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…

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…

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ADVEO files an insolvency proceeding

Pan-European business supplies and stationery wholesaler ADVEO has filed for an insolvency proceeding after its lenders withdrew their support for…