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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...

Podcast: FY earnings follow-up with ACCO’s Boris Elisman

OPI Talk catches up with ACCO Brands CEO Boris Elisman shortly after the company’s latest earnings conference call. 2021 was a record year for ACCO as its PowerA acquisition at the end of 2020 drove...

Podcast: Talking dealers and technology with ECI

The stakes have never been higher for independent resellers to have robust technology tools for both customer-facing transactions and back-office productivity efficiencies. With this in mind, this episode of OPI Talk features Ben Jarvis, Product...

Podcast: The Supply Room’s Source acquisition

OPI Talk speaks to Yancey Jones Jr, COO of The Supply Room, and John Givens, founder of Source Office & Technology, about their recent transaction. Recently on the opi.net news service, we reported on the...

Podcast: Selling business furniture during a pandemic

In the first OPI Talk podcast of 2022, we speak with Marcelo Podesta, President of US-based National Business Furniture. Prior to the recent news that Marcelo Podesta is to lead two of the three new...

OPI Talk end of year podcast

A look back at 2021 and what might be in store for 2022. In this final OPI Talk of 2021, OPI CEO Steve Hilleard and News Editor Andy Braithwaite discuss some of the main events...

Podcast: Opportunities in the videoconferencing category

When you look at what products and services businesses will need to function efficiently in a hybrid working environment, then a fit-for-purpose audio and video communications system surely makes the list. Demand in the videoconferencing...

Podcast: AF International’s green story

Desktop and surfaces cleaning specialist AF International believes that its longstanding commitment to the environment is its ‘best-kept secret’. In this episode of OPI Talk, Andy Braithwaite speaks to the manufacturer’s Paul Hardy to find...

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