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Dealers: Managing Business Risk

 Sourcing and handling inventory have become controversial issues in the OP industry, with some experts urging independent dealers to go…

Smead/Atlanta: A Global Player

In the 16 months since Hastings, Minnesota-based document management provider Smead acquired Dutch manufacturer Atlanta, it has embraced the role…

Bricks-and-mortar Underpin The Web

 Warehouses, stores and inventory are all the kiss of death when it comes to internet economics, right? If so, someone…

Howard Brown – Allied

 OPI: I guess my first question has to be what drew you back to office products? HB: I became involved with…

Playing Both Ends Against The Middle?

One would think that after all the years of people attempting to put one over on someone in the office…

Quartet GBC: Success Built On Solid Foundations

Although the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge in southern England remains one of the world's most mysterious monuments, there is…

Upstarts Enter The Fray – OP E-tailing (Pt2)

On-line office products represent one of the most attractive retailing opportunities in cyberspace. In last month's OPI (see OPI #75),…

Ted Nark – Corporate Express Australia

OPI: Let's start off with your background Ted. TN: Sure. I started in the office products industry in 1991 as…

Russia: Coping With Crisis

Winston Churchill once famously described Russia as a "riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma". Even 60 years later,…

Tom Stemberg – Staples (Pt2)

OPI: Tom, let's start off with your marks out of 10 for Staples' current performance. TS: We're not comfortable rating…

3M – Branded For Life

3M is a global leader in the electronics, pharmaceutical, automotive products, consumer, safety and healthcare markets as well as in…

OP Retailing: Still An Expanding Market

Accelerating small business formation, the increasing importance both of the SOHO market and technology in the workplace all are expected…

Tom Stemberg – Staples (Part 1)

OPI: How much do you regret 'the merger' not happening Tom? TS: (Laughter) Which one, Viking or Office Depot?OPI: (Laughter)…

Richard Dubin – BT-OPI

OPI: What do you think turned Wall Street off about your stock? RD: (Laughter) What a first question! (More laughter)…

STABILO’s move ‘n’ Groove

Companies which purposely feed the fickle appetites of the fashion-conscious play a dangerous game. Fashions come and go - and…

Supplying The Power To Innovate The Office

Northbrook, Illinois-based manufacturer General Binding Corporation (GBC) could never be described as a company that likes to stand still. For…

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Clover unleashed

OPI catches up with Clover Imaging President Eric Martin after the company‚Äôs acquisition by its executive management team and Norwest…