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Staples Canada Releases Top Trends, Must-Haves for 2016 Back-To-School Seaso


Staples Canada Releases Top Trends, Must-Haves for 2016 Back-To-School Seaso

Staples Canada is helping students, parents and teachers get ready to go back-to-school by releasing its annual short-list of the hottest trends.

Consumers will find a fresh and wide assortment of items that feature vibrant colours, small and compact shapes and sizes, loveable and huggable products, modern designs and ways to personalize and customize, as well as smart technology to increase productivity.

“Everyone wants and expects practical and unique items for the back-to-school season, while staying within budget,” said Pete Gibel, senior vice president of merchandising at Staples Canada. “That’s why we make it our mission to be ready with the broadest assortment, the latest trends and the lowest prices so our customers can have the best back-to-school shopping experience.”

Staples’ 2016 Top Trends Include:

Vibrant Colours 

Add a pop of colour to any homework station with the Poppin desk letter tray, pencil case or pen cup. Brighten up a locker area with the NeatLife Drippy Paint Magnetic Pencil Cups and Drippy Paint Magnetic Divided Bins that come in pink, purple, green and blue.

Loveable and Huggable 

Everyone needs a hug or a jolt of inspiration from time to time. Find lots of personal and practical gratification from Staples Animal Folders to the Thermos Chewbacca lunch bag. Keep crayons and the Maped Croc Croc rabbit-shaped pencil sharpener tucked away in a Staples elephant or kitten printed pencil case.

Small and Compact 

Pack only what’s needed, thanks to items such as compact desk clocks for teachers, the Sistema Bento Box all-in-one lunch container and food divider, Swingline mini staplers, 6-in-1 compact PowerCubePNY Micro Sleek USB and the HP Deskjet printer.

Favourite Characters

With action packed backpacks from Disney’s Star Wars and Captain America, to cute and cuddly lunch bags from The Secret Life of Pets and Finding DoryStaples let’s students take the movies to class.

Say it with Emoji’s

From Merangue Emoticon Locker Magnets to quirky Merangue Emoji Pencils, these fun products add personality and function throughout the academic year. The ZIPIT Grillz Backpack has an expressive exterior pocket for students who are looking to showcase personality and style.

All About Tech

Staples makes sure all bases are covered for optimal back-to-school productivity with slick and slim items like the Microsoft Surface Pro 4Galaxy TabPro SGalaxy Tab S2Skullcandy Wireless HeadphonesFitBit Fitness Tracker and the Logitech mouse that comes in watermelon or lemon patterns. The Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker saves space while offering powerful sound and quality, and also comes in fun colours such as mint, red, white or black.

Being Green

With items like Post-it Greener NotesStaples Recycled Poly Report Covers and Staples FSC-Certified Eco-Responsible Multiuse Paper, it’s easy going green. Save money by eliminating waste with re-usable lunch products like the Precidio Snack/Drink In The Box and assortment of Cryopak additions. 

Make it Personal  

In 2016, customers can expect custom classroom products from Staples which allows parents, students and teachers to personalize agendas, planners, labels and posters – to name but a few. Locker accessories like the Merangue Dry Erase Board and the Wall Pops! Fashion Locker Accessory Kit let students add a personal touch to their space at school.


For a complete list of the top trends and products from Staples for the 2016 back-to-school season, view the online lookbook by clicking here.

Staples has all the back-to-school products that students need at the guaranteed lowest prices with a 100% price match guarantee, great rewards and stress-free shopping. Back-to-school resources are available either in-store or online at www.staples.ca/backtoschool, or through the Staples mobile app. Throughout the season, parents, students and teachers can join the conversation around the latest trends, deals and back-to-school hacks using #ThinkStaples.

