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  • Screen Shot 2019 10 19 at 1.16.26 PMMason Maximizes
    delivery service

    Owned Trucks designed to
    optimize driver productivity

     

    WBMason's iconic branded fleet of 1000 trucks are being enhanced: 2 yrs ago the first electric vehicle customised for multi-category supplies e.g. water. Now the launch of the 'Maximizer' designed to optimise the 'One Source Wonderful' business supply proposition. We spoke with fleet manager John DiLuna...

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  • Screen Shot 2019 10 16 at 10.52.12 AMCast away the
    'OPeless Island!

    Ominous call for reps &
    dealers lost/shipwrecked


    WBMason CEO Leo Meehan's crescendo call to the salesforce and vendors was sooo moving. He morphed the metaphors from the Titanic & Castaway disasters to inspire laggard reps to transition from OP to the new Business Supply categories.... NOW! Later today

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  • johnsen walter acme nyse lrA c m e United
    loses sharpness

    Shifts focus to safety
    tools & First-aid kits


    Acme United
    today announced slower sales growth in Q3'19 financial results. Sales of core cutting tools slowed whilst moving successfully into first aid & safety products....

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  • Screen Shot 2019 10 19 at 8.17.41 AMWBMason: Best
    in Show Awards

    FM, Hygiene, Refreshments,
    Foodservice, Wellness &
    Ergonomics eclipse OP


    WBMason's
    annual 3 day reps & consumer show at Foxwoods highlighted the huge shift in category mix from simple OP to broadline business supplies. Over half the display & demo space was taken by more enterprising productivity providers. We highlight the best in show...

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  • kaluzny stefan sycamoreEssendant exits
    auto/ind business

    Vulture Sycamore offloads
    acqs from Cody Phipps era


    Vulture capitalist Sycamore Partners owners of OP wholesaler Essendant & reseller Staples continued its asset stripping process with the sale of auto & industrial assets acquired over the past 12 years by United Stationers ill advised leaders

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Greenest list 2012

The Greenest
Companies List

Who are 2015 champions
of sustainability & ethics?

Newsweek published its ‘Green Rankings 2015’ for global companies. We list the leaders in the business supplies market, plus latest initiatives in corporate social responsibility (CSR): sustainability, ethics and cutting carbon emissions...tomorrow




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Mills-trike-electric-truck4 insights into
eco-perceptions

Affordability and increased
productivity drive sustainability

 

24 Mar’13
Over the past several years, sustainability and business owners’ efforts to be green have evolved from mere fad to frontline strategies in many industries.




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Greenest-list-2012How to drive
eco-productivity

Green your business processes
to boost sustainable profitability

 

11 Nov’12

Entrepreneur magazine’s Michelle Goodman recently published a great article on how to make the sustainability changes that will provide the greatest return on investment for your company. We highlight 6 similarly committed OPS reseller stars…




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earth-day-201212 small green
steps towards

sustainability

Today’s Earth Day. Here’s
a practical guide for YOU!

 

By Scott Zintz

22 Apr’12 (Complete)

Last week, I attended a brilliant seminar led by Scott Zintz, the green guru at Independent Stationers. Here are 12 practical steps you can take to make a difference…




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staples-soul-v-depot-green100 Greenest US Companies

OPS leaders rated
high by Newsweek

How and why can Depot rank
higher than Staples…again?

 

21 Oct 11 (Updated)
Earlier this week, Newsweek published its annual list of the greenest companies. Its goal is to to quantify environmental footprint, policies, and reputation....




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sustainability-3The rise and rise of the…

L o w - c o s t,
low-carbon locals

Community committed resellers
stress their sustainability edge

 

16 Aug’11

We reported on the ‘Charitable Champions’ and the ‘Sustainability Stars’ of the OPS market in our article dated 31 July. We now turn our attention to US local resellers demonstrating real commitment to the ‘buy local’ cause…




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ingram-CSRIngram Micro’s
CSR initiative

Time for wholesalers to support
local resellers’ low carbon advantage

 

By Lucy Jermyn,

9 Jul’11

Ingram Micro, the world’s #1 technology wholesaler, has published its inaugural social responsibility report for 2010.




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Duncan-Peter-Wiles-GreenworldSunday Times - 2011
Best Green companies

OPS resellers
top green list

Proficiency champions lead
the way for UK best practices

 

12 Jun’11

Three of top 5 OPS resellers listed in the 2010 Proficiency Index list on 23 Dec’10 have been honoured by finishing in the top 8 of UK’s best green companies




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green-your-workplaceGreening of
the workplace

2010 Survey report published
by Buck underlines the MPS trend

 

12 Apr’11

American businesses are increasingly measuring the savings from their green workplace practices more than ever, according to a new survey released today by Buck Consultants, (A Xerox Company)




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sustainability-3Sustainability:
seven superstars

It’s Earth Day on 22 April. We
highlight the industry’s greenest


8 Apr’11

To commemorate Earth Day 22 April, many leading business magazines are profiling sustainability champions in the corporate world. With due respect to green leaders like Dell, Brother, HP and Staples we profile 7 superstars of sustainability in the independent marketplace. Profiles later today




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