Industry Shakeouts - Good or Bad?
Moore is slashing personnel. Standard Register is downsizing. Precept is breaking up. Transkrit is gone. These changes may prove significant to the rest of the industry, but the news is not necessarily bad.
Moore's almost indiscriminate layoffs are an attempt to get its personnel numbers in line with its earnings. However, some of its volume will become available to the distributor market because of regional business needs and be-cause many of Moore's salespeople will become distributors and bring their clients along with them.