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Quantore inaugurates distribution centre

Netherlands-based dealer and distribution group Quantore officially opened its impressive warehouse extension a few days ago. An opening ceremony attended…

BPGI names executive committee

Following last week’s annual general meeting with its board of managers, business products purchasing organisation BPGI has confirmed its executive…

UK dealer groups to combine

UK office products dealer groups Nemo and Office Club have announced they are to merge. The groups – both members…

New office products retail brand in France

French cooperative Groupe Alkor has just launched a new retail brand called IOBuro. Managing Director Laurent Proy had told OPI…

Office Choice quits OPANZ buying group

Office Choice has decided to part ways with the buying group it helped establish.Office Products Australia New Zealand (OPANZ) was…

Surprise departure at Independent Stationers

Independent Stationers (IS) revealed today that Director of Merchandising Mike Foster has left the organisation.The US dealer group did not…

BPGI appoints new board

International buying group BPGI has announced its new executive board.At the recent AGM in Berlin, the group emphasised the importance…

Big Interview: Big plans 2.0

When Quantore Managing Director Arnold Theuws last featured in OPI’s Big Interview in 2014, the company had already become a…

Hot Topic: Boxing clever

In the Final Word in the March 2017 edition of OPI, Mike Gentile, CEO of US dealer group Independent Stationers…

BPGI meets with vendor partners

UK members of international buying group BPGI met with vendor partners in Newport, Wales, at the end of May.The purpose…

Big Interview: Running like clockwork

It’s been ten years since OPI’s Heike Dieckmann interviewed Peter Basci, then CEO of Swiss reseller iba. When Basci sold…

Amazon breaks Oz silence | Office Depot board members bow out | Marley Coffee...

A round-up of this week’s office products, business supplies and stationery news from around the web and elsewhere.Amazon has confirmed it…

Big Interview Xtra: Craig Bartholomew, CEO, 360 Office Solutions

OPI: There’s much talk about the role and the value of dealer groups in our sector. Pinnacle carved itself a…

Revamped BPGI looking to the future

The return of Quantore to the BPGI fold shows that the organisation still brings value.There was positive news for independent…

Quantore rejoins BPGI

Netherlands-based multichannel office supplies player Quantore has rejoined the BPGI purchasing organisation after a two-year hiatus.Quantore was a founding member…

Where are they now? with Ed Walper

In the last of our ‘Where are they now?’ series – and just before we take a comprehensive trip down memory…

Special Feature: Top 100

It’s that time of the year again when we publish our latest OPI Top 100 list of the leading influencers from…

Hot Topic: The burning issues

Industry consolidation, big-box retrenchment, secular declines in traditional categories, the digitisation of the workplace, Amazon and the rise of the e-commerce…

Big Interview: In the thick of it

Dealer groups have become powerful beasts in our industry. They help independent dealers cope with and embrace the many challenges thrown…

Big Interview Xtra: Aidan McDonough, CEO, Integra Business Solutions

OPI: Talking of uncertainty, there’s been plenty of that during the long period that preceded the failed Staples/Office Depot merger.…

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Analysis: Inside ACCO’s FY results

The double-digit jump in ACCO’s share price on Wednesday came as the company’s Q4 results beat Wall Street sales and…