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  • Screen Shot 2019 10 19 at 1.16.26 PMMason Maximizes
    delivery service

    Owned Trucks designed to
    optimize driver productivity


    WBMason's
     iconic branded fleet of 1000 trucks are being enhanced: 2 yrs ago the first electric vehicle customised for multi-category supplies e.g. water. Now the launch of the 'Maximizer' designed to optimise the 'One Source Wonderful' business supply proposition. We spoke with fleet manager John DiLuna... .Later today

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  • Screen Shot 2019 10 16 at 10.52.12 AMCast away the
    'OPeless Island!

    Ominous call for reps &
    dealers lost/shipwrecked


    WBMason CEO Leo Meehan's crescendo call to the salesforce and vendors was sooo moving. He morphed the metaphors from the Titanic & Castaway disasters to inspire laggard reps to transition from OP to the new Business Supply categories.... NOW! Later today

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  • johnsen walter acme nyse lrA c m e United
    loses sharpness

    Shifts focus to safety
    tools & First-aid kits


    Acme United
    today announced slower sales growth in Q3'19 financial results. Sales of core cutting tools slowed whilst moving successfully into first aid & safety products....

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  • Screen Shot 2019 10 19 at 8.17.41 AMWBMason: Best
    in Show Awards

    FM, Hygiene, Refreshments,
    Foodservice, Wellness &
    Ergonomics eclipse OP


    WBMason's
    annual 3 day reps & consumer show at Foxwoods highlighted the huge shift in category mix from simple OP to broadline business supplies. Over half the display & demo space was taken by more enterprising productivity providers. We highlight the best in show...

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  • kaluzny stefan sycamoreEssendant exits
    auto/ind business

    Vulture Sycamore offloads
    acqs from Cody Phipps era


    Vulture capitalist Sycamore Partners owners of OP wholesaler Essendant & reseller Staples continued its asset stripping process with the sale of auto & industrial assets acquired over the past 12 years by United Stationers ill advised leaders

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Webwatch14-round5-montage2014 WebWatch Round 5

Wonderful or

woeful webstores

Wake up! Complacency reigns.

Wanted: user & mobile friendly,

minimum clicks user experience

 

6 Oct'14 (Updated) 

After publishing the WebWatch 2014 Leaderboard last week we review some progressives and rising stars to see if they have optimized the shopping experience for users, especially mobile. Ratings complete; mini-profiles, critiques follow later today 21:00ET




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Can catalogs! 


Invest & mobilize

your webstores!

WebWatch Leaderboard'14: Top

user friendly 
buying experiences 

 

5 Oct'14 (Complete)


After reviewing over 80 progressive resellers’ webstores the Proficiency Index WebWatch team lists its Top 10 to date. Standards have improved but, most are still too industrial and dealers too complacent about their most powerful sales and marketing tool. Open to view to non-subscribers




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