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VOW launches charity challenge

UK wholesaler VOW has announced a new charity initiative starting in January 2019. The company-wide scheme is aimed at encouraging…

Event Preview: Green Light

UK office products wholesaler VOW is changing the format of its annual Green Light event to make it an exhibition…

Improved profitability at EVO

UK and Ireland office products group EVO – which includes wholesaler VOW and reseller Banner – has revealed EBITDA growth…

Final Word from Debbie Nice

I’ve been involved with the office supplies community for 30 years and I’ve spent the past ten of those focused…

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…

Comment: VOW MD talks EVO autonomy

Following the announcement of VOW’s new independent operating board, OPI spoke to Managing Director Adrian Butler for his take on the wholesaler taking…

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…

VOW forms new board

UK wholesaler VOW has appointed its own leadership team and, in doing so, has given itself total autonomy in day-to-day…

VOW releases Green Light date

UK office products wholesaler VOW has announced the 2018 date and venue for its Green Light conference.This year’s show will…

Vendor Special: The good, the great and the exceptional

Customer expectations are sky-high these days. Consumers, in a B2C as well as B2B environment, want to have choice, in…

Ten ways to sell more facilities supplies

Whether it’s cleaning, catering or health and safety ranges, facilities supplies continue to be a growth area. New legislation and…

Interaction founder Alan Hickman passes away

OPI is saddened to report that 50-year OP veteran Alan Hickman passed away on 16 February following a short illness.Alan was…

Office Friendly and VOW to launch e-learning hub

UK dealer group Office Friendly has partnered with wholesaler VOW to launch a new online learning platform.The web-based dealer hub…

VOW expands furniture team

UK wholesaler VOW has appointed an industry specialist to help drive its new furniture category.Jenny Hipkiss will join the group…

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…

Event Preview: European Office Products Awards 2018

On 6 March 2018, the leading lights of the European business supplies industry will come together for the 17th time…

Category Update: Power of the pen

Speak to some of the biggest players in the writing instruments sector about the current state of the market and…

Hot Topic: M is for mobile

Shopping on mobile devices went through the roof last year. In fact, 2017 could well turn out to be the…

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…

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Challenging Q1 for BIC

BIC’s Stationery division reported a 5.8% comparable decline in sales in its Stationery division in the first quarter, although e-commerce…