OFFICE 1 at Frankfurt Messe 2007

24 January 2007 Frankfurt, Germany

As in previous years, OFFICE 1 had a large booth at the Paperworld Office Products Fair in Frankfurt - January 24th to 28th. There we were able to meet new master franchise candidates and key vendors, present new OFFICE 1 branded products as well as provide a gathering point for the many OFFICE 1 master franchisees present at the fair to meet with stationers and suppliers.

OFFICE 1 eyes Vietnam

13 November 2006 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

o1s-intl-small-logo VietNamNet Bridge – Big population and growing consumption are the most attractive aspects of the Vietnamese market in the eyes of Office 1 International, the leading US stationery retailer

Mark Baccash, President and CEO of the Office 1 group, stated that American companies, including Office 1, couldn’t resist the attractiveness of the Vietnamese market, with over 84 million people, and that it was time to establish business ties with Vietnamese partners.

He also emphasized that foreign companies were also coming to Vietnam, and the number would increase particularly when the country joined the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

Mr Baccash said he hoped that in his first trip to Vietnam this time he could find local partners to franchise the Office 1 International brand.

Vietnamese partners must be experts about the domestic market and the consumption habits of Vietnamese people, he added.

However, he said he was worried that the transfer of business knowledge to local partners and salesman training in Vietnam would take longer than in other countries because franchising in Vietnam was still new.

(Source: Dau Tu)

OFFICE 1 draws interest of Chinese franchise candidates at Shanghai`s November Franchise Fair

10 November 2006 Shanghai, China

OFFICE 1 attracted a lot of interest from visitors at the Shanghai Franchise Fair which ran from Nov 7 to Nov 9. Being the only Stationery Franchise with booth at the Fair OFFICE 1 enjoyed a large attendance of candidates for franchising.



Official launch of first superstore in Ljubljana, Slovenia

07 September 2006 West Palm Beach, Florida

OFFICE 1 SUPERSTORES INTERNATIONAL Inc. today announced the official launch of its first superstore in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

U.S. Ambassador Thomas R. Robertson who officially inaugurated the store on September 7th is seen cutting the ribbon flanked by Andrej Andoljsek, President of the Board of Vele d.d., master franchisee, and Mark Baccash, President and CEO of Office 1 Superstores International.



OFFICE 1 Announces two new franchises - Qatar and St. Maarten

31 August 2006 West Palm Beach, Florida

o1s-intl-small-logo OFFICE 1 SUPERSTORES INTERNATIONAL Inc. announces the appointment of two new master franchises in Qatar and St Maarten.

While spread out geographically, these additions are expected to enhance the purchasing power of the stationery group as the new master franchisees plan to be very active in importing OFFICE 1 branded products from China given the nature and special circumstances of their markets.

Michael Schmidt appointed to the Board of Directors of OFFICE 1

26 July 2006 West Palm Beach, Florida

o1s-intl-small-logo OFFICE 1 SUPERSTORES INTERNATIONAL Inc. today announced that Mike Schmidt, Vice President Operations, was appointed to the board of directors at its June 5th annual meeting in recognition of his exceptional efforts in launching and supporting master franchisees as well as his many contributions to the mission of OFFICE 1 on behalf of small dealers and stationers.

Office 1 announces 2006 entry in Slovenia

06 March 2006 Slovenia

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OFFICE 1 SUPERSTORES INTERNATIONAL Inc. anunció hoy la inminente incorporación de las tiendas de productos de oficina en Eslovenia.

El franquiciado principal esloveno, Vele d.d. ?s una filial de Tus, una de las cadenas de tiendas comerciales más grandes en Eslovenia, con un amplio registro de actividades que cubren ventas al por mayor, centros de distribución, centros de diversión y centros comerciales de venta al por menor, así como 228 supermercados con un área, aproximadamente, de 800m2 a 3000m2 y seis hipermercados.

En el año 2005, Tus fue anunciada como la empresa de desarrollo más rápido en Eslovenia por segunda vez por parte de un grupo de 500 compañías. OFFICE 1 Eslovenia abrirá en el mes de mayo tres grandes tiendas comerciales casi a la vez.

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Andrej Andoljsek, el presidente del Consejo de Administración de Vele, ha hecho los siguientes comentarios:
“La incorporación de OFFICE 1 ampliará nuestras actividades de orientación al cliente en las ventas corporativas y las ventas directas a través de catálogos y correo directo. Esperamos asimismo beneficiarnos de la combinación del poder adquisitivo de OFFICE 1 entre los países vecinos de Europa Central y del Este".

2005 Export Achievement Award Certificate

06 August 2005

2005 Export Achievement Award Certificate

Office 1 Superstores International, a global franchiser of stationery stores, receives 2005 Export Achievement Award Certificate for recent accomplishments in the global marketplace.

Mark Baccash, President and CEO, received certificate from the hands of Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez. The Export Achievement Certificate was created by the U.S. Department of Commerce to recognize small and medium-sized businesses successful in the international market place.

OFFICE 1 Bulgaria awarded Retailer of the year

06 January 2005 Frankfurt, Germany

OFFICE 1 Bulgaria was awarded the coveted Retailer of the Year Award at the OPI Gala Dinner in Frankfurt in January 2005.

A proud Raicho Raichev (right), Chairman of Office 1 Bulgaria receives the award from M-real Simon Guffogg.


OFFICE 1 Ireland Press Release

04 November 2004 Irleand

o1s-intl-small-logo Office 1 Ireland would like to announce the addition of 5 new stores to the evergrowing franchise on the Irish market. New office 1 shops, located in Donegal, Newcastle West, Rathmines, Tralee and Tullamore will open their doors over the next four weeks. Office 1 Franchise Ireland, established in March of this year, will have exceeded highest expectations and will already have ten shops in Ireland by the end of the year.

Managing Director, Mr Fintan Lawlor has stated "OFFICE 1 has been a phenomenal success in this country with the existing shops in Ballymount, Wexford and Cork reporting sales growth of up to 18%. This factor combined with new innovative products added to the mix, marketing strength and valuable supplier support from players such as OFFICE 1 and has made OFFICE 1 the obvious choice for owner managed office supplies business to diversify and progress. Now with ten shops in operation we are well on target of achieving nationwide coverage of a unique retail stationery and IT outlet in the Irish market."