Saturday, 16 January, 2021

Will Staples be successful in its latest attempt to acquire Office Depot in North America?

  • Yes (53%)
  • No (34%)
  • Not sure (13%)
  • Have recent vaccine developments made you more confident about your business prospects for next year?

    • Yes (70%)
    • No (30%)
    • On an organic basis, how does your sales forecast for 2021 compare with your revenue in 2019, pre-COVID-19?

      • Lower (43%)
      • Higher (32%)
      • Flat (18%)
      • Don’t know (7%)
      • Do print catalogues still have a future in the business supplies industry?

        • Yes (71%)
        • No (29%)
        • Is it important to have a managed print services strategy for SMB customers?

          • Yes (65%)
          • No (35%)
          • What is your strategy regarding the size of your outside sales teams?

            • Decrease (46%)
            • Keep the same (33%)
            • Increase (21%)
            • What percentage of your white-collar staff have returned to working full-time in the office?

              • 1-25% (30%)
              • 26-50% (22%)
              • 0% (16%)
              • 100% (13%)
              • 51-75% (9%)
              • 76-99% (10%)
              • Compared with pre-COVID, how is your supply chain performing?

                • Worse (77%)
                • Better (15%)
                • About the same (8%)
                • Do you think the back-to-school season will be...

                  • Worse than last year (62%)
                  • Really don’t know due to the pandemic (21%)
                  • Better than last year (12%)
                  • Same as last year (5%)
                  • Dealers: what sales shifts have you seen during COVID-19?

                    • Considerable shift to jan/san and PPE categories (66%)
                    • All sales are down (31%)
                    • No change (3%)
                    • Compared with six weeks ago, how do you feel about your business prospects for the remainder of 2020?

                      • More confident (43%)
                      • About the same (28%)
                      • Less confident (29%)
                      • How confident are you that your business will still be operating this time next year?

                        • Very (52%)
                        • Reasonably (27%)
                        • Not very (16%)
                        • Not at all (5%)