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  • vulture capitalist crash graphBIGBOX  B U S T ?

    SPLS & Depot self destruct.
    Is The End Nigh? Probably.


    Staples
    just closed its contract furniture division. Sycamore & ODP are haggling over the price of Depot's stores portfolio. Depot is drowning in b l o o d. OP dealer acquisitions have ceased. Combined sales have fallen from $52Bn (2007) down to <$20Bn today. We explore causes and prospects... Complete

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  • commodity cliffPaper-Printerless
    market on pause

    #OPocalypse: Diminished
    demand gets price relief


    Most leading OP, Paper & Printermakers have now reported Q3'21 results. Printer paper is down 70%+ since 2008. The shift to hygiene & packaging products is huge. The Covid crash caused users to accelerate the move towards digitisation as print diminished. We analyse results to date...inc Mondi, Sylvamo & HP later today

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  • Amazon Bezos Climate PledgeHow Green are
    market leaders?

    Has COP26 inspired action?
    Genuine or Greenwash?
    Progress benchmarks?


    211 leading companies have signed up for The Climate Pledge initiated by Amazon's Jeff Bezos, committing to achieve Carbon Net Zero by 2040.  Admirable plan, but how will the 23 leading business supply leaders benchmark progress? What are the annual progress measurements? We explore...Updated daily

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  • Screen Shot 2021 11 21 at 5.15.43 PMHi Hybrid workers

    Thurs' new Friday?

    3days 'in office' emerges
    as fav future work sched


    I don't like Mondays - or Fridays: London City workers decide 3days/week in the office is enough. "Hybrid working and spending patterns post-pandemic as commuters spend less time in the office leaves small businesses and employers reeling" writes The Telegraph's Matt Oliver. Paradoxically, business productivity is improving...

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  • Hygiene clean office 21Healthy Hygiene
    market
    momentum

    How've leaders fared post
    Covid peak? Q3'21 analysis


    The #Paperless #Officeless #Touchless future is happening bigtime! Now hygiene is the #1 business supply category alongside technology. Progressive business suppliers: brandmakers, dealers & MSP's have pivoted to sell customers hygiene, safety & packaging, WFH-tech and wellness services.. We analyse Q3'21 results inc. Berry & Brady Corp.

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Screen Shot 2021 09 21 at 3.45.21 PMEconomic growth
league leader: UK!

Vaxxed Brits boost biz
openings & office return

 

The OECD thinks the UK economy will expand 6.7% in 2021, the highest rate of growth among the G7. The major services industries are leading the way e.g. financial, marketing and professional sectors especially

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Screen Shot 2021 09 20 at 11.23.41 PMDell double deals

direct v dealers

Top partners exploring
competitor alternatives


Dell Technologies’
direct sales force is targeting a larger share of PC sales in the US driving conflict with its VAR partners which it has been wooing for 14 years, reliable PP sources said. Already, top VAR's are contacting competitors who themselves are not angels...

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Screen Shot 2021 09 20 at 3.50.15 PMDemocratising data
good or bad idea?

Will chiefs be protectionist
controllers or train users?


It’s the business buzz phrase of the moment, but is ‘data democratisation’ such a good idea when so many of us find it hard to understand statistics? Many company chiefs believe they've not built the right infrastructure yet? Sound familiar?

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Screen Shot 2021 09 20 at 5.09.45 PMHP:Back to School.
Alright for parents?

'Instant Ink' campaign tgts
yng parents to power print


HP's
 'Instant Ink' subscription service, is helping parents, and Parent Teacher Associations, prepare for back to school season.The TV spots, starring Justin Baldoni and the Holderness Family, promote the brand’s ‘HP Pays Your PTA’ program.

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Screen Shot 2021 09 16 at 10.42.53 AMSynnex's security
service for SMBs

SOCaaS solution for MSPs
provides trusted advice


TD Synnex is now offering security operations centre-as-a-service (SOCaaS) to managed service providers (MSPs), without upfront investment, who specialise in SMBs and the mid-market.

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Screen Shot 2021 09 15 at 7.38.24 PMPepsi peps up
sustainability plan

Transformation underway
from source to consumer

 
PepsiCo today introduced pep+ (pep Positive), a strategic 'end-to-end' transformation with sustainability at the center of how it will create growth and value by operating within planetary boundaries and inspiring positive change for the planet and people....

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Screen Shot 2021 09 15 at 4.19.30 PMHP to connect
hybrid workforce

3 new managed services
to drive user productivity


HP Inc.,
has  announced a trio of cloud based, device management solutions for hybrid workforce. This welcome news for its army of MSP's critical of reactionary giant as it  plays catch up with competitors....

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Screen Shot 2021 09 15 at 5.17.24 PMP r i m o  Water
taps into UK mkt

Invests in chilled service
provider for reusable btls


Primo Water Corporation
, a leading sustainable drinking water provider direct to consumers in North America and Europe, today announced that it has taken a minority interest in a network of hydration stations in the UK...

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Murphy Neil BytesBytes beats best
growth forecasts

Trading update for new
LSE quoted software firm


Leading UK software house Bytes which made its London Stock Exchange debut last December, is set to beat market expectations in its fhalf year trading to 31 Aug'21. CEONeil Murphy commented on its remarkable progress & new contract wins...

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Personalised emarketingB2U marketing

for B2B resellers

3 affordable direct digital
strategies to reach users


Business supply resellers (B2B) need to make digital connections and provide personalized experiences when selling to users (eg. Lucy, beyond the trad buyers. Here are 3 strong digital ways for dealers to reach Lucy (B2U marketing) provided by experts Mike McLaren of MerkleB2B and Julia Doheny of B2B International. We discuss...

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