11 June 2013 Bulgaria
OFFICE 1 Bulgaria threw a huge party to celebrate its 15th anniversary!
This favorite of employees, customers and vendors is celebrated every five year with much merriment and noise. The party is hosted outdoors in some beautiful park or setting place outside Sofia. Following this well liked tradition this year’s party took place outdoors in the picturesque village of Uzana, Bulgaria.
More than 500 OFFICE 1 crew, sub franchisees and guests attended the happy gathering. The program included national folk dances, as well as popular and hard rock bands.
The pouring rain couldn’t quell the enthusiasm of the celebrants who partied well into the night, after the gathering was moved to several clubs and bars.
For readers with a historic bent, OFFICE 1 Bulgaria’s first store was launched in June 6th, 1998 in Sofia. The office products brand is the market leader with more than 110 stores across the country.
19 December 2012 Indonesia
OFFICE 1 Indonesia has recently launched its store number 5, a 200 sqm outlet, located on the Ground Floor of Artha Gading Mall in Jakarta Utara.
The grand opening event, held on November 30th, was attended by representatives from some of the most respected national print, TV and online Media, local business owners, as well as the U.S. Commercial Attaché in the country.
Since its launching day, the new store has been offering special discounts, vouchers, and free gifts to its business and individual customers for the entire month of December, thus resulting in the second most successful opening event after the 1500 sqm store in Living World Mall Alam Sutera in 2011.
For more photos from the new OFFICE 1 store in Indonesia, please visit the OFFICE 1 International Facebook page.
20 November 2012 China
For a 2nd year in a row OFFICE 1 buyers attended China Import and Export Fair, also known as the Canton Fair, whose last session was held between October 15th and November 4th 2012 in Guangzhou, China.
Exhibitors from all over the world participated and a total of 188,145 visitors and buyers attended the Fair. Although it was reported that the number of participants and turnover fell around 10 % compared to the previous spring session, the percentage of returned visitors rose over 8 %, which underlines the great commercial value of the event.
This year’s visit was driven by the intent of OFFICE 1 International to expand its product assortment, distributed from China, as well as to offer its master franchisees, joint venture partners and distributors better purchasing terms and costs.
The company has developed and exports a product mix of two thousand high quality OEM products as well as items branded by some of the leading China manufacturers.
08 October 2012 Philippines
OFFICE 1 Philippines marks its expansion to a new area outside of Metro Manila with the launch of its store number 11.
The latest outlet is conveniently located on the Ground Floor of the Walter Mart Center – Makiling in Calamba City, Laguna, a popular tourist destination and modern industrial center.
This is the third OFFICE 1 store launched in the country this year. As a standard, it will offer the full range of quality products and services to all individual and business customers.
For more information about the other OFFICE 1 stores in the Philippines, please visit www.office1.ph.
25 September 2012
OFFICE 1 International Joint Venture with Micos, spol. s r.o. recently launched its E-commerce website – www.office1.cz. This is the third of the OFFICE 1 JV Partner Program focusing on online trade in developed markets.
The e-shop features the latest trends in design and functionality offering Czech consumers the convenience of online shopping with fast and free delivery of orders over 1200 CZK (49€) as well as secure online payment through PayU, the leading operator of online payments in the Czech Republic.
The website offers a large assortment of 14000 SKU’s. at unbeatable prices.
Please go to: www.office1.cz to preview the new website.
13 August 2012
Despite the economic and political crisis in Greece rocking the country the OFFICE 1’s Master Franchisee, Office One Hellas SA has managed not only to survive during these tough times, but to grow.
The company recently launched a brand new e-commerce website to complement its retail operation. Featuring the latest design and functionality improvements, the OFFICE 1 e-shop will offer a wide selection of quality office products to consumers and corporate customers who will benefit from the convenience of placing online orders quickly and securely, without leaving their homes or offices.
For more information about the new OFFICE 1 Greece e-shop, kindly visit www.office1.gr.
24 July 2012
One of the most important retail events of the year, the Back to School season is approaching. For this occasion OFFICE 1 marketing department has recently created a set of very attractive materials for all OFFICE 1 master franchisees and partners.
The marketing materials include a new design and arrangement of a promotional flyer, a poster, as well as a rich collection of banners for online advertising.
These materials and many more are available in OFFICE 1’s Marketing Library which main purpose is to give to all master franchisees and partners access to a huge source of various OFFICE 1 materials created around the world.
14 June 2012
Mark Baccash, OFFICE 1 International’s CEO, recently shared with “Visions & Trends”, a global stationery and office products publication, some of OFFICE 1’s forthcoming plans. The interview focused on web franchising concept which was developed to capitalize on the fast-growing ecommerce segment.
For more details about the interview, kindly follow the link: http://www.office1international.com/Mark_Baccash_Interview.
04 May 2012
The OFFICE 1 annual Global Conference took place on April, 27th in Rome, Italy. It was attended by master franchisees and joint venture partners from ten countries in Africa, Asia and Europe.
The theme of this year’s Conference, organized and hosted with the logistics support of OFFICE 1 Italy, was “The New Office 1 and the New Age of e-commerce.” Conferees were updated on the latest developments and improvements of the OFFICE 1 E-commerce platform, already running in eight countries and were updated on some of the newest developments at OFFICE 1 such as its newly formed and fully staffed e-commerce Division, the Web Associates Program, Store in Store concept, and the new CES program (Corporate E-Solutions Services).
This conference was an opportunity for all OFFICE 1 team members to get updated, meet with each other and exchange views and experiences from all over the world. The conference ended with a dinner at a venue near the Pantheon which ended up late into the night after much toasts and libations.
Following the conference, there are firm plans for expansion of the OFFICE 1 E-commerce platform in Turkey, Czech Republic, Libya and Indonesia.
For more pictures from the Conference please go to the OFFICE 1 International fan page on Facebook.
24 April 2012 International
Mr. Radostin Kirilov, who has been with OFFICE 1 for 11 years, most recently as Director European Operations, has just been promoted to the newly created position of Managing Director Worldwide at the European Headquarters of OFFICE 1 International.
Mr. Kirilov started his career as Store Manager in 2001 at OFFICE 1 Bulgaria. Three years later he joined OFFICE 1 International as Marketing Coordinator.
His promotion to Managing Director Worldwide is a recognition for his contribution to the growth of OFFICE 1 in launching many countries with innumerable stores during his tenure. In his new function, Radostin will be responsible for OFFICE 1’s global marketing and operations activities while also managing its investments in the Ecommerce Joint Ventures in France, Germany and the Czech Republic.
This promotion specifically recognizes his leadership and accomplishments in the transformation of OFFICE 1 from a retailer based company to a future oriented one deeply focused on Ecommerce and fully capable of assisting and supporting the company’s master franchisees and partners as they compete and gain recognition in the new Ecommerce environment.