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  • Screen Shot 2023 01 20 at 11.09.34 AMDoes EVO know
    how to Complete?

    Can Endless loser's hybrid
    reseller survive new mkt?


    The demise of UK's #2 OP reseller Complete Business Solutions reminded many of the ruinous ragbag rollup of Garner Bennett 20yrs ago. The common fault line: 'No integration of systems or focus on organic growth'. Now it's been saved by major creditor EVO Group (ceo Andrew Gale, pic left), how will subsidiary Banner manage the many parts, given its losing record in the growing business supply market? Complete 

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  • Screen Shot 2023 01 20 at 10.56.16 AMWill CNG broaden
    biz supply range?

    Will narrowline SPR acq'n
    open one source strategy?


    Central National Gottesman (CNG),
    the $9Bn privately owned (Wallach family, Andrew and Kenneth, pic left) paper and packaging distributor acquired US#2 OP wholesaler SPR on 11Jan. The big question, apart from distribution system synergies: will it adopt a broadline business supply wholesale strategy, absent this century; and open up opportunities for single source supply 'stockless' dealers? We discuss...Complete

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  • OPocalypse now Mar17OP <10% demand;
    60% channel sales

    UK wh/salers/dealers 7yrs
    back v US biz supply mkt


    Proficiency Index
     has 
    completed its MEGATRENDS review of the business supply market in 2022. In both US & UK trad paper related office supplies fell below 10% of business demand. Yet, the latest survey of OP dealers show average sales mix was still >60%. Moreover, it confirmed US channel leaders were c7yrs+ ahead of UK in range breadth i.e. low hygiene, foodservice and packaging. We analyse market trends and advise ... Complete

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  • Screen Shot 2022 12 31 at 1.33.46 PMRenaissance or

    Recession hype? 

    Who will seize personalized
    productivity services mkt?
    Top 20 Predictions for '23


    What will happen in 2023 with Economy: Inflation? Leaders Amazon, Apple, SPLS-Essendant, CNG-SPR, Advent-Imperial, FEMSA-Envoy, WBMason, HP, Uline, EVO-VOW, Paragon-Spicers, Lyreco, Raja, Bunzl, independent dealers, dealer groups, wholesalers, furnituremakers, paper-printermakers, MPS, OP makers; foodservice; hygiene suppliers; packaging; AI, cybersecurity; Hybrid-WFH; B2U marketing trends? PP's Top 20 predictions.

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  • MEGATRENDS 2022sq2023 Business
    Supply Market
    MEGATRENDS

    Hybrid Officeless Means
    More  
    P r o d u c t i v i t y


    We repeat "Are we heralding in the Roaring 20's" after an uncertain Putin disrupted 2022? Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Shopify, Uber have M-powered a entrepreneurial revolution with affordable tech & immediate delivery. Covid advanced 2025 trends: #Paperless #Officeless #Touchless. WFH-Hybrid office trends tell 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? Report inc. 2022 Market Review

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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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Riley Matt Daisy logoDaisy saves
Phoenix Group 

Leads to job losses &
director departures


Daisy Group has acquired Phoenix IT in a move to become the "first truly converged IT and unified communications provider in the UK mid-market"

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woodman nick gopro codeGoPro drives
drone videos

Making first steps too,
in VR for prosumers

 


With a lion’s share of the video camera market locked up, GoPro is turning to its next chapter: Virtual reality and drones. Re/Code's Kara Swisher interviews Nick Woodman 

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Staples lendioStaples funds
growth firms

Making loans happen


for micro businesses

 


Since launching in February, Staples online financing service with Lendio has processed $1.5m in loans for dozens of small businesses...

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