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  • Game Changers Top 10Top 10 Market
    GameChangers

    Champs of reinvention +
    New growth generators 


    There’s constant talk about game changing events/people. We conducted our first review of the last 30 years in Oct 2011.  We refresh the study, highlight the best plus, the new growth generators. Weekend review

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  • kapoor Rakesh ReckittBRB higher on
    hygiene sales

    Health & cleaning maker
    supercharging efficiency

     

    Reckitt Benckiser (RB), the $15Bn in sales personal health and hygiene brands maker reported strong Q1'15 results...

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  • businessman under pressureDealers feel
    forced to sell?

    Report predicts wave


    of pressurised sales 


    A third of UK mid-market business leaders are actively planning to sell their company, according to research study. Is this report self serving?

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  • reichental avi 3D fingers3DSystems hit:

    dismal demand 

    Same old excuses for
    weak results & outlook 


    3D Systems, a leading 3D maker reported disappointing financial results for Q1'15. Weakness in the US markets could not compensate for its strength in EMEA

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  • Screen Shot 2015 01 06 at 20.21.16Merger surge'14
    Merger mania'15

    Regional resellers join
    party fuelled by megas


    Increased M&A activity sparked by #SPLODGE activity took off in 2014 with Staples and WBMason making strategic moves. Now the regional dealers are involved. We summarize 2014 and speculate on 2015 prospects...weekend

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Game Changers Top 10Top 10 Market
GameChangers

Champs of reinvention +
New growth generators 


There’s constant talk about game changing events/people. We conducted our first review of the last 30 years in Oct 2011.  We refresh the study, highlight the best plus, the new growth generators. Weekend review

Read more ...

kapoor Rakesh ReckittBRB higher on
hygiene sales

Health & cleaning maker
supercharging efficiency

 

Reckitt Benckiser (RB), the $15Bn in sales personal health and hygiene brands maker reported strong Q1'15 results...

Read more ...

businessman under pressureDealers feel
forced to sell?

Report predicts wave


of pressurised sales 


A third of UK mid-market business leaders are actively planning to sell their company, according to research study. Is this report self serving?

Read more ...

reichental avi 3D fingers3DSystems hit:

dismal demand 

Same old excuses for
weak results & outlook 


3D Systems, a leading 3D maker reported disappointing financial results for Q1'15. Weakness in the US markets could not compensate for its strength in EMEA

Read more ...

Screen Shot 2015 01 06 at 20.21.16Merger surge'14
Merger mania'15

Regional resellers join
party fuelled by megas


Increased M&A activity sparked by #SPLODGE activity took off in 2014 with Staples and WBMason making strategic moves. Now the regional dealers are involved. We summarize 2014 and speculate on 2015 prospects...weekend

Read more ...

burns ursula xerox logoXerox sales
sliding again

Services stall; DocTech
down; low expectations 


Xerox Corporation
reported disappointing results for Q1'15 as expected by the CEO Ursula Burns. When will its much heralded services drive produce growth? When will expectations rise?

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mobile web masters 2015Mobile webstore
movers/shakers

Progressive resellers
who 

get Lucy's wants


We have hammered away about the mobile webstore imperative for over 5 years now, Only 4 independents have so far responded to the Amazon & Staples initiatives that are driving huge sales volumes. We review their progress... follows over weekend, sorry

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Paperlinx truck XPaperlinX: VTS

bought by Vink 

Administrators auction
sell off commences


Ex-PaperlinX
UK wide format printing operation Visual Technology Solutions (VTS) has been bought from administrators Deloitte

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hamada rick avnet 15Avnet advance
accelerates

Electronics & tech sales
strong across world


Avnet Technology
, a $28Bn in sales, global leader in technology distribution and services reported improving sales and profitability in Q3'15 

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schulz howard starbucksStarbucks strong
& tasty growth

Opens cafe emporium.
Testing delivery service


Starbucks, the leading worldwide coffee reseller, announced impressive results for Q2'15 ended 29 Mar'15. sales and profits are accelerating

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microsoft azure nadellaMighty Microsoft
higher on Cloud

Commercial strength +
strong Surface Pro3
offset soft Windows


Microsoft reported better than expected results for Q3’15 ended 31 Mar'15. Since CEO Satya Nadella took over as CEO sentiment has grown strongly towards its reinvention and focus

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AMAZONIFICATION Bezos squashing RESELLER brandsAMZN advances
biz supplies 31% 

Gross profits up to 32%;
AWS up 49% to 7%sales


Amazon
reported excellent Q1'15 results whilst maintaining powerful investments in new fulfilment centres, tech and marketing. Business supply now represents 26% of its $100Bn sales forecast in 2015. Stock up 15% and rising!

