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Further twist in OfficeMax sale

Reports from the financial press suggest that Platinum Equity may be looking to divest assets in an effort to get…

Warehouse Group trials store merger

The Warehouse Group is trialling a merger of its stationery chains back into its core Warehouse stores.After its lease expired,…

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Big Interview Xtra – Brad O’Brien, Office Choice

OPI: You’re relatively new to the business supplies industry. Was it a bit of a culture shock?Brad O’Brien: Not as…

The Big Interview with Brad O’Brien

This month’s Big Interview takes us ‘down under’ to the Australian market as we speak to Brad O’Brien, CEO of Office…

News Analysis: GNS eyes OP success

Developing a nationwide wholesaling solution for the office products channel in Australia has presented a number of challenges over the…

Meet Joan, the Office Choice brand ambassador

The campaign follows a year of strategic planning which has included consumer research, brand repositioning and evaluation, built on the…

Strong BTS drives Officeworks Q3

The leading Australian OP reseller recorded year-on-year Q3 sales growth of 6.7% to reach A$445 million ($412 million).Adjusting for the…

Mark Ward, CEO, Officeworks

Sales in the public sector – not traditionally a stronghold for Officeworks – were boosted by a place on the…

Gavin Ward, CEO, Office Brands

These are too numerous to list in full, but include: a rebranding of the Office National and Office Products Depot…

Brad O’Brien, CEO, Office Choice

Hand in hand with a new strategic plan development, the group has recruited a National Marketing Manager and released a…

Pejman Okhovat, CEO, Warehouse Stationery

A stellar 2013 saw four new store openings as well as the recording of the 18th successive quarter of same-store…

Dominique Lyone, CEO, CompleteOffice Supplies

Having founded Complete Office Supplies (COS) in 1976 as a one-man-band, Lyone is familiar with every nook and cranny of…

Australian office products show announced

According to the show's brochure, the exhibition will be open to the trade and the general public, and will include…

PaperlinX expects full-year loss

The Australia-based paper merchant singled out the UK as one of the weak markets that caused the company to post…

Officeworks reports strong H1

The company said it wanted to grow revenue in that part of the business after revealing healthy financial figures for…

Paper firm CEO stands down

Jim Henneberry will formally stand down from his role in the company on Friday 14 February after deciding he wanted…

PaperlinX names Small

Small - previously Xerox's National Accounts Sales Manager for UK and Eire - will be in charge of expanding support…

Visitors up at Hong Kong fair

The event, from 6-9 January at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, attracted a total of 20,276 visitors and…

OPI readers report lacklustre back-to-school season 

More than 40% of respondents to an OPI poll have reported that their back-to-school performance was down on last year.In…

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Support the Ride of Life

Around 25 members of the office products industry have so far signed up to take part in this year’s Ride…