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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…

Back-to-school success pushes BIC sales higher

A strong regional back-to-school (BTS) performance boosted Q4 sales for BIC, capping off an otherwise difficult year.In the manufacturer’s stationery…

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…

Positive quarter for ACCO

ACCO Brands has reported third-quarter earnings that beat market estimates, and the company has raised its full-year outlook.The vendor reported…

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…

Irongate launches school supplies solution

UK dealer Irongate has launched an education-focused procurement solution.Irongate Education provides schools, academies and trusts with a cost-effective buying practice…

Back-to-school spending set to fall

Industry analyst Jefferies has found that school and office supplies spending habits aren't as positive this year.In a survey of…

BIC’s Stationery division returns to growth

BIC has reported second quarter comparable sales growth of more than 9% in its Stationery division.BIC Stationery’s Q2 sales were…

2017 back-to-school spending expected to rise

Back-to-school (BTS) spending in the US is expected to reach $83.6 billion this year according to a survey by the…

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Challenging Q1 for BIC

BIC’s Stationery division reported a 5.8% comparable decline in sales in its Stationery division in the first quarter, although e-commerce…