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Walmart Lauches New App for iPhone & Android Users

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Walmart Lauches New App for iPhone & Android Users


Digital shopping assistant lets consumers shop online, browse flyer features and read reviews

Walmart Canada announced today the launch of its new online shopping application for iPhone and Android users. Canadians can shop conveniently and anywhere they are, with the touch of a button. Not to mention Walmart’s low prices every day.… Continue reading

#GirlsNightShopping with #CFFairview

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#GirlsNightShopping with #CFFairview


Shopping is always a blast – who doesn’t love scooping up a great deal? Or heading to the mall with your girlfriends for a day of dress-up and gossip? That’s why I was so excited to hear about CF Fairview’s great new event! Every Thursday night in April, CF Fairview will be throwing a Girls Night Shopping Event! They’re combining fashion, beauty, cuisine, and of course great company to bring you a night full of laughter, fun, and of course – pampering! This night is a great excuse to bring your friends and family together for an exclusive shopping event. Kelly Vieira, the General Manager of the CF Fairview Mall says “We’ve created an exclusive Lounge to thank our customers for their patronage while giving shoppers a place to relax and be pampered.”

They’ve set up an exclusive lounge on the top floor of the shopping centre, adjacent to Sears, which will be full of exclusive promotions and services courtesy participating fashion and beauty retailers, as well as libations. Customers who spend a minimum of $100 at select CF Fairview mall stores every Thursday evening in April from 5 to 9 will receive a custom reusable shopping bag granting exclusive access to the private lounge. There will be delicious food and beverages available, as well as fabulous beauty services. On display will be the latest in fashion and beauty trends. Over thirty different stores from the CF family will be participating, so there’s a little something for everyone! To pick up your bag, stop by one of the 36 participating retailers and spend a minimum of $100 on any items of your choice.

The bonus? There’s a charitable aspect to the night as well. If you fill and return the shopping bag with gently used clothing, you will receive a $10 CF SHOP! Card. All clothing  donations go to the incredible One More Wear Foundation. Make your way to the Girls Night Lounge or the Guest Services desk by Entrance 4 to donate your gently used clothing. Every time you return a bag you are eligible for a $10 CF SHOP! Gift card redeemable at any retailer in the complex.

One More Wear foundation is a great Toronto-based non-profit organization looks to improve the lives of GTA young and women. The foundation is youth-run, and provides young men and women across the GTA with clothing so they can look the sharpest for job interviews or when they’re out with their friends. They will be collecting donations all throughout Thursdays April in partnership with CF Fairview. They will be accepting men and women’s clothing including pants, dresses, shirts, sweaters, shoes, bags, and belts. By providing quality clothing to youth in need, The One More Wear Foundation is enhancing the opportunities available to them, delivering the confidence to pursue their life’s goals – academic, social, career-driven, and otherwise.

Weekly Girls Night shopping event and Lounge hosted every Thursday from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. rewards shoppers while giving back to the community


For more information about Girls Night including a full list for retailers and promotion details, please visit www.cffairviewmall.com.

Links: www.onemorewear.org


Fun New #Spring Arrivals at #Indigo

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Fun New #Spring Arrivals at #Indigo


Indigo’s spring offerings have just landed in store, and my, do they put us in the sunshine-y spring mood! From books to home decore to tableware, there are so many colorful pieces to get you in that fresh spring spirit! I’ve put together a list of some of my favorite gems that just hit shelves across Canada!

What are you most excited for this Spring? Are you planning on picking some great new pieces after an annual Spring cleaning? Be sure to check out Indigo for some pieces that will put a spring in your step!

You can see the full ‘Live in Color” collection here

20-oz. Cold Cup – Lemon

Wouldn’t this 20oz Cold Cup be perfect for a iced lemonade in the backyard?

Le Creuset Pepper Mill - Soleil

How lovely is the sunny wooden ombre on this Le Creuset peppermill?

Mini Poured Candle – Pure Peony Blush

I’m such a sucker for a beautiful scented candle – they make a room so much more cozy! Indigo has a huge selection of candles, including their in house brand as well as fine candle makers from across the world.

Small Bound Journal - On My List Green

The travel bug has hit! Although I don’t have anywhere on my list right now, this journal is inspiring me to hop on a plane!

Super Soft Throw – Poppy Red

This is one of my favorite pieces Indigo has to offer – a sumptuous throw in a regal color is the perfect gift for anyone!