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  • Screen Shot 2019 07 25 at 9.39.15 AMMMMomentum in
    biz supply slides

    Softer health care sales.
    Weak safety, ind & office


    The mighty 3M today continued to report flat or declining sales in most business supply categories in Q4'19. The office sector, once powerful, has fallen behind hygiene, safety and industrial supply category growth trends that are all slowing down leading to major lay offs

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  • Screen Shot 2020 01 27 at 3.50.00 PMHigh Performance
    food wholesaler 

    Breakthrough in Biz Supply
    market opens opportunity


    The Food & Beverage (FaB) supply to business market continues to grow at +4%/pa compared with a -10%/pa decline in the OP industry. Progressive resellers are seizing the opportunity to add hygiene, foodservice & packaging supplies to their single source business supplies strategy.  One of the main FaB wholesalers is Vistar (parent PFG). We profile its progress inc. interview w/chief Pat Hegarty

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  • books ron eci 2016Will ECI owners
    change hands?

    PE Hub reports Apax may
    sell half #1 software house


    OP industry's leading systems house ECi Software Solutions was the subject of PEHub reports that owners Apax were considering the sale of half its asset. We discuss the story with CEO Ron Books and his future development plans.  Later today

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  • MEGATRENDS 2020sq2020 Business
    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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  • tech resellers 18Top Tech VAR
    Resellers 2019

    Progressive, productivity
    driven dealers dominate


    CRN
    has published its annual review of top tech resellers aka managed service providers. In addition, invaluable research on end user needs and attitudes towards suppliers. We highlight the business supply leaders and discuss why productivity driven dealers are back in vogue

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Most admired leaders 2018Best Performers
Review of 2019

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products, productivity,
services, ads, greenest


The #OPocalypse aka perfect storm impacting the office supply market had its most damaging affect in 2019. Even the more powerful, progressive broadline business suppliers had a tough year; Amazon's high growth rate halved & regional indies only expanded via acquisitions. Proficiency Index reviews best performers in each category. Updated

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