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shah niraj wayfair logpgWayfair warning!
Is model broken?

As owners cash out, Citron
asks: has it been AMZN'd?


After 8 years as a public company, $8Bn in sales furniture etailer Wayfair has never been further from profitability, opines market analysts Citron Research. Latest Q3'19 reports confirmed decelerating growth, crashing shares and increased losses. We discuss Citron's critique...

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Screen Shot 2019 11 19 at 1.16.17 PMAramark growth 
ascent arrested 

Sales slow in all divisions
New CEO replaces Foss


Aramark the global $16Bn business services provider in food, FM & uniforms reported slower growth in Q4'19. New returning CEO John Zillmer (pic left) pledges to " elevate the hospitality culture" after the abrupt 'retirement' of former CEO Eric Foss ***

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Screen Shot 2019 02 26 at 8.41.12 AMHDepot growth
grinds slower

PRO webstore problems 
impact + softer DIY sales


Home Depot the $108Bn+ home & business improvement supplier continued to report a slowdown in direct sales in Q2'19. In contrast its PRO (ex Supply Works inc Interline) wholesale division is gaining strength with business service providers in spite of webstore issues.... Updated

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Screen Shot 2019 03 06 at 3.29.13 PMStaples Europe
Dis Connects...

Stripping back retail ops
to focus on SMB markets


Staples Solutions
, the former Staples Europe satellite, has reached an agreement to sell its Connect IT services business in Sweden. The CEO Dolph Westerbos explains the strategy

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tillis jason robert imperial smileImperial Dade's
California catch  

25th roll up acquisition in
hygiene & packng market


Imperial Dade
, the US $1.7Bn in sales roll up of hygiene, foodservice & packaging resellers has moved West for its 25th acquisition fuelled by VC Bain Capital. We speak with CEO Bob Tillis about progress of national distribution network plans...

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