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Mexico – Set For Spectacular Growth!

These are exciting times for the office products industry in Mexico, particularly if your name happens to be Carlos Slim.…

Bob Scribner – SP Richards

OPI: What's your overview of the challenge in front of you at SPR? BS: Mike, you have known me for…

Bricks-and-mortar Underpin The Web

 Warehouses, stores and inventory are all the kiss of death when it comes to internet economics, right? If so, someone…

Thomas Weisel & Partners – Innovate And Refine!

 The point made applies to almost any organisation in any line of trade: innovation, risk-taking and continual refinement are critically…

Superstores Tested By Escalating Competition

According to the findings of JP Morgan Securities' recently-conducted Office Products Superstore Saturation Study, the high tide mark for store…

Upstarts Enter The Fray – OP E-tailing (Pt2)

On-line office products represent one of the most attractive retailing opportunities in cyberspace. In last month's OPI (see OPI #75),…

John Kreidel – isgroup

OPI: Let's start off with the history of IS. JK: Sure. IS was formed in 1977 and is a co-operative…

A Land Full Of Eastern Promise?

As the larger US and Europe-based vendors expand globally and tie themselves ever tighter to the masts of their multinational…

Tom Stemberg – Staples (Pt2)

OPI: Tom, let's start off with your marks out of 10 for Staples' current performance. TS: We're not comfortable rating…

OP Retailing: Still An Expanding Market

Accelerating small business formation, the increasing importance both of the SOHO market and technology in the workplace all are expected…

Tom Stemberg – Staples (Part 1)

OPI: How much do you regret 'the merger' not happening Tom? TS: (Laughter) Which one, Viking or Office Depot?OPI: (Laughter)…

Richard Dubin – BT-OPI

OPI: What do you think turned Wall Street off about your stock? RD: (Laughter) What a first question! (More laughter)…

Depot and ‘Max provide integration update

Office Depot and OfficeMax have appointed team leaders for the next phase of their integration planning process.The integration teams (see…

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Essendant’s CORE on hold as combined event talks take place

In the third part of our interview with Harry Dochelli, the Essendant President discusses his relationship with Sycamore Partners, the…