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Comment April 2016

Hopefully, this will be one of the last occasions you’ll hear me going on like a stuck record about the strung-out Staples/Office Depot saga. By the time you read this, we should be well...

Comment March 2016

As if Staples hasn’t got enough on its plate with the legal process in the US to fight the FTC’s challenge to the proposed acquisition of Office Depot, it now has to come up...

Comment

I’ve become a bit wary of predicting the outcome of Staples’ attempted acquisition of Office Depot. It seems things have become political at the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and that it is intent...

Editor’s comment

Change. This is a word we are hearing a lot at the moment in the business supplies industry. And note I’m using the term ‘business supplies’ as opposed to ‘office supplies’ – just another...

Editor’s comment

As we go to press this month, a couple of interesting stories are developing on both sides of the Atlantic. You won’t be able to read about them in this magazine, but by the...

Never a dull moment

Office products have frequently been described as not being particularly sexy – and that’s fair enough… probably – but woe betide anyone who accuses this industry of being dull or boring. That was one...

Office to the ‘Max

Reports suggest that approval won’t require Depot or ’Max to dispose of any of their stores, which would be somewhat surprising, but not something that will make a great deal of difference in the long...

TriMega reinvigorates Point Nationwide

It cannot be denied that TriMega’s national accounts programme Point Nationwide (PN) has struggled in the three years since it was set up.While Independent Stationers (IS) and AOPD raced ahead with their own programmes,...

5 minutes with… Andy Braithwaite

Describe what you do in less than 20 words. Oversee – and sometimes contribute to – the editorial content of OPI.Your first full-time job? Working in the tax department of a local council when the...

Editor’s Comment

I apologise in advance for making you having to put up with two comments from me this month, but I’m currently wearing two hats as I transition into the Editor’s role. Nothing like a...

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