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Tesco’s toils

and troubles

Tailspinning tales taking their

toll. CEO Lewis has tall order

 

23 Sep’14

The UK’s #1 supermarket Tesco is slipping and sliding in all directions. Losing market share; big black holes in its accounts; suspending and losing senior executives. Can new CEO Dave Lewis turnaround Tesco?

Standing desk

wheely moves!

New twist’n’turn on ‘Sitting

is the new smoking’ campaign

 

22 Sep’14

First there was the sit/stand desk; then the treadmill desk, now there’s the hamster wheel desk to encourage more movement and a longer life span...

Heavy Clouds

ahead for HP?

Will Meg mesh or mash merger
with data storage giant EMC?

 

22 Sep’14

Data-storage giant EMC under pressure from a shareholder activist, plus the retirement of its longtime CEO, is considering options that could include a merger deal with its rival HP...

BIG size doesn’t matter in...

The age of the

agile ‘gazelles’

Flexible, low-cost locals can

beat bulky, bigbox dinosaurs 

22 Sep’14

‘Where BIG happens’ was the theme of the EPIC 2014 Conference symbolized by a whale. But, is this right in the new web world where ‘lower cost to serve’ is more important. Surely, small resellers are more beautiful if they adopt a more user-friendly marketing approach...

SPOT: the stain

waiting t/happen

Disintegrating duo trivialize ex-

wholesome wholesaler Spicers

22 Sep’14

It didn’t take long to break the promise. Spicers’ owner VC chairman Jon Moulton and toxic Officeteam chief, Jeff Whiteway have merged the names to SPOT! Wow, that’s creative and probably an omen of service to come? Full story tomorrow

Can ex-G4S exec

secure Danwood?

Extrovert firm turns turtle, talespins

downward trends & market position

 

22 Sep’14

Danwood Group, once the darling of UK document services market has turned turtle, masking its declining performance. Now its CEO Steve Francis, has enlisted the help of an ex-executive of a smeared security firm

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

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Screen Shot 2014-09-23 at 16.53.07Sysco & US Foods

face FTC block...

Food service distributors merger

would garner 25% US market

 

23 Sep’14

The Federal Trade Commission is considering a possible antitrust lawsuit to block the planned merger of Sysco and US Foods concerned that the combine could threaten competition...

Read more: Sysco & US Foods face FTC block

 
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Screen Shot 2014-09-23 at 12.48.37Tesco’s toils

and troubles

Tailspinning tales taking their

toll. CEO Lewis has tall order

 

23 Sep’14

The UK’s #1 supermarket Tesco is slipping and sliding in all directions. Losing market share; big black holes in its accounts; suspending and losing senior executives. Can new CEO Dave Lewis turnaround Tesco?

Read more: Tesco's toils and troubles mount

   
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Screen Shot 2014-09-22 at 21.42.19Standing desk

wheely moves!

New twist’n’turn on ‘Sitting

is the new smoking’ campaign

 

22 Sep’14

First there was the sit/stand desk; then the treadmill desk, now there’s the hamster wheel desk to encourage more movement and a longer life span...

Read more: Standing desk wheely moves!

 
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whitman-meg-HP-heavy-cloadsHeavy Clouds

ahead for HP?

Will Meg mesh or mash merger
with data storage giant EMC?

 

22 Sep’14

Data-storage giant EMC under pressure from a shareholder activist, plus the retirement of its longtime CEO, is considering options that could include a merger deal with its rival HP...

Read more: Can HP complete the EMC acquisition?

   
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Gazelle v BigboxBIG size doesn’t matter in...

The age of the

agile ‘gazelles’

Flexible, low-cost locals can

beat bulky, bigbox dinosaurs 

22 Sep’14

‘Where BIG happens’ was the theme of the EPIC 2014 Conference symbolized by a whale. But, is this right in the new web world where ‘lower cost to serve’ is more important. Surely, small resellers are more beautiful if they adopt a more user-friendly marketing approach...

Read more: The age of agile gazelles...beat bigbox dinosaurs

 
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SPOT-the-stain-waiting-to-happenSPOT: the stain

waiting t/happen

Disintegrating duo trivialize ex-

wholesome wholesaler Spicers

22 Sep’14

It didn’t take long to break the promise. Spicers’ owner VC chairman Jon Moulton and toxic Officeteam chief, Jeff Whiteway have merged the names to SPOT! Wow, that’s creative and probably an omen of service to come? Full story tomorrow

Read more: SPOT: the stain waiting to happen

   
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danwood-turtle-turned

Can ex-G4S exec

secure Danwood?

Extrovert firm turns turtle, talespins

downward trends & market position

 

22 Sep’14

Danwood Group, once the darling of UK document services market has turned turtle, masking its declining performance. Now its CEO Steve Francis, has enlisted the help of an ex-executive of a smeared security firm

Read more: Can G4S exec secure Danwood Group?

 

Webwatch-2014-montage-Top9-v1
Can catalogs! 


Invest & mobilize

your webstores!

WebWatch Leaderboard'14: Top

user friendly 
buying experiences 

 

22 Sep’14


After reviewing over 60 progressive resellers’ webstores the Proficiency Index WebWatch team lists its Top 10 to date. Standards have improved but, most are still too industrial and dealers too complacent about their most powerful sales and marketing tool. Open to view to non-subscribers

Read more: WebWatch 2014 - Top 10 Leaderboard

   
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Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 17.39.41Innovator or copycat?

