The rise of kids stationery chain Smiggle

Brightly coloured children's stationery chain Smiggle, the profit powerhouse ready to roll into Europe, has grown rapidly in just 14 years. * The first Smiggle store opened in Melbourne by founders Stephen Meurs and Peter Pausewang in 2003 * Apparel retailer the Just Group, the company behind ... READ MORE »

Kobi Yamada’s “What Do You Do…” series celebrates 55 weeks on The New York Times best-seller list

The award-winning “What Do You Do…” series celebrates a combined 55 weeks on the The New York Times Best-Seller List in the Children’s Picture Book Category. Now in its 36th week on the list, “What Do You Do with an Idea?” is currently No. 6 for the week of September 24, 2017. Its ... READ MORE »

Product Pick of the Week

Spruce up packages with these animal-shaped gift tags from Karen Adams Designs... READ MORE »

Retail store opening increase in 2017

As the “retail apocalypse” canard continues to grab the odd headline in the media, the data and the facts are consistently telling us quite a different story: a story of an industry in transition, but still growing. The most recent retail sales figures released by the Census Bureau were up a... READ MORE »

Kenya School & Office Expo debuts in May

Maxton Global Ltd presents for the first time an exhibition in Kenya focusing on Stationery, Writing Instruments, Paper, Back-to-School, Office Supplies & Technology Products. It will be held from 18-20 May 2018 at The Sarit Exhibition Centre, Nairobi Kenya. It will feature 80+ internatio... READ MORE »

Paperworld Trends 2018/19: three styles that focus on modern workplaces and office lifestyles

Paperworld combines, under the one roof, the two major areas of product demand: on the one hand, commercial office requisites (The visionary office) and, on the other, private requirements for paper, stationery and school requisites (The stationery trends). In so doing, it will represent the world... READ MORE »

Retailers say U.S. ‘must compete’ on corporate tax rate

The National Retail Federation told Congress that lawmakers need to lower the nation’s corporate tax rate in order to remain competitive in the global economy and to keep high taxes from hampering job creation. “The U.S. economy cannot thrive when we have the highest corporate tax rate in... READ MORE »

Calendar bulletin: Las Vegas Market announces 2018 dates

Las Vegas Market, a comprehensive gift, furniture and home décor market featuring more than 4,000 lines as well as unique west coast resources, has announced the following dates for its winter and summer 2018 editions: Winter 2018 Las Vegas Market January 28 – February 1, 2018 (Sunday to T... READ MORE »

Kate Spade to launch first UK store outside London

Kate Spade new york, the American global, modern luxury accessory and lifestyle brand, announces plans to launch its first full-price standalone store outside London at Bluewater, Europe’s leading retail and leisure destination. kate spade new york will open a 1,600sq ft boutique on the lower ... READ MORE »

Product Pick of the Week

Go green with a floral touch. This stainless steel bottle from Mary Square is our #ProductPickOfTheWeek... READ MORE »

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