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  • 2013 Businesswomen Buying Survey

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    Lucy-iPad-emailing2013 User-Chooser Survey

    What Lucy wants

    in business supply

    “Mobile friendly webstores, less

    clicks, human-touch service. A

    lighter, brighter, cleaner office


    21 Jul’13

    The Proficiency Index 9th Annual Survey of UK businesswomen (typically Lucy), primarily user-choosers with executive power and influence, is more comprehensive than ever. It provides tremendous insight into the latest trends and how businesses have adapted positively to tougher times by seeking more productivity services from providers. Report follows here...

  • Acme United Q2'13 Financial Review

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    Westcott--scissorsAcme’s sharp

    growth blunted

    Back to School & C-Thru

    Ruler boosts US growth


    19 Jul’13

    Acme United,the innovative maker of cutting and measuring tools,  today announced impressive results for Q2’13 financial results to 30 Jun’13, in spite of problems in Europe

  • Proficiency Profile - OnTime Supplies

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    OnTime on
    track to #1

    Mobile optimization raises
    webstore user friendly rating


    17 Jul’13 (Complete)
    The Proficiency Index WebWatch team has just completed its 2013 Round 1 Review. The highlight was the stellar progress of independent Atlanta etailer. OnTime Supplies, the first small OP reseller with a mobile-user-friendly webstore. We spoke with CEO Miles Young…

  • Productivity Championship 2013 - Half Year Review

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    Productivity Championship

    New leaders
    in productivity

    Leaner stockless players and
    new entrants set hot pace


    11 Jul’13

    We’ve been busy reviewing best practice in one of the most universally accepted measures of reseller productivity and a strong profitability indicator. We publish our 2013 half-year review of leaders…over the weekend

  • The new mega-market disrupters 2013

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    Disrupters12-Bezos-MeehanThe new mega

    market disruptors

    Complacent OP market leaders

    under attack from progressives


    10 Jul’13 (Updated)

    Marketing Week’s Mark Ritsonwrote an article on the ‘Best brands are disruptively consistent’ last year. We agree and review the progress of disruptors in the OPS market we identified last year. We also highlight some emerging forces…

  • Bigbox Stockwatch - Half Year Review 2013

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    HP Max Depot-mighty-fallenBigbox Stockwatch
    Half Year Review 2013

    How the mighty

    have fallen...

    HP, Depot & Max marginalized. 

    Amazing Amazon up 4x in 5yrs


    1 Jul’13

    We continue to review the sales and stockmarket performance of the leading OP manufacturers and resellers against their massmarket and FM broadline rivals….

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