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Category Update: PPE – Scoring a home run

Demand for safety products and personal protection equipment (PPE) is thriving. This is being driven, in part at least, by the introduction of increasingly tough legislation. However, some businesses are clearly struggling to understand...

Big Interview: Double vision

Between them, they’ve amassed about 50 years of experience across all industry channels. As such, Mike Maggio, President of US dealer group TriMega and Ian Wist, its Chairman and co-owner of Wist Office Products,...

Event: EPIC & ISSA/INTERCLEAN 2017

EPIC, the joint dealer group show organised by Independent Stationers (IS) and TriMega, is now firmly established in the US office products event calendar. There was an added bonus this year as EPIC was...

Facilities Supplies Special: A meeting of minds

US dealer group Independent Stationers (IS) has recently announced a partnership with facilities and supply chain management association Afflink. OPI speaks to IS CEO Mike Gentile and Afflink CEO Dennis Riffer about the deal...

Hot Topic: Boxing clever

In the Final Word in the March 2017 edition of OPI, Mike Gentile, CEO of US dealer group Independent Stationers (IS), called for the independent dealer community (IDC) to find “a new box”, arguing...

Comment September 2017

I recently attended SP Richards’ Advantage Business Conference in Orlando, Florida. The takeaways were many and varied, but two things in particular lodged in my mind – the need for collaboration (also the theme of...

Event: EPIC and ISSA/INTERCLEAN preview

EPIC previewNow in its fifth incarnation, EPIC – the groundbreaking convention collaboration between US dealer groups Independent Stationers (IS) and TriMega – will return to Las Vegas in 2017, bigger and bolder than before.Since...

Hot Topic Xtra

OPI: Do you think dealer groups are keeping up with the changing market? Independent Stationers CEO Mike Gentile: IS had added a significant number of new jan/san, safety, MRO and breakroom suppliers to the group’s...

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