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Baumann Matthias OWorldGroupBaumann's new
Office World

How the group will adapt
to WFH/hybrid working &
the fast B2C market shift


Switzerland's
Office World Holdings'
 ceo Matthias Baumann recently completed a merger with Offix to form the new €400m Office World GroupWe interviewed Baumann about progress and plans for the consolidated group of retailers, wholesale suppliers & MPS providers. Complete

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Screen Shot 2021 02 22 at 7.01.59 PMOpportunities for
IDC in WFH print?

HP Pres Tuan Tran explains
SaaS & improved security


"The strong demand for WFH printing presents dealers with major opportunities for new sources of growth, as the hybrid workforce settles in as the new reality" believes HP’s printing business president Tuan Tran told CRN. We challenge his case....

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Officeless spaced outReimagining
the Future Office

Views of Innovative, ESND
Guernsey & W/Hse Direct


Following the views of furnituremakers Herman Miller's Andi Owen and Workrite Ergonomics' Charlie Lawrence, PP gets the thoughts from business supply distribution leaders at Essendant, Innovative, Guernsey & Warehouse Direct. We summarise and comment and next week get more views from specialist furnituremakers & dealers. 

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Screen Shot 2021 01 31 at 6.27.28 PMPrivacy & Climate
21Cy's top issues 

Apple CEO Cook discusses
EU's GDPR coming to US


Jan28th was 'Data Privacy Day' yet few people were aware. It’s never been more important as technology captures, analyzes and categorizes virtually any imaginable piece of data about us; and becomes more advanced, invasive and pervasive. In an exclusive Fast Company interview, Apple ceo Tim Cook addresses his concerns and action agenda

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lawrtence charlie workrite standRethinking the
Future Office

COVID challenges norms
& tests furnituremakers


The office will change forever. Furnituremakers have a history of chasing one size fits all solutions. Cubicles, benching, hot desking, 'resimercial'...making the office look like home, have  featured strongly. Recent trends were largely designed to reduce space costs while selling it as the new collaborative environment. Workrite Ergonomics ceo Charlie Lawrence explains how Covid will cause a different approach?

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owen andi HM thinkingReimagining
the future office

Herman Miller CEO Owen
hedges on hybrid working


When Andi Owen took over top office furniture company Herman Miller, in 2018, she didn’t expect to get caught up in politics. But these days, it seems no CEO is safe from the culture wars. NYTimes David Gelles interview with Owen tells more about her, than the future of Miller's reimagination of future workspace

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Baitler jay staples easy riderOP legend Baitler
back on TOPS

Ex-SPLS leader returns to
help convert papermakers
into hygiene growth mkts


Private Equity firm Atlas Holdings hired OP legend Jay Baitler 8yrs ago to help direct & develop, under-invested legacy paper makers, into new use markets eg hygiene supplies. I first met 'Easy Rider' Jay back in the 80's at Summit (NYC) and followed his 18yrs success with Staples (B2B chief). We discuss progress and plans...

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Screen Shot 2020 11 30 at 4.26.49 PMTechData: Tale
of 2 situations

CEO Hume on life w/VC
Apollo v public market


Global #2 IT reseller
Tech Data CEO Rich Hume discusses how he expects the takeover by vulture capitalist Apollo Global to "accelerate our future" through growth organically and via acquisition. Why didn't happen before?

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DeBelder Gian PGP&G's pursuit of
packaging ideals

'Holy Grail' recycling plans
toward carbon neutrality


Gian DeBelder,
technical director for R&D packaging sustainability at Procter & Gamble spoke with Packaging News' Waqas Qureshi about sustainability, working with NGOs and the group’s 'Ambition 2030' renvironmental initiative. We review and discuss details....

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Screen Shot 2020 11 14 at 3.47.10 PMSCJ ceo's plastic
pollution progress

Hygiene giant commits
w/450 fellow eco warriors


SC Johnson,
 a $10Bn global powerhouse of consumer and professional cleaning brands, is making significant progress toward its 2025 targets to tackle plastic pollution. CEO Fisk Johson has made it his personal mission to symbolize the problem and the cure

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