Office & Desk

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.

Cincinnati Reds Fan Gets Call to Make Custom Lamps for Team's Hall of Fame
May 3, 2019 at 12:25 pm

Only the most diehard fans expect for the Cincinnati Reds to contend this season, and since the club resides in last place in its division, even those individuals’ patience is going to end up taxed. Since the franchise, thanks to an association with the long-defunct Cincinnati Red Stockings, is celebrating its 150th anniversary, supporters are…

What's Really Going On With This 'Worklife' Staples Rebrand?
April 16, 2019 at 1:34 pm

Staples just rebranded, giving itself an aesthetic makeover and billing itself as "The Working and Learning Company." It has a new logo, with the staple now front and center. It's all very 2019 and very Silicon Valley buzzy...

3 Promo Ideas From Disney’s New ’90s Retro Merch Collection
October 18, 2018 at 11:31 am

If there’s one thing people love these days, it's anything '90s-related. That's why Disney has teamed up with Oh My Disney for a collection of ‘90s retro merch. The collection includes items inspired by some of the most popular (and beloved) Disney movies of the '90s, and the items themselves are all suitably retro, too...

Formula 1 Pushing to Settle Logo Dispute With 3M
September 12, 2018 at 1:31 pm

The Formula One Group is already smarting over second-quarter revenue and operating income declines, but those diminished totals might signal only the beginning of a period of financial frustration for the motorsport titan. Due to a logo controversy that its brand torchbearer, Formula 1, is facing, the Liberty Media-held entity might see its assets dip…

Staples Acquires HiTouch Business Services, a Promotional Products and Office Supplies Company
July 9, 2018 at 12:39 pm

Staples announced that it acquired HiTouch Business Services, which, among other services, sells office supplies and promotional products to companies in the U.S. HiTouch will now be part of the Staples Business Advantage delivery program and will operate its e-commerce platform independently of Staples, but will maintain a status as a Staples-affiliated distributor...