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Podcast: One-to-one with ACCO’s Boris Elisman

ACCO Brands CEO Boris Elisman discusses the company’s latest earnings and trends he is seeing in the marketplace. As this podcast goes out at the end of July 2021, we are right in the middle...

Podcast: Brexit – six months on

Stewart Superior Managing Director Geoff Betts shares his experiences of Brexit from a UK supplier’s point of view. In this episode of OPI Talk, hosted by OPI News Editor Andy Braithwaite, Betts talks about the...

Podcast: The importance of technology – and pride – in our industry

Our guest in this episode of OPI Talk is Simon Drakeford, CEO of the UK’s EO Group. Drakeford has been at the helm of this multi-faceted but deeply technology-rooted company for about 14 years. Fiercely passionate...

Podcast: Breakroom category ready to rebound

The latest office breakroom trends with Office Snax CEO Todd Elmers. Pre-COVID, breakroom had developed into a key category for many office supplies resellers. The bottom fell out of the market virtually overnight when the...

Steve Danziger and the return to the office in California

This episode of OPI Talk takes us to the state of California, where we speak to Steve Danziger, the founder and CEO of AAA Business Supplies and Interiors, one of the US’s most successful...

Podcast: Planning for a hybrid working environment

Brother UK Managing Director Phil Jones explains how his organisation has been planning for a return to the office, why it is implementing a hybrid working policy going forward and what this means for...

Podcast: The North American Office Products Awards are back!

After a break in 2020, OPI is delighted to confirm that the 2021 North American Office Products Awards (NAOPA) will take place during Industry Week ’21 being held from 7-12 November in Orlando, Florida. OPI...

Podcast: Data – the currency of the future

Discussing the importance of data with Lars Faustmann from HP Inc. In this episode of OPI Talk, OPI CEO Steve Hilleard speaks with Lars Faustmann, Digital Transformation Manager at HP Inc in Europe. The focus of...

Podcast: Exertis Supplies on UK wholesaling and independent reseller channel

When UK wholesaler Spicers folded last year, it dramatically changed the market balance of what had essentially been a duopoly between Spicers and VOW. One consequence is that it has opened the door for another...

Podcast: Sustaining hope in a challenging year

Podcast: Sustaining hope in a challenging year This week’s episode of OPI Talk features two guests: Greg Gibson, VP and General Manager, North American Papers at International Paper, and Matt Dodd, Senior Executive Director of...

Podcast: What’s wrong with the office supplies channel?

Discussing OP channel declines and what’s in store for the rest of 2021 with Acme United CEO Walter Johnsen. Acme United had another record quarter at the start of 2021 as its revenue surged by...

Dealer opportunities in air treatment – Act now

In this episode of OPI Talk, OPI CEO Steve Hilleard speaks to Mike Booth, Global Market Director for Air Treatment at Fellowes Brands. The conversation couldn’t be timelier as companies seek to figure out how to return to...

Podcast: Dealer challenges and opportunities down under

Our guest in this episode of OPI Talk is Darren Hayes, CEO of Quick Corporate Australia. Quick Corporate is the third largest B2B business supplies operator in the Australian market; it’s also the largest member of...

Podcast: A milestone of independence

On 4 May 2021, US-based independent dealer Guernsey celebrates its 50th year in business. To help mark the occasion, OPI CEO Steve Hilleard talks to Guernsey founder and CEO David Guernsey, a man who has had an...

Podcast: The evolving world of retail with Staples Connect

In this episode of OPI Talk, OPI News Editor Andy Braithwaite catches up with two executives from Staples’ US Retail operations: Amy Lang, SVP Strategy & Insights, and Brian Coupland, SVP Retail Merchandising. Staples has...

Podcast: Embracing the future at the OPI Global Forum Online

On 5-6 May, OPI will be holding its annual Global Forum, an interactive forum for key industry leaders in Europe, North America and beyond to debate and define the future of the OP sector. A...

Podcast: Mike Gentile, ISG: ‘It’s going to be a love fest!’

Independent Suppliers Group (ISG) CEO Mike Gentile looks ahead to Industry Week in November 2021. With the physical events calendar having been pretty much obliterated by COVID restrictions, everyone is looking forward – and that’s...

Podcast: Talking sales with Superstat’s Alex Dunn

The guest on this episode of OPI Talk is Alex Dunn, Managing Director of UK dealer group Superstat. Superstat has just introduced an initiative called the Sales Academy, which aims to help sales professionals in...

Podcast: Category opportunities with NPD’s Leen Nsouli

How did the pandemic impact the office supplies retail channel in 2020, and what are the opportunities for resellers in 2021? In this episode of OPI Talk, Leen Nsouli, Industry Analyst for The NPD Group’s...

Podcast: Richard Scharmann, CEO of PBS Holding

OPI speaks to Richard Scharmann, this year’s recipient of the Industry Achievement award at the 2021 European Office Products Awards. OPI News Editor Andy Braithwaite caught up with the PBS Holding CEO shortly after he...

Big Read

Podcast: One-to-one with ACCO’s Boris Elisman

ACCO Brands CEO Boris Elisman discusses the company’s latest earnings and trends he is seeing in the marketplace. As this podcast goes out at the...