31 Dec 10 (Complete)
Time to review a positive year for progressive service providers setting an example to dealers stuck with the traditional stationery attitude.
29 Dec 10
Best Buy, the world’s #1 consumer electronics retailer, said its plans to expand in Britain next year remain on track in spite of pulling out of a significant property deal in the northeast of England.
Office Depotcontinues to dominate the negative news headlines as the authorities catch up with the claims of dodgy duo ex-CEO Steve Odland and Deputy Dog Steve Schmidt.
28 Dec 10 (Completed)
At last progressive dealers are getting the importance of brand image. More and more are moving away from a ‘cut-and-paste’ look, overloaded with cheap ‘kitchen-sink’ impressions of paperclips and stationery. Here’s the FAME Indexteam’s review and ratings of the Top 12 US and Top 12 UK reseller brand images:
27 Dec 10 Outrage continues to grow over a controversial contract amendment signed between Florida DMS Secretary Linda South and Office Depotpresident Steve Schmidt.
24 Dec’10 (Refreshed)
Our thanks go to all those that participated by putting forward suggestions for our Christmas Characters list. The nominations were fairly predictable in another turbulently tough year:
24 Dec 10 (Refreshed)
Many industry people tell us sadly things ain’t what they used to be. We disagree, things are so much better now. There are more progressive characters driving growth and having fun than at any time in the last 30 years. We pay special tribute 10 such dynamos...
23 Dec 10 (Completed1800ET; 2300 GMT)Regular readers know that we have campaigned resellers for 3 years to match the Amazon.comwebstore experience that women in business prefer. The great news is that 9 have matched and exceeded the experience. Especially these champions…
23 Dec'10 (Updated 1300ET; 1800 GMT))
Last year, Tony EllisonCEO at Shoplet.com scooped the pool with a tremendous triple-top perfomance: #1 webstore; #1 in productivity; and #1 in market growth. Can anyone match that in 2010. We suggest some hot performers and welcome your contributions.
Nominations all in...the countdown from #10 down #1 follows here:
23 Dec’10 (Refreshed)
We’ve been busy reviewing best practice in one of the most universally accepted measures of reseller productivity and a strong profitability indicator.
As started in 2009, we differentiate between stocking, stockless and pure internet resellers.
We have had a few reports from people who are unable to view the cart when in the checkout who are using Vista with IE8.
23 Dec 10 (Refreshed)
The tremendous initiatives by a number of OP industry leaders in corporate social responsibility (CSR), sustainability, ethics, recycling and cutting carbon emissions moved us to check out the progress of the industry at large. Here are the winning resellers and manufacturers…the independents excelled
By Lucy Jermyn,
23 Dec 10
A few weeks back we featured a piece about co-creation innovation. That's what is called the practice of finding a synergistic partner and creating something together.
21 Dec 10
Office DepotDeputy Dog Steve Schmidt is getting exposed as an incompetent, unethical and desperately indecisive president. His latest letters to the US Communities are beyond belief
20 Dec 10
Office Depot BSD president Steve Schmidtsent a letter to all US Communities customers earlier this month declaring the discredited TCPNagreement as the primary national agreement for its government business.
16 Dec 10
Office Depotwill enter 2011 without a CEO and under multiple investigations of fraud at both the federal and state level. Every week, new revelations of fraud and contract losses pinball its desperate path towards self destruction.
15 Dec 10
San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrerayesterday announced a settlement agreement with Office Depotone year after tenuous denials.
14 Dec 10
Chicagois the home of the modern day OP industry. In recent years Boston has taken the lead with many challengers emerging. So who leads in 2010?
13 Dec 10
The key men behind Kimberly-Clark'sbrand strategy, including vice-president of family care for Europe Troy Warfield, discusses how the FMCG giant is meeting some very modern challenges. Lessons for brand owners of basic commodities…
12 Dec 10
Florida governor elect Rick Scott is faced with an immediate order to investigate allegations by the Naples Daily Newsthat Office Depot overcharged the state up to $30 million.
8 Dec 10
Office Depot have mounted an all out attack to try and salvage heavy losses of public sector business to Independent Stationers…
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