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Game Changers Top 10Top 10 Market
GameChangers

Champs of reinvention +
New growth generators 


There’s constant talk about game changing events/people. We conducted our first review of the last 30 years in Oct 2011.  We refresh the study, highlight the best plus, the new growth generators. Weekend review

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mobile web masters 2015Mobile webstore
movers/shakers

Progressive resellers
who 

get Lucy's wants


We have hammered away about the mobile webstore imperative for over 5 years now, Only 4 independents have so far responded to the Amazon & Staples initiatives that are driving huge sales volumes. We review their progress... follows over weekend, sorry

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most influential people 2015Proficiency Index Poll

Most Influential
People in Office

Innovators, leaders, icons
disruptors & designers 


TIME
magazine recently published ‘The 100 Most Influential People’ list. We publish a similar feature and welcome your nominations for the Top 20 in the new personal productivity marketplace… Updated

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lucy sandwich officeSnackification

nation elation

Innova's Top 10 food
& bev trends for 2015


Concerns about labelling and a desire for convenience are trends that are set to continue into 2015, according to global market research organisation Innova Market Insights.

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lucy cool iPhone shoppingLucy: Plse don't
underestimate
buying power

Supplies spend is $1350
not old $400pa OP rate


Why do OP dealers continue to underestimate the potential spend of users by 70%? It's probably the main reason driving the complacency epidemic killing their growth prospects. "If you want my business contact me personally" appealed Lucy...

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Screen Shot 2015 03 06 at 13.51.18Wht Lucy wants

in office supply

Mobile friendly webstore.

Human touch service.
Lighter & 

cleaner offices

 
The Proficiency Index 10th Annual Survey of businesswomen (typically Lucy), published in July 2014 has been updated. It provides insights into latest trends and how women have adapted to mobile and now demand productivity services from resellers

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Wholesaler leaders 2014Wholesalers'

Wave is U P!

Growing strength in FM,
B/room, 

tech & furniture


"Wholesalers may die, but the wholesaler role lives forever", so said godfather of OP wholesaling, United's founder Howard Wolf back in the 80's. So true, even if OP wholesalers have struggled for real growth in recent years. Now that's all changing...

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commodity cliffPapermakers

P l u n g e 

Printerless trend forces
race

to reinvent or ruin
for ex-OP leaders

 
Mondi & Antalis, will be the last of the leading papermakers to report Q4’14 results. We review comparative performance of the leaders and plans for reinvention and update on the ant-dumping action called by US makers... Complete!

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ergotron workfit sharingFeel good factor

fans movement

Furnituremakers on fire. Sit/stand trend hots up. Haworth & Kimball up!


Positive economic trends fuelled company confidence to invest in ergonomics that drive worker productivity and longevity. We highlight trends and report furniture makers latest results.

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beyond-the-buyer-to-lucy

"Please don't

underestimate my

purchasing power 

My supplies spend is $1350pa,
not your $400 stationery rate" 

 

15 Jan'15

Why do OP dealers continue to underestimate the potential spend of users by 70%? It's probably the main reason driving the complacency epidemic killing their growth prospects. "If you want my business contact me personally" appealed Lucy...

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Power Resellers Review - Comparison 2014 v 1984/94

Game-Changers-Top-101984-94 v 2014 compared

Top Resellers Leaderboard

Power shifting

to Progressives

Leaders, rising stars, drop-outs,

& newcomers. 2020 tips for top

 
2 Jan'15 (Updated)

The bigbox share of the US-UK markets tumbled again in 2014. The messily merged Office Depot and static Staples have now lost an estimated $12Bn in sales over the past 7 years. Progressive independent resellers and mass etailers viz. Amazon continued to gain market share...

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Wholesalers' wave is UP!

Wholesaler leaders 2014Wholesalers'

Wave is U P!

Growing strength in FM,
B/room, 

tech & furniture


"Wholesalers may die, but the wholesaler role lives forever", so said godfather of OP wholesaling, United's founder Howard Wolf back in the 80's. So true, even if OP wholesalers have struggled for real growth in recent years. Now that's all changing...

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Businesswomen Buying Survey 2014 Updated

Screen Shot 2015 03 06 at 13.51.18Wht Lucy wants

in office supply

Mobile friendly webstore.

Human touch service.
Lighter & 

cleaner offices

 
The Proficiency Index 10th Annual Survey of businesswomen (typically Lucy), published in July 2014 has been updated. It provides insights into latest trends and how women have adapted to mobile and now demand productivity services from resellers

Read More...

15 Playful Predictions for 2015

innovations1515 Playful Market
Predictions for ‘15

Watch for these BIG moves to
happen in the PPS marketplace

 
31 Dec'14

What will happen with Amazon, Apple, Staples, Office Depot, United, WBMason, HP, SPOT (Spicers/OfficeTeam), Vasanta/VOW, Keurig, Grainger, dealers, groups, wholesalers, manufacturers in 2015. Here are our pointed predictions…

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Papermakers Plunge

commodity cliffPapermakers

P l u n g e 

Printerless trend forces
race

to reinvent or ruin
for ex-OP leaders

 
Mondi & Antalis, will be the last of the leading papermakers to report Q4’14 results. We review comparative performance of the leaders and plans for reinvention and update on the ant-dumping action called by US makers... Complete!

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15 Positive Proposals for 2015

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15  P o s i t i v e
Proposals for ‘15

Practical guidelines to win in new

Personal Productivity Services mkt

& beat OP market down trends

 

31 Dec'14
Most forecasters agree that 2015 will be a strong year of economic growth, business and consumer spending. So no more excuses! The urgent need is to satisfy customer demand for 'personal productivity services' that save time, money and space. Here's how to succeed...

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Annual Business Supplies Spend Analysis 2015

beyond-the-buyer-to-lucy

"Please don't

underestimate my

purchasing power 

My supplies spend is $1350pa,
not your $400 stationery rate" 

 

15 Jan'15

Why do OP dealers continue to underestimate the potential spend of users by 70%? It's probably the main reason driving the complacency epidemic killing their growth prospects. "If you want my business contact me personally" appealed Lucy...

Read More...

Most Influential People in the Office Market

most influential people 2015Proficiency Index Poll

Most Influential
People in Office

Innovators, leaders, icons
disruptors & designers 


TIME
magazine recently published ‘The 100 Most Influential People’ list. We publish a similar feature and welcome your nominations for the Top 20 in the new personal productivity marketplace… Updated

Read More...

PPS Market Review 2014 - Month by Month Review

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Paperless path

to productivity

m o b i l i z e d

A month-by-month analysis of

a powerful year for progressives   

 

4 Jan'15 (Updated)

Time to review another positive year for the personal productivity services (PPS) marketplace with progressive service providers setting an example to bigbox players and independent dealers stuck in a traditional stationary mindset. The commodity cliff looms larger…First Half complete, 2nd half completed tomorrow

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Furniture Makers Review

ergotron workfit sharingFeel good factor

fans movement

Furnituremakers on fire. Sit/stand trend hots up. Haworth & Kimball up!


Positive economic trends fuelled company confidence to invest in ergonomics that drive worker productivity and longevity. We highlight trends and report furniture makers latest results.

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