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Depot vultures landing on hqStaples' Depot

dispersal sale

Winners & losers should
FTC accept Amazon deal

 

We believe the possible sale of the toxic Office Depot contract business to Amazon is the ideal solution fo enable Staples to proceed with the merger. If it happens how will the competitive landscape look afterwards? Complete

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delivery service rapidYour delivery
service dilemma

Can you match Amazon
online/same day service?

 

Establishment service disruptors Amazon & Uber are so popular with business users for their user friendly, mobile webstore and rapid personalised delivery service. FedEx and UPS can't keep pace...can you?  Complete

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vallance charles vccpBrand purpose:
simplify choice...

not sell; & make it easier
for people to buy things”

 

Leading marketing commentator Charles Vallance of VCCP opines that brand has multiple meanings, but its primary focus is a growth engine for new century businesses.

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Sargent Ron not so easyStaples stuck
with 'Plan B'

Analysts resigned to
SPLODGE failure &
Depot destruction

 

Ryan Derousseau of US News has published an investment advisory article on Staples and its probably fated Office Depot dealWe discuss his view...

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salespeople touch csrsGain salesforce
respect w/great
brand support

Marketing Week's Mark
Ritson shares insights


"The only way to win a sales force’s respect is to help them make more sales" states Marketing Week's Mark Ritson. We discuss & highlight examples in business supply market

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depot max blood drain storesVital Stats:
52: 35: 25?

The ugly figures of
bigbox breakdown


Reflecting on the improbable #SPLODGE merger of Staples & Office Depot/Max, we update on the decline of the 3 bigboxes (inc. CXP) since 2007. History tends to repeat itself, so we speculate on the 2020 outlook inc savage job cuts...

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amazon v walmart warRetailers in
R e t r e a t

Downsizing drive set
to accelerate in 2016



Store closures are accelerating with a doomsday scenario predicted. This bodes badly for the future of bigbox retailers. Expect Walmart, BestBuy, Staples, Depot, Tesco and Ryman to accelerate their closure programs as Amazon bites deeper... updated

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productivity man hands 212 habits of most
productive peple

The secrets of managers
that get more done...fast


Some people just get stuff done. By the time most are pouring their second coffee, these super-achievers have been to the gym, cleared email/messages and nailed the rough draft of that report due next week.

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whitman meg merrygoroundHPE: Winsome
Whitman waffles

Meg misleads analysts
w/organic growth hype


HP Enterprise CEO Meg Whitman loves the limelight. What amazes is how she continues to fool analysts & CNBC about her new found $50Bn agility; hollow innovation and growth hype... updated

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dinosaurs demiseThe Demise
of Dinosaurs

Old OP & tech giants
in terminal tailspin?


Prices and margins are falling; productivity powers ahead; progressive 'Gazelle' resellers are rising; bigboxes going backwards; trad OP & old IT makers, dealers & groups have failed to adapt & convert to the new digitally driven business supply market. We discuss... updated 

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