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  • lamneck ken insightI n s i g h t  not 
    so in demand?

    US sales steady but
    International weak


    Insight Enterprise, the integrated IT supplies and services provider reported Q1'16 financials that saw slowing demand globally...

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  • Wholesaler leaders 2015The Future of

    Wholesalers?

    Broadline biz supplies v
    dodgy dual distributors


    The OP original wholesaler Essendant just reported positive progress with its reseller growth focused services. Meanwhile, its navel gazing rivals and European equivalents are in turmoil pursuing self serving agendas. We discuss today, sorry for delay

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  • Newell montage 2013Newell writes
    BIG numbers

    Business Supply brands
    strong; hygiene weak?


    Newell Brands,
    the leading maker of branded business and consumer products, announced stronger growth in sales and profits for Q1'16

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  • carbo jaime adveo ceoAdveo: adversity
    accelerates...

    Old school half source
    'Holesaler heads south.
    Making simple complex

     

    Adveo (inc. ex-Spicers-Unipapel), the embattled European wholesaler, reported Q1'16 results today. Multiple management changes, lack of market knowledge & a half source 'holesale service do not augur well for its future or frustrated resellers. 

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  • ingram micro montage 2014Ingram Micro's
    massive miss

    US sales sinking again,
    now Europe & AP weaker.

     

    Ingram Micro, the world's largest technology distributor suffered a continuing big shortfall in sales volume in Q1'16, primarily in the US

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lamneck ken insightI n s i g h t  not 
so in demand?

US sales steady but
International weak


Insight Enterprise, the integrated IT supplies and services provider reported Q1'16 financials that saw slowing demand globally...

Read more ...

Wholesaler leaders 2015The Future of

Wholesalers?

Broadline biz supplies v
dodgy dual distributors


The OP original wholesaler Essendant just reported positive progress with its reseller growth focused services. Meanwhile, its navel gazing rivals and European equivalents are in turmoil pursuing self serving agendas. We discuss today, sorry for delay

Read more ...

Newell montage 2013Newell writes
BIG numbers

Business Supply brands
strong; hygiene weak?


Newell Brands,
the leading maker of branded business and consumer products, announced stronger growth in sales and profits for Q1'16

Read more ...

carbo jaime adveo ceoAdveo: adversity
accelerates...

Old school half source
'Holesaler heads south.
Making simple complex

 

Adveo (inc. ex-Spicers-Unipapel), the embattled European wholesaler, reported Q1'16 results today. Multiple management changes, lack of market knowledge & a half source 'holesale service do not augur well for its future or frustrated resellers. 

Read more ...

ingram micro montage 2014Ingram Micro's
massive miss

US sales sinking again,
now Europe & AP weaker.

 

Ingram Micro, the world's largest technology distributor suffered a continuing big shortfall in sales volume in Q1'16, primarily in the US

Read more ...

AMAZONIFICATION Bezos squashing RESELLER brandsAMZNiFiCATiON 
Bezos bests all

Mr Everything's Vision:
1hr delivery service close


The army of skeptics have been defeated comprehensively. Amazon's investment in excellent, immediate customer service and profitability are now acknowledged by analysts. Here's why it will be 2X the size of its nearest business supply rival by 2017...

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Bezos Amazon atop mountainAMZN aces high
atop biz market

• Biz Supply +32% $35Bn
• Gross profits now 35%
• AWS up 64% to 9% mix


AMAZING Amazon
reported accelerated growth in Q1'16 whilst maintaining powerful investments in new fulfilment centres, cloud & wholesale services. Business supplies is running at 25% ($35Bn) of the $140Bn sales projected for 2016

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usui minoru epsonEpson inks
printing plunge

High capacity success
offset by low end dive


Epson,
the leading printer and visual presentation products maker continued to decline in all its product categories in Q4'16 ended 31 Mar'16

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williams john dumtar binDomtar dumped
down deeper...

Personal Care slower
too, despite optimism

 

Domtar reported disappointing Q1'16 financial results. Its investment in personal care has yet to pay off in spite of misleading optimism from its obfuscating CEO...

