO, 360 Office Solutions

OPI: There’s much talk about the role and the value of dealer groups in our sector. Pinnacle carved itself a…

Vendor Profile: Celebrating 100 years of Fellowes

Fellowes Brands celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2017. A mainstay of the office products industry for nearly the same length…

Big Interview: Sizing it up

Ever since he joined the OP industry, Craig Bartholomew has been heavily involved in the US independent dealer community. Starting…

How Buffetti is driving engagement via smartphone apps

Italian office products franchise group Gruppo Buffetti is seeing impressive results with its bespoke app and Facebook group.Many readers of…

Big Interview: Advance & retreat

Over the past 20 years or so, OPI has regularly reported on the adventures and exploits of US-based franchising operation…

Sponsored Profile: HP Inc

Jon Wayne is a 22-year veteran of HP serving across all the company’s core business units. Currently, he is VP of…

Industry Achievement: Kathy Hoyle

Kathy Hoyle was this year’s winner of the Industry Achievement award, part of the North American Office Products Awards (NAOPA) that…

Interview: New categories spurring growth at Irongate

OPI catches up with Adam Noble, Managing Director of progressive UK dealer Irongate, after the company announced its new one-stop…

Where are they now? with Ed Walper

In the last of our ‘Where are they now?’ series – and just before we take a comprehensive trip down memory…

Big Interview: In the thick of it

Dealer groups have become powerful beasts in our industry. They help independent dealers cope with and embrace the many challenges thrown…

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GSA provides e-commerce update

One month before it is due to submit a report to Congress on its federal e-commerce marketplace initiative, the US…