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vistar truck roadHi Performance
FaB wholesaler

Big Vistar sales growth +
major acquisition boost
business supply service


Performance Food Group (PFG inc. Vistar), the leading food & beverage services wholesaler in the US reported powerful growth in Q1'20 plus the benefits of major acquisitions in direct and wholesale supply

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lamneck ken insight suitInsight Group
underperforms

Losing share globally in
strong growing IT market


Insight Group CEO Ken Lamneck (pic left) reported flat sales in Q3'19. The group is lagging leading IT resellers e.g. CDW, Compucenter, Softcat, Synnex, Ingram & TechData. It has acquired another laggard in PCM so watch this space for progress

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burton joe plantronix presPoly plummets
post Plantronics

Biz Uni-Comms steady but
lags leaders in VideoComs


Poly (ex-Plantronics),
formerly a leader in audio & video coms for business, reported weaker sales in Q2'20 including the extravagant Polycom merger

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Screen Shot 2019 11 05 at 1.11.37 PMBunzl bundles
into reverse

Declining performance
in hygiene & foodservice


Bunzl, the international business supplies distributor recently announced declining results for Q3'19. The rate of growth has reversed to its slowest rate in the past 5 years, and well below buoyant hygiene, foodservice and packaging market rates

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veritiv truck crashVeritiv crashes
towards tailspin

Diving demand & prices
bode badly. Fire Sale?


Veritiv
, the leading US paper & packaging wholesaler, continued to tailspin printer paper demand story exacerbated by falling market prices. How much longer will investors tolerate incompetent management of this imploding acquisition target?

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koike tosh brother lrBrother inks
plunging print 

Printer & supplies sales
outlook too optimistic?


Brother International
the $6Bn document services & printermaker, reported another sales and profits decline in Q2'20 primarily from weaker markets in the US, Europe & Japan

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satriano pietro USFoodsUSFds maintains 
mkt momentum

Independent restaurant
supply drives growth


US #2 foodservice distributor US Foods reported Q3'19 financial results today with volume gains especially in restaurant supply market

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Fuji free Xerox
readies for sale?

Cashes stake. Market cap
boosted. Will HP acquire?


Old tech giant Xerox will sell 25% of Fuji Xerox to its Japanese partner, after the 2017 merger fell through. Market cap received an expected boost. Is this another smart move by activist shareholder Carl Icahn (pic left) to clear the decks ready to sell the company, as rumoured,  to strategic partner HP? 

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kimball schneiderKimball's core
focus on track

Health care & education
project orders slowdown


Hospitality, health care & office furnituremakerKimball International, announced slower growth results for its Q3'19. The National brand of office furniture is fueling growth recovery 

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Screen Shot 2019 05 06 at 9.03.32 AMSysco serves up
slowing growth

US/International sales
flattening v competition


Sysco,
the leading $60Bn+ in sales international food services provider to restaurants and business reported solid profits in Q1'20 but decelerating slow sales growth. How is the leader reacting to increased competition? We explore.... 

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