30 Nov’10 (Updated)
I have been asked to bring forward the very popular Annual Productivity Review of US/UK resellers. We will publish this on Friday and invite resellers not previously listed to submit any claims over $400,000 sales/employee (£250,000). Please email Peter Frost before Monday 5 December 2010
27 Nov 10 (Updated)
The web has overturned how consumers engage with brands. It is transforming marketing methods and dismissing traditional strategies. For marketers, the old way of doing business is unsustainable.
27 Nov 10 (Completed)Many thanks for submitting nominations and voting for the top female marketers in the OP industry. We list the top 6 in alphabetical order with a mini-profile of noted achievements…
By Lucy Jermyn27 Nov 10
Although aggressive climate action is basically frozen in the U.S., the hard work of carbon emissions reduction continues among states, cities, corporations, and nonprofits.
Will sustainable shopping guide
help brands make green strides?
By Lucy Jermyn,
25 Nov 10
Humans are well intentioned, but lazy creatures; give us a long-winded report about sustainable retailers and we will quickly forget about it.
By Brian Dunn CEO Best Buy
Tomorrow is Black Friday, the biggest US retail shopping day of the year, followed by Cyber Monday, the biggest online shopper day. Best Buy is forecast to attract bumper traffic. Brian Dunn talks about the Twitter effect
24 Nov 10It is almost 2 months since we first interviewed the Reliant Business Productsmanagement team. We apologize to them and our readers for the extended delay. So we called them again yesterday to refresh their profile. It was worth waiting for!
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21 Nov 10
Two weeks ago, the legendary leaders of the newly formed HiTouch Business Services, Howardand Michael Brown, announced the acquisition of MyOfficeProducts, their first major move since returning to the OP market in May.
We posed 8 questions to CEO Michael on the grand expansion plans. Here are the answers....
21 Nov 10 (Updated)Both leading Fortune and Forbesmagazines have recently published their lists of the most powerful women in business. We thought it was a good idea to recognize the top female marketers leading the OP industry’s transformation from box shifters to productivity service providers.
All entries have now been received and results will be published in a special feature on Monday
By Lucy Jermyn,20 Nov 10
When Wal-Mart sent out its pioneering sustainability survey in 2009 it started a chain reaction initiated by its major vendors
20 Nov 10
On 1 November, publicly owned Crystal Rock, the US northeast region coffee and waterdistributor made its first move into the office market…
16 Nov 10
Congratulations to Avery Office Products a winner at the prestigious Green Business Awards, the UK's most comprehensive awards scheme for environmental business performance.
14 Nov 10
ABC News announced today an investigation into ‘pay-to-play’ allegations against Better Business Bureau (BBB).This raises serious questions about how Office Depot’s summer downgrade (F) was suddenly upgraded to A-?
13 Nov 10
“Office Depot overcharged Florida District until the bitter end" wrote Dave Breitenstein, government and education reporter, of Fort Myers News-Press.
12 Nov 10 (Completed 1900ET; 2400 GMT)
Newsweek magazinerecently featured the Top 100 greenest public companies in America. Commendably Office Depot were listed 18th and Staples 23rd. Both recently released their CSR reports. We compare and draw conclusions and comment.
5 Nov 10 (updated)
Last year we attracted an impressive number of entries from US and UK dealers, to our first Reseller Brand Design Review. We invite dealers again to email with their brand image, logos, message and webstore designs and the Proficiency Index team will assess and constructively comment.
To date we have received 42 responses...
4 Nov 10
The energetic Millerfamily, leaders of Yuletide Office Solutionsof Memphis (TN) are on a roll with a number of initiatives that could come out of the best practice play book of the most progressive dealers on the planet.
2 Nov 10
Office Depot may have cleaned out its unethical CEO, but it has not cleaned up its dishonest ‘bait and switch’ contract pricing methods…
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