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  • Screen Shot 2021 04 01 at 1.21.38 PMThe  G r e e n
    Infrastructure
    G e n e r a t i o n

    Will Pres Biden's Boost
    supercharge economy?


    After the US presidential election top NYTimes columnist Tom Friedman wrote the key to future US success was for President Biden to deliver real stimulus that enables all Americans to realize their full potential. Moreover, to make sure that the $1.9Tn relief package; and his coming $3Tn green/infrastructure proposal actually deliver as promised.

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  • Screen Shot 2021 03 30 at 1.05.47 PMZoooooming
    back the future?

    New collaborations see
    hot desks, small rooms


    As corporations plan to bring workers back to the office, interior design experts Perkins+Will expect expanded gathering spaces and fewer personal workstations. The #BeyondCovid scenarios look uncannily like collaborative workspaces from progressives in the 90's

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  • Screen Shot 2021 03 30 at 11.27.56 AMNew York's new
    reality  e s t a t e?

    'Decentralised Age' dawns:
    Hybrid worklife confluence


    Remote work is here to stay. Manhattan may never be the same. NYC, long buoyed by a fantastic flow of commuters into towering office buildings, faces a cataclysmic challenge, even when Covid concludes. A new mobile 'office is where you are', 'decentralized age' has dawned. This case study by NYTimes' Matthew Haag is convincing....

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Screen Shot 2021 04 02 at 2.20.05 PMStaples steps up
Promo webstore

Personalised experience
for clients' ad specialties


Staples, supplier of promotional products ranging from personalized apparel to pens and coffee mugs is smoothing out its sales operations with a new personalized ecommerce experience for its client base. 

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Screen Shot 2021 04 01 at 1.21.38 PMThe  G r e e n
Infrastructure
G e n e r a t i o n

Will Pres Biden's Boost
supercharge economy?


After the US presidential election top NYTimes columnist Tom Friedman wrote the key to future US success was for President Biden to deliver real stimulus that enables all Americans to realize their full potential. Moreover, to make sure that the $1.9Tn relief package; and his coming $3Tn green/infrastructure proposal actually deliver as promised.

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Lucy WFH 20 lrLaptops lift off
from hybrid hype

"WFH learning & gaming
boost demand" Gartner


Laptop & tablet usage is expected to surge this year, according to Gartner, as the pandemic triggers a permanent change in how we use devices. The analyst firm claims that 125m more laptops & tablets will be in use globally compared to 2020

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Screen Shot 2021 03 31 at 3.07.34 PMCorporate office
comeback or no?

Mixed feelings in London.
Vested views skew reality


On Tuesday, we studied attitudes of NYC office bosses & employees on the "return to central offices" dilemma. Now we look at the similar quandary in London, where optimism is greater, but is it real given the WFH productivity boost; the dawning of the 'decentralized age'; and the cataclysmic challenge facing commuters?

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Atkinson Peter MacFarlaneMacFarlane makes
6th packaging buy

Focus: protective & indst'l
regional specialists in 2021


Macfarlane Group
 has acquired a protective packaging provider to further strengthen its business in the SW England. This is its 4th acquisition in the growing protective packaging market 

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Screen Shot 2021 03 31 at 1.17.21 PMKC hikes hygiene
product prices 

Expect copycat moves from
P&G, UL, GPac, RB & Essity


Leading hygiene brandmaker Kimberly-Clark announces plans to increase selling prices across a majority of its North America consumer products business. Just like the transportation duopoly FedEx/UPS, expect most of the major hygiene brands to take advantage of a strong consumer demand in the WFH era

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dead fish in the water300Staples  s t a l l s
#SPLODGE deal

Re-evaluating offer for
rotting Depot/Max stores?


Staples'
parent vulture capitalist Sycamore Partners' has decided to re-evaluate its offer for ODP Corp, (Depot & Max). As previously suggested this looks increasingly like a compromise bid for diminishing retail assets. Either way Depot looks 'dead in the water'....

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Screen Shot 2021 03 30 at 1.05.47 PMZoooooming
back the future?

New collaborations see
hot desks, small rooms


As corporations plan to bring workers back to the office, interior design experts Perkins+Will expect expanded gathering spaces and fewer personal workstations. The #BeyondCovid scenarios look uncannily like collaborative workspaces from progressives in the 90's

Read more ...

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Screen Shot 2021 03 30 at 11.27.56 AMNew York's new
reality  e s t a t e?

'Decentralised Age' dawns:
Hybrid worklife confluence


Remote work is here to stay. Manhattan may never be the same. NYC, long buoyed by a fantastic flow of commuters into towering office buildings, faces a cataclysmic challenge, even when Covid concludes. A new mobile 'office is where you are', 'decentralized age' has dawned. This case study by NYTimes' Matthew Haag is convincing....

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Screen Shot 2021 03 29 at 2.07.54 PMAmazon's private
label p a r a d o x

Criticism fair given history
of 19thCy retail practices?


Amazon's
aggressive acceleration to #1 customer choice for everything, has 
radically changed how retailing works. It attracts much scrutiny and criticism. "Some of this is justified but one strand seems unfair because it attacks Amazon for something that's been around for 150 years - the private label business" writes Seeking Alpha's Ben Evans.

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