Unicorns, Mermaids, Pens & Notepads
Vibrant colors and designs are permeating all segments of school and office products as consumers still seek form and function in their product selections
Back to School/College Spending to Reach $83.6 Billion
School and college spending to see its second-highest level on record, with in-store spending about double that of online.
What Retail Buyers Want: School & Office Supplies
Back-to-school kits, arts and crafts, and electronic accessories are among the school and office supplies retail buyers are looking to sell at their stores.
Coloring and Craft-Related Products Sales are Booming: NPD
Washi Tape, Art Supplies, and Other Creative Expression Products May Find Their Way Inside Easter Baskets This Year
Understanding Teachers During the Back-To-School Season
Explore teachers’ shopping dynamics, including how and when they restock their classrooms and how they spend throughout the year.
Exploring Regional Back-To-School Shopping Patterns
In this installment of a new video series, NPD Office Supplies Industry Analyst Leen Nsouli examines who is buying what in different regions of the U.S. and what influences these shopping behaviors.
An Eye on 2016 Back-To-School Trends
Learn about exciting back-to-school trends, including the growth of online shopping and shifts in the timing of back-to-school shopping across the U.S.
Win Today's Back-To-School Shopper
NPD Office Supplies Industry Analyst Leen Nsouli discusses the back-to-school season and how K-12 shoppers differ from college shoppers.
Personalization Driving School and Office Product Launches
Consumers looking to express themselves with their back-to-school items.
Office Supplies - Putting Fashion into Function
Learn about the latest trends in back-to-school from Leen Nsouli of The NPD Group.
Product Showcase: Educational Suppliers
Take a look at just some of the hottest products that will be showcased at the 2017 Educational Supplies EPPS.
Industry Trends: School & Office Supplies
Learn about the trends and opportunities in the School & Office categories.
Q&A with Damon Peters of Overstock.com
Damon Peters is the Vice President of Business Development at Overstock.com.
NPD's Back-to-School 2016 Shopping Predictions
The back-to-school season accounts for 35 percent of annual traditional supplies sales and nearly half of unit sales in the U.S.
Snow Phipps Group Acquires ECRM
This strategic partnership will drive ECRM’s growth and continued commitment to delivering exceptional solutions for its clients.
Expert Advice with Lily Chau of Staples Canada
Lily provides best practices for suppliers who are looking to start or who are currently doing business in Canada.
Product Showcase: School & Office Supplies EPPS
Take a look at just some of the hottest products that will be showcased at the 2016 School & Office Supplies EPPS.
Event Insights: Educational Supplies
Insights and happenings from the ECRM EPPS held in February.
Writing Instruments Drive School & Office Products Growth: NPD
The Adult coloring book trend contributed to the U.S. office and school supplies industry growth of 3 percent in 2015 to $12 billion
Industry Trends: Specialty Toy
The specialty toy industry is booming. See where the category is headed as well as which trends are leading the way.
ECRM Events - The Power of Face to Face
Learn more about what makes the ECRM Event format so powerful.
ECRM Best Practices: Supplier Event Follow Up
Learn more about how ECRM can help streamline the follow up process after an event.
ECRM Best Practices: What Sellers Can Expect
There is a ton that goes on during an ECRM event. Watch this video to get more information about what suppliers can expect once they arrive at an event.
ECRM Best Practices: ECRM Connect
Learn about the tools available on the ECRM Connect application.
ECRM Best Practices: Meeting Schedules
Before attending an event, learn about how meeting schedules are created and reviewed.