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Big Interview Xtra: Steve Haworth, EVO Group of Companies

OPI: You mentioned M&A, specifically M&A that matches and accelerates your strategy. Can you give an example?SH: Sure. If you…

Analysis: ADVEO’s multichannel move

Less than ten years after initiating a strategy to become the leading pan-European office products wholesaler, ADVEO is steering on…

Analysis: ADVEO abandons pure wholesaling model

Less than ten years after initiating a strategy to become the leading pan-European office products wholesaler, ADVEO is steering on…

Analysis: Essendant adopts new contract strategy

US wholesaler Essendant is on a potential collision course with the country’s independent dealer channel (IDC) after adopting a strategy…

Essendant and Staples talking points at Kinetic

OPI speaks to AOPD and TriMega about their joint Kinetic event that took place in Texas last week.There was a…

How To… Social selling demystified

Let’s set the scene. Originally understood as 2.0 forums or enhanced address books, social networks have blossomed into media or…

Big Interview: Advance & retreat

Over the past 20 years or so, OPI has regularly reported on the adventures and exploits of US-based franchising operation…

Office products – a dynamic industry

My first introduction to the industry came in the late 1980s when the services economy was moving full speed ahead.…

Where are they now? with Ed Walper

In the last of our ‘Where are they now?’ series – and just before we take a comprehensive trip down memory…

TriMega announces wholesaler alignment

US office products dealer group TriMega Purchasing Association has confirmed a strategic wholesaler alignment following a tender process.Following a bid…

Vendor Profile: Bi-silque

In terms of success stories in OP vendor circles, you need look no further than Portugal-based visual communications (viscom) manufacturer Bi-silque.…

A clean break

According to industry specialists, the greening of the jan/san and breakroom sectors is now an unstoppable trend, with a number…

Green and clean

As the ‘greening’ of the office gathers pace, many businesses and industries are either voluntarily changing or being forced to…

Green Final Word

According to the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation’s fourth Climate Confidence Monitor, climate change is one of the top…

Paradigm promotes Jaclyn Bianculli

Bianculli was previously Sourcing Analyst at Paradigm's Emerald Brand and her new role will include new product development, quality control…

Category reviews

OPI has covered the furniture, cleaning and breakroom, and core office products categories extensively throughout the year. Each segment has…

New products

Material benefits As well as the now prevalent practice of recycled products and materials in the OP industry, manufacturers are…

Surge in exhibitor numbers at NSS

 There was a big jump in exhibitor numbers at the 2010 National Stationery Show in New York last month. Around 900…

is.group welcomes United initiative

 US independent dealer group is.group says that it is "excited" about United Stationers recently announced Orbit Point national accounts suite…

Investment firm snaps up Ilford inkjet business

 Ilford Imaging Switzerland, the manufacturer of inkjet photo paper, has been acquired by UK investment company Paradigm Global Partners. The investment…

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SPR announces new HQ and DC plans

North American wholesaler S.P. Richards (SPR) is set to move to new headquarters in the coming weeks following last month’s…