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‘Max completes phase out

OfficeMax has completed the phase out of its loss-making retail personal computer departments through the accelerated roll-out of Gateway 'store-within-a-store'…

New MD for Spicers Germany

Sawston (UK): Stefan Freis has been appointed MD of Spicers Germany with effect from September 1st. Freis joins the company…

Stephen Winterhalder, bigboXX.com

OPI: Stephen, you're an Englishman with a long and impressive track record in bricks-and-mortar food retailing. How have you ended…

Europa reports record sales

Manchester (UK): Europa has reported record sales for March and April of this year with growth over 40%. Speaking at…

School Specialty reports record year

Appleton (WI): School Specialty has recently reported a record set of results for the 12 months ended April 29th. Net…

USOP posts yearly results

Washington (DC): US Office Products (USOP) has announced a 6.2% decline in sales for its fiscal year ended April 29th.…

David Graham, Buyingteam.com

OPI: David, you started your professional career as a Chartered Accountant. What tempted you to enter the brave new world…

UK Dealers Face Battle Royal

The British people have a love-hate relationship with the rest of the world, and no-where is this demonstrated more clearly…

Janhein Pieterse – Corporate Express

 OPI: Janhein, could you start by giving me a brief synopsis of what's been happening at Buhrmann in the last…

Up Like A Rocket… And Down Like One

U S-based internet-only retailer Value America (VA) woke up from its .com dream at 8.30am on December 29th last year.…

David Brient – Dudley

OPI: David, it's been three years since you were last interviewed by OPI. Dudley's sales then stood at about £71M…

Upstarts Enter The Fray – OP E-tailing (Pt2)

On-line office products represent one of the most attractive retailing opportunities in cyberspace. In last month's OPI (see OPI #75),…

Shachihata – New Stamping Ground

Japan-based Shachihata, a world leader in the manufacture of stamp pads, pre-inked stamps and writing instruments, is further extending its…

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DEX to provide turnkey MPS solution for Essendant dealers

In the second part of our interview with Harry Dochelli (click here for Part 1), the Essendant President reveals details…