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Generation Game with Emma Pevy

I joined Avery in August this year with no experience of wholesale or dealer channels, nor in fact the office supplies industry as a whole. As such, I was keen to gain some first-hand experience...

Category Update: PPE – Scoring a home run

Demand for safety products and personal protection equipment (PPE) is thriving. This is being driven, in part at least, by the introduction of increasingly tough legislation. However, some businesses are clearly struggling to understand...

Spotlight: Think MRO, think Grainger

Grainger is North America’s leading broadline B2B supplier of maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) products. With subsidiaries also in Europe, Asia and Latin America, the company serves more than 3.2 million customers worldwide with...

Hot Topic: Still the linchpin?

You’ve heard that “the industry is in a state of flux/change/transformation/consolidation” so many times now, it could almost become the OP industry’s mantra. As the linchpins of the industry, wholesalers keep the entire supply...

Final word with Rolf Bonsack

In 2015, the first Insights-X show kicked off in Nuremberg, Germany. The Maped Group has been an exhibitor ever since and this year again was a great success for us. Broadly speaking, it’s the...

Event: EPIC & ISSA/INTERCLEAN 2017

EPIC, the joint dealer group show organised by Independent Stationers (IS) and TriMega, is now firmly established in the US office products event calendar. There was an added bonus this year as EPIC was...

Special Feature: Top 100 2017

When we started collating this year’s Top 100 resellers list, it struck me that relatively few big hitters have come out since 2016 – Essendant’s Bob Aiken, SP Richards’ Wayne Beacham and Office Depot’s...

Event: Big Buyer 2017 preview

OPI: What makes Big Buyer a must-attend event?Mariella Nasi Pfeiffer: Big Buyer is now in its 22nd year and is among the best B2B fairs for the stationery, office, festivity and creativity sector. It...

Facilities Supplies Special: A meeting of minds

US dealer group Independent Stationers (IS) has recently announced a partnership with facilities and supply chain management association Afflink. OPI speaks to IS CEO Mike Gentile and Afflink CEO Dennis Riffer about the deal...

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