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Better Capital provides SPOT update

UK-based private equity firm Better Capital has said that its Spicers/OfficeTeam (SPOT) investment is trading “well below” its budgeted EBITDA…

Analysis: Whiteway optimistic for future of SPOT Group

Following the release of the annual results of Better Capital – owner of the Spicers-OfficeTeam Group (SPOT) – which described…

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…

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…

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…

Category Update: Give us a break

The office breakroom is undergoing fundamental change. No longer seen as just a place to grab some foul-tasting coffee or…

OfficeTeam buys ZenOffice

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

Amazon climbs ranks in UK retail

Amazon has now taken its place as the fifth biggest retailer in the UK.According to new research by industry analysts…

OPI releases 2018 State of the Industry report

OPI and Martin Wilde Associates (MWA) have released their annual market research report investigating the state of the office products…

Vendor Profile: Rationalise to optimise

One of the world’s best-known brands, HP, has long been recognised for its focus on innovation. In fact, the company…

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 CEO for Nuance

US-based voice recognition software company Nuance Communications has appointed a new CEO.Mark Benjamin takes the helm, bringing to the role…

Analysis: Other options for Essendant

OPI follows up on yesterday’s article about business products wholesaler Essendant.In the article, we looked at the possibility of Essendant…

Vendor Profile: Lining up the future

Established in 1864, Hamelin is a leading manufacturer of school and office products ranging from notebooks, notepads and diaries, to…

Event Review: Paperworld 2018

The official Messe Frankfurt figures from Paperworld 2018 are encouraging: exhibitor numbers increased 8% versus 2017 to 1,640 while the…

Herman Miller seeks new CEO

Brian Walker has announced his retirement as CEO and President of office furniture manufacturer Herman Miller. Effective 31 August 2018,…

Review: Climb of Life 2017

At the beginning of November 2017, over 100 members of the UK business supplies sector came together in the Lake…

Big Interview: Master of the jungle

Ever since Amazon Business first appeared on the horizon, it’s been the talk of the town, and the office products…

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…

Gates’ new city offers glimpse into industry future

Plans for a state-of-the-art city in the Arizona desert have provided an intriguing glimpse into the future of manufacturing and…

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Tariff relief for OP industry?

Despite an apparent 90-day ceasefire on the trade war between the US and China, uncertainty still reigns. Scheduled to be…