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Podcast: Langstane – still evolving after 75 years

Leading Scottish independent dealer Langstane has been celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2022. To mark that occasion, and to find out how Langstane has been dealing with recent market challenges, the guest on this episode...

Podcast: A look at the latest US school and office supplies trends with NPD

In this episode of OPI Talk, NPD’s Leen Nsouli discusses the back-to-school (BTS) season and year-to-date performance of the office supplies sector in the US. Nsouli looks at some of the reasons for the challenging...

Podcast: Striving for the best online customer experience

The guests in this episode of OPI Talk are Paddy Donnelly and Dave Bent, Group CEO and President North America respectively at ES Tech Group. OPI’s Heike Dieckmann caught up with both for the Big...

Podcast: Market share opportunities in Australia

The board of Australian dealer group Office Choice recently approved a new strategic plan. Therefore, it seemed like an opportune moment for a catch-up with the organisation’s CEO Brad O’Brien. OPI’s Andy Braithwaite spoke to...

Podcast: Q2 catch-up with ACCO’s Boris Elisman

A closer look at ACCO Brands’ Q2 2022 performance with the company’s CEO Boris Elisman. ACCO Brands reported its second quarter 2022 earnings on 9 August. Shortly after the manufacturer’s analyst conference call had ended,...

Podcast: The breakroom goes high-tech

Vending firm Selecta now refers to itself as a ‘food tech company’ after repositioning itself in the workplace food and beverage space. In this episode of OPI Talk, Toby Venus, Commercial Director at Selecta UK...

Podcast: The 135-year-old start-up

Writing instruments vendor uniball recently announced a rebrand of its operations in North America to uni. As the company’s President Mike Parker says in this episode of OPI Talk, it’s more than just a name...

Podcast: Brushing off a “dusty” industry

Lyreco Germany’s Falko Köhler is making something of a name for himself in the business products industry. Following an impressive appearance at last year’s OPI European Forum Online and a place in OPI’s 30 Under...

Podcast: Tackling dealer challenges in Italy

The guest on this episode of OPI Talk is Adriano Alessio, Managing Director of the country’s last remaining B2B independent dealer group, In Ufficio. Adriano Alessio has been a key figure in the Italian office...

Podcast: Reinvigorating South Africa’s office products trade association

OPI Talk speaks with South African industry veteran Hans Servas as he prepares to retire as Chairman of the country’s shop-sa stationery and office products trade association. As reported recently on the OPI website, South...

Podcast: Update on the European aftermarket imaging supplies channel

There have been a couple of big stories in the European aftermarket print supplies channel in the past few weeks. First, it was announced that the European Commission had rejected a Voluntary Agreement for the...

Podcast: Broadening horizons

Our guest in this episode of OPI Talk is Jeanette Bresitz, Managing Director of UK dealer group Office Friendly.  OPI’s Heike Dieckmann spoke to Bresitz for the Big Interview in the June issue of OPI. About a year into...

Podcast: Update from RAJA Office

OPI Talk speaks with Alain Josse, Managing Director of RAJA Office. On 19 May 2022, European packaging, industrial equipment and business products reseller RAJA held a press conference in the French capital, Paris. After the conference,...

OPI’s increasing coverage of sustainability and CSR

OPI Deputy Editor Michelle Sturman reveals more about OPI’s CSR mission and why this is a crucial topic for the business products industry. The environment has been an important part of OPI’s editorial coverage for...

Podcast: Discussing remanufacturing on Global Reman Day

OPI Talk speaks with Tricia Judge, a leading authority on remanufacturing in the imaging supplies industry. 14 April 2022 is Global Reman Day, a worldwide initiative to promote and raise awareness of the remanufacturing industry...

Podcast: Keeping it local

Alan Calder, Marketing Manager at Nemo Office Club, talks about his group’s Keep It Local campaign. The COVID-19 pandemic put a renewed focus on buying from local businesses and supporting local communities. Even before that,...

Podcast: EOPA 2022 Industry Achievement winner Geoff Betts

Stewart Superior Managing Director Geoff Betts was recognised for his outstanding contribution to the European business products sector at the recent 2022 European Office Products Awards in Amsterdam. In this episode of OPI Talk, Betts...

Podcast: NPD – behind the office supplies numbers

NPD Industry Analyst Leen Nsouli goes deeper into recently published numbers on the performance of the US office supplies industry in 2021. Earlier this month, POS data and market intelligence firm The NPD Group released...

Podcast: “The challenges seemed to be every day”

OPI Talk catches up with Acme United CEO Walter Johnsen following another record year for the company. OPI Talk’s Andy Braithwaite spoke to Acme United CEO Walter Johnsen on 2 March, shortly after the company’s...

Podcast: The workplace of the future

Our guest in this episode of OPI Talk is Jeanine Goddard, Creative Director at office furniture manufacturer Bisley. Starting out, in office products terms, with steel waste paper bins, Bisley has been around for a long time and...

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