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commodity cliffOP/Papermakers'
plunge persists...

Paperless, printless trend
forces race to reinvent or
ruin for old brand leaders


Most leading OP, Paper & Print makers have now reported a Q1'19 sales slowdown. We analyse the market, comparative performance and any plans for reinvention. Paper demand is plunging, but price hikes disguise the decline, spiralling down 50% since 2008 Updated for today's results 




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mobile webstore masters 2016Mobile Webstore
M a s t e r s 2019

The progressive resellers
that get what Lucy wants


We've hammered home the mobile webstore imperative for 9 years now. Yet still less than 20 resellers in US/UK have responded to Amazon, Wayfair & Staples moves that drive huge sales volumes with users. We review leaders' progress inc. Staples' new webstore... Updated later today 




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Screen Shot 2018 12 02 at 5.31.27 PMTop FoodService
resellers rising

Insightful market analysis
into business supply rivals.
FaB growth opportunity...

 

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




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retail retreat doomedR e t a i l
R e t r e a t
R e v i s i t e d

Bigbox & trad dealers
face death by 1000 clix

 
The financial press is awash with headlines of struggling retailers as ecommerce trends in the US/UK soar and threaten traditional resellers/department stores. We discuss latest developments from Q4'18 results. Updated



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Screen Shot 2019 02 21 at 11.39.12 AMThe Young GenZ
business trends

Digital, diverse, ethical,
mobile & entrepreneurial


Generation Z (GenZ), comprise consumers born between 1995-2005, just entering prime spending years. GenZ’s are mobile, social & ethically conscious & represent 25% of market spend potential. We discuss Fortegra's Steve Davison research paper.... Updated




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Screen Shot 2019 02 21 at 12.35.34 PMOmnichannel
M a r k e t i n g
C h a m p i o n s

Can 'click & collect' model
match Amazon mastery?


Internet Retailer’s 2019 Omnichannel Report
reveals which top retailers omnichannel services fare best and which need improvement. We compare bigboxes Walmart, Staples, Depot & Home Depot with Amazon...




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commodity cliffPapermakers'
protectionist
p r i c e  h i k e s

Paperless trend, capacity
cuts, cause cartel actions?


Most leading OP, paper & print makers have reported Q4'18 results. We analyse the market, comparative performance, capacity cuts & plans for reinvention. Paper demand is falling, but price hikes disguise the decline, spiralling down 50% since 2008 Updated for today's results




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Screen Shot 2019 01 03 at 11.26.02 PM'19 Predictions:

OPocalypse or Opportunity?

Mobilize managed
productivity services


What will happen with Amazon, Apple, Staples, Essendant, SPRichards, Office Depot, WBMason, HP, Uber, Imperial Dade, SPOT (Spicers-OfficeTeam), EVO/VOW, Westcoast, dealers, groups, wholesalers, manufacturers in 2019. Here are our predictions....Refreshed & Updated




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Screen Shot 2018 12 02 at 5.31.27 PMFood Service: Fine
forecast for 2019

4% growth mirrors outlook
in hygiene, safety & packng


FoodService & Equipment
reports that the 4% growth achieved in the market in 2018 will be maintaned in 2019. We publish John Muldowney's report and comment on opportunities for progressive dealers...




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innovators top 2013Top Innovators.
Top Innovations

Illustrious icons comp'd
w/personal productivity
drivers & best products


Time Magazine
recently reviewed the most innovative companies of 2018; and Forbes magazine the best breakthrough innovations. We feature the most innovative leaders and best innovations in the business supply/personal productivity marketplace… Updated

 




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19 Predictions for 2019

Screen Shot 2019 01 03 at 11.26.02 PM'19 Predictions:

OPocalypse or Opportunity?

Mobilize managed
productivity services


What will happen with Amazon, Apple, Staples, Essendant, SPRichards, Office Depot, WBMason, HP, Uber, Imperial Dade, SPOT (Spicers-OfficeTeam), EVO/VOW, Westcoast, dealers, groups, wholesalers, manufacturers in 2019. Here are our predictions....Refreshed & Updated

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Papermakers/Printermakers Q4'18 Financial Review

commodity cliffPapermakers'
protectionist
p r i c e  h i k e s

Paperless trend, capacity
cuts, cause cartel actions?


Most leading OP, paper & print makers have reported Q4'18 results. We analyse the market, comparative performance, capacity cuts & plans for reinvention. Paper demand is falling, but price hikes disguise the decline, spiralling down 50% since 2008 Updated for today's results

Read More...

Generation Z Shopping Trends

Screen Shot 2019 02 21 at 11.39.12 AMThe Young GenZ
business trends

Digital, diverse, ethical,
mobile & entrepreneurial


Generation Z (GenZ), comprise consumers born between 1995-2005, just entering prime spending years. GenZ’s are mobile, social & ethically conscious & represent 25% of market spend potential. We discuss Fortegra's Steve Davison research paper.... Updated

Read More...

OmniChannel Marketing Champions

Screen Shot 2019 02 21 at 12.35.34 PMOmnichannel
M a r k e t i n g
C h a m p i o n s

Can 'click & collect' model
match Amazon mastery?


Internet Retailer’s 2019 Omnichannel Report
reveals which top retailers omnichannel services fare best and which need improvement. We compare bigboxes Walmart, Staples, Depot & Home Depot with Amazon...

Read More...

Mobile Webstore Masters 2019

mobile webstore masters 2016Mobile Webstore
M a s t e r s 2019

The progressive resellers
that get what Lucy wants


We've hammered home the mobile webstore imperative for 9 years now. Yet still less than 20 resellers in US/UK have responded to Amazon, Wayfair & Staples moves that drive huge sales volumes with users. We review leaders' progress inc. Staples' new webstore... Updated later today 

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Retail Retreat Revisited Q4'18

retail retreat doomedR e t a i l
R e t r e a t
R e v i s i t e d

Bigbox & trad dealers
face death by 1000 clix

 
The financial press is awash with headlines of struggling retailers as ecommerce trends in the US/UK soar and threaten traditional resellers/department stores. We discuss latest developments from Q4'18 results. Updated

Read More...

OP, Paper & Printer-makers Q1'19 Financial Review

commodity cliffOP/Papermakers'
plunge persists...

Paperless, printless trend
forces race to reinvent or
ruin for old brand leaders


Most leading OP, Paper & Print makers have now reported a Q1'19 sales slowdown. We analyse the market, comparative performance and any plans for reinvention. Paper demand is plunging, but price hikes disguise the decline, spiralling down 50% since 2008 Updated for today's results 

Read More...

Top 20 Foodservice dealers 2019

Screen Shot 2018 12 02 at 5.31.27 PMTop FoodService
resellers rising

Insightful market analysis
into business supply rivals.
FaB growth opportunity...

 

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

Read More...

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