Over the last 4 years we have developed our stationery business. The momentum of the stationery category continues to build year on year month on month.
Grocery ballpoint pens remain the largest sub category in writing instruments. Colouring is also continuing to grow.
BTS (Back to School) remains the key period driving value and volume growth, while other events such as Jan Sale and Exam Time continue to grow year on year.
The momentum we have seen continues with a very strong start to 2016.
Stationery is made up of the following categories:
- Writing Instruments
- Markers / Crayons
- Fountain Pens
- Paper products (A4 pads etc.)
- Calculators, staplers, Paper clips etc.
- Files and folders
There is a vast range within these categories where we have from the outset chosen to supply leading brands only to include: BIC, Staedtler, Pritt, Loctite, Sellotape, Papermate, Sharpie, Stabilo, Crayola and many more. It is a very exciting category to deal with and we continue to look at new ranges and options to allow us to offer the best Stationery range available to all our customers.