Furniture orders drive School Specialty sales

Educational products reseller School Specialty has reported strong double-digit growth in its Q2 furniture category. Furniture sales were up 22.4%…

International Paper sales growth | ECi appoints new CFO | Staples announces scholarship campaign

Canadian office supply reseller Staples Canada found that 60% of Canadian parents, teachers and students enjoy the back to school (BTS) season.…

NPD predicts online BTS spending to grow

Data from market research company NPD suggests that back to school (BTS) shopping in the US will continue to move…

BTS and college spending to reach $82.2 billion

A survey from the National Retail Federation (NRF) said that total spending for US-based consumers for back to school (BTS)…

BTS shoppers still prefer brick-and-mortar stores

A recent study by Deloitte on back-to-school (BTS) spending shows that consumers still prefer brick-and-mortar stores.The total spending this year…

ACCO completes GOB Internacional acquisition | Alibaba invests in Turkey | Barnes and Noble...

Consumer goods company Newell Brands announced that it has completed the sale of the Waddington Group to Novolex Holdings. Newell…

The Stationers’ Company launches new apprenticeship initiative

The Stationers' Company is launching a new apprenticeship initiative at Ravensbourne University.30 companies and 400 students will come together on…

ACCO grows in Mexico

ACCO Brands has significantly expanded its footprint in Mexico with the acquisition of a market leader. The OP vendor has agreed…

Warehouse Group ditches plastic bags | International Paper says no to hostile Smurfit Kappa...

A round-up of this week's office products, business supplies and stationery news from around the web and elsewhere. The Warehouse Group…

Category Update: What’s cool in school?

The educational supplies sector is a huge global industry that’s expanding in large parts of the world. This is particularly…

Staples sheds school kits business

Staples Inc has sold off its school supplies business SchoolKidz.com.It has been bought by Los Angeles-based private investment firm Skyview…

EDmarket adds new Knowledge Partners

The US Education Market Association (EDmarket) has partnered with two Florida-based organisations to assist with its up-coming trade show.The Florida…

First-ever education furniture study in progress

The Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA) and the Education Market Association (EDmarket) have partnered to conduct an extensive…

Integra launches education programme

UK dealer group Integra Business Solutions has launched a new initiative designed to help its members tap into the growing education…

Australian education supplies market in good health

According to a new research study published by Penfold Research, the Australian education supplies market was valued at $A2.4 billion…

Limitless wins major school contract

US print, furniture and technology reseller Limitless Office Products has signed a major school contract in Texas. It has agreed to…

Bureau Vallée reports strong back-to-school period

French office and school supplies retailer Bureau Vallée has said it took market share during this year’s back-to-school (BTS) season…

ADVEO launches stationery label

European wholesaler turned multichannel platform ADVEO has launched its own stationery brand.Unveiled at the ADVEO World Benelux fair in Ghent,…

Tardy shoppers drive back-to-school gains

Sales of traditional supplies during the back-to-school (BTS) season in the US rose 1% to $4.2 billion, according to a…

Alibaba launches tech research programme | Jalema celebrates 70 years | Steelcase upgrades plant

A round-up of this week’s office products, business supplies and stationery news from around the web and elsewhere.Alibaba has launched…

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Analysis: Essendant making “strategic investments” in the IDC

Business products wholesaler Essendant said that it spent $19 million on investments in the independent reseller channel (IDC) in the…