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MEGATRENDS 2016 sqM - P o w e r 
P e r S o N a L
productivity now

Action Plan for success
in the paperless future


The Force of progressive Independents is Reawakening! Apple, Uber & Amazon have M-powered a new entrepreneurial revolution with affordable personal tech, personalised same day delivery services. The need for OP resellers to provide personalised productivity services & integrated same-day delivery is NOW! Report complete/updated

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Brands bombed 2011Private Label
trends peak? 

Bigbox demise drives
down demand for cut
price commodities


TraceOne
has produced an excellent report on trends in the consumer market. As business supplies increasingly morphs into a consumer driven market, we highlight the lessons for OP marketers.

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Sweet sixteen predictions 2016Sweet Little
16 Predictions

Watch these BIG moves
happen in PPS market

What will happen with Amazon, Apple, Staples, Office Depot, SPRichards, WBMason, HP, SPOT (Spicers-OfficeTeam), Uber, EVO/VOW, Keurig, Grainger, dealers, groups, wholesalers, manufacturers in 2016. Here are our predictions...updated

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Game Changers Top 102015 v 1995 Compared

Power shifts to
Progressives

Leaders, rising stars
drop-outs & top tips



The bigbox share of the US-UK markets tumbled again in 2015. 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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Best performers 2015Review of Best
Performers '15

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


It was a 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 published here with winners in each category...
 Updated

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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 2015; and Forbes magazine the best breakthrough innovations. We feature the most innovative leaders and best innovations in the business supply/personal productivity marketplace…

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Productivity Champs 2015 v22015 Champions
of Productivity

Lean stockless resellers
& etailers set hot pace


We're completing our review of best practitioners in productivity, the most universally accepted indicator of profitability. The Championship is now complete

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2015 Christmas crackersXmas Crackers
& Top Turkeys

Fun look back on a
paperless, printless
year of progress

 


Merry Christmas! 2015 will go down as a tough year for ‘turkeys’ citing ‘soft markets’ as a cause of failure. For progressives it’s been another cracking year of growth in new categories. Completed today

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WB customer intimacy heartBrand standing
champions 2015

Most think products,
top brands stand for a
memorable experience


Branding’s big guns like Coca Cola stand for happiness; Nike for a can-do attitude. Here are 25 PPS brands that stand for productivity improvement…

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women top 9 marketeers 20152016: Year of
the F e m a l e
Entrepreneur?

Who will be the leaders,


winners and losers?

 

Today, ex- top banker Sally Krawcheck was on CNBC projecting 2016 as the Year of the Female Entrepreneur. We check prospects in the business supply market a pick likely winners and losers... weekend

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WebWatch 2015 - Top 10 user friendly webstores

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bests Amazon

WebWatch Leaders'15:
Top shop experiences



After reviewing over 80 progressive resellers’ US/UK webstores in 2015 the Proficiency Index WebWatch team lists its Top 12. Standards have improved but, most are still too industrial and dealers too complacent about their most powerful sales and marketing tool. Updated

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40 under 40 -  Top Young Talent Poll

40 under 40 2015Proficiency Index Poll

40 under 40

Nominations all in
for international office
market's top talent

 

Nominations for the 6th Annual edition of the Proficiency Index ’40 under 40’ Poll are complete. The hugely popular feature identifying the rising stars of the Personal Productivity Services (PPS) marketplace attracted 187 nominations. Top 40 results are below:

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The Best Performers Review or 2015

Best performers 2015Review of Best
Performers '15

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


It was a 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 published here with winners in each category...
 Updated

Read More...

2015 Dealer Productivity Championship

Productivity Champs 2015 v22015 Champions
of Productivity

Lean stockless resellers
& etailers set hot pace


We're completing our review of best practitioners in productivity, the most universally accepted indicator of profitability. The Championship is now complete

Read More...

Office Megatrends 2020 - Mpower personal productivity services

MEGATRENDS 2016 sqM - P o w e r 
P e r S o N a L
productivity now

Action Plan for success
in the paperless future


The Force of progressive Independents is Reawakening! Apple, Uber & Amazon have M-powered a new entrepreneurial revolution with affordable personal tech, personalised same day delivery services. The need for OP resellers to provide personalised productivity services & integrated same-day delivery is NOW! Report complete/updated

Read More...

2015 v 1995 Resellers Leaderboard

Game Changers Top 102015 v 1995 Compared

Power shifts to
Progressives

Leaders, rising stars
drop-outs & top tips



The bigbox share of the US-UK markets tumbled again in 2015. 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

Read More...

16 Playful Predictions for 2016

Sweet sixteen predictions 2016Sweet Little
16 Predictions

Watch these BIG moves
happen in PPS market

What will happen with Amazon, Apple, Staples, Office Depot, SPRichards, WBMason, HP, SPOT (Spicers-OfficeTeam), Uber, EVO/VOW, Keurig, Grainger, dealers, groups, wholesalers, manufacturers in 2016. Here are our predictions...updated

Read More...

Brand Standing Champions 2015

WB customer intimacy heartBrand standing
champions 2015

Most think products,
top brands stand for a
memorable experience


Branding’s big guns like Coca Cola stand for happiness; Nike for a can-do attitude. Here are 25 PPS brands that stand for productivity improvement…

Read More...

2015 Christmas Crackers & Top Turkeys

2015 Christmas crackersXmas Crackers
& Top Turkeys

Fun look back on a
paperless, printless
year of progress

 


Merry Christmas! 2015 will go down as a tough year for ‘turkeys’ citing ‘soft markets’ as a cause of failure. For progressives it’s been another cracking year of growth in new categories. Completed today

Read More...

2015 Review: 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 2015; and Forbes magazine the best breakthrough innovations. We feature the most innovative leaders and best innovations in the business supply/personal productivity marketplace…

Read More...