IS gaining national accounts momentum

The award to dealer group Independent Stationers (IS) of the US Communities (USC) cooperative purchasing contract in 2010 was seen…

Staples reveals plan progress

Staples provided an update of its strategic plan during today's earnings conference call.Anyone who has lived in or visited the…

Tech update 2012

Yes, we are in a tough economy, but the area of technology solutions still requires constant investment. It just doesn’t…

Wholesale changes in OP technology

Software, solutions and systems from the US OP wholesalers continue to evolve every year  The US wholesalers operating in the…

JumpTech: powering up the dealers

OPI: It seems JumpTech has been on a roll since you bought the company in 2000 (see box ‘A jump ahead…

Editor’s comment US Review 2011

A  year of ups and downs There is a good reason why the iconic image of Uncle Sam graces the…

Alternative channels

Alternative remedies The competition out there is enough to make your head spin if you’re a specialist OP reseller, and…

Government contracts

Extending the runway With 2010 generally being accepted as a historical year for the US independent dealer channel following the…

US Annual Review 2011

Read the digital issue. There is a good reason why the iconic image of Uncle Sam graces the cover of…

Technology

Tech on track In the battle against the power channel, office products companies have been presented with even more shiny…

Forward thinking

Questions, questions Looking at our predictions in last year’s US Office Products Industry Annual Review, it would be easy to…

Wholesalers

While the market was somewhat more favourable than in recent years, there was still little significant white-collar job growth to…

NAOPA 2011

Show of the year On 27 June, in the ballroom of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, an audience of almost…

US Annual Review 2010

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Software Providers

Tools of the trade Looking back over the last 12 months may not be particularly enjoyable for all software providers…

Wholesalers

Keeping up with the curve For United Stationers and SP Richards, the requirement to ensure dealers have the right tools…

Depot and ‘Max provide integration update

Office Depot and OfficeMax have appointed team leaders for the next phase of their integration planning process.The integration teams (see…

Big read

Staples CEO reiterates Essendant promises

Staples Inc CEO Sandy Douglas wrote to Essendant counterpart Ric Phillips earlier this week to express his “unwavering excitement” at…