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JB  O f f i c e

LA dealer on course
to double sales in '19


We met with Julian De Salay owner of JB Office the Chatsworth (CA) based office supplier at EPIC & Essendant's CORE events. We discussed his successful formula for rapid growth recognised by Inc. magazine and plans for the future in a highly competive market.... Updated




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managed services man cloudRise & Rise of the
Mega MTS dealer 

Top 7 Managed Productivity
Service Providers' profiles


MPS is dying! Long live "Managed Technology Services' providers that drive productivity improvement for customers. We profile the Top 7 independent resellers that are leading the US market and making regional acquisitions to fuel expansion... Complete




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Screen Shot 2019 03 30 at 3.23.51 PMMeituan's modern
delivery  m o d e l

China's Food service apes
apes Deliveroo/Just Eats


Bloomberg Businessweek's
front cover splashes 'The Greatest Delivery Empire on Earth' referring to China's leading food & supplies delivery service, Meituan. We analyse the story and compare w/US & UK equivalents 




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Screen Shot 2019 03 28 at 1.29.31 PMServiceNow stars
w/Compass Grp

Digital workflow NOW tool
unlocked lost productivity 


Leading digital workflow productivity provider to the enterprise market ServiceNow recently reported stellar results. We discuss with CEO John Donahoe his "make work better for people" mantra & report on Compass case study




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Screen Shot 2019 03 15 at 11.04.53 PM"Don't ignore
the OP core!"

UK #1 wholesaler VOW
chief calls for balance


Steve Haworth CEO of EVO Business Supplies, the VOW wholesaler, & Banner contract stationer duo, last year separated operations. Last week, we discussed with him progress, new developments & VC owner Endless' investment plans. Complete




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douglas sandy staples#STRESS Test!

Can Staples CEO double
down on dealer drive to
defend against Amazon?


Last Thursday, we spoke w/
Staples CEO Sandy Douglas & Essendant president Harry Dochelli to discuss the #STRESS strategy. Will the vulture Sycamore owned $15Bn combo provide the 'growth' support dealers need to counter attack v godzilla Amazon? Updated again

 




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Screen Shot 2018 09 12 at 10.17.10 PMMills Office
Productivity
P r o g r e s s 

Sustainability champion
powers 'greener' growth


Canada's most progressive business supply reseller
Mills Office Productivity (Vancouver) is celebrating  its 70th year. Sales have doubled since 2013 through organic and acquisitive growth. We talk with owners Brad & Blair Mills about their remarkable progress and future plans...




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hindmarch simone commercial 2017Commercial's Eco
Eureka moment!

Simone Hindmarch reflects
on sustainability inspiration


Leading UK business services provider Commercial's MD Simone Hindmarch describes the company's sustainable ethos and how customers are now leading the environmental conversation




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Screen Shot 2018 12 16 at 2.19.18 PMMighty M/Soft's
Nadella heads
towards Nirvana

Reaffirms core principles
personalised productivity


Forbes' 
Alex Konrad interviewed CEO Satya Nadella on "How Microsoft got its groove back". He has transformed the software giant into a cloud, business enterprise software, unified comms & laptop leader.  




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Screen Shot 2018 12 04 at 9.17.51 AMIs Imperial hubris
losing its lustre?

Top Jansan & Food Service
roll-up running out of gas


Imperial Dade Group
, a leading US Jansan & Food Service provider has rolled up 17 acquisitions in recent years to approach $2Bn in sales. Now its slip is starting to show with no integration plans evident, how long will PE backers prolong investment?




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Imperial Dade Group

Screen Shot 2018 12 04 at 9.17.51 AMIs Imperial hubris
losing its lustre?

Top Jansan & Food Service
roll-up running out of gas


Imperial Dade Group
, a leading US Jansan & Food Service provider has rolled up 17 acquisitions in recent years to approach $2Bn in sales. Now its slip is starting to show with no integration plans evident, how long will PE backers prolong investment?

Read More...

Proficiency Profile: JB Office

Screen Shot 2019 04 24 at 1.18.58 PMJet Boosted
JB  O f f i c e

LA dealer on course
to double sales in '19


We met with Julian De Salay owner of JB Office the Chatsworth (CA) based office supplier at EPIC & Essendant's CORE events. We discussed his successful formula for rapid growth recognised by Inc. magazine and plans for the future in a highly competive market.... Updated

Read More...

#STRESS Can Staples CEO double down on dealer drive

douglas sandy staples#STRESS Test!

Can Staples CEO double
down on dealer drive to
defend against Amazon?


Last Thursday, we spoke w/
Staples CEO Sandy Douglas & Essendant president Harry Dochelli to discuss the #STRESS strategy. Will the vulture Sycamore owned $15Bn combo provide the 'growth' support dealers need to counter attack v godzilla Amazon? Updated again

 

Read More...

Microsoft Satya Nadella - Business Personality of Year

Screen Shot 2018 12 16 at 2.19.18 PMMighty M/Soft's
Nadella heads
towards Nirvana

Reaffirms core principles
personalised productivity


Forbes' 
Alex Konrad interviewed CEO Satya Nadella on "How Microsoft got its groove back". He has transformed the software giant into a cloud, business enterprise software, unified comms & laptop leader.  

Read More...

Mills Office Productivity progress

Screen Shot 2018 09 12 at 10.17.10 PMMills Office
Productivity
P r o g r e s s 

Sustainability champion
powers 'greener' growth


Canada's most progressive business supply reseller
Mills Office Productivity (Vancouver) is celebrating  its 70th year. Sales have doubled since 2013 through organic and acquisitive growth. We talk with owners Brad & Blair Mills about their remarkable progress and future plans...

Read More...

Commercial's Eco Eureka moment - Simone Hindmarch

hindmarch simone commercial 2017Commercial's Eco
Eureka moment!

Simone Hindmarch reflects
on sustainability inspiration


Leading UK business services provider Commercial's MD Simone Hindmarch describes the company's sustainable ethos and how customers are now leading the environmental conversation

Read More...

VOW CEO: Don't ignore the OP core!

Screen Shot 2019 03 15 at 11.04.53 PM"Don't ignore
the OP core!"

UK #1 wholesaler VOW
chief calls for balance


Steve Haworth CEO of EVO Business Supplies, the VOW wholesaler, & Banner contract stationer duo, last year separated operations. Last week, we discussed with him progress, new developments & VC owner Endless' investment plans. Complete

Read More...

The Rise of the Mega MPS dealer

managed services man cloudRise & Rise of the
Mega MTS dealer 

Top 7 Managed Productivity
Service Providers' profiles


MPS is dying! Long live "Managed Technology Services' providers that drive productivity improvement for customers. We profile the Top 7 independent resellers that are leading the US market and making regional acquisitions to fuel expansion... Complete

Read More...

Meituan's modern delivery model

Screen Shot 2019 03 30 at 3.23.51 PMMeituan's modern
delivery  m o d e l

China's Food service apes
apes Deliveroo/Just Eats


Bloomberg Businessweek's
front cover splashes 'The Greatest Delivery Empire on Earth' referring to China's leading food & supplies delivery service, Meituan. We analyse the story and compare w/US & UK equivalents 

Read More...

ServiceNow case study - Compass Group

Screen Shot 2019 03 28 at 1.29.31 PMServiceNow stars
w/Compass Grp

Digital workflow NOW tool
unlocked lost productivity 


Leading digital workflow productivity provider to the enterprise market ServiceNow recently reported stellar results. We discuss with CEO John Donahoe his "make work better for people" mantra & report on Compass case study

Read More...

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