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AMAZONIFICATION Bezos squashing RESELLER brandsAMZNIFICATION:
Bezos achieves...

Mr Everything's Vision:
1hr delivery service close

The army of skeptics have been proven wrong. Amazon's investment in excellent, immediate customer service and profitability are now acknowledged. Here's Telegraph James Titcomb's take... 

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tech trends 4Top 8 trends in
new workplace

Bold new tech inspiring
increased productivity

 

Charles Orton Jones has written a great piece in Raconteur about the future of work and how tech is boosting personal productivity...

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amazon v costcoIs  C o s t c o
Amazon proof?

Consistent 6% growth
puts retail rivals in shade

 

Amazon has a cross-town retail rival in Costco Wholesale located near Seattle  and their histories are interestingly intertwined. How do they compare in business supplies?

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digital marketing manDigital drivel
in marketing

Don't separate budgets
for trad & emarketing

 

Time to remove all silly silos between digital and non-digital tools from your marketing budget . Digital marketing is a redundant term. Stick to your integrated marketing strategy to succeed using all tools.

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Better CSPOT the stain waiting to happenapital: a
worst nightmare

Vulture Capital failures
continue. SPOT bursting?


Better Capital chairman Jon Moulton's poor selection of managers is becoming legend. City Link, Jaegar and now boatmaker Fairline sinks. Next Jeff 'Whitewash' Whiteway's toxic SPOT to burst?

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women top 9 marketeers 2015The Wonder
of Women?

Proven great managers.
Are they great leaders?


Business Reporter focused today on the success of women in business. However the track record of senior execs in the international office market is not not a great advert for growth leadership. Updated

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protectionists parade cliffActivism beats
Protectionism!

How can kick-ass action


extend to indie dealers?


Apart from a minority of progressive resellers, most OP dealers behave complacently towards the increasing certainty of the 'paperless office'. Who should be driving the new agenda in their broad interest? Dealer groups? Wholesalers? We express a view... Updated

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wbmason montage1Single source
service scALES

Multi-source business
supplies in meltdown


The single source dominance of Staples/Depot in the corporate market threatens to thwart its merger. Nevertheless, the fragmented SMB market (10-1000 employees) is following its lead into single source suppliers e.g. Amazon & WBMason. Updated

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Sargent Staples mission impossible#SPLODGE
Impossible 3
SPR remedy?

Genuine concern over
loss of Depot business


The #SPLODGE merger is highly unlikely to gain FTC approval next week, without selling its Depot contract division, for example. Who can buy: Amazon, Grainger or perhaps SPRichards? Here's why...

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Star wars awakensS t a r  W a r s
the wrong way

Resist 'Force Awakening'.
Focus on strategic vision


With less than 3 weeks to the new Star Wars movie (18 Dec), many brands are jumping on the bandwagon, so evident at Big Buyer in Bologna. We review the logic of these 'brand partnerships'.

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