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ACCO grows in Mexico

ACCO Brands has significantly expanded its footprint in Mexico with the acquisition of a market leader. The OP vendor has agreed…

Staples sheds school kits business

Staples Inc has sold off its school supplies business SchoolKidz.com.It has been bought by Los Angeles-based private investment firm Skyview…

Australian education supplies market in good health

According to a new research study published by Penfold Research, the Australian education supplies market was valued at $A2.4 billion…

Limitless wins major school contract

US print, furniture and technology reseller Limitless Office Products has signed a major school contract in Texas. It has agreed to…

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 –…

Manutan finalises Papeteries Pichon acquisition

European supplies reseller Manutan has boosted its presence in the French educational supplies sector with the acquisition of distributor Papeteries…

Manutan makes education sector acquisition

Based in Saint-Etienne, Pichon was founded in 1948 and caters for over 40,000 nursery and primary school customers across France…

Amazon launches first staffed campus location

Members of the university – students, alumni, faculty and staff – that are Amazon Student and Prime members have access to…

Newell Rubbermaid rallies around education

Newell Rubbermaid CEO Michael Polk and other senior managers will spend the day volunteering at a school during a Scholastic…

Ed Expo 2014 Review

Most OPI readers are probably familiar with the term ‘adjacent categories’ as resellers try to expand their products beyond traditional office…

NSSEA rebrands show

The National School Supply and Equipment Association (NSSEA) has rebranded its annual trade show.The School Equipment Show is now to…

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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…