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Vendor Special: The good, the great and the exceptional

Customer expectations are sky-high these days. Consumers, in a B2C as well as B2B environment, want to have choice, in…

Soennecken member jumps ship

One of Soennecken’s biggest members Plate has left the German dealer group in favour of rival Büroring.Both groups confirmed the…

Hot Topic: The missing link?

If you’re a reader of any business publications, you can’t fail to have noticed the recent gazillion articles either heralding…

Big Interview: Running like clockwork

It’s been ten years since OPI’s Heike Dieckmann interviewed Peter Basci, then CEO of Swiss reseller iba. When Basci sold…

Event Review: European Office Products Awards

The 16th European Office Products Awards (EOPA) culminated in an evening of fine food and wine, great entertainment and a…

Revamped BPGI looking to the future

The return of Quantore to the BPGI fold shows that the organisation still brings value.There was positive news for independent…

Category Analysis: Making your mark

Sales of traditional OP have been on a downward slide over recent years and the stamping category has proved no exception.…

Special Feature: Top 100

It’s that time of the year again when we publish our latest OPI Top 100 list of the leading influencers from…

Kaut-Bullinger to leave Soennecken

In an important development in the German office products market, leading independent reseller Kaut-Bullinger has left dealer group Soennecken.No specific…

Sargent: No regrets over trial

If Staples had to go through the Office Depot preliminary injunction court hearing again, it would probably do things the…

Comment March 2016

As if Staples hasn’t got enough on its plate with the legal process in the US to fight the FTC’s…

Interview: Robins looking forward to making a difference at Office Club

The office products industry was shocked and saddened last September by the sudden death of Mark Austen, the founder and…

Tributes pour in for Mark Austen

The industry has been quick to pay its respects to Office Club Managing Director Mark Austen who tragically passed away…

Green and clean

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

Sponsored Article: Colop

Since it was founded over 30 years ago, Colop has always been committed to product innovations in the field of…

Dieter Schmidt, Managing Director, Plate

Founded in 1871 by Schmidt’s great-grandfather as a small retail outlet in the city of Bremen, the company long ago…

IS gaining national accounts momentum

The award to dealer group Independent Stationers (IS) of the US Communities (USC) cooperative purchasing contract in 2010 was seen…

Plate to stay with Soennecken

Leading German dealer group Soennecken has been buoyed by the news that one of its largest members Plate is to…

SOPX announces awards winners

 The winners of the 2010 Stationery Show and Office Products Show (SOPX) New Product Awards were selected on the first…

Consumer is king

 There are many great questions in life. But in today's OP industry only one matters. What do consumers want? OK,…

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Exacompta to acquire Biella

A major acquisition in the declining filing category has been announced in Europe as Exacompta makes a €33.5 million ($38…