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Final word with Al Lynden

I’ve recently had the great honour of winning the Industry Achievement award at the North American Office Products Awards. One of the criteria for winning this award is great leadership I was told.So when...

Global News at a Glance

 ’Max campaigns to end $4 billion teacher stationery ‘tax’ OfficeMax has launched a campaign to raise awareness of teachers across the US who spend an average $1,200 of their own money each year on classroom...

Chuckals lands federal contract

18 September 2007 — Tacoma (WA): Chuckals Office Products has been awarded a contract under the US Air Force's new Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) for office products. The Tacoma-based independent dealer is one of...

Chuckals named in top ten for growth

15 November 2006 — Tacoma (WA): Chuckals Office Products has been named a top ten finalist in the Business Examiner of South Puget Sound's 2006 Fastest Growing Companies awards programme. The Business Examiner is...

Al Lynden, VP, Chuckals Office Products

 Snapshot: Contact details: 2215 Pacific Avenue, coma, WA 98405; Tel: 800-334-5769 or 253-620-2350; Fax 253-620-2359 Products and Services: General line office products, Mid-market furniture, printing broker Territory: Continental US Annual revenue: $10 million No of employees: 25 Contact names and...

Depot swallows up Allied

 On 18 May Office Depot became the rightful owner of Allied Office Products for an undisclosed sum. Brian Levine, spokesperson for Depot, explained to OPI: "The acquisition of Allied Office Products provides a path...

Depot acquires Allied: industry comment

  This week Office Depot became the rightful owner of Allied Office Products for an undisclosed sum. And the industry seems to have praised Depot's move as a good one all round. After all, Wall...

Feeding time?

 On Friday 16 September Staples became the rightful owner of Prime Office Products for an undisclosed sum. It was the company's first US acquisition since it bought TriMega dealer group member Hartford Office Supply...

Staples goes shopping

 Fresh from its acquisition of Prime Office Products in mid-September, Staples has been dealer-shopping again. In October, OPI discovered that Staples' business delivery division has purchased the rights to sell office products to customers...

Hickory dickory shock, as Staples adds to flock

This week, OPI+ discovered that Staples' business delivery division has purchased the rights to sell office products to customers of Bumbarger's, an is.group member based in Hickory, North Carolina, and Consolidated Business Products (CBP),...

Staples/Prime: The verdict

The independent dealer community has shown little surprise by Staples' acquisition of Prime Office Products, and is convinced it is another false dawn for any dealer roll-up "Not at all", was the common response...

Piggy in the middle

 It has long been one of the great taboos in the OP industry for manufacturers to sell direct, but it is a practice which appears to be happening with increased regularity now. The attraction for...

JWOD recognition for Chuckals

7 March 2005 - Tacoma (WA): Chuckals Office Products has been named an 'outstanding JWOD program distributor' by the Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. Chuckals' co-owner and VP...

federal dealings

While NOPA is doing a sterling job in breaking down the barriers, selling OP to the US federal government is not as easy as it sounds, particularly if you run a small business The...

Lynden on Capitol Hill

Co-owner and VP of Chuckals Office Products, Al Lynden, has addressed Capitol Hill to call for greater efforts to secure a level playing field for small businesses in the government market. Lynden was speaking...

roll up, roll up

Staples' recent purchase of Hartford Office Supply has caused quite a stir in the independent dealer community. Many wonder if the deal will herald the next phase of dealer roll-ups When a $13 billion...

Lynden speaks on Capitol Hill

7 October 2004 - Tacoma (WA): Co-owner and VP of Chuckals Office Products, Al Lynden, addressed Capitol Hill last week and called for greater efforts to secure a level playing field for small business...

Big Read

Podcast: ISSA’s Dianna Steinbach talks about the importance of and opportunities...

This week’s episode of OPI’s podcast, OPI Talk, is all about health and hygiene in the workplace, a topic that has never been more important. How can...