OFFICE 1 buyers at the 109th Canton Fair in China

08 June 2011

OFFICE 1 buyers attended one of China’s largest office products trade events – the Canton Fair, which held its last session between April 15th and May 5th in Guangzhou, China.

The fair is held twice a year in Spring and Autumn and is a comprehensive event of international importance. Its most important role is to boost China export sales and strengthen its economic relations with other nations.

The 109th edition of Canton Fair was reported to be the most successful session of all times by its organizers. Exhibitors from over 53 countries participated and a total of 207,103 visitors and buyers attended the Fair.

OFFICE 1 International team in charge of sourcing and logistics of OFFICE 1 China Export visited the fair accompanied by buying teams from OFFICE 1 Philippines and OFFICE 1 Indonesia. OFFICE 1 Bulgaria head buyers were also present at the fair.

In support of its master franchisees and joint venture partners OFFICE 1 International has developed and exports on vendor direct basis a product mix of several hundred high quality OEM best selling products as well as items branded by some of the leading China manufacturers. Along with the commodity stationery items, the assortment includes popular consumer oriented items, furniture, office chairs, and compatible ink and toner cartridges.

The 109th Canton Fair edition according to our buyers was richer than the previous ones and offered a greater variety of retail items than before.


Office1 International at Paperworld 2010

01 February 2010 Frankfurt, Germany

2010

Frankfurt, Germany, February 1 2010. Office 1 Superstores International attended the annual Paperworld fair in Frankfurt. The event gathers sector-relevant suppliers from all over the world to share the latest trends and innovations in the Paper, Office Supplies and Stationery industry.

Office 1’s Purchasing team was onsite meeting various international partners as well as interesting new vendors. Initial talks were held with suppliers from China, India, Germany and USA. The new agreements will be announced later in 2010.

At the end of a challenging and tough 2009, the beginning of 2010 already shows some positive signs and optimism. The majority of players in the stationary and office products industry are coming up with innovative ideas and cost-saving solutions for their clients.

An interesting trend is the raising importance of retail items. A vast number of vendors were represented, offering a huge selection of gifts, luxury items, books, cards as well as craft and hobby assortment.

Our team also met several Office1 Master Franchisees, among them – Azerbaijan, Slovenia, Slovakia, Lithuania and Iceland. Each country has taken various steps to make the most of the difficult market conditions, entering new sales channels and expanding their assortment. Many franchisees are planning to open the ever more popular Online shops.

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