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bobjones476 18 posts  |  Last Activity: 5 hours ago Member since: Sep 7, 2012
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  • by bobjones476 5 hours ago Flag

    Is Friday the last day for Richie and Royce to destroy ALCO? Don't worry, Richie. Apparently not everyone knows about your lack of skill managing people, your reputation in the supplier world, or the mistrust with which you are held.
    Hopefully, there will be new owners who do know about you and get rid of you immediately. Let's face it- the company is in much worse shape than when you took over.

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    Not a category killer

    by apocolips Aug 26, 2014 1:04 PM bobjones476 Aug 27, 2014 11:22 AM Flag

    I read your posts and you do not explain how they are a category killer. In fact, with their moves into candy, water, paper towels, etc, they have dropped focus on their key categories.
    The fact is they are in a difficult position because of all the stores they would love to get rid of and the fact that their e-commerce cannot support their growth. They are not going out of business but they have real problems which are not being addressed by management or the consultants that they hire.
    By the way, have you seen their marketing? Amateurish, at best.

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    Not a category killer

    by apocolips Aug 26, 2014 1:04 PM bobjones476 Aug 26, 2014 9:26 PM Flag

    What impressed you?

  • by bobjones476 Aug 21, 2014 10:32 AM Flag

    I guess they will never fire the This company, while in relative good financial health, is headed off a cliff. Their stores are worse, customers are rejecting them, and the results show it. Good luck with you one store in Woodbridge.

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    Poor Performance

    by bobjones476 Aug 20, 2014 8:18 AM bobjones476 Aug 20, 2014 11:50 AM Flag

    It is not a $15 stock. It is an $11.47 stock. Their core businesses of office supplies and technology are not performing. They cannot have meaningful growth selling water and cleaning supplies. Their marketing is terrible- consumers don't know what Staples is promoting. I reiterate- when you close stores, you should be driving customers to those stores that are still open. They aren't doing this.
    BTW, they are now an $11.44 stock.

  • by bobjones476 Aug 20, 2014 8:18 AM Flag

    Comp sales fall 5%- worse than it looks. When you close stores, existing stores should pick up some of their business. Profits down. Their strategy is working?

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    Marketing so bad

    by bobjones476 Aug 1, 2014 10:34 AM bobjones476 Aug 4, 2014 10:39 AM Flag

    Exactly.....they are clueless

  • by bobjones476 Aug 1, 2014 10:34 AM Flag

    Just saw their BTS commercial. Who is doing their marketing? This was the most amateurish, silly piece of work I have seen in a long time. The management of this company seems so confused it is hard to see how they will dig out. Hey, Ron, why don't you get rid of your disgraceful marketing staff and hire some professionals?

  • by bobjones476 Jul 22, 2014 8:52 PM Flag

    Just wondering how much the BOD and Richie are spending on this battle to save their jobs

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    Still no plan

    by bobjones476 Jul 11, 2014 7:19 PM bobjones476 Jul 15, 2014 10:51 PM Flag

    Thank you for the information. I find the plan to be a little vague. If the new people are so convinced that they can fix the company, I would like to see more specifics.

    In addition, the new board sounds like they are going to function as a management team rather than a BOD. Isn't their job to hire management to run the company?

    They, rightfully, criticize Wilson and the current BOD for owning so little stock. How much do they own?

    Having said all that, I hope they find way to remove Wilson, Winsten, and the rest of the board for their total incompetence.

  • by bobjones476 Jul 11, 2014 7:19 PM Flag

    The new guys still won't tell us what their plans are. Speak up, guys. Your slate isn't so legendary that it warrants votes based solely on their accomplishments. How will you save this company?

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    by jobrien167 Jul 8, 2014 8:52 AM bobjones476 Jul 9, 2014 4:34 PM Flag

    Saw that. Spending on court fights, proxy fights, new headquarters but little apparent investment in stores Hope new guys will commit to firing Wilson

  • by bobjones476 Jul 9, 2014 10:50 AM Flag

    With all the attention being given to Perry by marketing and other executives, this is a small-time PR play which doesn't even address the company's new campaign of selling everything they can to businesses. It also won't help a lot with teachers who are not very happy with this company. Management has lost its way.

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    by jobrien167 Jul 8, 2014 8:52 AM bobjones476 Jul 9, 2014 10:44 AM Flag

    I would love to hear what their plans are. I have been extremely critical of the current management and BOD but it would be good to know what the alternate slate is offering before voting for them.

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    Book Value

    by defunct00 Jun 25, 2014 11:02 AM bobjones476 Jun 28, 2014 9:23 AM Flag

    Why do you keep saying that the BOD killed the buyout. The shareholders bored against it- the board was for it. I don't know who you are talking to but Wilson is not respected by his employees, vendors or the retail community.

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    Book Value

    by defunct00 Jun 25, 2014 11:02 AM bobjones476 Jun 27, 2014 5:36 PM Flag

    While I respected your previous post on Winsten, I strenuously disagree with these comments. What makes Wilson a "solid retail CEO"? Much of top management has left this company. He always has a new initiative but has not succeeded in growing the business. From what I have heard he has a history of treating his people with no respect. I agree that the shareholders should have taken the buyout but isn't it the job of the CEO to sell a plan he believes in? Sales down, profits down, stock down. Who respects that performance?

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    What's the plan?

    by carrolltondaddy Jun 23, 2014 1:06 PM bobjones476 Jun 23, 2014 6:46 PM Flag

    I frequently make sarcastic comments about Winsten and Wilson due to my disgust with the way they are mishandling the company. However, your post is far more effective and to the point. I congratulate you.

  • by bobjones476 Jun 10, 2014 11:06 AM Flag

    Sales down, stock down but we have a new office in Dallas to hire all this great new talent. These guys are simply incapable of running a retail company.

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