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Big Interview: The reinvention of HP Inc

It’s been almost four and a half years since HP made its transformational announcement in October 2014 that ultimately split…

Analysis: Essendant and Staples: competing partners?

At the end of January, following a protracted review process, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) finally approved Staples’ acquisition…

SPOT appointment expected soon

Outgoing Spicers/OfficeTeam (SPOT) CEO Jeff Whiteway has told OPI that the process of recruiting his successor is nearing completion. Whiteway’s…

Interview: Lyreco CEO Hervé Milcent aiming for PPE leadership position

Lyreco has signalled its intent to become a force in the European personal protective equipment (PPE) market following the acquisition…

Big Interview: Shackles off, customer first

In February 2017, the €1.5 billion ($1.6 billion) European business of Staples Inc, at the time the largest OP player…

Big Interview: The secret source of service & solutions

Transactional business is certainly a term that exists in the vocabulary of John Givens, CEO of Denver, Colorado-based dealer Source…

Staples CEO reveals dealer strategy

The rationale behind Sycamore's move for Essendant has become clearer after OPI speaks to Staples' new CEO Sandy Douglas.We have…

Big Interview Xtra: Paul Musgrove

OPI: We talked before about dealers’ inability to compete effectively in the online space. How fearful are you that Amazon…

Big Interview: The full (Canadian) package

Denis Mathieu, President of Novexco, is a man on a mission. Having arrived at the Canadian multichannel operator when his…

How to reach the top

OPI: Top-selling brand is a bold claim. How do you back this up?Paul LeBlanc: We start with data from market…

Interview: Positive developments at EO Group

OPI speaks to EO Group CEO Simon Drakeford and CFO Nick Wilson about the acquisition of UK dealer Eurostat, the…

Hot Topic Xtra: M-commerce

Here’s some more from the interviews on this month’s Hot Topic about m-commerce.How is m-commerce shaping B2B e-commerce?Logicblock President Alexander…

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…

UK industry reacts to Amazon Business

Leading figures in the UK office products industry tell OPI what they think of last week’s launch of Amazon Business…

Integra launches webinars | CIG releases MPS app | Exertis interview | Ethical companies...

A round-up of this week’s office products, business supplies and stationery news from around the web and elsewhere.UK dealer group…

Big Interview: Sizing it up

Ever since he joined the OP industry, Craig Bartholomew has been heavily involved in the US independent dealer community. Starting…

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.…

Staples concludes Print Solutions sale | HP and Memjet reach settlement | Marley Coffee...

A round-up of this week’s office supplies, office products, stationery and business supplies news and stories from around the web…

Interview: Appetite for growth

OPI: How did the deal come about in the first place, and what are the major benefits to both companies?Arthur…

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Describe what you do in about 20 words. I help people succeed – customers in their businesses, buyers to be effective…

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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…