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ACCO reports strong North American BTS, but margins drop

ACCO’s Q3 sales were up in North America after a good back-to-school (BTS) season, but fell in its two other…

Numbers up at Insights-X

Almost 5,700 visitors attended the Insight-X stationery trade show that took place in Nuremberg, Germany, earlier this month. The fifth…

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.…

Pelikan sales slump in Germany

Stationery and office products manufacturer Pelikan International has reported that H1 sales in its largest market of Germany fell by…

ACCO buys leading Brazilian supplier

ACCO Brands has strengthened its position in the Brazilian market with the acquisition of leading notebook vendor Foroni. Effective 1…

ACCO raises outlook after strong Q2 results

Price increases and good back-to-school (BTS) sell-in in North America helped ACCO Brands achieve record Q2 sales and adjusted earnings…

European sales surge at Acme

Acme United has reported a 28% year-on-year local currency jump in Q2 sales at its European operations. The increase was…

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…

Sales and earnings up for Avery

Avery reported a Q1 sales increase of 7.7%, parent company CCL Industries has revealed in its first quarter earnings. Avery’s…

FILA expecting US improvements

Global school, stationery, art and office products manufacturer FILA has said that its US operations are back on track in…

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…

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…

Back-to-class shopping continues

A study by the National Retail Federation (NRF) has found that US consumers have completed just over half their shopping…

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…

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…

Buffetti takes 40% stake in Italian manufacturer

Italian office products franchise retailer Buffetti has acquired a 40% shareholding in Pigna, one of the country's oldest and best-known…

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…

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HP rejects Xerox offer

The board of HP Inc has unanimously rejected the recent takeover offer from Xerox, saying it significantly undervalues the company…