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Screen Shot 2019 02 21 at 11.39.12 AMThe Young GenZ
business trends

Digital, diverse, ethical,
mobile & entrepreneurial


Generation Z (GenZ), comprise consumers born between 1995-2005, just entering prime spending years. GenZ’s are mobile, social & ethically conscious & represent 25% of market spend potential. We discuss Fortegra's Steve Davison research paper.... Updated

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Screen Shot 2019 02 21 at 12.35.34 PMOmnichannel
M a r k e t i n g
C h a m p i o n s

Can 'click & collect' model
match Amazon mastery?


Internet Retailer’s 2019 Omnichannel Report
reveals which top retailers omnichannel services fare best and which need improvement. We compare bigboxes Walmart, Staples, Depot & Home Depot with Amazon...

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commodity cliffPapermakers'
protectionist
p r i c e  h i k e s

Paperless trend, capacity
cuts, cause cartel actions?


Most leading OP, paper & print makers have reported Q4'18 results. We analyse the market, comparative performance, capacity cuts & plans for reinvention. Paper demand is falling, but price hikes disguise the decline, spiralling down 50% since 2008 Updated for today's results

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Screen Shot 2019 01 03 at 11.26.02 PM'19 Predictions:

OPocalypse or Opportunity?

Mobilize managed
productivity services


What will happen with Amazon, Apple, Staples, Essendant, SPRichards, Office Depot, WBMason, HP, Uber, Imperial Dade, SPOT (Spicers-OfficeTeam), EVO/VOW, Westcoast, dealers, groups, wholesalers, manufacturers in 2019. Here are our predictions....Refreshed & Updated

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Screen Shot 2018 12 02 at 5.31.27 PMFood Service: Fine
forecast for 2019

4% growth mirrors outlook
in hygiene, safety & packng


FoodService & Equipment
reports that the 4% growth achieved in the market in 2018 will be maintaned in 2019. We publish John Muldowney's report and comment on opportunities for progressive dealers...

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innovators top 2013Top Innovators.
Top Innovations

Illustrious icons comp'd
w/personal productivity
drivers & best products


Time Magazine
recently reviewed the most innovative companies of 2018; and Forbes magazine the best breakthrough innovations. We feature the most innovative leaders and best innovations in the business supply/personal productivity marketplace… Updated

 

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progressive leaders resellers 2015

Top Reseller Review 2018

Taking charge
of their destiny

Bigboxes, leaders, rising
stars, laggards & top tips


The bigbox share of the US-UK markets tumbled again in 2018. Disintegrating Depot and stalled Staples have lost an est. $27Bn sales since 2007. Progressive resellers, MSP's and Amazon continued to gain market share.... Updated

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Best performers 2015Best Performers
Review of 2018

Leaders, brands, web,
products, productivity,
services, ads, greenest


Despite the #OPocalypse aka perfect storm impacting the office supply market, it was another powerful year for progressive broadline business suppliers & managed service providers. M-commerce became buyers' preference; Amazon's high growth rate decelerated; & regional independents expanded via acquisitions. Proficiency Index reviews best performers in each category...
 Updated

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Christmas crackers 2017Xmas Crackers
& Top Turkeys

Fun reflections on an
OPocalyptic, paperless
year of consolidation


MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
2018 will go down as another tough year for ‘turkeys’ (aka vultures) citing ‘political uncertainty' excuses as causes of failure. For progressives it’s been another cracking year of growth in new business supply categories: hygiene & safety; refreshments & food service, plus packaging.   

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Productivity leaders 20182018 Champions
of Productivity

Will lean stocking dealers
surpass stockless etailers


We're conducting the Proficiency Index Dealer Productivity 2018 Full Year Review, the most universally accepted indicator of dealer profitability. Leading dealers have now submitted sales forecast for 2018/employee numbers (FTE's) . We'll finalise the final championship leaderboard tomorrow

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Top Indexes

19 Predictions for 2019

Screen Shot 2019 01 03 at 11.26.02 PM'19 Predictions:

OPocalypse or Opportunity?

