Office & Desk

Promoting Higher Education
March 1, 2016 at 4:21 pm

College was an exciting time in my life. For me, a kid from suburban Central Pennsylvania, it was a time when I moved to an exciting city, made new friends from all over the country (and the world)…

BIC Group CEO to Retire
February 19, 2016 at 6:57 pm

BIC Group, Clichy, France, announced in a press release that the company's CEO, Mario Guevara, has decided to retire. The board of directors will propose two options—to combine the chairman and CEO functions, and to nominate chairman of the board Bruno Bich as chairman and CEO. One of Bich's responsibilities would be to continue to develop…

3 Tips for a Successful Pen Promotion
February 12, 2016 at 5:00 pm

When someone gets a hold of a pen that’s just right (or just write, if we feel like dropping a horrible pun), they don’t want to let go of it. Many of our favorite pens have been promotional pens that we either have received as an incentive or “accidentally” left in our pockets after a…

European Union Approves Staples-Office Depot Merger
February 11, 2016 at 4:39 pm

Staples, Framingham, Mass., announced yesterday that it received approval from the European Commission, the executive body of the European Union, to acquire Office Depot, Boca Raton, Fla. "This is a significant step, and we're very pleased the European Commission has approved this transaction," Ron Sargent, chairman and CEO of Staples, said in a press release.…

Evernote Shuts Down Branded-item Marketplace
February 5, 2016 at 4:25 pm

Evernote, the popular smartphone app for cross-platform note-taking, had tried its hand at physical products, like notebooks, backpacks and wallets. Now, after three years of selling these items, the company shut down its Evernote Market on Feb. 3. According to The Verge, some Evernote-branded items,…

Hub Pen Company Hires Inside Sales Rep Timothy Fox
February 4, 2016 at 6:58 pm

Hub Pen Company is excited to announce the addition of Timothy Fox to its team of inside sales representatives. Fox will be representing Hub Pen with its distributors in the Southwest.

Staples, Office Depot Extend Merger Agreement
January 27, 2016 at 7:20 pm

Staples, Framingham, Mass., announced that it, along with Boca Raton, Florida-based Office Depot, intend to waive the merger-agreement termination date of Feb. 4, 2016, extending it to May 16, 2016. The companies' boards of directors did this to allow for the completion of the ongoing federal court litigation with the Federal Trade Commission. According to…

Leed’s Announces Exclusive Partnership with Sheaffer
January 20, 2016 at 4:52 pm

Leed’s, New Kensington, Pa., announced that it, along with A.T. Cross Company, is now the promotional products supplier for Sheaffer luxury writing instruments. Sheaffer joins the Leed’s portfolio of writing instrument brands, which range from high-end offerings to more value-priced options. “We are extremely excited to offer Sheaffer pens to our customers,” said Nicole Kyser,…

Hub Pen Company Hires Sales Executive John Gibbons
January 20, 2016 at 4:44 pm

Hub Pen Company, Braintree, Mass., announced the addition of John Gibbons to its team of sales executives. Gibbons, a multi-disciplined sales professional with experience in the creation, development and management of account partnerships, will represent Hub Pen Company with its distributors in New England.…

BIC Graphic Launches New Writing Instruments
January 12, 2016 at 4:48 pm

BIC Graphic, Clearwater, Fla., announced the addition of more than 20 new BIC-branded writing instruments, including five completely new design families as well as extensions of other products featuring either new colors or the addition of a stylus version. Three key trends have…