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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 at them: a tough and ever-more expansive competition, a changing, widening and more demanding...

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. Has that been an opportunity for your dealer members?AM: It has in terms of...

Big Interview Xtra: Gavin Ward, CEO, Office Brands

OPI: When the Office Power group was brought into Office Brands last year, you said that your O-Net members would have got the option of taking up the Office Power branding. How far are...

Tributes pour in for Mark Austen

The industry has been quick to pay its respects to Office Club Managing Director Mark Austen who tragically passed away last week at the age of 59.Members of his dealer group, customers, former colleagues,...

What next for BPGI?

The North American future of BPGI looks to be over after founder member Independent Stationers (IS) announced that it will leave the purchasing consortium at the end of the year as this issue of OPI...

The future is bright…

In the first two-page interview with Ingo Dewitz (see ‘Man of the trade’, European Annual Review 2014), Büroring’s Managing Director alluded to an intensely challenging market in Germany and the need for a multichannel approach. Here,...

Interview: Barrie Hayes, new BPGI CEO

OPI interview the CEO of BPGI, Barrie Hayes, during the Paperworld fair in Frankfurt

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Podcast: Talking sales with Superstat’s Alex Dunn

The guest on this episode of OPI Talk is Alex Dunn, Managing Director of UK dealer group Superstat. Superstat has just introduced an initiative called...