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  • Screen Shot 2022 01 16 at 4.10.21 PMPackaging power
    propels biz market

    Ecom product care drives
    rapid growth, VCap interest


    The hygiene & packaging market looks alot like the glorious 80/90's days in OP. Consolidation of regional independents in a market with 10%+ growth fuelled by WFH/ecommerce, led by the major players e.g. ULine and venture capital funds. We review, analyse leaders and trends....

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  • staples depot train crashKaluzny skins SPLS
    Smith drains ODP

    Myopic mercenary moves
    maximise selfish interests


    Former bigbox giants Staples & Office Depot ($52Bn sales 2007) have been destroyed by a mix of incompetence and vulture capitalist's greed. Today, aggregate sales are $19Bn sinking at a $2Bnpa rate.  What are the motivations of Sycamore's Stefan Kaluzny and Depot's ceo Gerry 'Bizarro' Smith? We review and comment... 

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  • Screen Shot 2022 01 15 at 5.46.12 PMCan dealers svc

    hybrid workers?

    More lower value webstore
    orders delivered same day


    Corporations are adjusting rapidly to the hybrid work future. Flexible work is here to stay. How will dealers adapt to a new norm where empowered users order business supplies online, in smaller quantities, expecting the immediate home delivery advanced by Amazon? What will they do to upgrade webstores and broaden ranges to minimise the higher cost to serve? We discuss....

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  • Screen Shot 2022 01 14 at 9.40.00 AMDepot's charade
    'split' game over

    Phantom 2nd bidder for
    retail biz to stall Staples?


    ODP Corp aka Office Depot
    has decided to delay previously announced plans to split into two public companies to "mull over sale offers for its retail division", sending its shares up 10%. This bigbox game of charades is a joke; a disintegrating mess run by a bunch of self serving simpletons...

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  • MEGATRENDS 2022sq2022 Business
    Supply Market
    MEGATRENDS

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


    Are we heralding in the Roaring 20's? Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Shopify have M-powered a new entrepreneurial revolution with affordable personal tech & immediate delivery. Covid advanced 2025 trends: #Paperless #Officeless #Touchless #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. 2021 Market Review published today!

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Screen Shot 2015 05 28 at 17.24.55The O f f i c e
of the F u t u r e

Urban collab-workspace

energizes hi-productivity


The Bisnow organized 'Office of the Future' event in Boston last Thursday successfully communicated what users & owners want from workplacestoday, complete

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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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