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    Ship Shape: Paper and Packaging Prices on the Rise

    Ship Shape: Paper and Packaging Prices on the Rise

    Despite business increasingly moving online, businesses and consumers alike still depend on paper, especially in various packaging and shipping markets. The bad news for businesses, however, is that the prices of paper and packaging products are on an upward trend as input costs rise for upstream suppliers and consumer shopping trends drive demand for shipping […]

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    Going Digital: Smart Investment in EMR Software

    Going Digital: Smart Investment in EMR Software

    As seen in Healthcare Informatics In light of regulatory changes and financial incentives for the successful conversion of paper-based medical records, adoption of electronic medical records (EMR) systems has skyrocketed in recent years. Although the current purchasing environment is favorable for buyers, high product customization and data interoperability issues restrain purchasing flexibility. Here are procurement […]

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    2014 Third Quarter Macroeconomic Update

    2014 Third Quarter Macroeconomic Update

    Though macroeconomic conditions are expected to return to relative normalcy in the near future, recent quarterly growth estimates have been markedly volatile. In the first quarter of 2014, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) listed US GDP growth at 0.1%; this figure was later revised to -1.0% and eventually revised again to -2.9%, marking the […]

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    Consumer Credit in Canada

    Consumer Credit in Canada

    Record low interest rates and rising house prices in Canada have encouraged Canadians to take on more debt over the 10 years to 2014, with similar trends expected over 2015. IBISWorld estimates that overall debt per capita including mortgages for Canadian consumers will increase at an annualized rate of 3.7% to $49,634 over the five […]

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    Maximizing Buyer Power in Volatile Markets

    Maximizing Buyer Power in Volatile Markets

    Volatile prices can send a shudder through any savvy buyer, leading to the expectation of higher and higher prices. High price volatility often threatens a buyer’s long-term spending goals and can undermine price negotiations. However, it is not all doom and gloom. Changing prices can afford buyers a unique opportunity to purchase products and services […]

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    A Brief Introduction to Craft Beer

    A Brief Introduction to Craft Beer

    Craft beer ascendant A decade ago, few would have predicted that a collection of small, local breweries and brewpubs would pose a competitive threat to dominant US beer-making institutions like Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors. With intense merger and acquisition activity throughout the 2000s turning these massive brewers into international behemoths, the Breweries industry has become increasingly […]