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WB Mason on the acquisition trail?

27 July 2007 — Brockton (MA): Industry speculation is rife in the US this week and the main subject is the fiercely-private WB Mason, the country's largest independent dealer by far. Sources in the...

The magnificent seven

 Over the past ten years it has become fashionable to predict the demise of the charismatic leader in favour of a more logical and consensus-based style of leadership. UK-based Proficiency Group has been a...

That’s all folks

 For those of you who do not know, this is my last issue as editor of OPI and I will leave you in the very capable hands of the excellent Stuart Qualtrough. I find...

Mason’s Colombo throws first pitch at Phillies

18 May 2006 – Philadelphia (PA): WB Mason branch manager Tom Colombo is to throw the ceremonial first pitch when the Philadelphia Phillies host the Boston Red Sox on 20 May.   WB Mason...

Feeding time?

 On Friday 16 September Staples became the rightful owner of Prime Office Products for an undisclosed sum. It was the company's first US acquisition since it bought TriMega dealer group member Hartford Office Supply...

Staples/Prime: The verdict

The independent dealer community has shown little surprise by Staples' acquisition of Prime Office Products, and is convinced it is another false dawn for any dealer roll-up "Not at all", was the common response...

Bob Bergdoll

 OPI: Hi Bob, can we start with a snapshot of how business is at Royal at the moment? BB: Royal Office Products sales are approximately $50 million. For the first six months this year,...

WB Mason offices raided

17 June 2005 - Brockton (MA): US Federal agents raided WB Mason offices on Thursday. WB Mason's headquarters were searched as well as two other company offices, an FBI spokeswoman has said. The FBI...

state of independents

The power players are upping the tempo in their war against the independent dealer channel. So what shape are dealers in to fight back and how do they repel the invasion on their home...

roll up, roll up

Staples' recent purchase of Hartford Office Supply has caused quite a stir in the independent dealer community. Many wonder if the deal will herald the next phase of dealer roll-ups When a $13 billion...

David Southworth

   

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This week’s episode of OPI’s podcast, OPI Talk, is all about health and hygiene in the workplace, a topic that has never been more important. How can...