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Interview: FIS consolidates as oil price remains low

Interview: FIS consolidates as oil price remains low

Farook International Stationery (FIS) has become a leader in the Arab Emirates as a manufacturer, wholesaler and disributor of stationery. Company President Farook Rahimtulla explains the family-run nature of the stationery industry in Dubai and why it has chosen the path of diversification.

Interview: The Pen Shop changes ownership after MBO

Interview: The Pen Shop changes ownership after MBO

Europe’s biggest luxury pen retailer, which began life as a vendor of newspapers and stationery in a Newcastle store, is under new ownership for the first time in its 157-year history.

Article: COMLANDI born from RP Diffusion

Article: COMLANDI  born from RP Diffusion

Carlos Benavides, General Manager of Comercial del Sur Papeleria tells The Office Times about its aspitations for COMLANDI - a new company born from the assets of bankcrupt French wholesaler RP Diffusion.

PEG targets B2B expansion

PEG targets B2B  expansion

PEG is a multi-faceted business that is present in many channels. Managing Director Claude Ackermann talks about how the company is navigating the changing Swiss market and gives his views on the future
of BPGI.

What next for sustainability?

What next for  sustainability?

Nasser Kahil, Group Quality, Security & Sustainability Director of
Lyreco gives his views on how the office supplies industry should continue to respond to the challenges of sustainable development.

MyO optimistic after increased capitalisation

MyO optimistic after increased capitalisation

MyO is the focal point for Biholding’s B2B office supplies business in Italy following restructuring at the end of 2012. President Lorenzo Rudella reports that MyO is increasing its client base to include medium-sized businesses and that long payment delays have led it to move away from the public sector.

Officeday: the only pan Baltic supplier

Officeday: the only pan Baltic  supplier

Officeday is the only provider of office supplies accross the three Baltic states of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania. Despite the region being hit hard by the financial crisis, CEO Martins Cakste reports that sales have since grown steadily as the company broadens its client base and product range.

Prisma: responding to trends in the German stationery retail business

Prisma: responding to trends in the German stationery retail business

Retailers involved in stationery have had to adapt their businesses to survive changing market condition and structural changes, explains Michael Purper, Managing Director of dealer group PRISMA Fachhandels AG, which counts 877 members.

PLUS develops European business

PLUS develops  European business

Japanese stationery major PLUS set up PLUS Europe in 2010, basing its operations in Düsseldorf, Germany. European Vice President Yoshifumi Ikeda explains how business is progressing in Europe.

Quantore launches new branding initiative

Quantore launches new branding initiative

Arnold Theuws, CEO of Quantore explains how the Dutch dealer group is capitalising on a strong 2013 to invest in a new branding initiative to help its dealer members succeed in a consolidating market.



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