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  • haworth steve evo19H o w  N o w
    D o w n  V O W?

    EVO fails to expand range
    to serve Biz Supplies mkt


    VOW, the leading UK OP wholesaler, part of the EVO Group, continued its 10yr long decline in 2021 in spite of acquisitions, the collapse of rival Spicers; and ignorantly missed, broadline business supply expansion opportunities. Moreover, losses continued. What happened to VC owner Endless' much lauded investment in growth initiatives? 

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  • Hygienic Office 21Healthy Hygiene
    mkt momentum?

    Who's winning mkt share?
    12%+ avge price inflation


    Hygiene is now #1 business supply category alongside technology. Progressive business suppliers: brandmakers, dealers have pivoted into hygiene, safety, foodservice & packaging, WFH-tech & wellness services. Proficiency Index Q3'22 analysis is nearing completion with brands' volumes slowing, boosted by double digit price hikes. Complete

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  • Productivity stairway to heaven2Can dealers pass
    productivity test?

    From OP to personal svcs
    in hygiene, FS, pkg supply?


    We've written exhaustively about the need for OP dealers to convert from 'transactional' product suppliers to 'personalised productivity services' providers inc. hygiene, foodservice & packaging. Amazon is winning the transactional battle with same day delivery of broadline business supplies to WFH users. Can dealers pass the 3pt conversion test? We discuss and highlight the best practice services providers? Complete 

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  • industrial supplies invasionIndustrial supply
    market resurgent!

    Edu, H/Care, Infrastructure
    investments boost growth


    Q3'22 financial reports for leading industrial supply distributors are nearing completion e.g. Fastenal, Motion, MSC, Grainger, Wesco, Arrow, Berry, DXP show double-digit sales growth boosted by price hikes; and higher profits. Proficiency Index reviews the performance of the Top 20 US distributors in 2022 with insightful analysis and discussion with leaders, progress and plans for 2023. Updated

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  • OPeless Island'OPeless, OPaque
    reports hide dive

    Top10 leaders' misleading
    market over terminal trend


    Proficiency Index
     is reaching the conclusion of Q3'22 reports analysis. It has become obvious that many OP market CEO's, who have failed to reinvent their companies, are in denial; and desperately trying to mislead the market over their incompetence. We highlight the Top 10 losers and contrast with Top 10 winners... 

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Supply Market
MEGATRENDS

......less Means More
P r o d u c t i v i t y 


Are we heralding in the Roaring 20's? Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Shopify have M-powered a new entrepreneurial revolution with affordable personal tech & immediate delivery. Covid advanced 2025 trends: #Paperless #Officeless #Touchless #Bigless #Wasteless & #Carbonless. WFH told us to connect with users by providing personalised productivity services + integrated same-day delivery. We guide on how dealers can take charge of their destiny? New Report inc. 2021 Market Review published today!

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MEGATRENDS 2021sq2020s Business
Supply Market
MEGATRENDS

......less Means More
P r o d u c t i v i t y 


Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Zoom, Shopify, Uber & Salesforce have M-powered a new entrepreneurial revolution with affordable personal tech & immediate delivery services. Covid accelerated the advance of 2025 trends: #Paperless #Officeless #Touchless #Spotless #Bigless #Wasteless & #Carbonless. WFH told us to connect with users by providing personalised productivity services + integrated same-day delivery. We guide on how dealers can take charge of their destiny? New Report inc. 2020 Market Review published today

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Supply Market
MEGATRENDS

Put Productivity Services
Top of your 2020's agenda


Apple, Microsoft, Amazon & Uber have M-powered a new entrepreneurial revolution with affordable personal tech & immediate delivery services. Stop, look, listen & connect with users by providing personalised productivity services + integrated same-day delivery. We guide on how dealers can take charge of their destiny? Report inc. 2019 US/UK Market Review

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Supply Market
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How to take charge of your
own destiny in the 2020's!


Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, WeWork & Uber
have M-powered a new entrepreneurial revolution with affordable personal tech & immediate delivery services. Wholesalers have failed to help OP resellers connect with users by providing personalised productivity services + integrated same-day delivery. How should dealers take charge of their own destiny in this difficult situation? Report complete inc. 2018 US/UK Market Review. Updated

 

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Supply Market

MEGATRENDS

Will wholesalers rise to
competitive challenge?


Apple, Microsoft, Amazon & Uber
have M-powered a new entrepreneurial revolution with affordable personal tech & immediate delivery services. The need for wholesalers to help resellers connect with users; and provide personalised productivity services + integrated same-day delivery is NOW! Here's how.... Report complete inc. 2017 US/UK Market Review 

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MEGATRENDS

Mobilize managed
productivity services


Apple, Uber, Microsoft & Amazon
have M-powered a new entrepreneurial revolution with affordable personal tech & same day delivery services. The need for OP resellers to connect with users and provide personalised productivity services + integrated same-day delivery is NOW! Report complete

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Megatrends 2020 Independents reawakensM - P o w e r
P e r S o N a L
productivity

Action Plan for success
in the paperless future


The Force of Progressive Independents is Reawakening! 
Apple, Uber & Amazon have M-powered a new entrepreneurial revolution with affordable personal tech, personalised same day delivery services. We urge resellers to provide personalised productivity services & integrated same-day delivery NOW! Report refreshed

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MEGATRENDS 2016 sqM - P o w e r 
P e r S o N a L
productivity now

Action Plan for success
in the paperless future


The Force of progressive Independents is Reawakening! Apple, Uber & Amazon have M-powered a new entrepreneurial revolution with affordable personal tech, personalised same day delivery services. The need for OP resellers to provide personalised productivity services & integrated same-day delivery is NOW! Report complete/updated

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