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Pinnacle pins

ups NY dealer

Peer group adds 24th member

in NorthEast raid. Who’s next?

 

16 Apr’14

Pinnacle Affiliates, the US large dealer group, recently confirmed the addition of Eatons (Amherst, NY). Now we understand another NY dealer has joined, plus probably 2 more from the NE, will follow before 1 July. We speak with chairman Kevin Johnson...later today

Yahoo’s Mayer

masks poor core 

Exec exodus as pleased CEO 

fiddles whilst Rome burns.

Alibaba ascendancy rescue.

 

15 Apr’14

Yahoo’s CEO Marissa Mayer used a very convoluted statement to BIG up that this really lacklustre core performance, was actually good news...

Think triangle

work spaces

No more inefficient rectangles

for customer service centres

 

15 Apr’14

Rectangles are inefficient in an office setting. If space planners really want to make the most of space, they need to start planning around triangles , says MMQB’s Rob Kirkbride

Capital spend
coming back!

Investments focus on tech, 
DC's & manufacturing devt

 

15 Apr’14
Good News! Confidence is returning in business as leaders invest in productivity and innovation away from issuing dividends and making share buybacks.

Wearables in
the workplace

In business wellness programs,
wearables take a step forward

 

15 Apr’14
Wearable technology is seen as one way for progressive companies to ensure that employees stay active, healthy and sleep well.

Natural healthy
office snacks

Etailer NatureBox raises funds
for products/East Coast growth

 

15 Apr’14
NatureBox, the etailer of healthy snacks announced today it has raised over $28 million in funding for its expansion in new products and distribution facilities

Proficiency Post - breaking news and opinion in the personal productivity market by Peter Frost

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Johnson-kevin-warehouse-directPinnacle pins

ups NY dealer

Peer group adds 24th member

in NorthEast raid. Who’s next?

 

16 Apr’14

Pinnacle Affiliates, the US large dealer group, recently confirmed the addition of Eatons (Amherst, NY). Now we understand another NY dealer has joined, plus probably 2 more from the NE, will follow before 1 July. We speak with chairman Kevin Johnson...later today

Read more: Pinnacle Group adds another NY dealer

 
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mayer-marissa-yahoo-BIGYahoo’s Mayer

masks poor core 

Exec exodus as pleased CEO 

fiddles whilst Rome burns.

Alibaba ascendancy rescue.

 

15 Apr’14

Yahoo’s CEO Marissa Mayer used a very convoluted statement to BIG up that this really lacklustre core performance, was actually good news...

Read more: Yahoo Q1'14 Financial Review

   
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triangle-workspaceThink triangle

work spaces

No more inefficient rectangles

for customer service centres

 

15 Apr’14

Rectangles are inefficient in an office setting. If space planners really want to make the most of space, they need to start planning around triangles , says MMQB’s Rob Kirkbride

Read more: Think triangle work spaces

 
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capital-spend-growthCapital spend
coming back!

Investments focus on tech, 
DC's & manufacturing devt

 

15 Apr’14
Good News! Confidence is returning in business as leaders invest in productivity and innovation away from issuing dividends and making share buybacks.

Read more: Capital spending coming back!

   
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wearable-tech-womenWearables in
the workplace

In business wellness programs,
wearables take a step forward

 

15 Apr’14
Wearable technology is seen as one way for progressive companies to ensure that employees stay active, healthy and sleep well.

Read more: Wearable technology for wellness in workplace

 
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naturebox-gupta-chenNatural healthy
office snacks

Etailer NatureBox raises funds
for products/East Coast growth

 

15 Apr’14
NatureBox, the etailer of healthy snacks announced today it has raised over $28 million in funding for its expansion in new products and distribution facilities

Read more: NatureBox: natural healthy snacks

   
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mayer-marissa-yahoo-exasperatedAlibaba to boost

Yahoo’s poor core

‘Mayer way or the highway’

masks messy management style

 

15 Apr’14

When Yahoo reports its Q1’14 results today it will also include Chinese emassmarketer Alibaba’s numbers, because it owns a 24% stake in the company. The numbers are expected to show big gains contrasting Yahoo’s continued decline.

Read more: Alibaba to boost Yahoo's poor core

 
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Apple-v-Samsung-copycatSamey Samsung

“not aping Apple”

Claim brand marketing drove

gains not ‘fast follower’ strategy

 

15 Apr’14

A Samsung Electronics executive said its gains in the U.S. smartphone market are the result of a strategy shift begun in 2011, not because it "followed" Apple iPhone.

