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  • MEGATRENDS 2021sq2020s Business
    Supply Market
    MEGATRENDS

    ......less Means More
    P r o d u c t i v i t y 


    Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Zoom, Shopify, Uber & Salesforce have M-powered a new entrepreneurial revolution with affordable personal tech & immediate delivery services. Covid accelerated the advance of 2025 trends: #Paperless #Officeless #Touchless #Spotless #Bigless #Wasteless & #Carbonless. WFH told us to connect with users by providing personalised productivity services + integrated same-day delivery. We guide on how dealers can take charge of their destiny? New Report inc. 2020 Market Review published today

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  • Predictions 2021Power Productivity

    or #OPocalypse? 

    Who will seize the single
    source biz supply market?


    What will happen in 2021 with Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Staples, Essendant, Shopify, SPR, Alibaba, Depot, WBMason, HP, U-Line, Imperial, EVO-VOW, Westcoast, Bunzl, Brady, independent dealers, dealer groups, wholesalers, furnituremakers, paper-printermakers, MPS, OP makers; foodservice; hygiene suppliers; packaging; AI, robotics,Tech/cybersecurity; Hybrid-WFH; B2U v B2B marketing trends. PP's 21 predictions updated

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  • customer intimacy heart mobileTop Resellers Review

    Progressives rally
    to WFH/PPE call

    Bigboxes, Leaders, Rising
    Stars, laggards & Top Tips


    The bigbox share of the market tumbled again in 2020. Disintegrating Depot & stalled Staples lost another $2Bn sales as Amazon's  growth rocketed. Progressive indie resellers, MSP's got hammered on OP/MPS & furniture, but their agility enabled to pivot to Hygiene-PPE and service their local WFH market. Updated

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  • Top Performers 2020Best Performers
    Review of 2020

    Leaders, brands, web,
    products, productivity,
    services, ads, greenest.
    'Essentials' winners all


    The #OPocalypse aka perfect storm that impacted the office supply market in 2019, got worse in 2020, with the devastating effect of the Covid catastrophe. Even progressive broadline business suppliers suffered, but escaped with a rapid pivot to PPE-Hygiene-WFH 'essentials' e.g. Amazon, P&G, Lenovo. Proficiency Index reviewsbest performers in each category. Complete

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  • Frost on Boston snowF r o s t  B i t e s
    Favourites 2020

    Review of Best & Worst
    critical events & stories


    This has been a crazy, tragic year for the business supply market. Every cloud has a silver lining. We believe major 2020's trends have accelerated towards a better World: inc. #Paperless #Officeless #Touchless #Spotless #Bigless #Wasteless #Carbonless etc. 

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watt graeme softcatSoftcat strong, if
uncertain outlook

'Public' demand offsets
weak corporate projects


Softcat
the #2 UK tech reseller reported strong first half results, lifting market cap by 7% to £3Bn+. CEO Graeme Watt said the second half was "difficult to predict" given the Covid impact on return to corporate offices

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Swisher Kara Recode 21Top tech trends
advance 10yrs

TWTR, FBk, Apple, AMZN
drive towards an Ecoworld


"Goodbye toxic Tweets! And other Predictions for 2021" by NYTimes' Kara Swisher. Covid forced the kind of work experimentation that would have taken a decade otherwise. We review and comment on her outlook

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Baitler jay staples easy riderOP legend Baitler
back on TOPS

Ex-SPLS leader returns to
help convert papermakers
into hygiene growth mkts


Private Equity firm Atlas Holdings hired OP legend Jay Baitler 8yrs ago to help direct & develop, under-invested legacy paper makers, into new use markets eg hygiene supplies. I first met 'Easy Rider' Jay back in the 80's at Summit (NYC) and followed his 18yrs success with Staples (B2B chief). We discuss progress and plans...

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MEGATRENDS 2021sq2020s Business
Supply Market
MEGATRENDS

......less Means More
P r o d u c t i v i t y 


Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Zoom, Shopify, Uber & Salesforce have M-powered a new entrepreneurial revolution with affordable personal tech & immediate delivery services. Covid accelerated the advance of 2025 trends: #Paperless #Officeless #Touchless #Spotless #Bigless #Wasteless & #Carbonless. WFH told us to connect with users by providing personalised productivity services + integrated same-day delivery. We guide on how dealers can take charge of their destiny? New Report inc. 2020 Market Review published today

Read more ...

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Predictions 2021Power Productivity

or #OPocalypse? 

Who will seize the single
source biz supply market?


What will happen in 2021 with Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Staples, Essendant, Shopify, SPR, Alibaba, Depot, WBMason, HP, U-Line, Imperial, EVO-VOW, Westcoast, Bunzl, Brady, independent dealers, dealer groups, wholesalers, furnituremakers, paper-printermakers, MPS, OP makers; foodservice; hygiene suppliers; packaging; AI, robotics,Tech/cybersecurity; Hybrid-WFH; B2U v B2B marketing trends. PP's 21 predictions updated

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Eakes mark millerEakes expands
in hygiene supply 

Acquires NE neighbourly
jansan supply specialist


Eakes Office Solutions
the leading business supply reseller in Nebraska has made aits second jansan specialist in its region. We can expect similar developments in 2021 from progressive chief Mark Miller. 

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Lucy WFH 20 lr"WFH boom is
here to stay"?

Companies get ready
to cut & localize pay


The office job has evolved rapidly during the last 9 months' Covid lockdown. Work from Home (WFH)! Live anywhere! Take a pay cut? BusinessWeek writer Noah Buhayar discusses how the pandemic migration could reshape the US economy. We add our comments

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customer intimacy heart mobileTop Resellers Review

Progressives rally
to WFH/PPE call

Bigboxes, Leaders, Rising
Stars, laggards & Top Tips


The bigbox share of the market tumbled again in 2020. Disintegrating Depot & stalled Staples lost another $2Bn sales as Amazon's  growth rocketed. Progressive indie resellers, MSP's got hammered on OP/MPS & furniture, but their agility enabled to pivot to Hygiene-PPE and service their local WFH market. Updated

Read more ...

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Top Performers 2020Best Performers
Review of 2020

Leaders, brands, web,
products, productivity,
services, ads, greenest.
'Essentials' winners all


The #OPocalypse aka perfect storm that impacted the office supply market in 2019, got worse in 2020, with the devastating effect of the Covid catastrophe. Even progressive broadline business suppliers suffered, but escaped with a rapid pivot to PPE-Hygiene-WFH 'essentials' e.g. Amazon, P&G, Lenovo. Proficiency Index reviewsbest performers in each category. Complete

Read more ...

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tillis jason rob imperial warehouseImperial takes trio
of jansan dealers

Rapid roll up of 32 hygiene
& FS dealers tops $2.2Bn


Bain Capital 
owned Imperial Dade, a leading US hygiene & food service distributor announced the acquisition of 3 more regional jansan dealers in SCarolina, Mississippi & St. Louis respectively to take sales over $2.2Bn+

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