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Office Friendly strengthens Pioneer platform

UK dealer group Office Friendly has appointed Will Nixon as its new Learning and Development Officer. Nixon has spent over…

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…

School Specialty makes key marketing appointment

Educational products reseller School Specialty has named a new SVP Marketing. Stacey Rubin will be responsible for the company’s omni-channel…

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…

Steelcase expands education portfolio

Office furniture manufacturer Steelcase has acquired Smith System Manufacturing Company.Smith System is a Texas-based manufacturer of furniture for the preK-12…

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…

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…

Integra launches education programme

UK dealer group Integra Business Solutions has launched a new initiative designed to help its members tap into the growing education…

Half of educators shop online, finds Office Depot

A productivity survey by Office Depot has revealed that 50% of educators prefer to shop online when purchasing classroom supplies.The…

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…

UK OP industry collaborates on digital media centre

Several UK office products businesses have banded together to support a new media centre for students in London.Sponsored by The…

School Specialty losses shrink as furniture recovers

Educational products distributor School Specialty reported an improvement to its furniture category in Q4, while losses narrowed.The furniture division saw…

Keurig pays a penalty | Cello renamed | Newell focuses on teachers | Office...

Coffee and beverages firm Keurig has agreed to pay a $5.8 million penalty following a defect on its MINI Plus brewer…

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…

EDmarket strengthens sales team

The Education Market Association (EDmarket) has announced that Scott Beyer has joined as the new Director of Sales & Development.Beyer will…

Solid Q3 for School Specialty

Educational supplies reseller School Specialty has reported modest revenue growth in its third quarter.Sales for the period were $301.6 million,…

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…

Analysis: Depot playing catch-up with new plan

Office Depot CEO Roland Smith and CFO Stephen Hare put on a positive show during last week’s second quarter earnings…

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…

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GSA provides e-commerce update

One month before it is due to submit a report to Congress on its federal e-commerce marketplace initiative, the US…