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Office Depot in Viking domain name spat

An intellectual property ruling panel has deemed Office Depot Europe’s private equity owner guilty of engaging in reverse domain name…

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…

JM Smucker leadership change | Amazon trials checkout-free stores | Moleskine branches out

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

Senior management changes at Office Depot Europe

A number of high-level management changes, including the appointment of a CEO, have come into effect at Office Depot Europe…

New head for ADVEO Germany

European office supplies wholesaler ADVEO has appointed new leadership for its German division.Sven Pelka has been installed as Managing Director…

Special Feature: Top 100 2017

When we started collating this year’s Top 100 resellers list, it struck me that relatively few big hitters have come…

Staples CEO makes Fortune list | Office Depot appoints legal chief | Lunch around...

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

Potier looking forward to Bruneau expansion

Nicolas Potier, Managing Director of French reseller JM Bruneau, has told OPI he is looking forward to growing the business…

More cuts ahead for Depot Ireland

Office Depot is to cut its Ireland operations right back as restructuring continues.A source close to the company told OPI that Office…

Big Interview: Running like clockwork

It’s been ten years since OPI’s Heike Dieckmann interviewed Peter Basci, then CEO of Swiss reseller iba. When Basci sold…

Hot Topic: Collective power

To make sense of the current global dealer group landscape, OPI asked numerous players in the business supplies industry for…

UK industry reacts to Amazon Business

Leading figures in the UK office products industry tell OPI what they think of last week’s launch of Amazon Business…

Staples UK rebrand underway

The new owner of Staples’ retail chain in the UK has wasted no time rebranding stores following its acquisition of…

Depot Europe sale closes

Office Depot has completed the sale of its European business to the Aurelius Group.The transaction is part of the company's recently announced international…

What now for Staples’ UK retail arm?

In November, Staples revealed that it had agreed to sell its UK retail operations to Hilco Capital for a “nominal”…

Office products – a dynamic industry

My first introduction to the industry came in the late 1980s when the services economy was moving full speed ahead.…

Special Anniversary Feature: The good, the bad and the surprising Xtra…

Jamie Fellowes1988 to 1995 was a defining period with the formation of dealer buying groups. Their rapid expansion and growth…

Highlands appoints Global Growth Leader

Well known office products industry veteran Doug Ramsdale has joined multinational sales and marketing services agency Highlands.Ramsdale has been appointed…

Special Anniversary Feature: Letter from Oz

The past two decades or so have seen the formerly local, fragmented and relatively inefficient stationery market in Australia evolve into…

Analysis: Investment firm to buy Depot Europe

Office Depot is to sell its European operations to investment group Aurelius for “a nominal consideration”, it was announced at the…

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SPR announces new HQ and DC plans

North American wholesaler S.P. Richards (SPR) is set to move to new headquarters in the coming weeks following last month’s…