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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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Screen Shot 2020 01 12 at 8.04.44 PMTop FoodService
resellers rising

2019 FS&E Market Review
Analysis & 2020 Forecasts
FaB growth opportunity...


The US FoodService market (exc. food) is estimated at $300Bn+ and has grown at 3-4% over recent years. Some of the leading progressive business suppliers are making early inroads. We study the Top 20 players, rising stars and leaders' forecasts for 2020

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2020 predictions2020 Predictions:

OPocalypse or
Opportunity?

Who will lead the single
source biz supply market?


What will happen with Amazon, Apple, Staples, Essendant, SPR, Depot, WBMason, HP/Xerox, Uber, Imperial Dade, SPOT (Spicers-OfficeTeam), EVO/VOW, Westcoast, dealers, groups, wholesalers, manufacturers in 2020. Here are our predictions.... Complete

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top innovators 2020Top Innovators.
Top Innovations

Illustrious icons creativity
w/personal productivity
drivers & best products


Fast Company & Time
magazines
recently reviewed the most innovative companies of 2019; and Forbes magazine the best breakthrough innovations. We feature the most innovative leaders and best innovations in the business supply/personal productivity marketplace…Complete

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Most admired leaders 2018Best Performers
Review of 2019

Leaders, brands, web,
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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progressive leaders resellers 2020Progressives in
regional revival

Bigboxes, Leaders, Rising
Stars, laggards & Top tips


The bigbox share of the US-UK markets tumbled again in 2019. Disintegrating Depot and stalled Staples lost another $2Bn sales and Amazon's growth slowed. Progressive independent resellers, MSP's continued to gain market share.... Updated

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Productivity leaders 2019Dealer Champions
of Productivity '19

Will lean stocking dealers
surpass stockless etailers


We've concluded the Proficiency Index Dealer Productivity Championship 2019, the most universally accepted indicator of dealer profitability. Dealers have submitted sales forecasts for 2019/current employee numbers (FTE's). We've finalise the numbers and publish championship leaderboard today. Updated

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Christmas crackers 2017Xmas Crackers
& Top Turkeys

Fun reflections on an
OPocalyptic, paperless
year of consolidation


MERRY CHRISTMAS!! 2019 will go down as another tough year for ‘turkeys’ (aka vultures) citing ‘political uncertainty' excuses as causes of failure. For progressives it’s been another cracking year of growth in new business supply categories: hygiene & safety; refreshments & food service, plus packaging.

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Screen Shot 2019 10 25 at 11.28.42 AMContract furniture
market roll slows

Worklife WELLness fires
up ergonomic innovation


Furnituremakers Review Q4'19: The transactional/replenishment market continued to slowdown. Meanwhile, contract interiors demand has turned down with CEO's reporting slower order book. We review leaders' performance & latest trends.... Updated Steelcase/HMiller results today

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Screen Shot 2019 12 16 at 11.27.47 AMMost Responsible
Companies in US

Newsweek 2020 Top 300
List inc. 50 Biz Suppliers


Newsweek
just published America's Most Responsible Companies 2020 Rankings. Together with Statista it lists Top 300 scores in Corporate Social & Environmental Responsibility (CSR). Great to see 50 leading broadline business suppliers featured. We comment on their achievements

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