Slight growth predicted for UK BTS

The UK back-to-school (BTS) market is forecast to grow by 1.5% this year, according to data and analytics firm GlobalData.…

Convenience rules 2019 BTS

Global information firm The NPD Group has revealed that pre-packaged school supplies kits are growing in popularity in the US.…

Australia’s COS acquires again

Leading Australian independent dealer Complete Office Supplies (COS) has strengthened its position in the educational products segment. COS has confirmed…

School Specialty targets profitability

Leading US school and curriculum supplies reseller School Specialty has said it has walked away from some large, low-margin business…

FedEx ends Amazon shipping | ISSA names new board | ECI releases new data...

This week’s round-up of business supplies-related news from around the web. FedEx severs ties with Amazon FedEx will no longer…

FILA getting back on track

Stationery, school and art supplies manufacturer FILA has said results at its key European and North American operations are improving.…

Record spending for back-to-class

The National Retail Federation (NRF) has said it expects record spending on back-to-school (BTS) and back-to-college (BTC) supplies in the…

WB Mason enhances e-commerce experience | ISSA reports on Canadian and African shows |...

This week’s round-up of business products stories from around the globe. WB Mason upgrades e-commerce capabilities US mega dealer WB…

Profits fall for School Specialty

Sales grew during FY2018 for educational supplies reseller School Specialty, although profits were down. Sales in Q4 2018 totalled $114…

Messe Frankfurt acquires Clean Show | Amazon to expand in London | BIC celebrates...

Messe Frankfurt has purchased the Clean Show. The US trade fair for textile care Is held every two years and…

School Specialty reports shipping delays

Educational supplies reseller School Specialty has reported that shipping delays from staffing issues in its peak back-to-school season impacted sales…

Staples patent lawsuit | Depot expands marketing partnership | Sappi launches paperboard line

Staples Advantage is being sued by Hong Kong-based OP company World Wide Stationery Manufacturing for allegedly infringing a patent on…

HP 2019 financial outlook | Canon Solutions America alliance | Xerox appoints EVP

HP Inc has revealed its fiscal 2019 financial outlook, providing details on its strategy and opportunities for long-term growth. It…

BTS shoppers look for sustainability

A new study by market research group NPD has found that back-to-school (BTS) shoppers in the US are increasingly looking…

Teachers turn to Amazon for BTS

Amazon is the most popular retailer among teachers in the US for back-to-school (BTS) shopping. The fifth annual teacher shopping…

ISSA partners with NAFCT

Global cleaning industry association ISSA has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOA) with the National Academy of Floor Covering…

Konica Minolta expands campus | Durable enters Ride of Life | Xerox cuts jobs...

Newell Brands has sold its hair styling tools business Goody Products to private equity firm ACON Investments. Details of the…

Date announced for Investors and Channels Summit

The Education Market Association (EDmarket) has announced the date for the second annual Investors and Channels Summit. Hosted in collaboration…

US performance hits Avery Q2 sales

Office products vendor Avery reported both sales and profit decline in Q2 2018, mainly due to a fall in the…

ARC sales increase | ALSO partners with Treolan | Office Depot announces new appointment

US-based print services provider ARC Document Solutions has reported that Q2 2018 sales grew 2% to $104.2 million, while EBITDA…

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ADVEO briefs key suppliers

About 50 suppliers to France-based wholesaler and reseller network operator ADVEO were invited to an update briefing at the ADVEO…