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Old Friends donates £1,000 to BOSS charity

The Society of Old Friends has celebrated a standout year for the historic UK industry association by making a donation…

Final Word with David Langdown

Writing this piece is my last job before packing my bag and heading off to the OPI European Forum in…

Special Anniversary Feature: The good, the bad and the surprising…

Irwin HelfordCompeting against lower-priced superstores was a huge challenge. Everyone claimed great service, so Viking needed to stand out, calling…

Special Feature: Independently driving growth

OPI: In a nutshell, what is Focus7 International? Vida Barr-Jones: We drive sales growth for dealers by generating leads, converting prospects…

Analysis: XPD wound up

In these times of accelerated industry consolidation, one area that has remained pretty much unscathed over the past few years has…

Vida and Leona Barr-Jones partner with Langdown

Vida and Leona Barr-Jones have joined forces with former XPD Managing Director David Langdown to form a new company to…

XPD promotes Barr-Jones

Barr-Jones joined the dealer group in April 2014 as Director of Business Development and has been in the OP industry…

Langdown on XPD’s new Pi initiative

Initiatives to help independent dealers in the UK reduce cost to serve seem to be coming thick and fast. The…

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SPR announces new HQ and DC plans

North American wholesaler S.P. Richards (SPR) is set to move to new headquarters in the coming weeks following last month’s…