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Screen Shot 2019 11 18 at 4.06.41 PMStaples' Worklife:
the way forward

New CCO Joanne Harris
outlines vision & strategy

Last week we visited Joanne Harris, Chief Commercial Officer of Staples Business Advantage who joined from consumer brand powerhouse P&G almost a year ago. We discussed the new vision, strategy & differentials the new team will bring to the busines supply market. Updated

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Screen Shot 2019 11 18 at 2.05.13 PMNestlé's virtuous
profitability plan 

Working on environmental,
sustainable food products

the #1 world food company is trying to show it can be environmentally sustainable and still make money. Activists are skeptical says NYT's Jack Ewing. Can it overcome a corporate history of false brand promises e.g. Camel, Amazon, Coca Cola, Gillette & VW?

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Screen Shot 2019 11 12 at 12.59.00 PMMDLZ: Healthy
State in Snacking

Report matches mobile
lifestyle w/sip & munch

Food & snacking giant Mondelēz International has released its first 'State of Snacking' report on the rising global consumer snacking trends compared with sit down meals. We analyse and comment on The Harris Poll prepared study...

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Complete UK montage 2015Complete ramps
rapid roll-up plan

Latest big buys Irongate &
Bluefish power-up platform

UK #1 independent OP dealer Complete Business Solutions has tripled sales in the past 5 years to reach $150m (£120m). We discussed progress of latest acquisition Bluefish and plans for more buys and brand integration with CEO Rich Coulson...Updated

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Screen Shot 2019 08 27 at 9.27.13 AMCan Shopify fulfil
like AMZN's FBA?  

ECom platform passes
eBay, invests in logistics

Rapidly growing ecommerce platform Shopify is investing in logistics systems to service the rapid growth in sales of its network of small & medium businesses. Can CEO Tobi Lutke replicate some of the success of Amazon with its 200 FC's around the world? 

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Screen Shot 2019 08 26 at 10.56.37 AMHP's Lores gets
big thumbs up!

Can 30yr Printing veteran
& channel champ reinvent

HP Inc.
channel partners are looking forward to working with incoming CEO, Enrique Lores (replacing Dion Weisler, pic left), given his deep technology experience with the channel business, especially in terms of recurring revenue. Moreover, given declining printing demand how will he devise a reinvention strategy

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Screen Shot 2019 08 22 at 4.34.15 PMECi intensifies
leadership grip

Bowerfind Acselerates CRM,
analytics drive. Nxt MCom?

Industry systems leader in US/UK, ECi Software Solutions with 1600 dealer installations, appointed a new distribution chief Brian Bowerfind 2 years ago. We discussed progress of developments adoption since his arrival, best practices and the key challenges that lie ahead.... Updated

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Screen Shot 2019 08 23 at 2.03.57 PMB a t t l e  of the
B u b b l e s º º º 

Sparkling Water wars as
Pepsi, Coke, Nestle attack

La Croix
, the early darling of fizzy water is losing ground to big soda, and its management strategy is being scrutinised. Big soda brands Coke, Pepsi and Nestle Waters are investing in the popular category and causing a rethink. We discuss Bloomberg Businessweek's insightful report 

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Screen Shot 2019 06 13 at 4.08.34 PMBlaisdell's Give
Something Boost

SF Bay Area dealer growth
drive consolidates in NoCal

, the leading office dealer based in Oakland (CA), continued to blaze a trail in Northern California. It acquired Give Something Back in Jan, and we spoke to owners Margee & Mike Witt about integration progress and plans. Coming on Tuesday

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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

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