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Really Useful Boxes Japan: why, why not?

Really Useful Boxes  Japan: why, why not?

Mike Pickles, CEO and founder of Really Useful Produdcts, gives his personal experience of entering the Japanese market and how it brought a lot more than just new business.

Akoffice expansion plans accelerate

Akoffice expansion  plans accelerate

During the Istanbul Stationery Office trade show in Turkey, The Office Times visited Turkey’s largest dedicated stationery store, Kirtasiye Dunyasi (Stationery World), part of the Akçay Group. The top floor is dedicated to the offices of Akçay’s wholesale arm as well as its B2B business, Akoffice.

Bureau Vallée continues to expand

Bureau Vallée continues to expand

Bureau Vallée has managed to increase its store numbers in France as well as entering new markets such as Spain, despite the sluggish economy. Bruno Peyroles, founder and CEO explains the retail group has achieved success by combining discount prices for brands with environmental sustainability.

SOFEA: a European environmental grading system is launched

SOFEA: a European environmental grading system is launched

2014 should be seen as a revolutionary year for grading the environmental performance of office products sold on the European market following the creation of SOFEA (Sustainable Office European Association) on March 2 in Amsterdam.

Office National Africa elects new CEO

Office National Africa elects new CEO

Wihan Oosthuizen became the new CEO of Office National Africa on April 1, following the resignation of Ryan Bidgood. The Office Times spoke to him about the opportunities he sees for the South African dealer group, such as developing new categories, and the latest market trends.

Corwell expands in challenging market

Corwell expands in challenging market

Wholesaler Corwell is currentlly building a new logistics centre in Hungary to increase stock levels and improve the service it offers to dealers. Marketing Director Gábor Pataki sees this new facilty as a key part of Corwell’s international growth strategy as the company builds its business in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

New products from Hopax in 2014

New products from Hopax in 2014

2013 saw double digit growth for Hopax. European Sales Director Stuart Seymour explains how the company’s strategy of innovation and working closely with recognised distributors has been behind this success.

Interaction optimistic for 2014

Interaction  optimistic for 2014

For a pan European view of trends in the the office products market, for the first issue of The Office Times we spoke to Jan Van Belleghem, Managing Director,
Interaction.

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