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Vendor Profile: Pilot

In January 2018, it will be exactly 100 years since two Japanese entrepreneurs founded the Namiki Manufacturing Company and launched the first fountain pen fully made in Japan: the Pilot. 20 years after that...

Category Overview: Well-being in the workplace

The provision of a workplace environment that’s conducive to health and employee happiness is a complex issue. There’s no doubt that the frontrunners in this field are taking a holistic approach, with an emphasis...

Hot Topic Xtra

OPI asked the experts what their definition of a healthy workplace is:Gavin Bradley, Founding Director, Active Working:The definition is evolving. My personal vision is that we must take a holistic approach to balanced nutrition...

Hot Topic: The natural touch

There’s a lot of noise at the moment about the ‘healthy workplace’. For the business supplies industry, this has so far mostly meant replacing chocolate chip cookies with apples, carbonated soft drinks with water,...

Category Update: Shades of grey

The topic of the traditional OP category draws diverse opinions. Some view the sector to be in terminal decline, while others will tell you it’s in a robust state of health. Is it possible...

Category Update: Classroom shake-up

The education sector globally is undergoing something of a revolution. Technological advances, curriculum changes and new learning methods are being swiftly adopted and even the layout of the traditional classroom is changing to encompass...

Big Interview: Office Depot

Office Depot has always been something of an environmental leader in the business supplies world. It is now more than ten years since it was the first major office reseller to launch a green...

Avery boosts customer support

 17 September 2007 — Maidenhead (UK): Avery Dennison has extended its trade marketing team, led by Petra Naubert, to improve customer support. Naubert, who has worked across different European markets for two years, said: "My...

Jan/san Special Report Part 1

 Green and tidy Fast-acting and working harder than ever, new improved jan/san is a shining example of a market getting ready to embrace the environment It doesn’t feel like a year since OPI’s last special report...

Lyreco UK names marketing director

 28 August 2007 — Donnington Wood (UK): Lyreco UK has appointed Tim Holmes as its new marketing director at its head office in Donnington Wood. Holmes has a wealth of industry experience, having spent the...

Green and tidy

It doesn't feel like a year since OPI's last special report on jan/san, but this dynamic sector has surprised everyone by mopping up sales across the industry ever since. The saying "where there's muck...

A year in the life of Antalis Plus

 On 1 June Antalis Plus celebrated its first birthday. And certainly, one year after Antalis bought the logistics and distribution of the Europa network, there is a lot for the distributor to be happy...

Slovenian promise

 Office 1 Superstore's first Slovenian outlet is now up and running. And according to reports, all in the franchise empire's latest expansion project is going well so far. "It's all going according to plan," Andrej...

Breaking out

 Nowadays, what actually constitutes an office product is open to suggestion and has moved far beyond staplers and stationery. And the barriers are being pushed back by the wholesalers and dealers that are increasingly looking...

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