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  • CO2 Net ZeroESG: Genuine or
    Greenwashing?

    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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Foxconn sharp gou takahashiFoxconn seal
Sharp deal?

iPhone assembler defies
Japanese counter move


Foxconn
the innovative iPhone assembler is set to takeover one of Japan's largest and troubled companies Sharp by the end of February

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long mike arrow presentingArrow regains 
its growth spark

Strong growth in Europe
& Enterprise Computing

Arrow Electronics, the $23Bn in sales global provider of IT products, services reported improved sales and profits for Q4'15.

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dorer benni clorox 100Clorox cleaner
market growth

Chemicals maker gains
from innovative brands

Clorox Company, the $5.5Bn in sales cleaning brands giant, reported flat overall growth but strong US results in Q2'16 to 31 Dec'15

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sundstrom karl stora LRStoraEnso paper
sales slide again

Top papermaker closing
mills; biorefining shift


Global #2 papermaker Stora Enso reported weaker sales but stronger profits in Q4'15. CEO Karl Sundstrom described transformation plans to cut paper capacity and investment in new growth opportunities...

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Tescon hurtsTesco suppliers
must come clean

Soft money fraud outed.
Check out auditors too!



Tesco has accepted the watchdog GCA report that it fiddled its accounts by manipulating payments to and from its suppliers. Evening Standard's Antony Hilton calls suppliers/auditors  to account. We discuss... 

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silveira diogo da portucelPortucel powers 
into US market

Navigates share gains
as rivals war on price


Leading quality brand papermaker Portucel/Soporcel of Portugal reported strong results for Q4'15, particularly in US, against a background of internecine warfare across a declining global market

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Energizer bunny splitEnergizer gains
market power

Costly company split
& exits from Venezuala


Energizer Holdings
the personal, household care and battery maker, reported disappointing Q1'16 results to 31 Dec'15

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lenovo yangLenovo grows
PC market share

Slow growth in mobiles
leads to cost cutting 

 


PC giant Lenovo is taking "decisive actions" to transform its business as it suffered a profit declines following its acquisitions of Motorola

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nadella satya microsoft cutsMicrosoft moves
up Unified Coms

IDC reports catching
Avaya, Alcatel & Cisco 


Microsoft has become a "head-to-head competitor" in unified comms (UC) space after capitalising on traditional players' slow reaction to changing adoption patterns, according to IDC.

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Screen Shot 2016 02 03 at 14.47.52Mndelez snacks 
healthy growth

Emerging markets &
power brands strong



Mondelez International,
 the $30Bn+ in sales, international brand snacks maker, today reported strong Q4'15 results despite heavy negative currency headwinds...

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