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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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Lucy mobile montage v3"Mobilize your
webstore plse"

Lucy wants to buy local
but are dealers ready?

The mobile is now the preferred shopping channel for the majority user choosers. 31% (44% for businesswomen) of web traffic is now via mobile, with more shopping or info searching. Updated 

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sargent staples ship steers stormy watersStaples stalled;
Sargent surges

CEO pay survey shows
market winners & losers

Boston Globe highlighted the mismatch between Staples struggles and the rising compensation of CEO Ron Sargent.  The comparison may not be fair. We review and highlight more alarming discrepancies. Updated

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siloed functional orgBeware sick
silo syndrome!

Create customer focused
units not functional funk

A new report highlights structural problems in an alarming number of large businesses with 'siloed' navel gazing, self centred functional thinking the main problem

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Bubble marketsBaseless bubble
babble persists 

Does economic data fail
to tag freelancing shift?

In an interview with Goldman Sachs,Yale professor Robert Shiller said there is a "bubble element" to the stock market. But how does economic data recognise the huge rise in start-up entrepreneurs and new tech-Uber driven personal  productivity?

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lucy snacking officeThe call for

Mindful snacking drive
by Mondelez on course


Mondelēz International has made strides in its effort to empower consumers to snack mindfully and is on track with its Better Choices sales drive...

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costolo dick twitter stress1Costolo caught
in the headlights

Twitter chief agitated &
defensive at CodeCon 


Twitter CEO Dick Costolo is behaving like a 'deer in the headlights'. His appearance and mannerisms show increasing signs of stress as he repeatedly defends his tenuous tenure...

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Millennials mobiles

5 myths about
Millennials in
the Workplace

Gap gabfest garbage.
Diffs: attitude or age?

There's constant labelling in conferences, national & office press about 'Millennial Generation Gap’ (15-35yr olds). It’s always been the mainstream workforce, but do they behave differently to baby boomers, or need to be treated specially?

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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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