2015 Dec pp banner1200 2 mob
2016 Jan pp banner1200

tech resellers screenTech Resellers
rock & rolling

Softcat, Computacenter,
Westcoast beat bigboxes


Many global IT distributors have reported slower growth in recent quarters; some blaming outside factors like the economy or Brexit. Meanwhile, leading regional tech resellers are growing strongly & winning market share. We review and analyse latest market trends, winners and losers. Updated at weekend

 

Read more ...

most creative people 2018Most Creative 
Leaders in Biz
Supply Market

Top innovators, designers,
Ideators, sales & marketers


Fast Company
recently published ‘100 Most Creative People in Business in 2019’ edition. We take a close look at the best creative minds in the buoyant business supply/services market. We publish the Top 20 with ratings/comment.... Updated

Read more ...

commodity cliffPapermakers'
plunge persists

Inventory bubble deflates
as market prices plunge


Most leading OP, Paper & Print makers reported continued sales declines in Q3'19. We analyse the market, comparative performance and any plans for reinvention. Paper demand is plunging, but price hikes in '18/early'19 disguised the deceleration, spiralling down 60% since 2008... Updated Today for Cascades & Verso; Sappi tomorrow

Read more ...

Screen Shot 2019 10 25 at 11.28.42 AMContract furniture
market on a roll

Worklife WELLness fires
up ergonomic innovation


Furnituremakers Review Q3'19: The transactional/replenishment market continued to slowdown. Meanwhile, contract interiors demand is strong with CEO's giving a positive outlook. We review leaders' performance & latest trends....Updated for Q4 trends

Read more ...

brands productivity v stationery 2019Brand standing
champions 2019

Most think OP; Biz supply
brands stand for a great
experience... delivered!


Old OP brands like Acco, Esselte, Avery, IP & HP once dominated the market. Today's big brands Apple, Microsoft, Keurig, Fellowes, Humanscale, EcoLab, PFG, Amazon & WBMason stand for tech, refreshments, hygiene, ergonomics & food service delivered. Here are the Top 30 business service brands that stand for 'personalised productivity' improvement… Updated

Read more ...

Screen Shot 2019 10 01 at 9.09.20 AMProficiency Index Poll

40 under 40

Nominations pls for
international business
supply market's talent


Nominations for the 10th Annual Proficiency Index ’40 under 40’ Poll 2019 are complete. This feature identifies the rising stars in the business supply marketplace, attracted 114 nominations. We list the top nominations in alpha order: 

Read more ...

stairway to productivity heaven 2016Broad Biz Supplies
pars OPocalypse 

Paper based demand dives
Hygiene, FaB, Pkg, Furn Up!

 
Proficiency Index latest research based on broadline business supply market vendors & distributors' half year results indicate paper related products (30% mix) demand is down 10%+; & broader categories inc. hygiene, refreshments, tech, furniture, foodservice & packaging supplies (70% mix) are up 4%; i.e. overall business supplies market is flat in 2019. We analyse trends.... Updated

Read more ...

commodity cliffPapermakers'
protectionist
hype persists

Inventory bubble inflates
as market prices plunge


The Big 3 US papermakers' cartel behaviour persists. After the Georgia Pacific mill closure saga induced panic buying ahead of a phantom March price increase, distributors stocked up. Now with demand dead, mills are hyping near capacity limits price increase claim, when prices are tumbling? Updated again today inc. HP results

 

Read more ...

Screen Shot 2019 06 13 at 2.59.44 PMContract furniture
market on a roll

Worklife WELLness fires
up ergonomic innovation


Furnituremakers Review Q2'19: The transactional/replenishment market continued to slowdown. Meanwhile, contract interiors demand is strong with CEO's giving a positive outlook. We review leaders' performance & latest trends....

Read more ...

tech innovationTop 25 UK Tech
Distributors

Most enjoy strong growth
in Europe's hottest market


The UK's Top 25 IT distributors generate collective sales of £11.3Bn ($14Bn) according to research by CRN's sister publication Channel Partner Insight (CPI). We discuss leaders' trends in products and services in Europe's top technology market

Read more ...

ppnew on mobile US 2018

ppnew on mobile UK 2018

"Tomorrow's News Today,

not yesterday's news tomorrow."

twitter heart50googleheart50newfacebook heart50

FREE PP NEWS

Please register to the site before you can sign for a list.
No account yet? Register

Member Login