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Office products opportunities with NPD’s Leen Nsouli

Office products opportunities with NPD’s Leen Nsouli

March 26, 2021

How did the pandemic impact the US office supplies retail channel in 2020, and what are the opportunities for resellers in 2021?

In this episode of OPI Talk, Leen Nsouli, the Industry Analyst for The NPD Group’s Office Supplies division, discusses results of the firm’s research into the retail channel in 2020.

She also looks ahead to opportunities for the 2021 back-to-school season and highlights other market trends that office products resellers ought to be focusing on.

 

Episode produced by Andy Braithwaite
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EOPA 2021 award winner, Richard Scharmann, CEO of PBS Holding

EOPA 2021 award winner, Richard Scharmann, CEO of PBS Holding

March 19, 2021

OPI speaks to Richard Scharmann, this year’s recipient of the Industry Achievement award at the 2021 European Office Products Awards.

OPI News Editor Andy Braithwaite caught up with Richard shortly after he was presented with his award. They spoke about what the award meant to him, how PBS has navigated the COVID crisis, market trends and recent acquisitions. Richard also gave his views on the dismantling of the Staples and Office Depot businesses in Europe.

Episode produced by Andy Braithwaite
Music by:
Extreme Energy by MusicToday80: https://soundcloud.com/musictoday80/r...
Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...
Music provided by Free Vibes: https://goo.gl/NkGhTg

Circular economy and sustainability with Lyreco’s Isabelle Daubney

Circular economy and sustainability with Lyreco’s Isabelle Daubney

March 3, 2021

For procurement departments, sustainability and corporate social responsibility criteria are increasingly playing an important role in supplier selection. Global business products reseller Lyreco has a strong track record in these areas, and last year launched its Circular Economy Pledge, a five-year project that aims to develop fully circular solutions for its customers.

Following on from last November’s article in the How to… section of OPI’s Green Thinking special issue, OPI News Editor Andy Braithwaite caught up with Isabelle Daubney, Lyreco’s Circular Economy Project Leader, to speak more about the Circular Economy Pledge project and other sustainability priorities at Lyreco.

 

Episode produced by Andy Braithwaite
Music by:
Extreme Energy by MusicToday80: https://soundcloud.com/musictoday80/r...
Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...
Music provided by Free Vibes: https://goo.gl/NkGhTg

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