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Online shift accelerating, says NPD

The latest office supplies report by point-of-sale data specialist The NPD Group shows that digital trends drove the US industry’s…

A digital detox

In today’s digital age, the US Census Bureau found that nearly 80% of Americans own a laptop or computer, and 75% own…

Advertorial: How to reach the top

OPI: Top-selling brand is a bold claim. How do you back this up?Paul LeBlanc: We start with data from market…

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…

Staples Solutions accelerates private label | US steel tariffs to hit Steelcase | Mercateo...

Staples Solutions has gone live with its implementation of retail solution PTC FlexPLM which will enable the acceleration of its private label product…

How to reach the top

OPI: Top-selling brand is a bold claim. How do you back this up?Paul LeBlanc: We start with data from market…

Hot Topic: Terminated

Automation and robots in manufacturing – think car production – have been slowly eating away at the number of blue-collar…

Holiday crafts to boost OP sales

As the holiday season gets underway, crafting, gift giving, and the home décor market will help push OP sales, according…

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…

NPD recruits group president

Market research firm The NPD Group has appointed a new president for its Europe and Asia-Pacific arm.Effective 2 October 2017,…

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…

NPD appoints office supplies president

Market research group The NPD Group has made Tia Frapolli President of its Office Supplies business.No stranger to the OP…

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…

Arts and crafts push sales ahead of Easter

Sales of colouring and craft-related products in the US are seeing double-digit growth as shoppers get creative ahead of the…

Amazon’s flying warehouses | IP tackles print syndrome disease | FIRA launches new furniture...

A round-up of this week’s office products, business supplies and stationery news from around the web and elsewhere.Amazon has filed…

Women’s March protest pushes office supplies spending

Market research group NPD has found that the recent mass protests against the current state of politics have resulted in…

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,…

Why the small business customer is important

Outside of the back-to-school (BTS) season and throughout the holidays, the focus for the office supplies industry shifts to the…

SOHO goes for green

According to a new report from global information company The NPD Group, over half of SOHO consumers in the US…

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Analysis: Inside ACCO’s FY results

The double-digit jump in ACCO’s share price on Wednesday came as the company’s Q4 results beat Wall Street sales and…