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  • Screen Shot 2020 05 24 at 2.05.44 PMThe Paperless,
    O f f i c e l e s s
    Touchless future

    'Less is more' in the new
    #BeyondCovid eco world


    The global Covid lockdown will likely reignite trends that emerged over the past 20 years. The printer 'paperless' plunge; 'officeless' orientation; and now the 'touchless' trend towards higher hygiene & safety. Moreover, a resurgence in sustainability practices to cut carbon emissions; and ironically, greater human touch. We analyse these movements Updated

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  • Screen Shot 2020 05 26 at 4.14.51 PMGlocalisation Up!

    Globalisation down

    Bigger the world economy.
    More power, small players


    In 1994, John Naisbitt wrote the Global Paradox book, that successfully predicted the growth of independent businesses. #Glocalisation paralleled that prediction where products/services were created for global consumption and personalised to suit local culture. This trend is rising thru Covid. We discuss the many successful brand case studies. 

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  • perfect storm clooneyPrint/papermakers
    hit perfect storm

    OPocalypse: Diminished
    demand+economy+Covid


    Most leading OP, Paper & Print makers have reported severe sales declines in Q1'20 to date. Printer Paper demand is down 60%+ since 2008; the exodus to hygiene and packaging is huge. We analyse the market and update on a daily basis. Updated for Konica Minolta today

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  • Screen Shot 2020 05 19 at 2.29.38 PMThe Office is Dead!
    Long live the office

    Professional identity to be
    lost w/o physical interface?


    "Farewell, office. You were the last boundary between work and home" writes NYTimes columnist Jennifer Senior. "The office shaped identities in ways workers never knew". Yes, the 'Officeless'  trend started 10yrs ago, but the power of physical community & teamwork contact should not be underestimated...Updated

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  • Delivery driver blue lucyHigh order values.

    Low CostToServe 

    Broad biz supply from one
    source drives productivity


    A primary focus for OP dealers has been lowering buying price to achieve GP% improvement. Progressive dealers in broadline business supply have achieved greater success by 2X order values & lowering cost to serve. We highlight examples... Updated

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Delivery driver blue lucyHigh order values.

Low CostToServe 

Broad biz supply from one
source drives productivity


A primary focus for OP dealers has been lowering buying price to achieve GP% improvement. Progressive dealers in broadline business supply have achieved greater success by 2X order values & lowering cost to serve. We highlight examples... Updated

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Screen Shot 2020 05 21 at 10.10.32 AMBest Buy battles

back w/WFH online

Curbside collection offsets
non-essential store closing


Best Buy
, the $44Bn US electronics retailer reported on the Covid hit Q1'21 ended 30 Apr'20. CEO Corie Barry's team suffered a 6wks store closure and commendably recovered with online ordering of WFH tech and curbside collection to mitigate losses

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tech resellers screenTech resellers' 
resolute results

Computacenter, Midwich,
Bytes maintain momentum

 
The tech industry largely thrived through Covid from the demand surge in Health Care and the WFH/Education and business people for PC's, tablets and networking aequipment. We've reported on the major global distributors now on three more leaders

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dirrt vr screenDisrupted DIRTT's
deep demand drop

Does desperate new CEO
have a turnaround plan?


DIRTT Environmental Solutions
, the tech design/installer of sustainable office & residential interiors, shas seen a dramatic demand dive since the founder management disruptions of 2018/19. The new CEO blames has yet to communicate a viable plan for recovery

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cornell brian target lrTarget's ticket
rides  h i g h e r

'Essentials' demand online
drives double digit growth


Leading US retailer Target reported a bumper Q1'20 sales from Covid induced 'essentials' demand. CEO Brian Cornell reported higher ticket values from online ordering and fewer store visits 

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redondo antonio navigatorNavigator Paper
prices plunged 

Demand up to restore
stocks; then Covid crash


Portugal's Navigator Company, the leading quality brand papermaker, reported increased volumes restoring channel inventories in Q1'20. The plunge in market pulp and prices negated gains, then the the Covid crisis crashed demand from late March causing the company to cut capacity.

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yunquing yuan lenovo redLenovo lengthens
lead in PC market

PC's, Mobile, Data Center
sales hit by Covid in China


Hong Kong based, international PC & mobile giant Lenovo was hit badly by Covid in its Q4'20 ended 31 March'20. The Mobile group was hit especially hard with the temporary closure of its Wuhan factory for 3 months.

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menear craig home depotHome Depot up
from Covid kick

PRO biz suffers, but DIY
sales surge from WFH


Home Depot the $110Bn+ home & business improvement supplier benefited from the WFH lockdown DIY sales, but suffered from the drop in its PRO business supply wholesale activity. Looks like more homes are being converted to home offices. 

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McMillon Doug WMT hands cupWalmart writes 

big ticket growth 

Record sales in stores
& online now 10% sales


The world’s #1 retailer, Walmart (inc. Asda UK) was boosted by the Covid lockdown spending in its Q1'21, including huge online demand & delivery. It continued to copy Amazon's initiatives & benefited from store collection and higher ticket values  

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murphy donal DCC 20Exertis lost share
in buoyant market 

International acquisitions
in VidComs boost growth


Irish based IT/OP distributor Exertis' parent company DCC Group announced full year results to 31Mar'20. CEO Donal Murphy reported on flat organic growth in a buoyant IT market boosted by interanational acquisitions inc. US

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