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Screen Shot 2019 04 10 at 2.10.24 PMLogitech zooms
in video comms

Mobile, Collab, webcams
grew strong in US/EMEA


Logitech International
, the $3Bn personal tech accessories maker reported powerful sales growth in Q4'20 fuelled by the Covid induced WFHome lockdown. CEO Bracken Darrell was bullish about mobile & video collaboration prospects in 2020

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Screen Shot 2020 05 12 at 5.06.23 PMVerso Paper
plunges again

Mill closure & asset sale.
Board seeking saviour


Verso Paper, the $2.7Bn papermaker, has engaged strategic financial advisers to consider a possible merger or sale. Q1'20 results confirm its difficult position including mill closures and sale of another to match declining demand

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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 Q4'20 primarily from weaker markets in the US & Japan, whilst Europe improved

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Screen Shot 2020 05 10 at 2.11.53 PMT o u c h l e s s
i n n o v a t i o n

New products launched by
SealedAir & SimpleHuman


Bubble Wrap maker Sealed Air and Simplehuman CEOs are preparing for a touchless future #BeyondCovid. Experts say consumers will make contactless experiences and sanitizing a part of daily life

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bianco dino KPTKP Tissue rolls
up in hygiene 

White Cloud brand lifted
by Covid US demand


KP Tissue
(previously known as Kruger), the Canada based leading international brand tissue maker, continued to win share in the US consumer & business supply market with its quality brands drive, boosted by price rises

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williams john dumtar binDomtar paper
down deeper

Protectionist CEO cuts
capacity. No reinvention?


Leading US papermaker Domtar Corporation continued to decline in Q1'20. Complacent CEO John Williams has closed mills and is an active protectionist with ITC to limit and penalize importers. Where is the reinvention programme in packaging or hygiene supplies?

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yamashita ricoh ceoRicoh reacts to
printer plunge

Services boost from Covid
induced WFH teleworking


Leading printer brand maker Ricoh is considering its future plans under a 'Resurgent' tag, given the sliding demand in its core printer sales. Can it truly convert itself into 3D/MPS printing/workspace design powerhouse?

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binnie steve sappiSappi's sapping
paper volumes

Packaging sales steady
 Pulp prices in freefall


Sappi,
the South African based international papermaker, reported another set of disappointing results. Whilst acknowledging the business is under pressure what is CEO Steve Binnie's (pic left) reinvention strategy?

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man drowing in paperLSC Comms: Lost,

Sunk Comatose!

The tailspinning tale of OP
makers' dive to bankruptcy


Messy conglomerate LSC Communications, parent of old OP brandmakers graveyard (TOPS, Ampad, Pendaflex, Quality Park) reported steeper sales decline & losses in Q1'20. Complacent CEO Tom Quinlan has been in denial since the split from RRDonnelley and its terminal tailspin inevitably led to failure

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meaney bill irm handsIron Mountain
s l i d e  abates

'Summit': Streamlining
& centralising operations


Iron Mountain (IRM),
ex-global leader in info' services reported steady Q1'20 results. CEO Bill Meaney's opaque reporting seems geared to disguise its decline with reactionary late moves into digital & cloud storage. 

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