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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...

On the ball

 One of just two nationwide office products wholesalers in the US, SP Richards (SPR) is under constant pressure from all its various stakeholders – its parent company, outside investors and its suppliers, not to...

Price of success

 They say that success comes at a price and certainly on a personal level there are commentators aplenty ready to question whether it's one worth paying. But what of a company that has successfully...

ISA to review future of Caboodle

 4 July 2007 — Hemel Hempstead (UK): ISA/Kingfield Heath chief Bruce Robinson has reacted swiftly to yesterday's news of the existence of its online retailer, Caboodle. The CEO of ISA insists the future of the...

It’s a done deal

The most exciting development in our industry for the last 20 years – that's how Bruce Robinson describes the deal that rocked the office products space in the UK just a few weeks ago....

Kingfield Heath is ready for 2008

 20 July 2007 — Sheffield (UK): Kingfield Heath has launched its 2008 marketing programme. After conducting market research and analysing customer feedback, changes have been made including an increase in the number of A5 mailers...

Kingfield Heath unveils 2008 catalogue

 5 July 2007 — Sheffield (UK): Kingfield Heath has made two significant changes to its 2008 catalogue. The company has given dealers the ability to personalise catalogue covers to the end user, and has made...

ISA in new B2C storm

 3 July 2007 — Hemel Hempstead (UK): The UK's new super wholesaler group is at the centre of a growing storm after an OPI inquiry has revealed the existence of a previously little-known cut-price...

Christmas is coming

14 June 2007 — Sheffield (UK): Kingfield Heath has launched this year's Q Connect Christmas card programme. This year's offering includes 30 different designs which can be purchased online or via the new A5...

Evolve enjoys record attendance

13 June 2007 — Oxford (UK): Kingfield Heath's Evolve roadshow took place yesterday at the Heythrop Park Hotel in Oxfordshire. The event, which attracted a record number of dealers, opened with an introduction from...

Integra invests in own-brand initiative

27 June 2007 — Newport (UK): Integra is investing £750,000 ($1.5 million) into its initiative brand to offer savings to members supporting the dealer group's own-brand products. Aidan McDonough, group marketing director, said: "This...

OyezStraker fires shot across Kingfield bow

11 June 2007: Noordwijk (NL): OyezStraker chairman Hugh Sear has fired the first warning shot in the post Kingfield Heath-ISA merger era. Sear, a leading customer of UK wholesaler Kingfield Heath, said he would...

Simply Office embracing Kingfield and ISA merger

27 June 2007 — Staines (UK): Simply Office, the online dealer group, has reacted to the merger between Kingfield and ISA by uploading the full ISA catalogue to its eCommerce platform. Nikki Leach, business...

Spicers’ boss reacts to new ‘super wholesaler’

11 June 2007 — Sawston (UK): Spicers has reacted to the acquisition of Kingfield Heath and ISA by private equity fund manager, Electra Partners LLP, that will result in the formation of the UK...

UK superwholesaler reveals plans – exclusive

 The chief executives of the UK's newly-formed "super wholesaler" have spoken for the first time to OPI about their multi-million pound merger and their plans for the future. Alan Barclay, head of Kingfield Heath and...

A vision of things to come

 The 2020 Vision conference is taking place this month, marking the 450th anniversary conference of the Stationers' and Newspaper Makers' Company. The event, which is aimed at senior executives employed in the stationery, OP,...

Collective gains

 Let's be clear about this. For independent office products dealers, no partner in the supply chain is as crucial as the wholesaler they choose to do business with. Without an effective wholesale channel and...

Kingfield announces Evolve dates

14 May 2007 — Sheffield (UK): Kingfield Heath has announced the date of its next Evolve show. The first of two roadshows planned for 2007 will take place at Heythrop Park in Enstone, Oxfordshire...

Kingfield set for back-to-school

12 April 2007 — Sheffield (UK): Kingfield Heath has launched its 2007 back-to-school mailer, which provides retail dealers with a selection of seasonal lines to showcase during the sales period. James Marscheider, marketing manager,...

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