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Furnituremakers 2026 montageFurniture market

revitalisation runs

Worklife confluence fires
up ergonomic innovation


There are signs that the transactional/replenishment furniture market is slowing. Meanwhile, CEO's project a more positive outlook especially in contract interiors market. We highlight trends and review top furnituremakers' performance after Q1'18 results.

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commodity cliffPapermakers'
plunge persists

Paperless, printless trend
forces race to reinvent or
ruin for old brand leaders


Most of the leading OP, paper & print makers have now reported.. We review and analyse comparative performance and their plans for reinvention. Updated with full Q1'18 results to date... Later today

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Dealer groups montage 2016

Dealer Groups:
engaged or 
endangered?

Focus: lower cost of goods
v productivity services devt?


The original dealer group AOPD, celebrated its 40th anniversary by winning valuable national contracts. We review the agendas and progress of the leading international dealer groups, in the new business supplies market, driven by productivity services providers.... Updated

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women marketeers top 9 jul16

Top 20 Women
Marketers 2018

Leaders in creativity
& brand effectiveness


Marketing to business by brandmakers & resellers has been dominated by men. Times 'are a changing' as the most successful leaders are increasingly inspired by women. We received a tremendous reponse to our Oct'17 poll. We update & add the rising stars in 2018. Updated

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tech innovationTop Value Added
UK Resellers 2017

Boom times boost sales.
End-user market research


CRN published its annual review of top resellers or managed service providers over the last 2 weeks. In addition, invaluable research on end user needs and attitudes towards its suppliers. We highlight the business supply leaders.... Updated

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Furnituremakers 2026 montageFurniture market
revitalised again

Worklife confluence fires
up ergonomic innovation


There are clear signs that the transactional/replenishment market is slowing. Meanwhile, CEO's project a more positive outlook especially in contract interiors market. We highlight trends and review top furnituremakers' performance after Q4'17 results. Updated

Read more ...

commodity cliffPapermakers'
plunge persists

Paperless, printless trend
forces race to reinvent or
ruin for old brand leaders


Most of the leading paper & print makers have now reported.. We review and analyse comparative performance and their plans for reinvention. Updated with full Q4'17 results...Updated

Read more ...

OPocalypse now Mar17

Wholesale retreat
fuels OPocalypse 

2017 Review: 

Perfect storm:
consolidation; vulture caps;
paperless & Amazon attack


Amazon eextended its lead as #1 reseller and wholesaler in business supplies in the US & Europe, blowing away bigboxes and OP channel leaders. It's relentless march aided by robotics, drones & Alexa driving down delivery times and costs to serve. How did the industry react in 2017, we provide a Manth by Month Review....tomorrow

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predictions 2018 clouds'18 Predictions:
C r e a t e  or
C o n f l a t e?

Mobilize managed
productivity services


What will happen with Amazon, Apple, Staples, Depot, Essendant, SPRichards, WBMason, HP, SPOT (Spicers-OfficeTeam), Uber, EVO/VOW, Adveo, Westcoast, dealers, groups, wholesalers, manufacturers in 2018. Here are our predictions....Updated

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Productivity leaders 2016 July2017 Champions
of Productivity

Lean stocking dealers
catching up w/etailers


We've completed the Proficiency Index Dealer Productivity 2017 Review, the most universally accepted indicator of profitability. 124 dealers have submitted their sales forecast for 2017/current employee numbers (full time equivs). We finalise the championship leaders by category today...complete

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Dealer Group Performance Review

Dealer groups montage 2016

Dealer Groups:
engaged or 
endangered?

Focus: lower cost of goods
v productivity services devt?


The original dealer group AOPD, celebrated its 40th anniversary by winning valuable national contracts. We review the agendas and progress of the leading international dealer groups, in the new business supplies market, driven by productivity services providers.... Updated

Read More...

Furnituremakers Review - Q4'17

Furnituremakers 2026 montageFurniture market
revitalised again

Worklife confluence fires
up ergonomic innovation


There are clear signs that the transactional/replenishment market is slowing. Meanwhile, CEO's project a more positive outlook especially in contract interiors market. We highlight trends and review top furnituremakers' performance after Q4'17 results. Updated

Read More...

Papermakers Q4'17 Financial Review

commodity cliffPapermakers'
plunge persists

Paperless, printless trend
forces race to reinvent or
ruin for old brand leaders


Most of the leading paper & print makers have now reported.. We review and analyse comparative performance and their plans for reinvention. Updated with full Q4'17 results...Updated

Read More...

Top 20 Women Marketers + Rising Stars

women marketeers top 9 jul16

Top 20 Women
Marketers 2018

Leaders in creativity
& brand effectiveness


Marketing to business by brandmakers & resellers has been dominated by men. Times 'are a changing' as the most successful leaders are increasingly inspired by women. We received a tremendous reponse to our Oct'17 poll. We update & add the rising stars in 2018. Updated

Read More...

Papermakers Q1'18 Results Review

commodity cliffPapermakers'
plunge persists

Paperless, printless trend
forces race to reinvent or
ruin for old brand leaders


Most of the leading OP, paper & print makers have now reported.. We review and analyse comparative performance and their plans for reinvention. Updated with full Q1'18 results to date... Later today

Read More...

Furnituremakers Review - Q1'18

Furnituremakers 2026 montageFurniture market

revitalisation runs

Worklife confluence fires
up ergonomic innovation


There are signs that the transactional/replenishment furniture market is slowing. Meanwhile, CEO's project a more positive outlook especially in contract interiors market. We highlight trends and review top furnituremakers' performance after Q1'18 results.

Read More...

Top Vale Added Resellers & Managed Services Providers 2017

tech innovationTop Value Added
UK Resellers 2017

Boom times boost sales.
End-user market research


CRN published its annual review of top resellers or managed service providers over the last 2 weeks. In addition, invaluable research on end user needs and attitudes towards its suppliers. We highlight the business supply leaders.... Updated

Read More...

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