Friday, 21 February, 2020

Paperworld Middle East Preview: Opening doors

OPI talks to Michael Dehn, Group Exhibitions Director of Epoc Messe Frankfurt, about his hopes and aspirations for Paperworld Middle East…

Interview with Richard Scharmann: Holding firm

In the not-too-distant past, PBS Holding’s multichannel combination of wholesaling, dealer franchising and direct sales to end users looked a bit…

Executive briefing: Lyreco UK talks to OPI

Getting back to growth in 2014 in terms of both profit and sales has been a priority for the company…

Sponsored editorial with Pilot: Unified, unique & happy

Starting in France back in 1993 when its very first television commercial was aired, writing instruments manufacturer Pilot Corporation has been…

Category facilitator

Not all OPI readers will be familiar with Robinson Young, so here’s a short scene setter: Robinson Young is a…

Big Interview with Andrey Kudryashev: Get ready to rouble

Financial crises are nothing new for Russian entrepreneurs – think back to the debt crises of 1998 and 2008 – and…

Schneider Schreibgeräte vendor profile: The writing on the wall

OPI: What prompted Schneider to offer the Slider series of pens as a climate-neutral product range?Christian Schneider: Schneider Schreibgeräte has…

Category Focus: Paper

There has been significant movement in terms of environmental policies in the past year or so particularly in Europe with…

Sponsored Interview with HP

HP caused some ripples in the US supplies reseller channel last year when it moved from an open to an…

Big Interview: Uwe Orgas

One of the many brainchildren of the mighty Otto Group, OTTO Office has come of age, this year celebrating its 20th…

All Mike’d up

Mike Maggio’s appointment last December as President of US dealer group TriMega was welcomed by many in the industry. Maggio has…

MPS Q&A: Steven Swift

OPI: MPS has been around for a while so it’s already proven its staying power. But is it something that…

Jan/san Interview: John Garfinkel

When it comes to the topic of cleaning, John Garfinkel knows what he’s talking about. As Executive Director of ISSA,…

Big Interview: Bob Geens, CEO, Advantia

When UK dealer group Advantia Business Solutions announced in 2011 that it was ending its wholesaling relationship with Spicers and…

Big Interview: Dave Jenkins

Anyone who is familiar with the South African office supplies and stationery industry will know what a traditional place it…

Focusing on the essentials

Despite the uncertainties surrounding the office supplies industry, United Stationers’ share price is bucking the trend and is trading at…

Channel crossing

Big box sales and profit growth – not to mention retail expansion – isn’t something you see every day in…

Going for the HP experience

Steve Sakumoto is a familiar face to many in the US OP industry. He is VP and General Manager of…

Big interview: Jeff Whiteway

When Jeff Whiteway was last featured as the OPI Big Interview, the year was 2005, OfficeTeam – or OyezStraker as…

Big Interview: Thomas Veit

What started out as an idea in a student flat in Germany became, for a while, a very new, innovative and…

Big Read

Analysis: Inside ACCO’s FY results

The double-digit jump in ACCO’s share price on Wednesday came as the company’s Q4 results beat Wall Street sales and…