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  • Lederer John StaplesStaples' 5th Anniv
    of vulture control?

    What has Sycamore's agent
    Lederer achieved? Industry
    chiefs review and comment


    In June'17 vulture capitalist Sycamore Partners bought Staples for $6.9Bn. The industry quaked! What has happened since? Proficiency Post chronicled its demise from $16Bn down to a current $8Bn with the ex-powerhouse a shell of its former self. What do leading vendors and IDC think? We surveyed and report here to date

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  • Dochelli Harry ESND 21Essendant: Big call
    for dlrs digital drive 

    Latest trends: US economy;
    Srvce hybrid workers alert!


    Leading business supplies wholesaler Essendant's leadership team justhosted dealers and suppliers at a virtual Town Hall event. It proved a great opportunity to connect and share latest market perspectives; top economist Brian Beaulieu's view; plus new initiatives. We spoke with president Harry Dochelli on key takeaways... 

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  • Screen Shot 2022 06 27 at 11.11.12 AMMason's Blizzard

    blasts Buffett's DQ

    Fed Judge rules Water label
    doesn't infringe Trademark


    Warren Buffett
    owned Dairy Queen (DQ) had issues with business supplier WBMason's labeling of its 'Blizzard' branded water, but the Minnesota federal judge ruled 'no customer confusion'. DQ sued in 2018 but WB's lawyers were always confident claims were "ridiculous". PP dives inside the saga...Updated

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  • Screen Shot 2022 06 13 at 4.24.53 PMCreate cool hybrid
    work experiences

    How people work better in
    the flexible future of work


    Even before Covid some organizations began experimenting with mobile work, shifting ownership for spaces and offering more choice for people to move where they worked based on their activities. Some companies allowed hybrid work, giving employees flexibility to WFH. Now, the practice has become the mainstream even those who believed it wasn’t a fit for them.

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  • Inflation bubble manThe Proficiency

    I n f l a t i o n Index

    +15% average price hikes
    boost profits by +30/40%!


    The Q1'22 reporting season is complete. Proficiency Index have analysed results and separated out the price inflation element, from real volume performance. HPInc, HPE, ABM, UNFI and Costco were the last  companies to report inflated profits fueled by high price hikes; a total of 90 companies analysed 

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Supply Market
MEGATRENDS

......less Means More
P r o d u c t i v i t y 


Are we heralding in the Roaring 20's? Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Shopify have M-powered a new entrepreneurial revolution with affordable personal tech & immediate delivery. Covid advanced 2025 trends: #Paperless #Officeless #Touchless #Bigless #Wasteless & #Carbonless. WFH told us to connect with users by providing personalised productivity services + integrated same-day delivery. We guide on how dealers can take charge of their destiny? New Report inc. 2021 Market Review published today!

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Supply Market
MEGATRENDS

......less Means More
P r o d u c t i v i t y 


Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Zoom, Shopify, Uber & Salesforce have M-powered a new entrepreneurial revolution with affordable personal tech & immediate delivery services. Covid accelerated the advance of 2025 trends: #Paperless #Officeless #Touchless #Spotless #Bigless #Wasteless & #Carbonless. WFH told us to connect with users by providing personalised productivity services + integrated same-day delivery. We guide on how dealers can take charge of their destiny? New Report inc. 2020 Market Review published today

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Supply Market
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Put Productivity Services
Top of your 2020's agenda


Apple, Microsoft, Amazon & Uber have M-powered a new entrepreneurial revolution with affordable personal tech & immediate delivery services. Stop, look, listen & connect with users by providing personalised productivity services + integrated same-day delivery. We guide on how dealers can take charge of their destiny? Report inc. 2019 US/UK Market Review

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How to take charge of your
own destiny in the 2020's!


Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, WeWork & Uber
have M-powered a new entrepreneurial revolution with affordable personal tech & immediate delivery services. Wholesalers have failed to help OP resellers connect with users by providing personalised productivity services + integrated same-day delivery. How should dealers take charge of their own destiny in this difficult situation? Report complete inc. 2018 US/UK Market Review. Updated

 

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Will wholesalers rise to
competitive challenge?


Apple, Microsoft, Amazon & Uber
have M-powered a new entrepreneurial revolution with affordable personal tech & immediate delivery services. The need for wholesalers to help resellers connect with users; and provide personalised productivity services + integrated same-day delivery is NOW! Here's how.... Report complete inc. 2017 US/UK Market Review 

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Mobilize managed
productivity services


Apple, Uber, Microsoft & Amazon
have M-powered a new entrepreneurial revolution with affordable personal tech & same day delivery services. The need for OP resellers to connect with users and provide personalised productivity services + integrated same-day delivery is NOW! Report complete

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Megatrends 2020 Independents reawakensM - P o w e r
P e r S o N a L
productivity

Action Plan for success
in the paperless future


The Force of Progressive Independents is Reawakening! 
Apple, Uber & Amazon have M-powered a new entrepreneurial revolution with affordable personal tech, personalised same day delivery services. We urge resellers to provide personalised productivity services & integrated same-day delivery NOW! Report refreshed

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P e r S o N a L
productivity now

Action Plan for success
in the paperless future


The Force of progressive Independents is Reawakening! Apple, Uber & Amazon have M-powered a new entrepreneurial revolution with affordable personal tech, personalised same day delivery services. The need for OP resellers to provide personalised productivity services & integrated same-day delivery is NOW! Report complete/updated

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