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  • amazon user in boxEverything
    on demand

    Personal local services
    drive 'shut-in' economy

    We are grateful to Lauren Smiley for her article entitled 'Shut-in Economy' where she reckons you’re either pampered, isolated royalty — or a 21st century servant.

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  • amazon bike courier NYCAmazon Prime

    Now express

    Next hour delivery
    for local specialists


    Amazon's Prime Now
    service has been expanded to deliver items from a handful of specialist stores in Manhattan, NY.

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  • whitman meg HP telescopeHP accused
    of arrogance

    Autonomy attack an
    expedient diversion


    HP
    should sue MicroTech rather than make accusations, said Lanny Davis, an attorney working with the reseller in its lawsuit against HP.

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  • tran tri muncheryMunchery cooks

    up more capital

    Food delivery service to
    biz start-ups wave rising


    Munchery
    is the latest food-delivery startup to raise cash from hungry venture capitalists joining at least 4 others

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  • HP Meg chainsawDissynergised
    aka eliminated

    Corporate disrespect
    for people redefined


    Whether corporations are merging e.g. Staples or Sysco; or splitting e.g. HP cost reduction is understandably high on the agenda. However, new euphemisms are emerging. The latest an ugly term 'dis-synergise' HP invented for mass people culling.

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amazon user in boxEverything
on demand

Personal local services
drive 'shut-in' economy


We are grateful to Lauren Smiley for her article entitled 'Shut-in Economy' where she reckons you’re either pampered, isolated royalty — or a 21st century servant.

Read more ...

amazon bike courier NYCAmazon Prime

Now express

Next hour delivery
for local specialists


Amazon's Prime Now
service has been expanded to deliver items from a handful of specialist stores in Manhattan, NY.

Read more ...

whitman meg HP telescopeHP accused
of arrogance

Autonomy attack an
expedient diversion


HP
should sue MicroTech rather than make accusations, said Lanny Davis, an attorney working with the reseller in its lawsuit against HP.

Read more ...

tran tri muncheryMunchery cooks

up more capital

Food delivery service to
biz start-ups wave rising


Munchery
is the latest food-delivery startup to raise cash from hungry venture capitalists joining at least 4 others

Read more ...

HP Meg chainsawDissynergised
aka eliminated

Corporate disrespect
for people redefined


Whether corporations are merging e.g. Staples or Sysco; or splitting e.g. HP cost reduction is understandably high on the agenda. However, new euphemisms are emerging. The latest an ugly term 'dis-synergise' HP invented for mass people culling.

Read more ...

microsoft salesforceMicrosoft sized
up Salesforce

Chiefs couldn't agree
on merger valuation 


As we reported last month, Microsoft chief Satya Nadella did hold serious talks with Marc Benioff led Saleforce.com

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Quest teamThe Quest for

healthy snacks

Protein bars and chips
that are good for you


Quest Nutition president Tom Bilyeu apperaed on CNBC TV this morning to discuss the tremendous growth of his company's protein packed sugar free snacks. 

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Whitman meg hp plungingHP: Hopeless
Plunge deepens 

Mystic Meg's turnaround
tailspins in all 7 divisions

 


Old tech giant HP is tailspinning towards a sub $100Bn sales level in 2015 (2010 - $130Bn). Meg Whitman's management musical chairs continued to duplicate costs at the 'navel-gazing', distracted 'dis-synergising' dinosaur

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lenovo yangLenovo levers up
PC market share

IBM server & Motorola
buys weigh on profits 


Lenovo, the world’s biggest PC maker by sales claimed more share gains in the shrinking market 

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Screen Shot 2015 05 21 at 17.56.13Snackification: 8
brands to watch

Smaller players driving
significant sales growth


In a challenging time for the consumer packaged goods industry, snacks are alive and well according to Information Resources.

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phipps cody united core cropPhipps ships
to Health Care

Appointed chief of 'Most
Admired' wholesale giant


Ex-United CEO Cody Phipps has realised his ambition of stepping up to a larger corporation with a move to lead $9Bn health-care supply wholesaler. Speculation he would join Staples was never on and made little sense

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HPs Mission ImpossibleMeg's Mission
m p o s s i b l e

Deck chair shifter fiddles
with division as HP burns


Tech relic
HP
is struggling to reinvent itself in the age of cloud computing and losing out to a new generation of nimble enterprise-tech firms. Meanwhile CEO Meg Whitman is doodling with logos

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Best Buy montage 2013B e s t  B u y
beaten back

Deluded chief losing
online market share 


Best Buy chief Hubert Joly and CFO Sharon 'Enumerator' McCollam are fond of detailing quarterly reports. They seem to suffer analysis paralysis and miss the BIG market picture...