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peribere jerome sealedair logoS e a l e d A i r
sales deflated

Protective packaging
maker gains in food


Sealed Air Corporation
,
the the $7Bn maker of packaging for food and FM products today announced weaker sales, but stronger profitability results for Q1'16

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silveira diogo da portucelThe Navigator of
paper's progress

Ex-Portucel wins share
as US rivals war on price

 

Leading quality brand papermaker The Navigator Co. (ex-Portucel/Soporcel) of Portugal reported strong results for Q1'16 particularly in US, against a background of internecine warfare across a declining global market

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portucel UPM Stora US invasionPapermakers'
protectionism
punctured

Asians out; Europe in
as ITC moves beaten


Last June, the ITC effectively killed the import of cheap Asian paper with anti-dumping tariffs into the US. The weaker €uro has opened up floodgates for leading European papermakers, including newly named Navigator. We report on papermakers progess Q1. Later today

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groth marcus SCASCA surge in
personal care

Tissues sales boosted
by Wausau purchase.
Paper sales slide again


SCA,
the Swedish personal care, tissue & papermaking giant reported strong sales in Q1'16. The Tork brand owner made strong headway...

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sundstrom karl stora LRStoraEnso paper
sales slide again

Top papermaker closing
mills; shifts to biorefining


Global #2 papermaker Stora Enso reported weaker sales but stronger profits in Q1'16. CEO Karl Sundstrom described transformation plans to cut paper capacity and investment in new growth opportunities...

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darrell brack logiLogitech lifted
by mobile/video

Tablet demand tanks.
Takeover trail started

 

 

Logitech International, the personal technology accessories maker reported improved sales but slower profit results in Q4'16. It still suffers from confusing & optimistic, analysis paralysis?

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mitarai Fujio canon ceoCan Canon
check crash?

Blames slow economies
not old-tech decline

 

Canon reported financial results for Q1'16. CEO Toshizo Tanaka appears in denial about the secular demand declines and gloomy prospects in its core businesses...

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The Future of Wholesalers

Wholesaler leaders 2015The Future of

Wholesalers?

Broadline biz supplies v
dodgy dual distributors


The OP original wholesaler Essendant just reported positive progress with its reseller growth focused services. Meanwhile, its navel gazing rivals and European equivalents are in turmoil pursuing self serving agendas. We discuss today, sorry for delay

Read More...

AMAZONIFICATION! Bezos bests all

AMAZONIFICATION Bezos squashing RESELLER brandsAMZNiFiCATiON 
Bezos bests all

Mr Everything's Vision:
1hr delivery service close


The army of skeptics have been defeated comprehensively. Amazon's investment in excellent, immediate customer service and profitability are now acknowledged by analysts. Here's why it will be 2X the size of its nearest business supply rival by 2017...

Read More...

Papermakers protectionism punctured - Part 2

portucel UPM Stora US invasionPapermakers'
protectionism
punctured

Asians out; Europe in
as ITC moves beaten


Last June, the ITC effectively killed the import of cheap Asian paper with anti-dumping tariffs into the US. The weaker €uro has opened up floodgates for leading European papermakers, including newly named Navigator. We report on papermakers progess Q1. Later today

Read More...

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The "healthy office segment" is the fastest growing sub-sector of the $10 billion office furniture industry, and is expected to  grow to one-third of the industry in the next three to five years.

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w h o l e s a l e
b e t r a y a l

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Irony upon irony. At a time when bigboxes are struggling and independent resellers rising, the UK wholesalers are imploding. Owned by vulture capitalists who don't understand the business, what lies ahead? We discuss dealers' dilemma...complete

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Individuals' appetite
exceeds organisations


How agile you can be on a project is like a spectrum; it is always a matter of degree. We discuss the latest Business Reporter's Axelos research and thge rise of Gazelles v Dinosaurs in the OP market...

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Generation game key to
all modern businesses

 


Every generation is convinced it is different from its predecessors. Invariably, though, it turns out to be exactly the same, seeking to fulfil the same basic human desires, writes The Times' Ian King covering last week's Millennials 2020 event. We discuss...

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Office Supply market in growth

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mkt grows 4%

Business supply demand
UP: IT, ergonomics, FAB,
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Listening to market commentators inc. press, one could be forgiven for thinking the office supply market was in recession. Excluding obsolete print and paper supplies, demand is growing strongly as users seek productivity solutions... complete

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in the workplace

Business wellness progs:
fitness trackers advance


Wearable technology is seen as one way for companies to ensure that employees stay active, healthy, sleep well and get fit to drive business productivity... 

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