• Screen Shot 2024 02 09 at 6.04.40 PMHalting  H y P a c
    market normalizes

    Volumes flat. Prices flatter
    Who's winning mkt share?

    Hygiene, Foodservice & Packaging (HyPac) is now #1 business supply category alongside technology. Progressive business suppliers & brands have pivoted into hygiene, safety, food service, packaging and wellness services. Proficiency Index'sQ4'23 analysis shows volumes recovering slowly, but prices flattening. Updated for Newell, Ecolab, Cascades, Mondi, Navigator. Sealed Air and Reckitt

  • Screen Shot 2024 01 29 at 6.29.07 PMDuopoly endangers
    Network distribtrs?

    Imperial/Brady+ corp market
    plans versus group goals?

    Is it deja-vu all over again? StaplesandDepot swept up the independent OP dealers in the '90/2000's to dominate the corporate supplies market. Now the acquisition rollups of VC backed Imperial Dade (77 to date) and Brady+(58) threaten to do the same. Most of the acquisitions are members of Network Distributionwho claim $1Bn+ in contract HyPac revenues. A threeway battle in prospect? Updated

  • Greedflation'Greedflation' grabs
    50%+ pricing power

    Makers & distributors report
    record profits post Covid

    'Greedflation’caused more than half of 2023's inflation surge, a Groundwork Collaborative study finds, as corporate profits remain at all-time highs. This was certainly true in the business supplies market where up to +20%pa price increases were common, even with declining paper, printing and OP category volumes

  • MEGATRENDS 2024sq2024 Business
    Supply Market
    MEGATRENDS

    Market Democratization! 
    Less Means 
    More Productivity

    Welcome to the Hybrid working, AI inspired, new normal business market! Microsoft, Apple, Nvidia, Uber, Shopify & Amazon (aka #MANUSA) have M-powered an entrepreneurial revolution with affordable tech & immediate delivery. Covid advanced 2025 trends: #Paperless #Officeless #Touchless. The WFH-Hybrid office trend has democratized power to user-choosers, who want personalised productivity services + integrated same-day delivery. We guide on how dealers can take charge of their destiny? Report inc.'23 Market Analysis published here!

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commodity cliffGerman staty mkt
forecasts deluded?

Understated demand drop
Overstated growth to 2030


A new report by Marketmedia24 forecasts German stationery market growth up to 2030? Unbelievable? The European office supply market volume was down -50% from pre Covid 2019 norms in 2020; and still down -20 to 25% in 2022. Given the inefficiency of paper based communications and the digital transformation that accelerated through Covid, how can it forecast anything other than massive decline?

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