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    Class for 2020's

    'Future is Now' shows top
    learning tools from leaders


    BETT 2020
    the 36th annual international Education Technology Show in London attracted 30,000+ visitors this week. We report and highlight the latest developments and best in class learning tools and services over the weekend

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  • Screen Shot 2019 04 02 at 10.52.42 AMDepot outsources
    same day delivery

    Late, late follower playing
    catch up w/market leaders


    Beleaguered bigbox & nonsensically named Office Depot OfficeMax has announced a same day delivery partnership with Shipt. Depot seems obsessed with PR to deflect from its poor customer service. This latest outsourced move is too little, too late & at least 6yrs+ behind leaders Amazon & WBMason 

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  • Williams John Domtar DumpsterDomtar down
    deeper'n'down

    Protectionist CEO cuts
    capacity & profit forecast


    Leading US papermaker Domtar Corporation today issued a profit warning for Q4'19. CEO John Williams has been active protectionist with ITC to limit and penalize importers. Is it too late to drive an urgent reinvention programme?

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  • MEGATRENDS 2020sq2020 Business
    Supply Market
    MEGATRENDS

    Put Productivity Services
    Top of your 2020's agenda


    Apple, Microsoft, Amazon & Uber have M-powered a new entrepreneurial revolution with affordable personal tech & immediate delivery services. Stop, look, listen & connect with users by providing personalised productivity services + integrated same-day delivery. We guide on how dealers can take charge of their destiny? Report inc. 2019 US/UK Market Review

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  • tech resellers 18Top Tech VAR
    Resellers 2019

    Progressive, productivity
    driven dealers dominate


    CRN
    has published its annual review of top tech resellers aka managed service providers. In addition, invaluable research on end user needs and attitudes towards suppliers. We highlight the business supply leaders and discuss why productivity driven dealers are back in vogue

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books ron eci 2016Will ECI owners
change hands?

PE Hub reports Apax may
sell half #1 software house


OP industry's leading systems house ECi Software Solutions is the subject of PEHub reports that owners Apax are considering the sale of half its asset. We discuss with CEO Ron Books and his future plans. On Monday 

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Screen Shot 2020 01 24 at 1.31.42 PMA BETTer EdTech
Class for 2020's

'Future is Now' shows top
learning tools from leaders


BETT 2020
the 36th annual international Education Technology Show in London attracted 30,000+ visitors this week. We report and highlight the latest developments and best in class learning tools and services over the weekend

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Verso Mill smokeVerso defends
activist attack

Papermaker's protracted
battle to prevent takeover


US packaging & papermaker Verso Corporation has detailed its defence against the prolonged takeover battle by activist shareholder Atlas/Blue Wolf now in its 4th year

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Williams John Domtar DumpsterDomtar down
deeper'n'down

Protectionist CEO cuts
capacity & profit forecast


Leading US papermaker Domtar Corporation today issued a profit warning for Q4'19. CEO John Williams has been active protectionist with ITC to limit and penalize importers. Is it too late to drive an urgent reinvention programme?

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Screen Shot 2019 04 02 at 10.52.42 AMDepot outsources
same day delivery

Late, late follower playing
catch up w/market leaders


Beleaguered bigbox & nonsensically named Office Depot OfficeMax has announced a same day delivery partnership with Shipt. Depot seems obsessed with PR to deflect from its poor customer service. This latest outsourced move is too little, too late & at least 6yrs+ behind leaders Amazon & WBMason 

Read more ...

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MEGATRENDS 2020sq2020 Business
Supply Market
MEGATRENDS

Put Productivity Services
Top of your 2020's agenda


Apple, Microsoft, Amazon & Uber have M-powered a new entrepreneurial revolution with affordable personal tech & immediate delivery services. Stop, look, listen & connect with users by providing personalised productivity services + integrated same-day delivery. We guide on how dealers can take charge of their destiny? Report inc. 2019 US/UK Market Review

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amelio bill avnet

Avnet adversity 
cracks deepen 

Talespinner CEO blames
slowdown not execution


Avnet
, the slimmed down $18Bn in sales, leader in electronics distribution & services disappointed again with a deeper decline in sales and profits in Q2'20. CEO Bill Amelio can't seem to drive positive sustained momentum in a buoyant tech market

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Screen Shot 2020 01 23 at 1.30.40 PMParagon Micro
makes UK move 

US IT reseller signs ex-
PCM chief to lead launch


US tech reseller Paragon Micro has revealed plans to launch in the UK, with ex-PCM (acquired by Insight) boss Donavan Hutchinson (pic left) heading up the expansion. The question is can he delivery after his difficult short spell with the acquisitive player?

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Taylor David PGP&G powerful
hygiene growth

Resurgent brand force in
business supply market


Procter & Gamble (PG),
the leading personal, home & business care brandmaker maintained powerful healthy Q2'20 results. Continuing action to win market share has succeeded v K-C, Colgate & Unilever

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lucy sneezing.jpgK-C volume flat
saved by prices

Hygiene performance slow
in tissues, Consumer & Pro


Kimberly-Clark (K-C)
the global personal hygiene brandmaker, reported slower Q4'19 financial results. CEO Mike Hsu's 'K-C Growth Strategy 2022' looks promising but progress is slow compared with rivals P&G

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