At the February CC, the company outlined five goals for 2012: (1) Invest in our business to drive growth. (2) Improve sales per store. (3) Maintain momentum in key categories beyond office supplies. (4) Improve profitability of international operations. (5) Take advantage of leadership changes we have made around the world. Will be interesting to read/hear about their progress on achieving these goals. Of course, if they fail to meet/beat analyst expectations on earnings and revenue, any positive comments about the goals may not matter. However, to the disappointment of some on this board, they probably won't spend any time discussing Post-It Notes, and why they don't sell individual rolls of Scotch Tape.
Are you as " Brilliant " as you pretend to be ? ( I don't think so ! ) . Do yourself a " favor " go into your nearest Wal-Mart , Americas largest retailer , take a gander at a few items ( such as those YOU mentioned ) , I doubt THEY only sell Post It Pads and Rolls of Scotch Tape in " sets " . But then again Sam Walton was an Idiot compared to You ya' stupid SOB when it comes to retail philosophy wasn't he ? . Next time you are there grab a few " Stick em' " note pads , and take a Guess where YOU can Stick Them . We will see if the ANALysts were right or wrong in their projections . One need not be a Genius to figure this one out . Good Luck , YOU are going to need it , I hope for your sake you didn't get " Greedy " , some never learn anyway .