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  • Papermakers Q2'12 Financial Review

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    Papermakers’
    protecting decline

    IP and Stora Enso volumes

    continue fall; UPM next week

     

     

     

    27 Jul’12

    The world’s leading papermakers International Paper (#1), Stora Enso(#2)and UPM Kymmene (#3) will report Q2’12 results over the next 2 weeks. We analyse IP and Stora Enso today and comment...

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  • 2012 WebWatch Leaderboard

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    2012 WebWatch
    Leaderboard

    Wonderful
    Webstores

    Top 20 user friendly
    shopping experiences

     

    22 Jul’12 (Updated)
    After 6 rounds of reviewing over 80 progressive resellers’ webstores the Proficiency Index WebWatchteam have listed their Top 20 to date. The standard is improving with some promising new entrants…

  • 2012 User Chooser Survey of businesswomen

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    lucy-cool-iPhone-shopping2012 User-Chooser Survey

    What Lucy wants
    in business supply

    Lucy wants: “Mobile friendly

    webstore… fewer clicks… a

    human touch service provider.

    Lighter, brighter, cleaner and greener offices

     

    22 Jul’12 (Complete)

    The Proficiency Index 8th annual survey of UK businesswomen (we nickname Lucy), primarily user-choosers with executive power and influence, is more comprehensive than ever.  It provides valuable insights into the latest trends and how businesses have adapted positively to tougher times by seeking more productivity services from providers.

  • Acme United Financial Review Q2'12

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    Westcott--scissorsAcme’s cutting
    edge growth...

    Innovation key to its sharpness

     

    20 Jul’12

    Acme United,the international cutting, measuring and safety products maker,today announced impressive results for Q2’12 financial results to 30 Jun’12

  • Proficiency Index - 2012 WebWatch - Round 6

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    Woeful or
    wonderful
    webstores?

    Are resellers making progress
    v best practice viz. Shoplet?

     

    17 Jul’12 (Complete)
    If there is one thing that independents can do to inspire its salesforce, customers and attract new business users it’s create a user-friendly webstore. Then, optimise it for the growing army of mobile users. Round 6 webstore ratings review, plus individual reviews completed.

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  • Proficiency Profile: Amazon: an omnivore's obsession

    Bezos-godzillaAn omnivore’s
    o b s e s s i o n

    Beaming Bezos’ beliefs: Amazon,
    Earth’s biggest selection for less

     

    11 Jul’12 (Complete)

    Amazon.com,the world’s biggest etailer,will grow at 30%+ in 2012 to reach $60Bn+ sales, 3x its 2008 level. Its fastest growth category is business supply. We spoke with the laughing cavalier himself, founder and CEO Jeff Bezos...

  • Best Buy's blue makeover

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    best-buy-new-lookBest Buy’s
    blue makeover

    Can #1 tech retailer combat
    the customer drain to Amazon?

     

    8 Jul’12

    Best Buy is testing a new turnaround strategy: making its cavernous electronics emporiums look more like Apple’s sleek retail outlets.

  • WBMason: mission possible personified

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    W. B. M a s o n:
    mission possible
    p e r s o n i f i e d

    US Megadealer’s customer

    intimacy intensified as sales

    force powers towards 1000

     

    6 Jul'12 (Complete and Updated)

    Sales at WBMasonhavedoubled since 2007 to $1Bn+. CEO Leo Meehancontinues to invest in brand marketing power supported by local sales and delivery teams, as its key strategic advantage…

  • Proficiency Index - 2012 WebWatch - Round 5

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    2012 WebWatch - Round 5

    Woeful or
    wonderful
    webstores?

    Are resellers making progress
    v best practice viz. Shoplet?

     

    2 Jul'12 (Complete and Updated)
    If there is one thing that independents can do to inspire its salesforce, customers and attract new business users it’s create a user-friendly webstore. Then, optimise it for the growing army of mobile users. Round 5 webstore review follows here…

  • Best Buy buyback?

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    schulze-dick-bestbuyBest Buy
    buyback?

    Is ex-founder Dick
    Schulze in power play

     

    2 Jul’12

    Best Buy’sboard has taken defensive measures to fend off a possible takeover attempt by founder Dick Schulze.

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