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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…

Milcent confirms Lyreco commitment to Asia

Lyreco CEO Hervé Milcent has told OPI that the sale of Lyreco Australia does not signal the start of a…

Nestlé strikes Starbucks retail deal

Swiss food and beverages giant Nestlé has struck a $7.1 billion licensing deal with Starbucks to start selling the chain's…

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…

Eurostat undergoes rapid Euroffice rebrand

Following itstakeover by EO Group back in February, UK dealer Eurostat Office Solutions has completed its rebranding.It has fully merged…

Hot Topic: Plastic soup

Interest in the scourge of single-use plastic has recently been ignited by two major factors: Sir David Attenborough and the…

Advertorial: The finished article

Historically known as a component provider for the remanufactured cartridge market, Static Control is fast becoming a major supplier of…

Analysis: Which road will Essendant take?

At the end of February, US business products wholesaler Essendant reported a set of challenging 2017 financial results, with sales…

How To… To tweet or not to tweet

As we all know, Twitter is a social networking service where users post and interact with messages – tweets –…

Category Update: What’s cool in school?

The educational supplies sector is a huge global industry that’s expanding in large parts of the world. This is particularly…

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…

Global footprint drives Smiggle sales

Australia-based high street stationery retailer Smiggle achieved record sales as its worldwide expansion continues.In a H1 trading update by parent…

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…

How will Essendant respond to market forces?

There are some interesting market dynamics in play that might shape a new future for US business products wholesaler Essendant.There…

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…

Spotlight: Do the write thing

Stabilo is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of writing instruments. The family-run German company forms part of the Schwan-Stabilo…

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…

How To… Create the missing link

LinkedIn, as we all know, is a social networking website for business professionals. But the opportunities that derive from a…

Hot Topic: The dynamics of pricing

Dynamic pricing (or real-time pricing) has been around for some time, but so far has been mainly relegated to discussions…

Ownership change at Trodat

Austrian stamping vendor Trodat has announced a new ownership structure.The Müller-Just family has agreed to buy out the Doppler family’s…

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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…