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imperative

Why no mobile friendly

browse & buy webstore?

 

Dealers could fall further behind Amazon, Staples and etail competitors as smartphones are set to dominate business supply purchasing in 2016/17. Why enable fax orders but no mobile-friendly open webstore buying?

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Smith Rowland depot chainsawDepot dead
in the water

Disintegrating, deluded,
desperate & in denial...


Turnaround tsar aka Terminator Roly 'Chainsaw' Smith was appointed chief of Office Depot 2 years ago. He's driven a $2Bn sales decline, massive job cuts. paralysis & now faces self destruction without Staples. Updated

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commodity cliffPaper, ink & oil's

race to bottom

Commodity cliff looms
large for producers


The oil price plunge to $40 barrel caused by the oversupply is a stark reminder of the parallel market conditions faced by papermakers and printing ink makers with no sign of recovery.

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Staples'sargent ron staples navel gazing navel 
gazing future

Sargent & Smith ready
for March court hearing

 

#SPLODGE. We understand the CEO's of Staples & Depot Ron Sargent & Roly 'Chainsaw' Smith are determined to fight the FTC's decision to deny their merger. Stand by for 2 more years of market distraction... Updated

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hilleard unbalancedForum of faded,
former forces?

Aging agenda focused
on protection not next


Reviewing the agenda with delegates from OPI's European Forum in London today, it was clear that the topics and takeaway value were more suited to yesterday's challenges, not tomorrows....updated

 

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weisler dion HP 3D ptrHP's DDDelayed
arrival to party 

3D Printers may be 10X
faster but, where/what
cost?Hollow Promises?

 

HP has been trumpeting the arrival of its new superfast 3D printers since October 2014. Meanwhile demand for 3D prototypers and prices have fallen. HP's 2016 launch party looks late again...

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Staples sargent Depot smith sawStaples stuck.
Depot  b u s t?

FTC decision done. Pleas
pointless. Sargent's next
attacking market move?


The ill-advised open letter to customers from Staples' Sargent & Depot's Smith repeated their desperate, failed merger back in 1997, that so alienated the FTC. There's no way the deal can be done now... complete

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SPRoMotion#SPR-OUT of
wholesaling

into Depot?

Will Genuine aid Staples
and save $400m loss?


On 30 Nov.
 
we highlighted a possible remedy for the blocked #SPLODGE deal by suggesting that Genuine Parts could make an offer for Depot's contract business and save its wholesale business...Complete

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meetings businessMeet the pain

of productivity

Jabra report challenges
of collaboration & focus


Communications specialist Jabra has released research that outlines knowledge workers’ office frustrations including one third of whom think meetings negatively impact productivity

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sargent smith arm around each otherStaples 'flawed'
protest to FTC 

Letter misrepresents US
contract market control

 

 

Staples & Office Depot said they will fight the FTC's decision to block the deal on antitrust grounds. Sadly, their letter to customers smacks of desperation. The FTC have read their contract market control fairly. Updated

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