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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 conglomerate. And the man tasked with the job is Trevor Girnun, Managing Director of...

Comment May 2017

This issue of OPI has the southern hemisphere at its very heart. Flick through the pages and you’ll find a whole host of articles and topics that are dedicated to this part of the...

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 ours ‘fanatical customer service’. We meant it and did it. We were the first...

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 on at Walton's in this article: EXCLUSIVE: Jenkins taking action in "tough" market

Dave Jenkins, CEO, Waltons

Five separate boards and operating divisions have been dissolved and Waltons now operates as one company with a single national identity and strategy. Major investments have been made in IT and distribution infrastructure; an...

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 HP in ink patent challenge Hewlett Packard (HP) has confirmed it is working with US retailers Walgreen and OfficeMax to resolve ink patent infringements it claims it discovered in stores of both companies. HP...

Lyreco forges South African link

23 May 2006 – Marly (FRA): Lyreco has entered into a strategic alliance with leading South African OP distributor Waltons. Lyreco's CEO Eric Bigeard said: "This new alliance with the major player on the...

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 Stationery Company, the number one national distributor of office supplies in South Africa,...

John Farrell

 OPI: I guess most people know about Waltons, but for those that don't from our readership, just take me through everything that Waltons does. JF: Nowadays we're mainly a commercial contract stationer dealing on...

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