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Screen Shot 2019 02 18 at 1.35.17 PMWill Groups Grope
or Grab Future!?

Post-OP plans: #STRESS
AMZN attack & wholesaler
withdrawals focus minds


Last month the EPIC dealer groups decided to explore consolidation plans. The UK's 8 groups need to decide their futures too. This time a market driven agenda is needed not a bygone buying bias. Can groups adapt to the new broadline business supply future? Updated

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