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Hsu mike KCKimberly Clark:
clean up or out?

'Musical chair' exec moves.
Flat sales, losing mkt share


Kimberly Clark,
the $19Bn personal hygiene brandmaker, recently held an investors' conference. CEO Mike Hsu's near 4yr tenure has not improved flat sales performance or market share, yet he announced +5-7% inflated growth forecast for 2022, Now he's changing the short time serving exec team. How much longer will investors tolerate lack of progress for the iconic brand? 

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Screen Shot 2022 07 06 at 12.07.20 PMNormalization en
route or recession?

WSt. doomsayers in denial
re: strong jobs & consumer


Worldwide economic slowdown is in process, with the concurrent chaotic effects of Covid, Putin's War & China's lockdown, causing  huge supply shortages and inflation. But, with inflation and shortages abating, are we entering a period of normalization like 2019, or will there be a recession as Wall St. insists? We get top economists latest views...

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Screen Shot 2022 09 30 at 2.03.30 PMLaggard Lexmark
copies HP 'Instant'

Subscription D2C bypasses
channel ptnrs. Who's next?


HP
launched Instant 'Ink-as-a-Service' subscription service direct to consumers (D2C) in Dec'20. Now fading Chinese owned ink giant Lexmark is following suit in a desperate attempt to slow its terminal demise. It's called OnePrint cartridge subscription service for some of its GO Line devices.

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Hygiene clean office 21Hygiene Supply
overtakes OP mkt 

Foodsvc & Pkg cuts paper
& print to <25% biz market


Trad paper-printer products' domination of business supply is over. Tech supplies overtook OP in 2008; Hygiene & Safety supplies in 2015; Foodservice & Packaging each before 2025. Meanwhile, most dealers are stuck with 60%+/sales in OP, even as makers' volumes plunge as digitization takes over. We review biz market trends and recommend action...Later today

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Screen Shot 2022 09 24 at 12.32.39 PMNutritional 'facts'
negated by fakes!

Leading food brand label
claims can damage diets


Over the last 10 years nutritionists have proclaimed the importance of reading food labels before buying a product. The emphasis was understanding what was good and bad for the body's wellness. Unfortunately, some major brands abused the system. Here are 7 fake claims (aka 'Nutrifakes') on nutrition labels that damage diets. Updated again 

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CO2 Net ZeroESG: Genuine or
Greenwashing?

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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Screen Shot 2022 09 18 at 4.04.33 PMLinkedin: losing
its principles?

Pro' purpose forfeited in
favor of faux Facebook?


'How LinkedIn became a place to overshare. “This isn’t Facebook” users complain. But others find it a valuable place to talk about much more than work' writes NYTimes Lora Kelley. Do readers agree? Does personal promotional stuff and trivia clog the platform?  We discuss...

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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 11 at 5.05.12 PMHybrid work hung
over distractions

In-office perks, luring RTO
make it harder to focus


"So you wanted to get work done at the Office? Some are nostalgic for the silence they had at home, especially since in-office perks, aimed at luring people back, can make it harder to concentrate" headlines NYTimes 'Future of Work' writer Emma Goldberg.  We discuss the dilemma facing 'personal productivity' conscious hybrid workers

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Screen Shot 2022 08 28 at 2.20.54 PMNew Age of the
A Z U R E
  worker

A-Z (All) from Ubiquitous
Resourceful Entrepreneurs


The Industrial (blue collar) age was overtaken by the Information revolution (white collar) in the early 80s. As a result the OP industry boomed for 25yrs. The digital age driven by Apple, Google & AMZN exploded from 2007, sparking a new entrepreneurial revolution where smart mobiles enabled everywhere, paperless, officeless working. Welcome to the Age of the AZURE Workers ...How will resellers service their needs? Complete

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