2015 Dec pp banner1200 2 mob
2016 Jan pp banner1200

frost-bites-banner

Subscribe to read!

smith roland deer headlightsDepot's deer in
the headlights

'Chainsaw' Smith's SPLS
$47m dream in disarray?


#SPLODGE Latest: The 'intelligent' word on the street is the FTC will deny the agreed Staples' takeover of Office Depot. This punctures Depot's CEO Roland Smith's $47m 'golden parachute' and probably consigns OD to road kill?

Read more ...

Subscribe to read!

staples depot train crashThe #SPLODGE
P a r a d o x

Competitors: YES!
Contract clients: NO.


The American AntiTrust Institute report described the Staples agreed takeover of Office Depot as a monopoly play with Fortune 1000 corporations. It recommends the FTC reject it. Yet most competitors want it to happen! Who wins? 

Read more ...

Subscribe to read!

Staples BTS mobileBack to School
bad forecasts

2014 Forecast down 20%.
Actual Up 4%. Ditto 2015?


CNBC highlighted Proficiency Post's BTS'15 spend trends  article on the conflicting forecasts by NRF/ICSC. We both feel the latter duo have got it wrong again.

Read more ...

Subscribe to read!

depot max blood drain storesDepot's deep
dive still alive

Geared for the grate if
saviour Staples denied


Office Depot's stockmarket cap has fallen 16% since the #SPLODGE deal was announced. Investors don't think the merger will happen. Mercenary management is frozen, hoping the deal happens. Can it survive if Staples don't arrive? Complete

Read more ...

Subscribe to read!

uber fresh deliveryGig Economy
growth doubts?

Uber sharing revolution
skeptics challenge trend


Despite the hoopla over Uber, AirBnB and the sharing economy, Americans are becoming less likely to be self-employed, hold multiple jobs, according to data reports

Read more ...

Subscribe to read!

Productivity stairway to heaven26 Reasons to
be Optimistic

Stop the gloom & doom.
Start providing personal
productivity services

 

Arthur Brooks wrote a highly relevant op-ed in NY Times calling for leaders to stop choosing darkness over optimism. He was talking politics. We feel this could equally apply to how OP dealers fear their future in the burgeoning business supply market.

Read more ...

Subscribe to read!

amazon bezos jeff leave in dustAMZN wins web
war w/Walmart

Retailer's total web sales

<<etailer's 2015 increase


After a stellar Q2 earnings report,  #1 etailer Amazon hit a huge milestone by becoming more valuable than the biggest retailer in the world, Walmart. We review comparisons and prospects 

Read more ...

Subscribe to read!

native ads coffeeNative naturally
high click rates

In-context mobile tweets
work better than banner


'Native' advertising is one of the hottest topics in digital media, less disruptive and more effective than pop-ups and banners, especially on mobile users Twitter accounts

Read more ...

Subscribe to read!

HP Sprout 3D Logical adHP Sprout 3D ad:
Lovely & Logical

Biz ad: 'Further Faster'
parodies performance


HP is mounting a major PR/TV ad campaign ahead of its major company split. The contrast between the Sprout and the faceless 'Further (aka fatter) Faster' couldn't be more stark. We discuss...

Read more ...

Subscribe to read!

AmazonBezos cash tapheadAmazon's Bezos: 

"How much cash
do you want?" 

$50B Mr.Everything turns
on profit tap to suit users


Wall St./industry observers were shocked at Amazon's blow out results. They credited it's $10Bn AWS Cloud business, but ignored the core business supplies etail/wholesale, that grew 32% to reach $26Bn (2015). Today

Read more ...

"Tomorrow's News Today,

not yesterday's news tomorrow."

twitter heart50facebook heart50

FREE PP NEWS

Please register to the site before you can sign for a list.
No account yet? Register

ppnew on mobile UK 2018

Member Login