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up in Manchester

Neo 'worklife confluence'
interior design showroom


Three weeks ago progressive productivity services provider Penketh Group opened a new interior design showroom at the Neo building in Manchester; and acquired a well known local dealer. We met with CEO Mark Penketh to discuss plans to double sales by 2022. Updated

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lucy illy coffee cupWake up to
the future of

sustainability

Coffee king Illy talks about
the beverage of happiness


Andrea Illy
chairman of the top coffee roaster Illy talks about the future of business and why corporations need to care about sustainability. We discuss....

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adamo claudine costcoCan Costco
catch up in
Ecommerce?

Will Warehouse Club
model work online?


Costco became a phenomenon by doing things its own way. But with Amazon ever more powerful, online shoppers burgeoning, and a new generation of leaders awaiting its turn, can it regain its former edge? 

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Vision insight

Exclusive first Interview
w/CEO Shira Goodman
on SMB marketing plans


After legendary Staples CEO Ron Sargent retired in June, his chosen successor Shira Goodman was appointed CEO in August. We discuss Staples future plans in her first industry interview... Complete 

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Lee Jae Yong samsungCan Samsung
son sort mess

Mass returns rampage:
mobiles now washers


Its unclear who is to blame for Samsung’s present crisis, but it is crystal clear who has to sort it out. Lee Jae Yong has to resolve brand damage of the return of 2.5m mobile phones and now... 2.8m washing machines!

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drives device
i n n o v a t i o n

Brexit buccaneer fiercely

independent inventor

 

UK inventor Sir James Dysan, most famous for his wireless vacuum cleaners and Blade hand dryers has a strong pipeline of innovative devices to drive personal productivity in business. We discuss his plans....

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Your p a r t n e r

The New MPS: Managed
Productivity Services
provider tops $50m

 

Office Essentials (St.Louis, MO) is one the office market's leading progressives. Led by ex-Corporate Express duo Jim Porter & Kate Dougherty. It is a champion of the new productivity services movement away from the old transactional OP model. We spoke with Kate about plans... Updated

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wayfair ipo conine shahWayfair wave
is up to $2.5Bn 

Furniture etail innovator
Shah bets on mobile


Wayfair’s
co-founders Niraj Shah & Steve Conine started its online furniture business 14 years ago with many skeptics predicting doom following the internet bust. Fast forward 2016 and sales are accelerating at 76%pa

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Regency F/chise

Independents to unite
around digital platform

 
In our latest review of dealers' productivity, we discovered a franchise success story based on the successful Regency Office Products (Raleigh, NC) model. We discuss progress with chief Kimberly Fulford...updated

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W o n d e r f u l !

Personalised Integrated
Delivery, Same Day Free

 

#1 US megadealer WBMason is on course for 15% organic growth in 2016. We discussed with CEO Leo Meehan the 'customer intimacy' strategy that drives his goal to achieve $2Bn sales by 2018... complete

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