Derwent secures North American distribution

UK-based pencil and art materials vendor Derwent, an ACCO Brands company, has signed an exclusive distribution and logistics agreement with…

Bureau Vallée reports BTS share gains

France-based office supplies franchiser Bureau Vallée says it took market share from its main rivals during this year’s back-to-school (BTS)…

E-commerce growth at Walmart | $2.2 billion facilities supplies deal | Double-digit growth for...

A round-up of this week’s office supplies, office products, stationery and business supplies news and stories from around the web…

Strong furniture growth for School Specialty

Educational supplies reseller School Specialty reported strong double-digit growth in its furniture category in the second quarter.Furniture sales were up…

Back-to-school: online continues to take share

Online spending this back-to-school (BTS) season will continue to eat into the share of bricks-and-mortar retailers, according to a new…

School supply charitable giving

Every year during the BTS season, the building where I live holds a school supply drive asking residents to donate…

US BTS shoppers still prefer in-store

According to research released by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), in-store purchases will continue to dominate the back-to-school…

Office Depot launches BTS recycling programme

Office Depot has partnered with TerraCycle to help consumers recycle old binders in preparation for the new back-to-school (BTS) shopping…

Deals entice BTS shoppers

The National Retail Federation (NRF) has released a snapshot of back-to-school (BTS) trends that suggests parents are getting more savvy…

School’s (nearly) out!

Schools may not be out just yet, but this time of year should mean just one thing for resellers –…

BTS predictions for 2016

Research firm The NPD Group has revealed the influences for the 2016 back-to-school (BTS) season in the US.The research company…

DAMS diversifies into student accommodation

UK office furniture manufacturer and distributor DAMS has launched a customised solution aimed at the student accommodation sector.Student Accommodation by…

Amazon launches back-to-school store in France

Resellers in France will face stiffer competition from e-tailer giant Amazon in the upcoming back-to-school (BTS) season.Amazon France has just…

Depot increases back-to-school hiring

Office Depot is to take on 8,000 extra retail staff for this year’s back-to-school (BTS) season.This represents an increase of…

Integra adds 3D

UK office products dealer group Integra has added 3D printers and printing consumables to its offering.Integra has teamed up with…

ACCO and Iron Mountain close deals | Clover cuts jobs | ITC takes on...

A round-up of this week’s OP-related stories from around the web and elsewhere. A couple of previously announced deals closed this…

School Specialty sales improvement continues

Educational products reseller School Specialty has announced its first quarter results with sales up 2.3%.Sales for the quarter were $93.7 million,…

US vendors announce strategic alliance

Educational and workplace furniture and visual communications vendors Vanerum Stelter and MooreCo have announced a strategic alliance.Exact details of what…

Category Analysis: Top of the class

From early years to higher education, students and schools require a diverse array of products that the OP industry can supply.…

EDmarket partners with GEI

The Education Market Association (EDmarket) is offering a membership benefit for manufacturers in partnership with teacher testing organisation Global Educator…

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Staples CEO reiterates Essendant promises

Staples Inc CEO Sandy Douglas wrote to Essendant counterpart Ric Phillips earlier this week to express his “unwavering excitement” at…