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jelenick craig costco whCostco comps
escalate again 

Slower online adoption
now accelerates growth


Leading international $160Bn home & business supplier Costco experienced roller coaster demand during Covid. After a slower spring, double-digit growth boosted by an improved ecommerce experience for essentials has accelerated performance.

 

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Screen Shot 2021 03 03 at 1.23.15 PMTech's Rising Star
Resellers in 2021 

Magnificent 7 profiles of
high performance growth


How have some of the UK’s fastest-growing and most profitable resellers and MSPs been transforming their businesses during Covid? This question is the crux of CRN Rising Stars 2021, which profiles 7 high-performance businesses sponsored by Agilitas

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johnsen walter acme nyse lrAcme safety
first success

Strong WFH demand
Moves into Med supply


Acme United announced stronger Q4'20 financial results boosted by powerful sales of First Aid & Safety products in support Covid survival effort. CEO Walter Johnsen reports on its continued market share gains

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veritiv truck crashVeritiv totaled in
a terminal tailspin

Hygiene & Pkng ease fall
Will Bain Cap/KKP rescue?


Veritiv, 
the leading US paper & packaging wholesaler, continued its terminal tailspin. As an 'essentials' supplier its sales decline rate v competitors is shocking. New ceo Sal Abbate has taken over yet nothing changes. Recent share price movements indicate a take over rescue bid is imminent? Who's interested?

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neri antonio HPE gripHPE  H o l l o w

Progress Ebbs

Complacent CEO deflects
reality of revenues reverse


Tech relic HP Enterprise ceo Antonio Neri, continued to hype progress & divert attention from disappointing results in its opaque Q1'21 report. What's happening to drive growth? Losing share in a growth market w/services that enterprises don't want?

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Screen Shot 2021 03 02 at 9.12.03 AMTarget's terrific
high ticket to ride 

Success! 'Essentials' order
online, delivered same-day


Leading $94Bn US retailer Targereported terrific Q4'20 sales from 'essentials' demand. CEO Brian Cornell described key success factors as: higher ticket values, traffic and tripled online ordering in food, beverages and home improvement categories from personalised Shipt delivery or pick-up same day!

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Screen Shot 2020 05 18 at 5.31.30 PM3 D  P r i n t i n g
leaders  c r a s h!

3D Systems & Stratasys
dive deeper & deeper


3D printing leaders Stratasys (MakerBot) & 3D Systems continued to report deeper declines in demand and losses in Q4'20. The bubble has truly burst + HP has yet to successfully shift in the industrial market. The Covid crisis just exacerbated their terminal decline. Updated

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Screen Shot 2020 12 01 at 11.20.25 AMZ o o m booms
in video comms

Cisco, Microsoft & Google
outpaced by cloud upstart


Video collaboration specialist Zoom (CEO Eric Yuan, pic left) continued its phenomenal progress throughout the Covid crisis with supersonic sales & profits growth in Q4'21 ended 31Jan'21, outstripping competition and gaining generic brand status 

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lorenger jeff HNIHON-Allsteel: no
signs of recovery 

Contract demand crash
continues. Outlook weak


HNI (HON + AllSteel)
,
the $2Bn US furnituremaker, reported a continued crash in demand in Q4'20 in both contract & office supply markets, with ceo Jeff Lorenger cautious but confident about long term direction

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Atkinson Peter MacFarlaneMacFarlane makes
6th packaging buy

Targets protective & indls 
in regional specialist mkts


Macfarlane Group 
has acquired another packaging provider to further strengthen its business in the South of England. This is its 6th national  acquisition in the growing UK protective packaging market. CEO Peter Atkinson reports on 2020 successful results 

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