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  • Crystal Rock not rolling yet

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    crystal-rock-truckCrystal Rock
    not rolling yet

    Flat water and coffee sales
    make for anaemic results


    28 Jan’14
    Crystal Rock, the US northeast region, beverage distributor dipped its toe in the OP market in 2010 and reports for the first time its progress since it acquired Universal in September’13.
  • Amazon effects Sunday delivery

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    Amazon's Sunday deliveryTHE NEW BIG ISSUE!

    Amazon effects Sunday delivery

    Stealth attacker set to provide business supplies service in UK

    25 Jan’14
    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’‘everything in-store, same-day delivery @ lowest prices’ vision took another big step forward with this latest announcement. Here is the first in a new BIG ISSUE series called The Amazon Effect! 

  • Olloclip inventor Entrepreneur of 2013

    oneill-patrick-olloclip-shotOlloclip amps up

    iPhone camera

    Start-up Inventor O’Neil wins

    2013 Entrepreneur Award

     

    23 Jan’14

    Yesterday at the inspirational 2014 Entrepreneur Magazine’s Growth Conference inventor Patrick O’Neillwas presented with the prestigious award for arguably the most innovative business supplies product in 2013

  • 5 BIG Marketing trends to track

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    Personalised-emarketing5 BIG Marketing
    Trends to Track

    Rise of me-tail, native search
    sequential messaging, privacy,
    and immersive experiences

     

    16 Jan’14

    Many observers billed last year as ‘empty 13’, but consistent innovation and digital development coupled with a better economic outlook created a wealth of opportunity for marketers. According to Marketing Week 2014 promises to be just as exciting!

  • Best Buy Holiday 2013 Sales Review

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    bestbuy-balloon-2014B e s t  B u y

    bubble bursts

    Heavy Holiday sales promos

    expected to hammer margins

     

    16 Jan’14 (Complete)

    US#1 consumer electronics retailer, Best Buy’s much hyped recovery and counter attack on Amazonhas failed miserably. We highlight why CEO Hubert Joly is deluding himself...

  • Best Buy Holiday 2013 Sales Review

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    bestbuy-balloon-2014B e s t  B u y

    bubble bursts

    Heavy Holiday sales promos

    expected to hammer margins

     

    16 Jan’14 (Complete)

    US#1 consumer electronics retailer, Best Buy’s much hyped recovery and counter attack on Amazonhas failed miserably. We highlight why CEO Hubert Joly is deluding himself...

  • Brand Standing Champions 2013

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    Amazon-Bezos-reaches-peopleBrand standing

    champions 2013

    Top brands stand for memorable
    experiences. Amazon stands for:
    everything, everyday, low prices

     

    13 Jan’14
    Branding’s big guns like Coca Cola stand for happiness; Nike for can-do attitude. Here are 14 PPS brands that stand for productivity…

  • 2013 Month by Month PPS Market Review

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    2013-lucy-cafe-headset-montage

    Paperless path

    to productivity

    m o b i l i s e d !

    Month-by-month analysis of a

    transformational year of progress

     

    13 Jan'14

    Time to review a positive year for the Personal Productivity Services (PPS) marketplace with progressive service providers setting an example to bigbox players and independent dealers stuck in a traditional stationary mindset…available on 16 Jan'14, sorry

  • 14 Playful Market Predictions for 2014

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    most-influential-people-201314 Playful Market
    Predictions for ‘14

    Watch for these possibilities
    happening in the marketplace

     
    12 Jan’14 (Complete)

    What will happen with Amazon, Apple, Staples, Office Depot, WBMason, HP, Officeteam, Keurig, Grainger, dealers, groups, wholesalers, manufacturers in 2014. Here are our pointed predictions…

  • 14 Positive Proposals for 2014

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    2014-lucy-cafe-headset-montageThe PPS market preview

    14  P o s i t i v e

    Proposals for ‘14

    Reasons to be cheerful against

    OP market gloom and negativity

     

    6 Jan’14 (Complete)

    Most economic forecasters now believe 2014 will be a strong year with business and consumer spending on the up in US/UK. We believe the continuing need to drive personal productivity will be the positive force for growth in the PPS market…

  • Power shifts to the progressives - 2013 v 1983-93

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    Superdealers20121983-93 v 2013 compared

    Top Resellers Leaderboard

    Power shifts to

    Progressives

    Leaders, rising stars, drop-outs,

    newcomers, 2020 tips for top

     

    5 Jan'14 (Complete)

    The bigbox share of the US-UK markets tumbled again in 2013. The new messily merged Office Depot (aka ODMax)and static Staples have now lost an estimated $10Bn in sales over the past 5 years. Progressive independent resellers and massemarketers viz. Amazoncontinued to gain market share...

  • Review of 2013 Best Performers

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    fastest-growing-7-2013-v2*Proficiency Index * Best Awards*

    Review of 2013

    The Best Perfomers

    Leaders - Marketers - Products -

    Webstores - Brands
 - Productivity

    Ads - Services - Sustainability

     

    1 Jan'14 (Complete)

    2013 built on 2012 as strong year of recovery and discovery; a year for progressive marketers dominated by mobile ecommerce: personalised emarketing; open webstores optimised for mobile users. The industry got leaner, cleaner and greener. The Proficiency Indexreview of the best performers is published here with winners in each category...

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