Read more: Same-old Samsung aping Apple case

   
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tennsco-cabinetsTennsco moves

in mobile systems

Storage maker expands

its customization capability

 

15 Apr’14

Tennsco, the storage systems and industrial shelving maker, confirmed its expansion into new market channel with 2 acquisitions

Read more: Tennsco moves into mobile storage systems

 
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handybook-dua-hanrahanNew managed

services model?

Handybook duo growth plans

in cleaning and office services

 

14 Apr’14

On-demand services provider Handybook enables users to hire a cleaner, furniture assembler, plumber or handy man with a tap on your iPhone.

Read more: Handybook demos managed services model of future

   
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perfect-storm-clooneyPerfect storm 
hits OP market

Web personalisation & mobile
mania drives paperless office
trend & big channel shifts 

 

14 Apr’14 (Complete)

When was the moment the OP industry changed? Retailers may say that the emergence of #1 etailer Amazon. Papermakers and resellers might point to the launch of the iPad and the mobility movement. Whatever, the OP has been hit with a huge double whammy...

Read more: OP players hit by perfect storm

 
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JKL-miles-riceJKL sales jump
through target

Rising star overcomes supply
hurdles to attack MK market

 

14 Apr’14
Hertford (UK) based OP reseller, JKL Solutions, was formed just 5 years ago by ex-PADS director Nick Miles and Nathan Rice. Investments in sales people and strategic acquisitions have enabled them to achieve £5m sales. We spoke with Nick about his latest acquisition…

Read more: JKL Solutions sales jump thru $5km target

   
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bezos-jeff-amazon-supermanGo faster! Bezos

asks Amazon team

Everything to everybody monster
wants to dominate payments


14 Apr’14
The payments industry has been waiting for years for Amazon, with its 215 million credit cards on file, to flex its muscles. Apparently, CEO Jeff Bezos has been, too.

Read more: Jeff Bezos asks Amazon to go faster!

 
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Radio-shack-new-Boston-storeRadio Shack
back to future

Makeover of Boston stores:

local look & feel + latest tech

 

14 Apr’14
Struggling electronics retailer RadioShack is trying to rebuild its image in Boston, the city where the chain was founded in 1921 by two UK immigrants.

Read more: Radio Shack makeover in Boston

   
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amazon-bezos-drone-deliveryAmazon’s Bezos
drones on delivery

Sunday delivery, Prime Air,

service upgrades updated

14 Apr’14 (Updated)

In his letter to shareholders, Amazon’s CEO details how many marriage proposals and bedtime-story requests have come through the Kindle Mayday button, along with other news from the retailer and a hint of its future plans.

Read more: Amazon's Bezos drones on delivery

 
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Starbucks-Adams-papercupThe paper cup
future heats up

Papermakers IP & GP make up
decline in printer paper demand

 

12 Apr’14
The plastic versus paper cup debate over what’s best for the environment is a hot topic right now with Starbucks and McDonalds driving positive change...

Read more: The papercup future heats up

   
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Fastenal-Blue-truck-teamFastenal: growth

in vending trends

Demand slows in heavy industrial

markets; high margins squeezed

 

11 Apr’14

Fastenal Company, a leading US reseller of MRO supplies including office supplies, reported faster growth results for Q1’14

Read more: Fastenal Q1'14 Financial Review

 
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Staples-3D-printingStaples mimics
MakerBot stores

#1 reseller demos 3D Printing
services to drive destination

 

11 Apr’14
As basic copy and print services demand declines for local retailers, so new opportunities in 3D print modeling emerge. As usual, Staples seized the initiative, but what are the retail buying groups doing about it?

Read more: Staples 3D printing drive

   
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lucy-laptop-smilingUS web ads

overtake TV

Power of digital marketing

now the mainstream medium

 

11 Apr’14

US ad spending on the web exceeded ad spending on broadcast television for the first time last year, reported Internet Ad Bureau/PwC

Read more: US web advertising overtake TV

 
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antalis-delivery-truck-largeAntalis angst
over its future

Plunging printed paper
demand deepens debts

 

11 Apr’14
Sequana the parent company of leading European papermaker Arjo Wiggins and distributor Antalis reported continued serious decline in printing papers. Like many complacent players it seems to misunderstand the market megatrends

Read more: Sequana: Antalis, Arjo Wiggins Financial Review - Q4'13

   

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