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Screen Shot 2021 10 20 at 4.13.45 PMHP collaborates
late w/WFH tools

Presence range of 

hybrid
work 

hardware & software

 

HP Inc. has launched Presence a new era of hybrid work solutions, PCs, and peripherals designed for better conferencing and collaboration experiences.

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lamneck ken insight suitInsight chief
to step down 

Ex-Dell channel boss
to succeed 11yr vet


The $9Bn in sales IT solutions provider Insight Enterprises has named a new CEO to succeed Ken Lamneck, who has led the reseller since 2010 and plans to retire in May 2022

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Bresky Annika SE headStoraEnso powers
up in packaging 

Closing paper capacity to
boost food & hygiene mkt


Top packaging-papermaker Stora Enso reported strong packaging revenues in Q3'21. New CEO Annica Bresky confirmed plans to cut huge printer paper capacity and invest in renewable packaging materials for the growing food and hygiene markets

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Taylor David PGP&G's powerful

hygiene growth

Resurgent brand force in
WFH/business supplies


Procter & Gamble (PG), the leading personal, home & business care brandmaker, reported healthy Q1'22 results. Powerful marketing & ad campaigns are winning market share in towels, tissues & detergents eg Charmin, Dawn, Bounty, Tide & Febreze

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Leahy Christine CDWCDW captures a
serious $2Bn rival 

Merger expands integrated
services portfolio by c45%


Two of the most powerful solution providers in the US are joining forces as CDW unveiled plans to day to acquire a major rival  for $2.5Bn. The deal will expand CDW’s services portfolio by 45% to approximately $1.3Bn in combined annual net sales, 

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HuntJB driverJBHunt high on 

'essentials' drive

Huge demand for Truck
load & final mile delivery


JBHunt
 the $10Bn US transportation giant held up well during the Covid disrupted Q3'21. Long haul demand recovered strongly enhanced by integrated capacity and high truck load, final mile delivery service demand for essential goods

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Screen Shot 2021 10 14 at 8.57.10 PMBig brands exit

numbed Neocon

MillerKnoll's Fulton Market
lead followed by Steelcase


#Neocon2021 
ended last week at the iconic but tired Merchandise Mart (Chicago) and now we're getting reactions from brand exhibitors and the hugely reduced visitors attendance. Furniture industry press has been light on analysis to date. We report the key takeaways and name the big brands planning to move to the chic Fulton Market venue

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Screen Shot 2021 10 13 at 10.23.49 PMApple Watch 7
a BIG success! 

Larger face, more durable;


extends health+fitness lead


The Apple Watch Series 7 charges faster, has a bigger screen and is more durable than earlier models. No other smartwatch maker comes close to matching tits ease of use, reliability and productivity aids. We review the innovations tto be launched on Friday...

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Screen Shot 2021 10 13 at 3.43.52 PMIngram:"Game-on"
investment plans

Synnex merger provokes
positive Platinum reaction


"Platinum Equity's
mission is to makegreat companies greater and they want to leverage their resources to help ex-#1 global wholesaler Ingram Micro grow" says Kirk Robinson, US ceo. Interesting to watch how it matches up with new #1 TD-Synnex over the next couple of years...

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Screen Shot 2021 10 13 at 3.10.24 PMHUT: Hype Under
Threat of collapse

Ingenuity-less e-platform
a Shopify/BIGC pretender


A key investor presentation intended to soothe City jitters over The Hut Group backfired spectacularly yesterday when it was followed by a barrage of sell orders and £1.9Bn ($2.5Bn -or 35%) was wiped from its market cap value. CEO Matt Maulding's plan to reassure investors failed spectacularly. Is the roof coming off?

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