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  • Papermakers Q4'12 Financial Reviews

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    papermakers-montage-2012Papermakers in

    damage limitation

    International Paper’s industrial

    packaging a silver lining play.

    UPM takes €1.8Bn impair hit


    31 Jan’13
    The world’s leading papermakers International Paper (#1), UPM Kymmene (#3) reported Q4'12 this week amd Stora Enso(#2) will report next week. We analyse and comment on IP and UP here and Stora Enso on 5 Feb’13.
  • Proficiency Profiles: Inside Staples Velocity Ecommerce Lab

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    staples-velocity-vemana-frost-2Inside Staples
    Velocity Lab

    #1 reseller m-poweringgrowth

    through ecommerce innovation


    30 Jan’13

    We met with StaplesCEO Ron Sargentrecently and have never seen him so relaxed after ‘grasping the nettle’ on the European transformation. Everything now points to positive progress. We visited its Velocity Labin Cambridge (MA) today to witness a great example of his optimism.

  • Proficiency Profile - Samsung

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    Samsung-s111-people-sharingS u p e r s o n i c
    Samsung  s o a r s

    Galaxy S111 phone: ‘The
    next big thing is already here’


    24 Jan’13

    Samsungis trampling rivals and gunning for Applein the smartphone/tablet market.Can its hot streak last?

  • 2012 Reseller Brand Design Review

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    reseller-logos20132012 Brand Design Review

    Does your brand
    ooze personality?

    More & more resellers abandon
    cold paperclip, building images


    18 Jan'13 (Complete)

    Over the past 2 years, we’ve attracted an impressive number of entries from US & UK resellers to our now, annual Reseller Brand Design Review. The Proficiency Indexdesign team highlight the best of 2012 with comments

  • Plight of Papermakers: Leader UPM cuts capacity

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    commodity-cliffPlight of Papermakers

    Leader UPM
    cuts capacity

    Paperless trends pummel
    prospects, not the economy


    17 Jan’13

    Bad news for papermakers, printermakers and stationery manufacturers is expected to accelerate in 2013. UPM Kymmene one of the world’s top 3 paper mills has announced massive cut backs following Stora Enso’s 2012 closures

  • Papermakers shift markets

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    shift markets

    From printers to specialty
    packaging and hygiene


    16 Jan’13

    Another leading papermaker Wausau Paperhas announced moves to exit print and shift resources to personal productivity, packaging and hygiene markets...

  • 2012 Office Productivity Market Review

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    commodity-cliff2012 OPS Market Review

    The commodity

    cliff looms large

    A month-by-month analysis of
    a year when the paperless office

    dawned as reality for skeptics


    8 Jan'13 (Completed)

    Time to review a positive year for the office productivity services (OPS) marketplace with progressive service providers setting an example to bigbox players and independent dealers stuck in a traditional stationery mindset…

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