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page larry googleGoogle gains 

from mobile ads

Urges resellers to design
better mobile websites

Google took a hit from the strong dollar, but better expense control boosted first-quarter profit margins, lifting the company’s shares.

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project fi google wireless serviceGoogle to Fight
v AT&T/Verizon

Cheap Proj Fi wireless
service disrupts status


Web giant Google, launched a wireless service yesterday to challenge the dominant practices of AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile & Sprint. Let the mighty comms combat commence  

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amazon bezos cloudAmazon clears
clouds away

AWS drives into
corporate business

When Amazon reports today it will provide information on its highly profitable $5Bn, market leading  cloud company AWS

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WESCO TruckOne Wesco
power slows

Demand deceleration.
Hit by poor weather


WESCO a leading provider of electrical, industrial, and MRO supplies, today announced slower Q1'15 results to 31 Mar'15

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Dealers feel forced to sell?

businessman under pressureDealers feel
forced to sell?

Report predicts wave


of pressurised sales 


A third of UK mid-market business leaders are actively planning to sell their company, according to research study. Is this report self serving?

Read More...

Merger surge 2014. Q1'15 Review. Merger mania 2015?

Screen Shot 2015 01 06 at 20.21.16Merger surge'14
Merger mania'15

Regional resellers join
party fuelled by megas


Increased M&A activity sparked by #SPLODGE activity took off in 2014 with Staples and WBMason making strategic moves. Now the regional dealers are involved. We summarize 2014 and speculate on 2015 prospects...weekend

Read More...

Chain reaction: Charge more, copycat more

chain reactionChain reaction:
charge more &
copycat more! 

Independents lead the
way to productivity


Recent market studies show independents are charging 9% less than bigboxes. Moreover Walmart has joined the same day delivery service pioneered by WBMason in the 90's. 

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Mobilegeddon is upon you! Make open webstores user friendly

mobilegeddonMobilegeddon
is upon you!

Dealer Alert! Make open
webstores user friendly


“Mobile friendliness” will factor into Google’s mobile search algorithm starting TODAY. We have been hammering the mobile  imperative for 3 years. Mobilegeddon is upon you, ACT NOW! Updated

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Can good #2 execs make good #1 CEO's?

Whiteways OTair new logoCan good #2's, 

Make good #1's?

Do over promoted execs
believe they're better?


It is on ongoing debate. Ambitious #2 executives pushing to advance move up or elsewhere to prove leadership skills with mixed results. We discuss office market moves...

 

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Internet of Things: getting things connected

internet of thingsGetting things
straight on web

Everything connected in
theory, few in practice


It seems everything is connected to the Internet: socks, shoes, shirts, hats, glasses, appliances, beds, homes, drones, cars and even diapers. Yet, for the Internet of Things (IoT) to play a role in shaping our future, we need to get a few things right.

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Convert to low cost provider

local stocker stockless leanConvert to low
cost provider! 

From price of everything
to lowest cost to serve



As the OP market declines and the broadline business supplies booms, gross margins will tumble as original brands dominate products supply. Lowering cost-to-serve therefore should be resellers new priority 

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The attack of activists

vulture capitalists cropThe Attack
of Activists 

Vulture capitalists or
reinvention catalysts?

 

The activist investor wave is up! Possibly inspired by agitators like William Ackman and Carl Icahn, Jeffrey Smith of Starboard has made a huge impact on the bigbox OP operators & Yahoo. Updated

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Brand purpose debate: Mondelez v Mars

snacking healthyBrand purpose

debate. Yes/no?

Food giants Mondelez &
Mars argue differences

Many brands have made delivering a clear purpose a priority. But, demonstrating a purpose is up to individual employees rather than a brand, according to Glenn Caton of Mondelez (Cadbury's)

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How to succeed with Social Media

social media lady brunette mobileHow to succeed

w/Social Media

3 things marketers can
do to promote brands

 


With marketers looking for ways in which to measure social media influence beyond engagement. Leading marketers addressed the issue yesterday at Internet Advertising Bureau event

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