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officezilla teamCan OfficeZilla
test Godzilla?

Optimistic franchise sets
sights on national brand

 

'Disruptor' designate OfficeZilla contacted Proficiency Post to claim its status as an emerging national office brand franchise with digital service advantages. We discussed the differentials with president Susan Mintmire & CEO Darin Kraetsch...

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Harrop steve OF handsSteve Harrop:
New horizon?

Friendly chief moves 
beyond D/Group life


Last week, top UK dealer group Office Friendly chief Steve Harrop suddenly resigned after 20 yrs leadership. We talked with Steve about his decision, group life and his enduring entrepreneurial spirit... Complete

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chatterton shaun floreonThe Plant-based

BioPlastic Future

Hygiene supplies founder
transforms packaging

 

Shaun Chatterton founder of CPD, the UK's leading independent hygiene & cleaning distributor, made an eco-transforming move 3 years ago to create a fossil fuel-free packaging material called Floreon. We interviewed the sustainability champion about his plans....Updated

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dunn nigel jabra ucexpo lrJabra jacks up
productivity!

Power of conversation:
"Individuals/users learn,
organisations don't..."

 

We attended Jabra chief Nigel Dunn's seminar at the UC Expo yesterday at London Olympia. He described the rapid progress of the $100m UK market and opportunities for dealers to drive user productivity with its latest active noise cancelling UC devices... later today

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musgoves nectere jan16Super savvy
shadow chiefs

New series profiling
key supporters of
successful resellers


We recently profiled prominent businesswomen in the international office market. Coincidentally, some of these executives feature in our new 'Shadow Chiefs' series highlighting the powerful influence behind progressive resellers. We start with Serena Musgove at Nectere, the business services group.

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Bezos amazons robin hoodBezos in Prime.
Beyond Amazon.

The evolution of ultimate
disruptor & revolutionary

 

Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos has driven the etailer/wholesaler to all-consuming growth $107Bn in 2015 (5x 2008 sales). Today, as he deepens his involvement in his media and space ventures, Bezos is becoming a power beyond Amazon and an even better leader.

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Moleskine makes
agenda personal

Lux notebook marketer
bucks paperless trend


Moleskine,
the Italian luxury notebook maker has developed an iconic global brand with a cult Apple-like following. We profile its progress...

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progressive indy resellers 2016Progressive

Independents'
Power Plays

Double digit dynamos
driving big differentials


Over the past 30 years independents have slavishly copied bigboxes without success. Amazon is now #1 competitor. These progressives are succeeding by driving the 'personalised productivity services' differentials. We speak with each of them. Complete

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Pinnacle montage 2016Pinnacle peer 

powers ahead

Progressive dealer group
drive best practices


Pinnacle Affiliates, the US group of large regional resellers recently topped $1Bn with 30 dealers. We spoke with new chairman Craig Bartholomew about its success and plans for 2016. Updated

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Screen Shot 2016 02 01 at 11.25.29Bunzl boss on
bundling buys

We're buying people &
customer lists not brands


Telegraph's Alan Tovey
meets $10Bn business supplies wholesaler Bunzl chief executive Mike Roney to discuss acquisition and growth strategy before he retires in April...

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