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  • Crystal Rock rolls up Universal

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    baker-peter-crystal-rock-2Crystal Rock
    rolls up Universal

    Flatlining OP entrant gets
    ready to push forward

    30 Sep’13
    As exclusively reported last month, Crystal Rock, the US northeast region coffee and water distributor was about to make its first serious move in the OP market since 2010. At last the acquisition has been confirmed...

  • Harbinger of growth - Mike Rowsey interview

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    of growth

    CEO Rowsey on broadline
    rep group model’s success


    23 Sep’13 (Complete)
    Highly respected, OP industry leader Mike Rowsey, is speaking at EPIC conference today. We interviewed Mike to discuss the tremendous progress of Harbinger National, the executive owned rep group...

  • WebWatch 2013 - Round 5

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    Webwatch-2013-Round52013 WebWatch Round 5 

Weak webstores

    show no progress

    Why are OP dealers complacent

    v. best e.g. Amazon/Staples?


    11 Sep’13 

    After years of lagging behind, dealers have still not woken up to the crucial importance of webstores. Most are closed, industrial, overstructured, difficult to ‘browse and buy’; and unfriendly to users. C’mon dealers, unless you address these issues, Amazon'sbrilliant personalised customer service model will continue to hurt you...

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