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HP Meg chainsawHP C h i n a
control cut 

Data networking deal
first of many disposals?


As reported on 27 March, HP concluded the deal to sell control of its data-networking business in China's Tsinghua Unigroup. Will more 'crown jewel' disposals follow?

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Sysco NRAShowFABulous sales
opportunities

NRA Show: natural, clean,
healthy & tasty trends

 
The National Restaurant Association's Food Services Show in Chicago was an exciting enjoyable experience with leading brands demonstrating tasty innovations in food services ...Full Review later today

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benioff marc salesforce handWave rising at
Salesforce.com

CRM giant's 

fast forward
to $10Bn with mobility,
cloud, social & enterprise


CRM #1 provider Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff (pic left) brimmed with enthusiasm about its latest growth trends in sales in Q1'16 to 30 Apr'15

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Everything on demand - the 'Shut-in Economy'

amazon user in boxEverything
on demand

Personal local services
drive 'shut-in' economy


We are grateful to Lauren Smiley for her article entitled 'Shut-in Economy' where she reckons you’re either pampered, isolated royalty — or a 21st century servant.

Read More...

Dissynergised aka eliminated

HP Meg chainsawDissynergised
aka eliminated

Corporate disrespect
for people redefined


Whether corporations are merging e.g. Staples or Sysco; or splitting e.g. HP cost reduction is understandably high on the agenda. However, new euphemisms are emerging. The latest an ugly term 'dis-synergise' HP invented for mass people culling.

Read More...

HP Preferred/Qualified Dealer Program update

HP Meg chainsawHaughtily

Pretentious

Tech relic's arrogance
towards IDC unqualified


HP Print's
charming channel chief Steve Sakamoto presented its Qualified Dealer program at OPI's Global Forum yesterday and was effusive in his support for dealers. Actions speak louder than cheap words however...

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'Beach body' Brand Bonanza

beach body reaction'Beach body'
brand bonanza

Protein World furore;
best ad campaign '15

 


The huge debate around Protein World’s “Beach Body” campaign has made it the big branding story of the year so far, says Marketing Week's Mark Ritson. Here are the 5 response stages...

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Marketing Create content Lucy loves

content marketing lucyCreate content
that Lucy loves

7 steps in marketing to
your main user chooser


Much admired marketer Jay Baer says "Content marketing strategy isn’t a nice to have, it’s a requirement. So what is it that dealers say they have, but don't have?

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FTC's case against Sysco/US Foods merger

sysco delivery guyFTC: half-baked
case vs Sysco

Tunnel vision of market.
Indies want it to happen

 

The drawn out FTC case against the Sysco/US Foods merger continues in court this week. US Foods are ready to pull the merger unless the judge takes the broader view shared by the market...

 

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FAB: Food & Beverage service momentum

amazon fresh customerFAB: Food & Bev.
service moment 

Market available to those
who invest in specialists.


Today's food & beverage service resellers and brand suppliers, face increasing challenges to meet the needs and changing expectations of more diverse consumers e.g. natural & healthy choices. Take Note! 

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Agile marketing for the digital world

Gazelle v BigboxAgile marketing 
for digital world

It's about collaboration,
& culture. Be gazelles...

 


We have been banging on about  "Agile marketing" since 2008. In 2012 there was much mention of it. Now It seems to have come of age. We remind readers of the essentials:

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Amazon's money making machine

Bezos amazons robin hoodAmazon's money
making machine

How etailer boosts GP
without buying better;
speeds customer service



Stockmarket and industry analysts persistently criticize Amazon for lack of profits.  Meanwhile, it increased Prime prices, boosted membership and margins; leads in cloud and wholesale business supply services to millions of local resellers...Updated

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Millennials in majority of workforce

Millennials mobilesMillennials in
majority. So?

More than 33% of US
workforce aged 18-34


WOW! Fortune Magazine reported today a stunning statement of the obvious: the GenX/Y Millenials are now the largest segment of the workforce!

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