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  • Screen Shot 2023 06 05 at 5.23.45 PMHybrid work is
    W o n d e r f u l !?

    ‘Stay forever’ mantra drives
    productivity & life balance


    Working from home (WFH) is part of the worklife balance that Generation Z demands, putting new pressures on employers, writes The Times' James Hurley. “Hybrid work will stay with us for ever,” Ronni Zehavi, ceo of HiBob states. Meanwhile. high profile business leaders argue there is a "loss of creativity". Who's right? We discuss....
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  • Screen Shot 2023 05 27 at 10.47.59 PMIs the 'Greenwash'
    ghost game over?

    Recycled paper pretenders'
    sham sustainability stories?

    There's been much PR and social media postings by makers and distributors promoting their sustainability credentials. How much is genuine and how much is sham posturing aka 'greenwash'? Certainly there are doubts about printer paper claims given the toxic journey between makers, distributors, users, mailing and recycling. We explore....Updated

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  • smith gerry depot deckchair shifter 21Depot distraction
    #24: Fed'n fudge? 

    'Bizarro' Smith's delusional
    dialogue disguises demise

    Beleaguered bigbox ODP Corp (aka-Depot-Max) has leaked that more acquisitions under its faux 'Federation' distraction platform can be expected. With many dealers under pressure post-Govt Covid relief, could major Mid-Atlantic and Carolinas' resellers be in play? We discuss ceo Gerry 'Bizarro' Smith's latest attempt to distract attention away from its dire demise...

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  • End is near callS t o c k l e s s

    Higher wholesaler pricing
    imperils dealer's survival

    Is the end nigh for stockless dealers? Back in the 2019 'normal' days, dealers were struggling with a slowing economy. Then, Covid crashed the corp office market. Then, Government relief ran out last year. Now consolidation is happening? Moreover, wholesalers raised prices above inflation squeezing dealers competitiveness? The BIG question is how will transactional dealers survive? Should we expect larger progressives to lead an acquisition wave in the business supply market? We investigate latest market views. Later today ...

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  • disconnected dealer box lucy walkAre limping locals 
    resting on laurels?

    User disconnected? Weak
    webstores? Transactional
    not productivity svcs driven

    'Buy Local' 
    campaigns have been promoted by dealer groups for 30 years, largely as defensive plays v bigbox attacks. But, what user benefits do they offer in terms of personalized productivity gains v the increasingly local and faster Amazon army of resellers? We discuss and offer guidance...Updated

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sony sinking ship ceoSony saved by
Apple' iPhone

Image sensors & Play
Station power profits



Sony said Thursday that its net profit more than tripled during the April-June quarter, helped by strong sales in its videogame and smartphone image sensor divisions.

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samsung S5 womanStung Samsung 
Galaxy 6 gloom

Delays & apathy cause
price cuts to get sales

Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge
smartphones debuted to strong reviews and ratings, but a combination of manufacturing delays and consumer apathy appears to have killed most of the phone’s forward momentum.

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keane rob vistaprint productsV i s t a p r i n t
ventures forth

Better marketing drives
growth plus acquisitions

, renamed Cimpress, the leading online provider of professional marketing services to SMB's reported strong sales growth for its Q4'15.

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Microsoft software-as-

service drives launch

Microsoft’s last version of Windows put off business customers. The new edition looks set to benefit from a long, hard effort to rebuild corporate goodwill.

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IP packaging aircraft carrierIP packaging
less & paperless

Shifts to hygiene market.
Demand down for 2Qtr

International Paper
continued its transformation from printed papermaking into packaging and the hygiene market but results were down across the board for second successive quarter

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Screen Shot 2015 07 22 at 13.55.24Coke's 2020
wellness vision

Low cal, smaller packs:
responsible marketing

continues on track to achieve its four key global well-being commitments that it set out to reach by 2020.

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Acco slideAcco Brands

Hopelessness persists.
Kensington gets killed


Acco Brands, the one time leading OP marketer, issued less depressing financial results for Q2'15. It behaves complacently & reacts slowly to market trends and shows little sign of life.

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amazon bezos drone deliveryAMZN defines
drone delivery

Hi-Speed transit zones
plan to navigate skies


The #1 etailer Amazon has laid out drone delivery plans including dividing airspace to avoid manned aircraft. They've been testing in Canada...

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staples easytech salesmanStaples to make
W10 free & easy

Easy Tech team standby
to upgrade user devices


will celebrate the launch of Windows 10 with the arrival of new devices, deals, demonstrations and free services tomorrow...

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Screen Shot 2015 07 28 at 22.17.12Twitter turns
analyst cynics

Jack's back to push
broadcasting power

Co-Founder, Interim CEO Jack Dorsey of Twitter, the permission based news broadcaster, made terrific progress convincing skeptical analysts at Q2'15 earnings call, shown live on Periscope (pic left) today...

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