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Printing Profits per Employee Rise

Printing Profits per Employee Rise

Profits per employee increased to higher levels since 2000. Industry consolidation is a big factor in this report. It is not just mergers and acquisitions, but also plant closures and bankruptcies, and the opening of new businesses that absorb the best and most appropriate resources of the closed plants, and also the strategic changes that surviving companies make as they respond and anticipate marketplace changes, absorbing the sales volume of departed competitors. More info

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Dr. Joe Sightings

Saturday, April 26, 2014, PICA Expo '14, Embassy Suites Golf Resort & Spa, Concord, NC. Dr. Joe's topic is “It's Too Late for Transition: The New Print Business. Registration details available soon. Contact Ms. Carrie Epps or check the PICA website.

September 17 & 18, 2014, Oslo, Norway, Sign & Print Show. Click here for Google translation of the show site.

September 24 & 25, 2014, Copenhagen, Denmark, Sign & Print Show. Click here for Google translation of the show site.

September 28 - October 1, 2014, Graph Expo. The twelfth annual breakfast presentation is on Tuesday, September 30. Unisource is sponsoring the program for their second time. Breakfast is available at 8:00am, the presentation begins at 8:30am, 9:40am break for show staff to go to their booths, Q&A continues to 10:00am. Details will be available soon.

October 2 and 3, 2014, Tokyo, Japan. Special events to be announced soon.

 Suggested Reading

Index of Economic Freedom free data and commentary about the economies of more than 100 countries, government actions and regulations, business conditions, and social measures of the economies.

World Bank free report about doing business around the world

Mary Meeker's Internet Trends slide show
Pew's State of the News Media web site is packed with data and trends about print and electronic media

A Contrarian Word about Economic Data and Forecasts; The US Commercial Printing Forecast 2012-2018

News Stories Underscore Today’s Media Shift and The Need for Action by Print CEOs

Download the slides and audio of the December 8 economic webinar

Free slide and audio presentation by Dr. Joe about adjusting industry shipments for inflation on Slideshare

Slides and audio from our annual GraphExpo Breakfast Event, sponsored by manroland, includes forecasts to 2017, and many other items needed for planning for 2012 and beyond.

Printing Profits

Printing Shipments data and chart for viewing and free download

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