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  • CO2 Net ZeroESG: Genuine or

    Environment rating doubts.
    HP#1 Nwk v IBD only #19?

    Environmental, Social & Govt (ESG)
    is synonymous with commitment to 'net zero' carbon emissions, ethical and green trading. Sadly, as with many corporate policies, claims don't match practices. A great example is HP, rated #1 by Newsweekfeatured only #19 in IBD's Top 100. We analyse why, along with other big business supply brands...Updated

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  • Officeless man 2020.png Workplace? Office
    is where you are!

    Hybrid hikes productivity.
    Can dealers svc AZUREs?

    The digital age driven by 
    Apple, Google & Amazon exploded from 2007, sparked a new entrepreneurial revolution where smart mobiles enabled 'anywhere, paperless, officeless' working. Welcome to the new Age of the AZURE Workers. How can resellers service their needs? How can they compete without user friendly webstores and same day WFH delivery? Complete

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  • Screen Shot 2022 09 13 at 2.23.32 PMThe Gateway to
    a Healthier World

    ISSA's North America
    Cleaning Show Preview

    The ISSA Show North America
    returns to McCormick Place, Chicago (Oct10-13) in what promises to be a terrific 600 vendors' show with education sessions, guest speakers, and networking with hygiene supply professionals. We speak with ISSA director John Barrett about expectations....

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  • Screen Shot 2022 09 07 at 9.56.12 AMWill Hygiene market
    suffer OP tumult?

    Rapid rollups raise doubts
    on motivations of acquirers

    The "It's like déjà vu all over again"
     quote may aptly describe the rapid rollups happening in the hygiene, foodservice & packaging supply market right now. Public company/VC backed players Imperial, Envoy and BradyIFS are acquiring regional dealers monthly. The big question: will the consolidation process mirror the OP bigbox market 30yrs ago and end in tears of disintegration? Later today

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  • Lucy home working 21What Lucy wants
    in business supply

    • 1 click mobile webstores
    • Personalized delivery
    • Hybrid, hygienic offices

    Proficiency Index's 16th Annual Businesswomen 12 Pt Buying Survey (resumes from 2019), primarily users (typically Lucy) with executive power, is more valuable than ever. It provides greater insights into the latest trends in WFH, hybrid work and mobile shopping in business ... 
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bianchi franco haworthHaworth hold
market share

Shifts towards tailored
& high end interiors


Haworth, a leading US furnituremaker published its 2015 sales review and outlook today. It continued its positive progress in the premium marketplace...

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Askren stan HONHON takes 
a back seat

Demand for contract
& office furniture slows

HNI (HON + AllSteel) Corporation
, a leading US furniture maker, reported strong Q4'15 financial results. The furniture market is on a roll....

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peribere jerome sealedair logoS e a l e d  A i r
sales deflated

Protective packaging
maker gains in food

Sealed Air Corporation, the the $7Bn maker of packaging for food and FM products today announced weaker sales, but stronger profitability results for Q4'15 

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elisman boris acco slipsAcco falling

Hopelessness persists.
Kensington still KO'd

Acco Brands, the one time leading OP marketer, continued its depressing decline in Q4'15. It's complacent behaviour & slow adaptation to future market trends seems hopeless...

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mobile data ladyMobile data
deluge forecast

Web king Cisco predicts
75% video domination

Smartphones and other mobile devices are set to flood the Internet with data in coming years according infrastructure giant Cisco

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sargent smith arm around each other#SPLODGE gets
EU approval 

Europe not dominated
by SPLS/ODP as in US.


Staples said today that it got European Union approval to buy Office Depot as the merger of OP bigboxes continued to face rejection from the FTC, the U.S. antitrust regulators 

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WeWork Neumann adam standingWeWork space
rockets to $10Bn

Shared office provider
for start-ups & growers

12 months after investors placed a $5Bn valuation on WeWork, the provider of shared flexible office space internationally, has reached the $10 billion mark. The WeGeneration is alive!

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amazon treasure truckAMZN Treasure
Truck on road

A trove of promotions
for designated drop off

Ever exploring the territory that lies between etail and traditional in-store retail, Amazon today announced via Twitter and Instagram that its Treasure Truck, essentially a store on wheels, is up and running in the Seattle area.

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lovemarksFrom labels, to
logos to brands

Your plan to achieve
loyalty beyond reason


For business chiefs, brand loyalty is the ultimate deliverer of long term profitability. Mastering the emotional dimensions of marketing is by far the most important requisite of an enterprising life in business. Here's your guide...Updated

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beyond paperclipP u r g e  the
P a p e r c l i p!

Stop last century look
& trivializing your brand

We love paperclips as much as any dealer, but the time has come to look beyond products that increase overheads, towards office productivity tools and services that cut customers costs. Pull the 'paperclip' from your logo look...

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