Mobilize managed
productivity services


What will happen with Amazon, Apple, Staples, Essendant, SPRichards, Office Depot, WBMason, HP, Uber, Imperial Dade, SPOT (Spicers-OfficeTeam), EVO/VOW, Westcoast, dealers, groups, wholesalers, manufacturers in 2019. Here are our predictions....Refreshed & Updated

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The Greenest Companies List 2018

Screen Shot 2014 12 31 at 4.09.12 PMThe Greenest
Companies List

Who are 2018 champions
of sustainability & ethics?

Profiles of Top 7 dealers


Newsweek
 will 
publish its ‘Green Rankings 2018’ for global companies next week. We list the leaders in the business supplies market, makers & dealers + latest initiatives in CSR: sustainability, ethics and cutting carbon emissions... Weekend

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Furnituremakers Q3'18 Financial Review

Furnituremakers 2026 montageFurniture market 
renaissance rolls  

Worklife confluence fires
up ergonomic innovation


The transactional/replenishment furniture market continued to slowdown, meanwhile, CEO's project a positive outlook especially in contract interiors.. We highlight trends and review top furnituremakers' performance after Q3'18 results. Updated

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Top JanSan Suppliers Review

Screen Shot 2018 12 04 at 12.04.07 PMTop 20 dealers in
JanSan supplies

Insightful analysis into OP
industry new competitors.
Clean growth opportunity


The US JanSan market (aka hygiene supply) has grown 2-3%pa over recent years. Some of the leading progressive business suppliers have made strong inroads; we study the Top 20 players

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2018 Champions of Productivity

Productivity leaders 20182018 Champions
of Productivity

Will lean stocking dealers
surpass stockless etailers


We're conducting the Proficiency Index Dealer Productivity 2018 Full Year Review, the most universally accepted indicator of dealer profitability. Leading dealers have now submitted sales forecast for 2018/employee numbers (FTE's) . We'll finalise the final championship leaderboard tomorrow

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FoodService Equipment Leaders - Top 20

Screen Shot 2018 12 02 at 5.31.27 PMTop 20 dealers

in Food Service

Insightful analysis into
OP industry competitors.
FaB growth opportunity


The US Food Service market (exc. equipment) is estimated at $300Bn and grew at 3-4% over recent years. Some of the leading progressive business suppliers are making early inroads; we study the Top 20 players

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Top UK IT Value Added Resellers 2018

tech resellers 18Top Tech VARS
Resellers 2018

Boom times boost sales;
Latest user mkt research


CRN has published its annual review of top resellers or managed service providers.. In addition, invaluable research on end user needs and attitudes towards its suppliers. We highlight the business supply leaders and discuss findings

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Best Performances Review 2018

Best performers 2015Best Performers
Review of 2018

Leaders, brands, web,
products, productivity,
services, ads, greenest


Despite the #OPocalypse aka perfect storm impacting the office supply market, it was another powerful year for progressive broadline business suppliers & managed service providers. M-commerce became buyers' preference; Amazon's high growth rate decelerated; & regional independents expanded via acquisitions. Proficiency Index reviews best performers in each category...
 Updated

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Christmas Crackers & Top Turkeys 2018

Christmas crackers 2017Xmas Crackers
& Top Turkeys

Fun reflections on an
OPocalyptic, paperless
year of consolidation


MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
2018 will go down as another tough year for ‘turkeys’ (aka vultures) citing ‘political uncertainty' excuses as causes of failure. For progressives it’s been another cracking year of growth in new business supply categories: hygiene & safety; refreshments & food service, plus packaging.   

Read More...

Food Service Market: Fine outlook for 2019

Screen Shot 2018 12 02 at 5.31.27 PMFood Service: Fine
forecast for 2019

4% growth mirrors outlook
in hygiene, safety & packng


FoodService & Equipment
reports that the 4% growth achieved in the market in 2018 will be maintaned in 2019. We publish John Muldowney's report and comment on opportunities for progressive dealers...

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