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Furnituremakers 2026 montageFeel good factor
fires up furniture
m o v e m e n t

Worklife confluence fuels
ergonomic innovation


The TrumpBump has fueled short term business confidence, and now there appears to be signs that the recent furniture demand slowdown is reversing. We highlight trends and review furnituremakers in Q4'16... Updated 

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bezos racing ahead rivalsAMZNIFICATION

sparks kickback...

2016 Review: Mobile webs,
new managed productivity
services to beat etail king


Amazon
will end 2016 as #1 reseller and wholesaler in business supplies in the US & Europe, blowing away bigboxes and OP channel leaders. It's relentlessness resumed with robotics and drones driving down delivery times and costs to serve. How did the industry react in 2016, we provide a Manth by Month Review. Complete

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Best performers 2015Review of Best
Performers '16

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

 

It was another powerful year for progressive broadline business suppliers. Mobile commerce emerged rapidly; Amazon accelerated growth and regional independents expanded. The Proficiency Index review of the best performers is now finalised with winners in each category...
 Complete

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webstore montage 2017 top 9 1One OP dealer
bests Amazon

WebWatch Winners '16:
Top user experiences



After reviewing 120 progressive resellers’ webstores in US/UK in 2016 the Proficiency Index WebWatch team lists its Top 12. Standards have improved but, most are still too industrial, clunky and dealers too complacent about their most powerful sales and marketing tool. Updated

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Progressive indies montage 20162016 v 1996 Compared

Power shifts to
Progressives

Leaders, rising stars
drop-outs & top tips


The bigbox share of the US-UK markets tumbled again in 2016. Doomed Depot/Max and static Staples have lost an estimated $15Bn sales since 2007. Progressive resellers and etailers viz. Amazon continued to gain market share.... Complete

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Heaven 17 montage 17H e a v e n 17
Predictions

Mobility in managed
productivity services


What will happen with Amazon, Apple, Staples, Office Depot, SPRichards, WBMason, HP, SPOT (Spicers-OfficeTeam), Uber, EVO/VOW, Adveo,  Grainger, dealers, groups, wholesalers, manufacturers in 2017. Here are our predictions...Complete

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Productivity leaders 2016 July2016 Champions
of Productivity

Lean stocking dealers
catching up w/etailers


We've completed the Proficiency Index Dealer Productivity 2016 Review, the most universally accepted indicator of profitability. We received 167 returns and the Final Leaderboard is complete.

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2015 Christmas crackersXmas Crackers
& Top Turkeys

Fun reflections on a
paperless, printless
year of progress


MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
2016 will go down as a tough year for ‘turkeys’ (aka vultures) citing ‘soft markets’ & BREXIT as a cause of failure. For progressives it’s been another cracking year of growth in the new hygiene & refreshment categories. Completed

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innovators top 2013Top Innovators.
Top Innovations

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

 

Fast Company recently reviewed the most innovative companies of 2016; and Forbes magazine the best breakthrough innovations. We feature the most innovative leaders and best innovations in the business supply/personal productivity marketplace… Tomorrow

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amazon echo lady lrAmazon Echo:
a resounding
s u c c e s s! 

Hot New Products of
the Year Review 2016

 

2016 was another great year for innovation in the broadline business suopply market. We highlight the new products in technology, ergonomics, refreshments, hygiene and packaging that are boosting great productivity in the office....

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The Best Performers 2016

Best performers 2015Review of Best
Performers '16

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

 

It was another powerful year for progressive broadline business suppliers. Mobile commerce emerged rapidly; Amazon accelerated growth and regional independents expanded. The Proficiency Index review of the best performers is now finalised with winners in each category...
 Complete

Read More...

WebWatch 2016 - Winning Webstores

webstore montage 2017 top 9 1One OP dealer
bests Amazon

WebWatch Winners '16:
Top user experiences



After reviewing 120 progressive resellers’ webstores in US/UK in 2016 the Proficiency Index WebWatch team lists its Top 12. Standards have improved but, most are still too industrial, clunky and dealers too complacent about their most powerful sales and marketing tool. Updated

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Mobile Webstore Winners 2016

mobile webstore masters 2016Mobile Webstore
Masters in 2016

Progressive resellers that
get what women want

 

We have hammered home the mobile webstore imperative for many years.  Only 6 independents have responded to the Amazon. Grainger, Wayfair & Staples initiatives that are driving huge sales volumes with users. We review the industry's MCommerce progress. Final table updated

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Champions of Productivity 2016

Productivity leaders 2016 July2016 Champions
of Productivity

Lean stocking dealers
catching up w/etailers


We've completed the Proficiency Index Dealer Productivity 2016 Review, the most universally accepted indicator of profitability. We received 167 returns and the Final Leaderboard is complete.

Read More...

Heaven 17 Predictions

Heaven 17 montage 17H e a v e n 17
Predictions

Mobility in managed
productivity services


What will happen with Amazon, Apple, Staples, Office Depot, SPRichards, WBMason, HP, SPOT (Spicers-OfficeTeam), Uber, EVO/VOW, Adveo,  Grainger, dealers, groups, wholesalers, manufacturers in 2017. Here are our predictions...Complete

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Top Innovators. Top Innovations

innovators top 2013Top Innovators.
Top Innovations

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

 

Fast Company recently reviewed the most innovative companies of 2016; and Forbes magazine the best breakthrough innovations. We feature the most innovative leaders and best innovations in the business supply/personal productivity marketplace… Tomorrow

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Business Supply Person of 2016

most influential people 2015Business Supply
Person of Year

Who are the progressive
leaders driving market

 
Fortune Magazine recently published ita annual list of business leaders including CEO's at Facebook, Amazon, Google, Microsoft & Apple. We nominate the leaders in the broadline business supply market... Updated

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New Product of the Year 2016

amazon echo lady lrAmazon Echo:
a resounding
s u c c e s s! 

Hot New Products of
the Year Review 2016

 

2016 was another great year for innovation in the broadline business suopply market. We highlight the new products in technology, ergonomics, refreshments, hygiene and packaging that are boosting great productivity in the office....

Read More...

2016 Month by Month Review : Amazonification sparks kickback

bezos racing ahead rivalsAMZNIFICATION

sparks kickback...

2016 Review: Mobile webs,
new managed productivity
services to beat etail king


Amazon
will end 2016 as #1 reseller and wholesaler in business supplies in the US & Europe, blowing away bigboxes and OP channel leaders. It's relentlessness resumed with robotics and drones driving down delivery times and costs to serve. How did the industry react in 2016, we provide a Manth by Month Review. Complete

Read More...

Furnituremakers Q4'16 Performance Review

Furnituremakers 2026 montageFeel good factor
fires up furniture
m o v e m e n t

Worklife confluence fuels
ergonomic innovation


The TrumpBump has fueled short term business confidence, and now there appears to be signs that the recent furniture demand slowdown is reversing. We highlight trends and review furnituremakers in Q4'16... Updated 

Read More...