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Big Interview Xtra: Craig Bartholomew, CEO, 360 Office Solutions

OPI: There’s much talk about the role and the value of dealer groups in our sector. Pinnacle carved itself a very specific niche and, like you said before, it’s not for everyone. You don’t...

United Stationers: Office supply spend across business size

How much an office spends on its supplies varies across business size, with smaller offices typically spending more per employee than larger offices with 100 employees or more. Most office managers are aware of the...

Focusing on the essentials

Despite the uncertainties surrounding the office supplies industry, United Stationers’ share price is bucking the trend and is trading at an all-time high.That market confidence is testament to a diversification strategy that began in...

Hot Topic: Sparkling and new: Gem OP

Wholesaling is an interesting place to be at the moment – wherever you look, there’s something going on. ADVEO is talking about further, though not imminent, European expansion; German competitor soft-carrier is moving ever further...

Final word: Rick Marlette

At United Stationers' recent Vision show, I was acutely aware of a growing red/blue split in the US office products industry. Red is the colour of wholesaler SP Richards' logo while blue is the colour...

Whose job is it anyway?

According to the head of a prominent UK reseller: "Dealer groups are an ugly wart on the side of wholesalers." This opinion certainly lies far to one end of the debate surrounding the roles of...

France boosts ADVEO performance

A strong performance from ADVEO’s French subsidiary helped the European wholesaling and distribution group achieve stable results in 2013.Boosted by the acquisition of the Buro+ dealer group early last year, ADVEO’s sales in France...

United Stationers: Driving the Millennial Office Products Purchase

Raised with significant resources, attention and exposure to the latest technologies, millennials have grown up to be confident, always connected, emphatic about self-expression, and open to change.According to research conducted by United Stationers and...

United Stationers: Your share of the Empowered User

An August 2012 group of consumer studies conducted by United with 12,000 working consumers, indicates that individuals within companies who purchase products for their individual use and/or their departments grew to 77% of purchasers,...

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Podcast: AOPD members focusing on growth

OPI speaks with AOPD Executive Director Mark Leazer about the state of the national accounts business in the US. With 68 independent dealer members throughout...