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Podcast: IOPFDA Executive Director Mike Tucker

OPI speaks to Mike Tucker about IOPFDA’s new relationship with cleaning industry association ISSA. Towards the end of last year, it was confirmed that the Independent Office Products and Furniture Dealer Association (IOPFDA) – which...

OPI acquires INDEPENDENT DEALER

OPI has acquired the US-based INDEPENDENT DEALER e-zine (ID) from De Groot Resources.ID was first published in January 2007 by its founder and editor Simon De Groot, building on a 30-year career writing about...

Analysis: All hands to the pump

You would be forgiven for wondering what the connection is between the approval of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) – the $700 billion budget for the US Department of Defense’s (DoD) spending...

Special Anniversary Feature: The good, the bad and the surprising…

Irwin HelfordCompeting against lower-priced superstores was a huge challenge. Everyone claimed great service, so Viking needed to stand out, calling ours ‘fanatical customer service’. We meant it and did it. We were the first...

Event Review: ABC 2016

“If we do not evolve, we will fail to grow and if we don’t grow, we won’t be able to reach our full potential!” That statement from SP Richards’ (SPR) EVP of Operations Jim O’Brien...

Big Read

Podcast: Collaboration and change with Mike Gentile

The Big Interview in the special 30th anniversary issue of OPI – which will be published shortly – is none other than Mike Gentile,...