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SPOT embraces renewable energy

UK office products group Spicers-OfficeTeam (SPOT) has announced it has recently transitioned to 100% renewable energy sourced from wind power.…

Amazon Q1 in numbers | Amazon Business India in the spotlight | Huge investment...

A round-up of this week’s office supplies, business products and stationery news from around the web and elsewhere. Here are…

Thurgood-Brown joins Exertis Supplies

Experienced UK office products executive Kim Thurgood-Brown took up a new role at distributor Exertis Supplies this week. She will…

SPOT appointment expected soon

Outgoing Spicers/OfficeTeam (SPOT) CEO Jeff Whiteway has told OPI that the process of recruiting his successor is nearing completion. Whiteway’s…

UK distributor enters administration

UK IT and EOS distributor Beta Distribution has gone into administration, OPI has learned. Rumours began circulating at the end…

Interview: Spicers growing in the double digits, says Whiteway

The onboarding of the Advantia supply contract from the end of January and other new contract wins means that Spicers…

Interview: Zen acquisition a boost for OfficeTeam managed print offering

OPI catches up with SPOT CEO Jeff Whiteway following the news that the group's OfficeTeam reseller unit has acquired leading…

OfficeTeam buys ZenOffice

UK market consolidation is in full swing as OfficeTeam is the latest to scoop up a fellow dealer.The reseller, which…

Hot Topic: Consolidating the future

There is nothing so constant as change. The OP industry is no exception. It has spent the past two decades…

New MD for ADVEO Italy

European office supplies wholesaler ADVEO has appointed a new Managing Director for its Italian subsidiary.Luca Borroni joins the group and…

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…

Big Interview: EVO on course for exciting future

It’s been a while since OPI had a Big Interviewee from what is now known as the EVO Group of…

Amazon introduces Alexa for Business, opens in Australia | Recognition for Innovative’s Smith |...

A round-up of this week’s office products, business supplies and stationery news from around the web and elsewhere.Amazon is introducing…

Summer blip for SPOT

UK investment firm Better Capital has said its Spicers-OfficeTeam (SPOT) office products business fell behind budget in the third quarter…

Built for sustainability

Double A is a leader in environmental, sustainable and community practices with numerous globally-recognised credentials to its name. Since the…

The green mile

There has been a seismic shift over the past year or so in terms of the availability of more efficient…

Big Interview: Following your moral compass

The basic facts about UK-based business supplies reseller Commercial Group are these: the company is currently in its 26th year…

Tragic passing of Peter Heath

OPI is saddened to report the passing of respected industry figure Peter Heath.He died peacefully on 5 November aged 71 following…

Event review: Spicers Brilliant Partner

Held at the London Stadium in Stratford’s Olympic Park – home of West Ham United football club – Spicers invited…

Category Update: PPE – Scoring a home run

Demand for safety products and personal protection equipment (PPE) is thriving. This is being driven, in part at least, by…

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ISG shareholders approve mega merger

The board of directors of Independent Suppliers Group (ISG) has announced that 83% of its common shareholders have approved the…