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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 to merge the wholesaler with Staples Inc, it raised questions about the motives behind...

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...

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 office products dealers into new categories.

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 the new USC school supply contract. The CHAMPS contract was extended on 1 January...

Big Read

Podcast: ISSA’s Dianna Steinbach talks about the importance of and opportunities...

This week’s episode of OPI’s podcast, OPI Talk, is all about health and hygiene in the workplace, a topic that has never been more important. How can...