Alibaba apes,

not aces Amazon

Chinese success hard to copy

in integrated delivery markets.

Needs multi-delivery partners

 

21 Sep’14 (Complete)

All the press talk last week was dominated by Chinese etailer, Alibaba Group’s successful IPO. Most investment analysts are bullish, but don’t run away with the idea that it can beat the original 'everything store' disruptor Amazon...

Read more: Alibaba is a copycat, not an innovator

 
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Disrupters12-Bezos-MeehanDisruptor

Disrespect!

Innovators focus on customer

needs not competitors, Mr Thiel 

 

20 Sep’14 (Complete)

This morning on CNBC, the Squawk Box team interviewed Peter Thiel, the highly successful tech financier. He trashed Twitter and dissed market disruptors. We challenge his view and explain why with examples…

Read more: Disruptor's Disrespect from Peter Thiel

   
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sargent-staples-ship-steers-stormy-watersCramer crazy on

SPLS/ODP synergy

Mad Money man misunderstands

toxic merger mix of disintegrating

Depot & Staples’ growth strategy

 

20 Sep’14

CNBC’s admired analyst Jim Cramer is usually so on the money with his investment advice. So why does he feel that speculation over Staples’ buying Office Depot would be good for both? Huge synergies or sink the ship?

Read more: Jim Cramer's crazy take over Staples Office Depot synergy

 
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EPiC2014-day2-show

"Stop talking

office products!

Start talking productivity

for users" ISSA's Trombetta

 

20 Sep’14 (10:00 ET Complete)

The EPIC Conference 2014 swung into serious business mode yesterday, with the opening industry leaders’ panel session. “Be the change” was Cody Phipps’ message reinforced by the quote of the day from ISSA guest Anthony Trombetta. We report and comment on the show, the party and seminars...

 

Read more: EPIC 2014 Conference Review - Day 2

   
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Horton-Tim-officesupply-webstore-2014OfficeSupply goes

mobile webstore

#2 US independent etailer boosts

appeal to businesswomen users

 

19 Sep’14

At last a third US OP etailer OfficeSupply.com has optimized its webstore for mobile users, lifting it to 6th place in the Proficiency Index WebWatch league. We spoke with CEO Tim Horton at the EPIC conference ... 

Read more: OfficeSupply.com goes to mobile webstore

 
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amazon-bezos-jeff-leave-in-dustAmazon myth:

unprofitable?

Increased margins by 5%/sales;

Now has 50m+ Prime members

 

18 Sep’14

We've heard it almost every day in its 20 years history: Amazon will fail because it doesn’t make money? It’s growing at 30% in business supplies and increasing GP. Don’t believe the skeptics...

Read more: Amazon myth: unprofitable?

   
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EPiC-2014-day1-montage-1EPIC expectations:

More.Better.Faster

Optimistic leaders drive initiatives

in FM supplies market expansion

 

18 Sep’14 (02:00 ET)

The EPIC Conference started last night! The joint dealer group TriMega/Independent Stationers meeting in Hollywood Florida is rocking! We spoke with respective leaders Mike Maggio and Mike Gentile about expectations and met with many optimistic attendees in the pool and at the reception party…later today

Read more: EPIC 2014 Conference Preview

 
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Screen Shot 2014-09-17 at 14.38.29Apple: iPhone6+

is phenomenal

Review: radically redesigned:

faster, leaner, powerful, 

more energy and stamina

 

17 Sep’14

Apple’s new wide screen smartphones featuring the iPhone 6+ (aka iPhad) goes on sale on Friday. But it hasn’t just expanded the screens. Re/code tech guru Walt Mossberg is impressed with “best on the market”…

Read more: Apple iPhone 6+ Review

   
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hirai-kazuo-sony-handsSony is only

make believe

Lack of traction in US & China

smartphones cause huge losses

 

17 Sep’14

Sony today warned of a much-deeper-than-expected loss after it was hit by a $1.7 billion impairment charge for its struggling smartphone division.

Read more: Sony warns of huge losses

 
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jawbone-jambox-ladyJawbone opens

Up Apple access

Seeking more funds to fuel

growth of fitness wearables

 

16 Sep’14

Leading consumer electronics device maker Jawbone will announce this week that it will allow its Up app software to be used on other smartphones, watches and wearables.

Read more: Jawbone opens Up access for Apple & Co.

   
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Screen Shot 2014-09-17 at 06.19.20United broadens

breakroom range

Advances assortment to facilitate

greater employee collaboration

 

16 Sep’14

In response to the burgeoning breakroom market, United Stationers has expanded its range of brands, accessories and marketing support tools.

Read more: United broadens its breakroom range

 
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baldrey-rob-vasanta-yes2How Now VOW?

Geared to grow.

No shortage of dealers waiting to

fill OfficeTeam/Spicers vacuum 

 

16 Sep’14 (Complete)

The merger disruption to the UK’s top OP wholesalers has caused widespread dealer uncertainty. Meanwhile, VOW has continued to expand despite the impending loss of Officeteam's business. Who will fill the vacuum?

Read more: How Now VOW? Geared to grow...

   

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