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October 12, 2018
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Ceva Logistics turns down buyout offer
Ceva Logistics has refused a $1.55 billion acquisition offer from DSV. "[T]he board of directors concluded that the proposal significantly undervalues Ceva's prospects as a standalone company," Ceva said.
Reuters (10/11) 
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Amazon eyes growth potential in HQ2 search
Amazon eyes growth potential in HQ2 search
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Amazon has narrowed its search for a second headquarters to 20 cities, all of which stand out for their infrastructure and potential for growth. New York-Newark, N.J., is the biggest market on the list, ranked by gross domestic product.
The Dallas Morning News (tiered subscription model) (10/8) 
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Operations and Technology
US warehouse space tightens amid e-commerce growth
The availability of US warehouse space fell in the third quarter, even as 50 million square feet of new capacity came online, according to CBRE Group. Demand is surging along with the rise of e-commerce, and as retailers stock up for the holidays.
The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model) (10/11) 
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Sales and Marketing
Meet face-to-face to cement a bond with customers
Distributors can connect with customers and personalize their experiences by encouraging face-to-face interaction, being direct in seeking business and highlighting new technology, Bridget McCrea writes. "A quick walk around the jobsite will reveal all sorts of areas where new tools and parts can be making a difference," says Perceptive Selling Initiative CEO Jim Herst.
TED Magazine (10/10) 
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How strategic marketing can aid top goals
Debbie Qaqish outlines how strategic marketing operations can help tackle three main challenges facing marketing chiefs -- speeding up digital transformation, driving business growth and taking charge of customer experience. "Customer experience is the new competitive battleground and by 2020, will overtake price and product as the brand differentiator," Qaqish writes.
MarTech Today (10/9) 
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The Business Leader
Column: Be wary of insincere employees
Leaders should take note of employee feedback regarding co-workers, especially when it relates to a person's personality changing in the presence of management, Ian Heller writes.
Modern Distribution Management (10/11) 
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13 simple ways to improve productivity
13 simple ways to improve productivity
The first step to increased productivity is to stop acting and instead reflect on where we are and where we want to be, writes Naphtali Hoff. His other recommendations include scheduling the time we need and taking care of our bodies through activities and habits such as stretching, sleep and healthy eating.
SmartBrief/Leadership (10/10) 
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The secret is out: What best-in-class distributors use to attract and keep top performers
The secret is out: What best-in-class distributors use to attract and keep top performers
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Rethink, reimagine, reinvent and disrupt yourself Jan. 29-31
Rethink, reimagine, reinvent and disrupt yourself Jan. 29-31
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Surcharge customers' B2B credit card payments -- video
Surcharge customers' B2B credit card payments -- video
Learn how surcharges protect wholesaler-distributors' margins in this free white paper from NAW partner Unified Commerce, a "Top 10 Accounts Receivable Solutions Provider of 2018." Watch the video or email your firm's recent credit card processing statement to B2B@GoUnified.com for a detailed Surcharge Analysis and free Credit Card Surcharges white paper.
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