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Interview: Lyreco CEO Hervé Milcent aiming for PPE leadership position

Lyreco has signalled its intent to become a force in the European personal protective equipment (PPE) market following the acquisition…

Analysis: Double-whammy hit ACCO’s Q3 results

ACCO’s Q3 performance in the US nosedived largely as a result of issues in the wholesaling channel and economic factors…

Analysis: Essendant making “strategic investments” in the IDC

Business products wholesaler Essendant said that it spent $19 million on investments in the independent reseller channel (IDC) in the…

Spicers urges dealers to collaborate

UK wholesaler Spicers unveiled its revamped Brilliant Partner programme in London on Tuesday.Held at the London Stadium in Stratford’s Olympic Park – home of West…

OPI releases State of the OP Industry Report

OPI has announced the release of The State Of The OP Industry Report 2014-15.The latest edition – published by specialist…

News Editor’s Comment

By the time this bumper issue of OPI hits your desk Unipapel may well have announced the finalisation of its…

Category analysis: Imaging supplies

The imaging supplies market has suffered flat sales of late, leading to the popular misconception that it will remain a stagnant…

Storm warning

To say that the European paper industry is facing many challenges is arguably a gross understatement. In what is described…

Sector analysis: Mailroom and packaging

Delivering the goodsDespite coming under fire from technology, traditional mail has proved it can coexist with email. But with the…

Sector analysis: Furniture

Shelter from the stormThe years leading up to 2011 have not been kind on the office furniture sector. In the…

Sector analysis: Jan/san

A clean slateOnce a thriving market showing signs of huge growth, the jan/san category has been winding down of late.…

Sector analysis: Marking and stamping

A mark of qualityLike most sectors in the OP industry, marking and stamping remains unsteady in the face of the…

UK OP sector struggling, warns Plimsoll

Over a quarter of UK office products firms are under threat of closure, according to a report by financial analyst…

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Challenging Q1 for BIC

BIC’s Stationery division reported a 5.8% comparable decline in sales in its Stationery division in the first quarter, although e-commerce…