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  • smucker markSmucker serves
    up flat coffee

    Private label lag adds to
    weak consumer demand


    J. M. Smucker,
    the US beverage & food services brands supplier, continued to report declining sales in Q2'20in  ended 31 Oct'19. The complacency shown by leaders in a buoyant market was disappointing...

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  • Screen Shot 2019 11 22 at 9.47.48 AMDesperate Depot  
    CFO jumps ship 

    CEO 'Smudger' Smith's
    revolving doors spinning


    Office Depot
    CFO Joe Lower, who only joined last year,
    will be leaving in January. Under CEO Gerry 'Smudger' Smith's near 3 year tenure, he has accelerated its tailspin and lost several of his key executive appointments. Who's next?

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  • tech resellers screenTech Resellers
    rock & rolling

    Softcat, Computacenter,
    Westcoast beat bigboxes


    Many global IT distributors have reported slower growth in recent quarters; some blaming outside factors like the economy or Brexit. Meanwhile, leading regional tech resellers are growing strongly & winning market share. We review and analyse latest market trends, winners and losers. Updated at weekend

     

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  • Icahn chainsaw carlChainsaw Carl to
    cut Conduent biz.

    Plans to strip out the only
    profitable unit in lossmaker


    Activist investor Carl Icahn the largest shareholder in crashing Conduent, a document management spin off from Xerox, is leading a plan to sell off its transportation business

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  • Screen Shot 2019 11 21 at 1.20.02 PMAmazon advances
    Dash Smart Shelf 

    Automatic restocking of
    regular business supplies


    Amazon
    continues to automate its business supply ordering & delivery systems: Alexa speakers and Key entry devices. These innovations call for dealers to step up personalised driver and collection processes

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smucker markSmucker serves
up flat coffee

Private label lag adds to
weak consumer demand


J. M. Smucker,
the US beverage & food services brands supplier, continued to report declining sales in Q2'20in  ended 31 Oct'19. The complacency shown by leaders in a buoyant market was disappointing...

Read more ...

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Screen Shot 2019 11 22 at 9.47.48 AMDesperate Depot  
CFO jumps ship 

CEO 'Smudger' Smith's
revolving doors spinning


Office Depot
CFO Joe Lower, who only joined last year,
will be leaving in January. Under CEO Gerry 'Smudger' Smith's near 3 year tenure, he has accelerated its tailspin and lost several of his key executive appointments. Who's next?

Read more ...

tech resellers screenTech Resellers
rock & rolling

Softcat, Computacenter,
Westcoast beat bigboxes


Many global IT distributors have reported slower growth in recent quarters; some blaming outside factors like the economy or Brexit. Meanwhile, leading regional tech resellers are growing strongly & winning market share. We review and analyse latest market trends, winners and losers. Updated at weekend

 

Read more ...

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Icahn chainsaw carlChainsaw Carl to
cut Conduent biz.

Plans to strip out the only
profitable unit in lossmaker


Activist investor Carl Icahn the largest shareholder in crashing Conduent, a document management spin off from Xerox, is leading a plan to sell off its transportation business

Read more ...

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Screen Shot 2019 11 21 at 1.20.02 PMAmazon advances
Dash Smart Shelf 

Automatic restocking of
regular business supplies


Amazon
continues to automate its business supply ordering & delivery systems: Alexa speakers and Key entry devices. These innovations call for dealers to step up personalised driver and collection processes

Read more ...

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Screen Shot 2019 11 22 at 1.19.14 PMClover claimed
by Vulture Cap

#1 US recycler saved in
printer market collapse


Clover Imaging Group
, the leading remanufacturer of printer cartridges, has announced that current backer 4L Holdings has joined forces with vulture capitalist Norwest to buy the company. This move follows intense pressure from HP's attack on recyclers and plummeting print demand....

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Screen Shot 2019 11 21 at 1.52.37 PMClean scene at
ISSA in Vegas

Hygiene, safety & tech
brands drive productivity


Over 700 exhibitors featuring top brands in FM, hygiene and safety assembled in Las Vegas for the annual ISSA InterClean Show. Over 16000 industry professional attended the 3 day event. We report live and highlight the latest products, services and software that drive business productivity... Updated

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Icahn chainsaw carl'Chainsaw' Carl
goads Xerox bid

Threatens hostile HP bid.
Hustles HP to counter bid
$9Bn+ for ailing dinosaur.


Iconic activist investor 'Chainsaw' Carl Icahn is adept at self serving deals. He took a 10% stake in sinking Xerox in 2015; slashed assets and led an audacious $33Bn bid for rival HP that was dismissed. We expect HP to counter bid, fulfilling Icahn's crafty plan to cash out without concern for the merger's merits. Updated today

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Screen Shot 2019 10 02 at 12.20.39 PMIs the consumer
really strong?

Brandmaker CEO's less
optimistic, yet Wall Street
analysts hype up market


US GDP fell below 2% in Q3'19 with CapEx down, emphasizing market uncertainty caused by tariffs & economic softness. CEO's at major producers & resellers of brand consumer & business products have reported slowdowns since Q3'18, yet analysts opine the "consumer is strong"? Revisited & updated inc. Walmart, Target & Home Depot

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Screen Shot 2019 11 18 at 4.06.41 PMStaples' Worklife:
the way forward

New CCO Joanne Harris
outlines vision & strategy


Last week we visited Joanne Harris, Chief Commercial Officer of Staples Business Advantage who joined from consumer brand powerhouse P&G almost a year ago. We discussed the new vision, strategy & differentials the new team will bring to the busines supply market. Updated

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