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  • Screen Shot 2021 04 01 at 1.21.38 PMThe  G r e e n
    Infrastructure
    G e n e r a t i o n

    Will Pres Biden's Boost
    supercharge economy?


    After the US presidential election top NYTimes columnist Tom Friedman wrote the key to future US success was for President Biden to deliver real stimulus that enables all Americans to realize their full potential. Moreover, to make sure that the $1.9Tn relief package; and his coming $3Tn green/infrastructure proposal actually deliver as promised.

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  • Screen Shot 2021 03 30 at 1.05.47 PMZoooooming
    back the future?

    New collaborations see
    hot desks, small rooms


    As corporations plan to bring workers back to the office, interior design experts Perkins+Will expect expanded gathering spaces and fewer personal workstations. The #BeyondCovid scenarios look uncannily like collaborative workspaces from progressives in the 90's

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  • Screen Shot 2021 03 30 at 11.27.56 AMNew York's new
    reality  e s t a t e?

    'Decentralised Age' dawns:
    Hybrid worklife confluence


    Remote work is here to stay. Manhattan may never be the same. NYC, long buoyed by a fantastic flow of commuters into towering office buildings, faces a cataclysmic challenge, even when Covid concludes. A new mobile 'office is where you are', 'decentralized age' has dawned. This case study by NYTimes' Matthew Haag is convincing....

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Screen Shot 2021 03 17 at 2.37.00 PMStarbucks 50yrs
Anniversary blend

Johnson: "50%+ beverage
sales are ice cold varieties"


This month Starbucks reached its 50th Anniversary. To celebrate its birthday, ceo Kevin Johnson announced a limited-edition coffee blend with some breathtaking packaging. Meanwhile, it continues to adapt its personalised beverage service to suit its international, ubiquitous customers, including rapid business delivery

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Screen Shot 2021 03 18 at 2.09.16 PMWürth's wager
wave on safety

Industrial supply giant
stakes triple US play


Germany's $15Bn international industrial supplies giant, Würth confirmed the acquisition of a third and its largest safety supply distributor in the US over the past 6 months.  CEO Dan Hill outlined progress and plans...

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farmer scott cintasCintas' resilient
Covid comeback

Health & Safety Services
growth lessens impact


Cintas
, the uniform & business services specialist, posted commendable Q3'21 results during Covid and progressed with ceo Scott Farmer's 'Ready for the Workday' strategic direction shift at higher profitability....

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Murphy neil bytes 20Bytes beats best
growth forecasts

Trading update for new
LSE quoted software firm


Leading UK software house Bytes, that made its London Stock Exchange debut in December, is set to beat market expectations in its full-year trading update to 28Feb'21. CEO Neil Murphy commented on its remarkable progress & new contract wins...

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Screen Shot 2020 05 03 at 6.36.49 PMSamsonite sinks

as travel tanks

US market growth hit by
tariffs, scandal & Covid


Global luggage leader Samsonite reported a spectacular fall in demand as travel bans were enforced across the world. Moreover it was damaged by an internal fraud investigation aftermath and affects of US tariffs on imported products. Can new CEO Kyle Gendreau it turnaround?

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norris mike ccenter logoComputacenter

compounds growth

Positive sales outlook for
corporates inc.WFHome


Leading international IT solutions reseller Computacenter reported FY'20 results "substantially ahead" with demand for services strong through Covid. CEO Mike Norris confirmed the value of its personal service teams to WFH & corporate executives

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Screen Shot 2021 03 16 at 3.20.39 PMDiversey dressed
up for $6Bn IPO

Owner Bain Captl active in
hygiene mkt capitalisations


Private Equity powerhouse
Bain Capital
with ownership positions in hygiene product distributors Imperial Dade & Veritiv is planning an IPO for its cleaning solutions maker Diversey (ex-Sealed Air) with a $6Bn+ valuation

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Screen Shot 2021 03 17 at 6.39.23 PMKodak collapses
deeper & deeper

Covid accelerates demise
in trad & digital printing


Eastman Kodak
 continued to 
report rapidly declining results in Q4'20. Opportunist ceo Jim Continenza appointed in Feb'19 has achieved little to rescue the core business and was notoriously embroiled in the suspicious $765m govt loan to convert facilities into making dodgy drugs

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Screen Shot 2021 03 16 at 12.54.46 PMPreeminent 2021
Packaging trends

Consumer designs lean
into sustainability & nature


Which trends will dominate packaging design in 2021? asks Equator Design director Howard Wright, who then explains those trends that will harness the groundswell of new product innovation and refocused messaging of 2020.

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Screen Shot 2021 03 16 at 7.14.10 PMAMZN Business
sales understated 

Classification excls Direct-
to-User supply since 2006


Amazon Business
recenty released annual sales numbers trending at $25Bn worldwide. Based on PPSources we believe these figures hugely underestimate total business supplies GMV inc Micro/SMB's, since it started back in 2006.

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