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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…

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…

Comment

I’ve become a bit wary of predicting the outcome of Staples’ attempted acquisition of Office Depot. It seems things have…

Editor’s comment

Change. This is a word we are hearing a lot at the moment in the business supplies industry. And note…

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…

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…

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…

Editor’s Comment

I apologise in advance for making you having to put up with two comments from me this month, but I’m…

Editor’s comment

As we go to press this month, a couple of interesting stories are developing on both sides of the Atlantic.…

Never a dull moment

Office products have frequently been described as not being particularly sexy – and that’s fair enough… probably – but woe…

News Editor’s comment

I was looking for clues in the Q1 earnings season as to whether the proposed merger between Office Depot and…

News Editor’s comment

The issue of remote working has been in the news recently after controversial decisions by Yahoo and Best Buy to…

News Editor’s comment

So, after increased speculation over the last few months, Office Depot and OfficeMax have announced they are to merge. Or…

News Editor’s comment Feb 2013

As I write, Europe is gripped in an icy cold snap while Australia's heat wave has broken temperature records there.…

News Editor’s comment

Another round of quarterly results is just beginning as this issue of OPI goes to press and so far it…

News Editor’s comment

It's been a busy last few weeks for news and I admit that it was a bit of a challenge…

News Editor’s comment

Major changes are set to be implemented at the big boxes – at two at least – after the latest…

News Editor’s comment

It would seem that the winds of change are blowing through our industry at the moment. Not that they probably…

News Editor’s comment

Looking into my tea leaves last month, I had a feeling that there could be some activity in the MRO/industrial…

News Editor’s comment

This issue of OPI goes to press just as the first Q1 results start to come in. It has to…

Big Read

Icahn publishes letter to HP shareholders

Activist investor Carl Icahn has written an open letter to the shareholders of HP Inc, likening the company’s standalone restructuring…