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Volatile market upsets Waltons

South Africa’s volatile political environment is taking its toll on OP reseller Waltons, says owner Bidvest.At its Investor Day yesterday,…

Big Interview: The art of simplicity

It’s all change again at South African reseller Waltons, part of the Office and Print division of the country’s Bidvest…

Comment May 2017

This issue of OPI has the southern hemisphere at its very heart. Flick through the pages and you’ll find a…

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…

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

Irwin HelfordCompeting against lower-priced superstores was a huge challenge. Everyone claimed great service, so Viking needed to stand out, calling…

Bidvest reports ‘serious challenges’

South African conglomerate Bidvest says its recently-consolidated Office and Print division – which includes office products reseller Waltons – faces…

Waltons continues to disappoint

South African conglomerate Bidvest has said its Waltons office supplies business had a disappointing H1.Bidvest didn’t break down its divisional…

Leadership change at Waltons

CEO Dave Jenkins and a number of other senior executives have left leading South African reseller Waltons, OPI has learned.Jenkins,…

Waltons ready to roll out new retail concept

Waltons CEO Dave Jenkins tells OPI about developments in the South African reseller’s retail strategy.Read more about what is going…

Dave Jenkins, CEO, Waltons

Five separate boards and operating divisions have been dissolved and Waltons now operates as one company with a single national…

Green OP case studies

OP companies are helping to improve the lives of local communities.Green goals for Commercial gainUK business services organisation Commercial Group…

Mixed 2010 for Bidvest

 South African conglomerate Bidvest - which includes leading OP retailer Waltons and wholesalers/distributors Kolok and SSC in its portfolio of…

Mixed fortunes for Bidvest divisions

 South Africa-based conglomerate Bidvest says that its Industrial and Commercial Products division - which includes Waltons and Kolok - posted…

Bidvest sees trading improvement

 South African group Bidvest, parent company of leading OP reseller Waltons, says that it expects trading conditions in the country…

Odland kicks-off OPI Global Forum

The first ever OPI Global Forum was held in Chicago last week, with delegates attending from Europe, North America, Africa…

World news in brief

 HP in ink patent challenge Hewlett Packard (HP) has confirmed it is working with US retailers Walgreen and OfficeMax to…

Lyreco ups its African presence

Never one to miss a trend, Lyreco announced this week that it has entered into a strategic alliance with Waltons…

Lyreco forges South African link

23 May 2006 – Marly (FRA): Lyreco has entered into a strategic alliance with leading South African OP distributor Waltons.…

John Farrell

 OPI: I guess most people know about Waltons, but for those that don't from our readership, just take me through…

Bidvest announces board changes

18 December 2003 - Johannesburg (RSA): Bidvest, parent company of South African contract stationer Waltons, has announced changes to its…

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Clover unleashed

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