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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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Betts terry CCS deskCCS Media's
momentum rolls 

Betts forecasts another
double-digit growth year

On the back of a strong 2015 performance, CCS CEO Terry Betts aims for growth across the board in new financial year, but warns it won't be an easy ride for any channel player

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Screen Shot 2016 01 25 at 11.10.24Johnson Contrls
to takeover Tyco

FM service leader moves
on top biz security brand

Johnson Controls & Tyco (inc ADT)
 are in talks to combine forces, The deal could value Tyco as high as $20Bn and create a $43Bn FM/Security services giant

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dorsey jack handsJack tightens up
Twitter top team

Exec exodus : "All chose
to exit" confirms Dorsey


Twitter, the world's biggest and fastest broadcasting and promotional service has confirmed the departure of 4 key executives and broadened COO Adam Bain's responsibilities...

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butler adam vow 2016VOW's plan to
step up a gear

Butler bigs up resellers &
broader range relevancy

VOW's MD Adrian Butler
opened up the 2nd annual Greenlight conference in Birmingham with a self critical review and a very determined plan to broaden its business supply range. Updated inc. comments from CEO Robert Baldrey

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gou terry hon hai

Sharp subject
to takeover bid

Will Apple supplier be
diverted by Japan Inc?

The bidding war for Japanese electronics icon Sharp comes with a healthy dose of Apple envy.

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martin geoff CCLCCL collects


Increases share in US
Europe specialty market

CCL Industries,
a world leader in specialty label, packaging solutions to businesses and consumers, has concluded 3 more acquisitions, plus an increased stake in one of its joint ventures. 

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bett show 2016 2BETT EdTech

Interactivity tools in


teaching & learning

converge & expand


BETT, the world's #1 education and technology exhibition and conference in London, was the best we've attended over the past 5 years. An innovative experience on steroids!

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darrell brack logiLogitech lifted
by mobile/video

Tablet demand tanks.
Takeover trail started

Logitech International,
the personal technology accessories maker reported improved sales but slower profit results in Q3'16 ended 31 Dec'15. It still suffers from confusing & optimistic, analysis paralysis?

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ocean freighter listingOcean freight
business sinks

Commodity imports

from Asia nosedives


Falling demand to and from Asia and other major commodity importers, including paper, is wreaking havoc on some of the world’s biggest shipping companies

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AMAZONIFICATION Bezos squashing RESELLER brandsAmazon UK#1
office w/saler 

Dealers turn to business
supplies broadliner first

The turmoil in UK OP wholesaler circles has caused an increasing number of progressive resellers to turn to Amazon's broadline business supply wholesale service for immediate delivery...

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