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Screen Shot 2019 02 21 at 12.35.34 PMOmnichannel
M a r k e t i n g
C h a m p i o n s

Can 'click & collect' model
match Amazon mastery?

Internet Retailer’s 2019 Omnichannel Report
reveals which top retailers omnichannel services fare best and which need improvement. We compare bigboxes Walmart, Staples, Depot & Home Depot with Amazon...

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commodity cliffPapermakers'
p r i c e  h i k e s

Paperless trend, capacity
cuts, cause cartel actions?

Most leading OP, paper & print makers have reported Q4'18 results. We analyse the market, comparative performance, capacity cuts & plans for reinvention. Paper demand is falling, but price hikes disguise the decline, spiralling down 50% since 2008 Updated for today's results

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Screen Shot 2019 01 03 at 11.26.02 PM'19 Predictions:

OPocalypse or Opportunity?

Mobilize managed
productivity services

What will happen with Amazon, Apple, Staples, Essendant, SPRichards, Office Depot, WBMason, HP, Uber, Imperial Dade, SPOT (Spicers-OfficeTeam), EVO/VOW, Westcoast, dealers, groups, wholesalers, manufacturers in 2019. Here are our predictions....Refreshed & Updated

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Screen Shot 2018 12 02 at 5.31.27 PMFood Service: Fine
forecast for 2019

4% growth mirrors outlook
in hygiene, safety & packng

FoodService & Equipment
reports that the 4% growth achieved in the market in 2018 will be maintaned in 2019. We publish John Muldowney's report and comment on opportunities for progressive dealers...

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innovators top 2013Top Innovators.
Top Innovations

Illustrious icons comp'd
w/personal productivity
drivers & best products

Time Magazine
recently reviewed the most innovative companies of 2018; and Forbes magazine the best breakthrough innovations. We feature the most innovative leaders and best innovations in the business supply/personal productivity marketplace… Updated


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progressive leaders resellers 2015

Top Reseller Review 2018

Taking charge
of their destiny

Bigboxes, leaders, rising
stars, laggards & top tips

The bigbox share of the US-UK markets tumbled again in 2018. Disintegrating Depot and stalled Staples have lost an est. $27Bn sales since 2007. Progressive resellers, MSP's and Amazon continued to gain market share.... Updated

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Best performers 2015Best Performers
Review of 2018

Leaders, brands, web,
products, productivity,
services, ads, greenest

Despite the #OPocalypse aka perfect storm impacting the office supply market, it was another powerful year for progressive broadline business suppliers & managed service providers. M-commerce became buyers' preference; Amazon's high growth rate decelerated; & regional independents expanded via acquisitions. Proficiency Index reviews best performers in each category...

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Christmas crackers 2017Xmas Crackers
& Top Turkeys

Fun reflections on an
OPocalyptic, paperless
year of consolidation

2018 will go down as another tough year for ‘turkeys’ (aka vultures) citing ‘political uncertainty' excuses as causes of failure. For progressives it’s been another cracking year of growth in new business supply categories: hygiene & safety; refreshments & food service, plus packaging.   

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Productivity leaders 20182018 Champions
of Productivity

Will lean stocking dealers
surpass stockless etailers

We're conducting the Proficiency Index Dealer Productivity 2018 Full Year Review, the most universally accepted indicator of dealer profitability. Leading dealers have now submitted sales forecast for 2018/employee numbers (FTE's) . We'll finalise the final championship leaderboard tomorrow

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Furnituremakers 2026 montageFurniture market 
renaissance rolls  

Worklife confluence fires
up ergonomic innovation

The transactional/replenishment furniture market continued to slowdown, meanwhile, CEO's project a positive outlook especially in contract interiors.. We highlight trends and review top furnituremakers' performance after Q3'18 results. Updated

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ppnew on mobile US 2018

ppnew on mobile UK 2018

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