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OPI launches podcast channel

OPI is pleased to announce the launch of OPI Talk, the definitive podcast for the business supplies industry. OPI Talk will feature all the latest news, key developments and trends within the OP sector, delving deep behind-the-stories through...

OPI’s Kelly Hilleard named BOSS charity trustee

The BOSS Business Supplies Charity (formerly the BOSS Benevolent Fund) has announced the appointment of Kelly Hilleard as a new trustee. Hilleard is well known to many in the business products industry in her role...

Research: Preview – Where To Now?

Many office products vendors serving the UK market are caught between a rock and a hard place nowadays. Demand for their traditional offering is in decline while the OP channels that they have historically...

Research: Preview – COVID-19 and beyond

The global coronavirus crisis has forever changed how and where people work. Companies all over the US have dismissed or furloughed staff, moved partially or completely to homeworking, and reorganised or disposed of their...

New OPI research looks at channel opportunities in the UK

OPI, in partnership with Martin Wilde Associates, is pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of a prospect guide that will focus on new sales channels for vendors and wholesale distributors supplying the UK business...

OPI relaunches app

OPI is pleased to announce the relaunch of its mobile app for Android and Apple iOS devices. Whereas the previous iteration of the OPI app was largely restricted to magazine content, the new version is...

EOPA 2020 winners revealed

The winners of the 19th European Office Products Awards (EOPA) were announced at a special presentation dinner on Monday evening. The annual EOPA were presented during OPI’s Partnership event which is being held from 8-10 March at the Hotel Okura in...

OPI launches industry recruitment site

We are pleased to announce the launch of OPI Jobs, a dedicated area on the OPI website that will enable hiring employers and job-seeking candidates to connect easily and affordably. The new service ties in...

EOPA 2020 shortlist revealed

Earlier this week, a group of senior executives from all channels in the business supplies industry came together in Amsterdam, Netherlands, for this year’s European Office Products Awards (EOPA) judges meeting. Now in their 19th...

Hilleard wins BOSS Outstanding Achievement award

OPI’s very own Steve Hilleard was recognised by the UK office products industry last night when he took home the Outstanding Achievement prize at this year’s BOSS Awards. Hilleard was presented with his award by...

OPI closes for Christmas and New Year

OPI is taking a break for the holiday season. The OPI office will close at 5:30pm on 21 December 2018 and will reopen at 9am on 2 January 2019, when normal service will resume. The daily...

Research: Boiling the frog: revisited preview

There’s an urban myth which says that if a frog is placed in a saucepan of boiling water, it will jump out, but if it is placed in cold water that is slowly heated,...

Climb of Life aims for another milestone

OPI has begun its annual fundraising for the 2018 Climb of Life (COL) which is aiming to reach a total of £1 million ($1.3 million) raised for cancer research. COL is the UK office product industry’s event that...

Respected industry executive joins OPI management team

Business supplies industry media organisation Office Products International (OPI) has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of a respected and highly-experienced executive from the OP industry. With effect from 6 August, the newly-created position...

Big Interview: Sprinkling fairy dust

Established in 2010, dealer services provider Nectere was initially somewhat derided as a last-ditch attempt for failing dealers in the UK to survive. Eight years on and the critics have been silenced, acknowledging and...

The State of the OP Industry Report 2017-18

Once again, the last 12 months have seen the global office products (OP) industry continue to change substantially: Despite economic recovery being established in most markets, overall demand for traditional OP is steady at best,...

Piranha Business – Light. Key Insights Into The Appeal Of Amazon Business

In June 2017, Martin Wilde Associates (MWA) and OPI published “Piranha Business”, the first in-depth study of Amazon Business OP customers in the US. This 200-page report was based on 400 interviews with B2B end-users who...

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...