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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…

Back-to-school shopping habits ‘unpredictable’

Back-to-school (BTS) shopping is starting earlier and lasting longer, a report by market research group NPD has found.Its recent survey…

How technology’s changing the classroom

It’s that time of year again when school instruction is coming to a close and Jeff Spicoli is about to…

Analysis: Esselte a shot in the arm for ACCO

ACCO’s first quarter results were better than the company had expected following a strong performance from the recently acquired Esselte business…

Category Update: Classroom shake-up

The education sector globally is undergoing something of a revolution. Technological advances, curriculum changes and new learning methods are being…

Marginal US office and school supply gains

Global information company The NPD Group has reported total retail sales for the US office and school supplies industry grew…

Category Update: The write direction

The writing instruments market is huge, representing $2.1 billion of sales in the US alone. And it’s on the increase,…

Strong Q3 for Acme

US-based office products vendor Acme United has continued its upward sales trend with an increase in Q3 of 7%.Total sales…

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)…

Staples updates app with photo feature

Staples has announced a new beta test available on the Staples mobile iOS app for Apple devices.Customers can now send…

Profit improvement at Avery

Office products vendor Avery has reported a 6% currency-adjusted increase in second quarter operating profit despite sales being flat.Avery’s Q2…

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Icahn publishes letter to HP shareholders

Activist investor Carl Icahn has written an open letter to the shareholders of HP Inc, likening the company’s standalone restructuring…