Staples’ Brian Coupland: Building Solutions for the ‘Remote & Ready’ Consumer
The retailer is reshaping its assortment for those working and learning from home
School & Office Supplies: Three areas of Growth to Offset the 'Slime Effect'
Mailing & shipping, organization and crafts are three growth areas in the declining category
BlissLights, Hamelin Brands Win School & Office Buyers Choice Awards
The two companies were selected from dozens of entries in the award program
ECRM Hires CPG Industry Veteran to Lead General Merchandise Team
Smalley is a veteran consumer packaged goods executive with more than 25 years of experience leading sales teams
ECRM Honors Retail Merchant Teams for Excellence
This year's Merchant Team Award winners span 10 categories across food, HBC and general merchandise.
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
Vote for the Merchant Team of the Year
Calling all Suppliers! Cast your vote for the Merchant Team of the Year.
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.
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.
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
Color in Motion: Adult Coloring Books Hit the Airports
Airport newsstands are displaying adult coloring books right at the register
Event Insights: School & Office Supplies
Adult coloring books and other crafts are among the top trends according to attendees of ECRM's recent School and Office Supplies event.
Presentation Download: NPD Office Supplies/Back-To-School Insights
Leen Nsouli, Industry Analyst, Office Supplies, for NPD discussed school and office supply trends at ECRM's recent event