Category Archives: Information

Downsizing of Lowes & Home Deport opens opportunities

In recent news (Aug 2019), Lowe's publicized it was laying off store workers who handle certain maintenance and product assembly tasks as the home-improvement chain continues to cut costs in a bid to boost profits. The chain confirmed that it is moving to outsource assemblers and facility services to allow Lowe’s store associates to spend…
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Is Smart Speaker Adoption happening in Mass?

    Smart speakers are one of the fastest-growing device segments in the consumer technology market today. Ownership levels have nearly doubled from 2017 to 2018. Although many people have them, some of your friends or family members may have them as well, there are many that don’t. The consumers that don’t and who happen…
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Many enterprise level acquisitions in 2018 were strategic buys

Many enterprise level acquisitions in 2018 were strategic buys. Strategic buyers are interested in a company’s fit into their own long-term business plans. Their interest in acquiring a company may include vertical expansion (toward the customer or supplier), horizontal expansion (into new geographic markets or product lines), eliminating competition, or enhancing some of its own…
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More Mergers in HealthCare & How it may effect vendors

We are now 7 years into the ACA and consolidation in the healthcare marketplace primarily on the provider side, is still an ongoing process. Carolinas HealthCare System and UNC Health Care are in exclusive negotiations to merge their operations. “The merger will focus on increasing access and affordability, advancing clinical-care expertise, growing the academic enterprise…
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