Which of the following is the hottest issue in the OP industry right now?
- Amazon Business (30%)
- M&A (30%)
- Brexit (20%)
- The economy (10%)
- Tariffs (10%)
- E-commerce (0%)
Is health and well-being an important category for your business?
- Yes, growing strongly (45%)
- Not yet, but looking into it (18%)
- Yes (18%)
- No (19%)
Resellers: are you concerned about the Chinese trade war and the impact on prices?
- Yes, I’m affected now (58%)
- Yes, I’ll be affected from next January (21%)
- No, it’d just part of normal price fluctuations (19%)
- No, I haven’t had vendor price increase notifications (2%)
Resellers… what is your biggest challenge selling Safety/MRO/PPE products
- Sourcing the right products at the right price (30%)
- Having sufficient product knowledge (21%)
- Connecting with the customer’s buyer (18%)
- Training reps in this category (15%)
- Credibility in this product segment (16%)
Do you think the FTC will block Staples’ acquisition of Essendant?
- No (71%)
- Yes (21%)
- Don’t know (8%)