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Podcast: Dealer challenges and opportunities down under

Our guest in this episode of OPI Talk is Darren Hayes, CEO of Quick Corporate Australia. Quick Corporate is the third largest B2B business supplies operator in the Australian market; it’s also the largest member of...

Podcast: A milestone of independence

On 4 May 2021, US-based independent dealer Guernsey celebrates its 50th year in business. To help mark the occasion, OPI CEO Steve Hilleard talks to Guernsey founder and CEO David Guernsey, a man who has had an...

Podcast: The evolving world of retail with Staples Connect

In this episode of OPI Talk, OPI News Editor Andy Braithwaite catches up with two executives from Staples’ US Retail operations: Amy Lang, SVP Strategy & Insights, and Brian Coupland, SVP Retail Merchandising. Staples has...

Podcast: Embracing the future at the OPI Global Forum Online

On 5-6 May, OPI will be holding its annual Global Forum, an interactive forum for key industry leaders in Europe, North America and beyond to debate and define the future of the OP sector. A...

Podcast: Mike Gentile, ISG: ‘It’s going to be a love fest!’

Independent Suppliers Group (ISG) CEO Mike Gentile looks ahead to Industry Week in November 2021. With the physical events calendar having been pretty much obliterated by COVID restrictions, everyone is looking forward – and that’s...

Podcast: Talking sales with Superstat’s Alex Dunn

The guest on this episode of OPI Talk is Alex Dunn, Managing Director of UK dealer group Superstat. Superstat has just introduced an initiative called the Sales Academy, which aims to help sales professionals in...

OPI Talk: Category opportunities with NPD’s Leen Nsouli

How did the pandemic impact the office supplies retail channel in 2020, and what are the opportunities for resellers in 2021? In this episode of OPI Talk, Leen Nsouli, Industry Analyst for The NPD Group’s...

Podcast: Category opportunities with NPD’s Leen Nsouli

How did the pandemic impact the office supplies retail channel in 2020, and what are the opportunities for resellers in 2021? In this episode of OPI Talk, Leen Nsouli, Industry Analyst for The NPD Group’s...

Podcast: Richard Scharmann, CEO of PBS Holding

OPI speaks to Richard Scharmann, this year’s recipient of the Industry Achievement award at the 2021 European Office Products Awards. OPI News Editor Andy Braithwaite caught up with the PBS Holding CEO shortly after he...

One-to-one with EOPA 2021 award winner, Richard Scharmann, CEO of PBS Holding

OPI speaks to Richard Scharmann, this year’s recipient of the Industry Achievement award at the 2021 European Office Products Awards. This week, OPI News Editor Andy Braithwaite caught up with the PBS Holding CEO shortly...

Podcast: circular economy and sustainability with Lyreco

OPI Talk speaks to Lyreco’s Circular Economy Project Leader Isabelle Daubney. For procurement departments, sustainability and corporate social responsibility criteria are increasingly playing an important role in supplier selection. Global business products reseller Lyreco has...

Podcast: Challenges and change at Lyreco

OPI Editor Heike Dieckmann speaks to Lyreco CEO Greg Liénard. The guest in this episode of OPI Talk is Greg Liénard, CEO of Lyreco. Liénard – a long-standing company executive – has been at the...

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...

Podcast: Paragon and OT Group

Who is the Paragon Group and why did it acquire Spicers-OfficeTeam (SPOT) assets last year when the business supplies group went into administration? In this OPI Talk podcast, we feature part of an interview that...

Podcast: Boris Elisman on the office products channel

OPI speaks to ACCO Brands CEO Boris Elisman about the challenges and opportunities in the office products channel. ACCO has recently announced a significant acquisition, buying video games accessories manufacturer PowerA in a deal worth...

OPI Talk: new podcast with Amazon Business

Make sure you check out the latest episode of the OPI Talk podcast featuring Amazon Business. At last month’s ABX conference, OPI News Editor Andy Braithwaite spoke to Dave Brittain, Head of Amazon Business UK,...

Podcast: Can you afford not to disrupt yourself?

OPI CEO Steve Hilleard talks about industry disruption and why business supplies executives should participate in the OPI European Forum Online on 17-18 November. One of the key themes of the upcoming OPI European Forum...

Podcast: The future of the workplace with Haworth’s Martin Evetts

One of the crucial issues facing the business supplies industry at the moment is what the workplace, in particular the office, will look like post-COVID-19. While we don’t know all the answers yet, one person...

Podcast: Talking print with Ray Stasieczko

This week’s episode of the OPI Talk podcast features well-known document imaging channel commentator Ray Stasieczko. Ray has been making a name for himself over the past couple of years with his End of the...

Podcast: ISSA’s Dianna Steinbach talks about the importance of and opportunities in cleaning in...

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 independent dealers in the business supplies sector capitalise on the...

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Podcast: Dealer challenges and opportunities down under

Our guest in this episode of OPI Talk is Darren Hayes, CEO of Quick Corporate Australia. Quick Corporate is the third largest B2B business supplies operator...