Sunday, 27 November, 2022

How would you describe the general health of the independent dealer channel compared with pre-COVID?

  • Worse (51%)
  • The same (26%)
  • Better (23%)
  • What changes have you made to your 2022 results forecast in the past few weeks?

    • Revised downwards (41%)
    • No change (34%)
    • Revised upwards (25%)
    • Apart from supply chain and inflation, which of the following is your biggest concern?

      • Softening demand (32%)
      • Labour shortages/recruitment (31%)
      • Work-from-home trends (26%)
      • Cybersecurity (6%)
      • Sustainability/environment (5%)
      • Which of the following best describes the industry OPI covers?

        • Office supplies (32%)
        • Workplace solutions (22%)
        • Workplace products (22%)
        • Business products (22%)
        • None of the above (2%)
        • Resellers, how has the mix of facilities/PPE/safety items grown in your portfolio since 2020?

          • Significantly (43%)
          • Somewhat (43%)
          • Not at all (14%)
          • To what extent are you being impacted by supply shortages in the paper category?

            • Significantly (55%)
            • Somewhat (29%)
            • Not very (14%)
            • Not at all (2%)
            • How concerned are you about the impact of the current inflationary environment on your trading results?

              • Very (55%)
              • Somewhat (45%)
              • Not at all (0%)
              • Not very (0%)
              • Will your business be directly or indirectly affected by recent developments in Ukraine?

                • Yes (65%)
                • Too soon to tell (22%)
                • No (13%)
                • Excluding Amazon/Amazon Business, are you selling on an online marketplace platform?

                  • No (60%)
                  • Yes (40%)
                  • Is the Omicron variant slowing down a return to the office in your region?

                    • Yes (85%)
                    • No (11%)
                    • Not sure (4%)
                    • Will your company be involved in M&A activity in 2022?

                      • Definitely (45%)
                      • Maybe (24%)
                      • Probably not (14%)
                      • Definitely not (10%)
                      • Probably (7%)
                      • Have you adjusted your 2022 financial forecasts in the past few weeks due to the worsening COVID-19 situation in many countries?

                        • No (54%)
                        • Yes (25%)
                        • Looking at it (21%)