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ISG and TriMega launch EpiContent

US dealer groups Independent Suppliers Group (ISG) and TriMega have launched the e-content solution, EpiContent. In collaboration with US wholesaler…

Event Review: EPIC finale

Six years ago, US dealer groups Independent Stationers (IS) and TriMega confounded industry expectations by joining forces to produce a…

Big Interview: Independent Stationers’ big-tent philosophy

Mike Gentile is what you might call an outspoken proponent of the independent dealer community (IDC). He’s been championing their…

Big Interview Xtra: Mike Gentile, Independent Stationers

Exclusive online content from OPI’s interview with Mike Gentile, CEO, Independent Stationers. OPI: Let’s talk about EPIC Business Essentials and…

Hot Topic: Staples – The IDC’s new best friend?

When private equity firm Sycamore Partners announced in May 2018 that it had made an offer for Essendant and intended…

Surprise departure at Independent Stationers

Independent Stationers (IS) revealed today that Director of Merchandising Mike Foster has left the organisation.The US dealer group did not…

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…

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…

Hot Topic: Boxing clever

In the Final Word in the March 2017 edition of OPI, Mike Gentile, CEO of US dealer group Independent Stationers…

Independent Stationers turns 40

US dealer group Independent Stationers (IS) is celebrating its 40th anniversary.The organisation started life in 1977 as Hoosier Independent Stationers…

Forman to leave Independent Stationers

US business products dealer group Independent Stationers (IS) has announced that EVP Charles Forman will be leaving the company, having…

Analysis: Solving the e-content conundrum

One major component of the ‘BIG Collaboration’ theme at this year’s Independent Stationers (IS) and TriMega EPIC convention (see EPIC 2015…

EPIC 2015: An event of EPIC proportions

The third Independent Stationers and TriMega EPIC joint convention in Las Vegas at the beginning of October was arguably the best…

Independent Stationers launches TCPN contract

US dealer group Independent Stationers (IS) has announced it is going live with its TCPN office products contract.Independent Stationers was…

Special Feature 250th Issue: The numbers game…

Words are the best way to tell a story, but sometimes numbers tell the same story a lot quicker. So here’s…

EPIC 2014: Mike Gentile Interview

Independent Stationers CEO Mike Gentile gives his thoughts on this year’s EPIC 2014 trade show and the expansion of traditional…

Industry insights at EPIC 2014

The panel discussion will take place as part of the opening session on 18 September at EPIC 2014 and feature…

Gentile evokes “digital destiny dilemma” for dealers

Speaking to OPI at the recent ABC conference in Nashville, Gentile referred to what he called the channel's "digital destiny dilemma", alluding…

Mike Gentile, CEO, Independent Stationers

New national accounts opportunities were created with hundreds of new US Communities (USC) office product accounts, plus the award of…

Gentile on dealers and wholesalers

Independent Stationers' CEO Mike Gentile speaks exclusively to OPI on evolving relationships between dealers and wholesalers.OPI Editor Felicity Francis interviewed…

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Icahn publishes letter to HP shareholders

Activist investor Carl Icahn has written an open letter to the shareholders of HP Inc, likening the company’s standalone restructuring…