Office & Desk

AIA Helps Owners Diversify Product Offerings With Home Office and Business Supplies
May 28, 2020 at 1:48 pm

As COVID-19 shifts how promotional products distributors run their businesses, AIA Corporation, Appleton, Wis., is providing its owner community with tools and resources to retain clients, attract new customers and, ultimately, manage a profitable business. Most recently, this included offering home office and business products through a partnership with AIA-owned OfficeZilla, a business products distributorship…

BIC Graphic Donates $10,000 Worth of Promo Products for Teachers
April 20, 2020 at 11:13 am

BIC Graphic North America, Clearwater, Fla., has donated $10,000 worth of promotional products to the Marjorie’s Hope Back to School program in support of teachers in Pasco County, Fla. This is the second year the promotional supplier has supported Marjorie’s Hope through product donations...

Top 5 WFH Products from Spector and Co
April 1, 2020 at 8:24 am

Working from home—or, “WFH.” For most of us it’s our new reality, so let’s make it as functional as possible! We’ve created a “WFH Kit” that is perfect for setting up a workstation on your kitchen table or any available space you can call your own! First, a key piece of the workstation, the Tobi…

7 Promo Products for Working Remotely
March 26, 2020 at 1:50 pm

Starting this month, many of us have transitioned to fully working from home. A whole lot of end-users are doing the same. If you’re looking for inspiration on promo products to suggest to customers for work-from-home kits, here are a couple of ideas...

Court Dismisses Lawsuit Against Essendant Relating to Staples Merger
January 6, 2020 at 1:56 pm

A Delaware court dismissed a case against Essendant, as of October the sister company of Staples, which claimed that it breached its fiduciary duty during the process of being acquired by Sycamore Partners. Shareholders said in the class action lawsuit that Essendant aborted a previous agreement to merge with another office supplies company, S.P. Richards.…

After Merger, Office Supplies Wholesaler Essendant to Offer Promo Items Via Staples Promotional Products
October 16, 2019 at 2:13 pm

In January of this year, Staples Inc. finalized its merger with Essendant via Sycamore Partners, its private equity owners. Essendant is a wholesale distributor of workplace and office products. Its customers are resellers such as office supply superstores, mail order companies, drug and grocery store chains and e-commerce businesses. We didn't report on the merger…

Fourth Quarter Fun: Fill Up on Q4 Promo Products and Sales Ideas
September 4, 2019 at 12:38 pm

It seems like just yesterday we were scraping New Year’s Eve confetti off 
of our shoes and checking the weather for snowstorms. But, thanks to time’s ability to fly, 2019 is almost over. And many distributors are deep in the throes 
of planning for their fourth quarter sales. 
If you’re not, that’s OK! There’s still time to get the ball rolling. But now is the time to start thinking about what Q4 promo products clients are looking for at year’s end...

You Won’t Believe What This New York-based Designer Creates Out Of Vintage Luxury Bags
July 24, 2019 at 2:42 pm

If you’ve ever been curious about what happens to vintage luxury bags after they go “out of style” or are forgotten about, this one New York-based designer has the answers. The artist and designer, Sarah Coleman, buys vintage bags and takes them apart to reupholster and redesign everyday items like folding chairs. These common products can be so simple—and seen everywhere from graduation parties to office meetings—but for Coleman, this is her creative approach to constructing something completely unique like the LV folding chairs.