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  • commodity cliffPrint/papermakers
    plunge prolongs

    #OPocalypse: Diminished
    demand+economy+Covid


    Most leading OP, Paper & Printermakers will report Q4'20 results over the next 2 weeks. Printer paper is down 60%+ since 2008; another -20%+ in Q4. The shift to hygiene & packaging products is huge. We analyse Q4 results to date inc. HP, Veritiv, Mondi, Cascades & Verso Paper Updated daily 

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  • Screen Shot 2020 07 10 at 10.48.54 AMHealthy Hygiene
    market momentum

    Covid mitigation challenge
    Q4'20 Suppliers' Results


    The #Paperless #Officeless #Touchless & #Spotless future is happening BIGTIME! Business suppliers: makers, dealers inc.designers & managed services providers have pivoted to sell customers PPE, hygiene supplies, WFH technology, air purifiers & office planning services for social distancing. We review and analyse Q4'20 results to date inc. RB, Ecolab, Motion & Brady CorpUpdated daily

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  • Depot deckchair shifter smith 21Deceitful Depot
    deeper and down

    'ODPCorp' & 'Max B2B ceo
    Smith's 'deckchair shifting'
    cliches on a sinking ship


    Beleaguered bigbox ODP Corp (ex-Office Depot-OfficeMax), continued to sink at double-digit rates in Q4'20. OP core sales were crushed with hygiene essentials online softening the decline. We analyse captain Gerry 'Smudger' Smith's hollow & misleading commentary 

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  • Screen Shot 2021 02 22 at 7.01.59 PMOpportunities for
    IDC in WFH print?

    HP Pres Tuan Tran explains
    SaaS & improved security


    "The strong demand for WFH printing presents dealers with major opportunities for new sources of growth, as the hybrid workforce settles in as the new reality" believes HP’s printing business president Tuan Tran told CRN. We challenge his case....

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  • Officeless spaced outReimagining
    the Future Office

    Views of Innovative, ESND
    Guernsey & W/Hse Direct


    Following the views of furnituremakers Herman Miller's Andi Owen and Workrite Ergonomics' Charlie Lawrence, PP gets the thoughts from business supply distribution leaders at Essendant, Innovative, Guernsey & Warehouse Direct. We summarise and comment and next week get more views from specialist furnituremakers & dealers. 

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coke whiteway catchCan Coke catch
the Whitewave?

Will Pepsi tailgater move
into $14Bn bev market?

 


Can anything reverse soda's slide at Coca-Cola? Consumers want something better than sweet carbonated beverage, so volumes will continue fall unless they react quickly...

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PC market plungeWill Windows 10
save PC market?

Can 4 years decline be 
halted v mobile devices?

 

The arrival of Windows 10 will bring some hope to the ailing PC market, but vendors and partners still need to work hard to convince customers of the benefits, according to IDC.

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Bezos amazons robin hoodPiranha/Partner 
peculiar parallel

OPI renews AMZN study
to Germany. Relevance?


OPI and MWA have released a new market research report that investigates Amazon as an office supplier in Germany. Are Amazon biting or backing dealers. Updated & Complete

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pelikan loo hooi keatPelikan products
plunge persists

Bleak future for maker;
in tailspinning decline


Pelikan,
the international stationery maker, continued its tails spinning spiral in Q1'15. 

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hilleard steve opiHappy Birthday
Steve Hilleard!

Old & Past It or ready


to revive ex-must read?


OPI's CEO Steve Hilleard celebrates his 50th birthday today! Congrats Steve! Welcome to the guild of aging office publishers... 

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dell michael smile lrDell delighted
w/private year 

Renews channel focus
investment & security


Dell
has issued a report outlining its financial performance over the past year – its first full one as a private firm.

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bezos amazon achilles heelAmazon Achilles
heel emerging? 

Elements expansion of
commodity private label


Following countless resellers, Amazon is expanding its lineup of private-label to inc. food & beverage supplies to business. Will this reversal of original brand strategy be Bezos' first big stab in his own foot?

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Rahman hosain jawboneJawbone hits
Fitbit IP theft

Distraction for health
tracker ahead of IPO


As it approaches an initial public offering, fitness-tracker company Fitbit faces a lawsuit from rival Jawbone that is spiced with betrayal and the alleged theft of trade secrets.

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amazon fresh delivery manAmazon deliver

FREE same day

Prime service extends
to 14 city metro areas 


Amazon wants to make impulse buys more impulsive. The dual etail/wholesaler giant is offering free same-day delivery service for Prime members..

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Riley Matt Daisy logoDaisy saves
Phoenix Group 

Leads to job losses &
director departures


Daisy Group has acquired Phoenix IT in a move to become the "first truly converged IT and unified communications provider in the UK mid-market"

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