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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...

Podcast: circular economy and sustainability with Lyreco

OPI Talk speaks to Lyreco’s Circular Economy Project Leader Isabelle Daubney. For procurement departments, sustainability and corporate social responsibility criteria are increasingly playing an important role in supplier selection. Global business products reseller Lyreco has...

Podcast: Part 3 – A deep dive into the new way of working with...

At the end of January, Fellowes Brands launched its New Way of Working survey to understand how employees cope with working from home. The survey questioned 7,000 employees across Europe to discover how lockdown has affected them...

Podcast: Part 2 – Hybrid working and sales opportunities with Louise Shipley

In the second episode of OPI Talk with Fellowes Brands’ Head of European Marketing for Workplace Health Solutions Louise Shipley, the discussion revolves around hybrid working. The term ‘hybrid working’ is a relatively new phrase related to...

Podcast: Part 1 – Fellowes Brands’ Louise Shipley on how to support businesses with...

Early 2020 saw the unprecedented mass migration to homeworking due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As many offices and businesses remain closed, just what are the implications for those remote workers in terms of comfort,...

Podcast: CEO Greg Liénard discusses challenges and change at Lyreco

Our guest in this episode of OPI Talk is Greg Liénard, CEO of Lyreco. Greg – a long-standing company executive – has been at the helm of the global business supplies reseller since July...

Podcast: IOPFDA Executive Director Mike Tucker

OPI speaks to Mike Tucker about IOPFDA’s new relationship with cleaning industry association ISSA. Towards the end of last year, it was confirmed that the Independent Office Products and Furniture Dealer Association (IOPFDA) – which...

Podcast: Paragon and OT Group

Who is the Paragon Group and why did it acquire Spicers-OfficeTeam (SPOT) assets last year when the business supplies group went into administration? In this OPI Talk podcast, we feature part of an interview that...

Podcast: 2020, a year in review

OPI's editorial team, along with CEO Steve Hilleard, take a look at the biggest stories and developments in the business products industry in 2020, and make their predictions for 2021.

Podcast: Boris Elisman on the office products channel

OPI speaks to ACCO Brands CEO Boris Elisman about the challenges and opportunities in the office products channel. ACCO has recently announced a significant acquisition, buying video games accessories manufacturer PowerA in a deal worth...

Podcast: Jonathan Withey talks about business and sustainability

This week’s episode of OPI’s podcast, OPI Talk, is all about sustainability and how to improve a company’s environmental credentials. OPI Deputy Editor Michelle Sturman speaks with The Planet Mark Head of Business Development Jonathan...

Podcast: Ron Books on ECI’s latest private equity transaction, the independent dealer channel and...

Software provider ECI – a key partner for many business products dealers – recently announced it is to be acquired by private equity firm LGP. Earlier this week, just before the Thanksgiving break in the...

Podcast: One-to-ones from the Amazon Business ABX conference

What are the priorities for Amazon Business UK? Why did a large public sector customer turn to Amazon Business during the COVID-19 crisis? Listen to this OPI Talk podcast as Dave Brittain, Head of Amazon...

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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...