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    PSS brings you a detailed Analysis of an Emerging Market for Indian Exporters of Stationery, Paper Products and Office Supplies. So here we present you with few facts and figures:-

    Country Profile: Vietnam, Capital: Hanoi, Largest city: Ho Chi Minh City

    Official language: Vietnamese, Area: 331,698 km2

    Population: 94,569,072 (2016 estimate)

    GDP (PPP) 2018 estimate Total: $705.774 billion, Per capita: $7,463

    Currency: DNG (VND)

    MARKET 

    • Hobby & Stationery, Vietnam
    • Revenue in the Hobby & Stationery segment amounts to US$85m in 2018.
    • Revenue is expected to show an annual growth rate (CAGR 2018-2022) of 18.3%, resulting in a market volume of US$168m by 2022.
    • User penetration is 11.0% in 2018 and is expected to hit 13.3% by 2022.
    • The average revenue per user (ARPU) currently amounts to US$8.17.

    Domestic stationery enterprises

    Domestic enterprises related to Stationery are now actively investing in the production of stationery products to expand in Vietnam’s market of more than 90 million people.

    Vietnam’s stationery market is valued at about $175 million annually and has seen average growth of 10 per cent per year since 2014, according to Viet Capital Securities. This has been helped by a large and young population as well as increasing demand for educational services and products, with consumers more inclined to pay for quality.

    Some Interesting Facts:

    • Ho Chi Minh City already has more than 1,500 family-owned stationery stores.
    • Thailand’s Central Group opened its first-ever B2S stationery and supplies store in 2017 in Ho Chi Minh City’s Thu Duc district, nearby nine universities and four industrial parks. B2S is the first “package” stationery center in Vietnam providing B2S (Business to School) packagess, which allows customers to buy everything from furniture and equipment to office machines, computers, and the full range of office supplies.

    Prominent Stationery Companies in Vietnam:

    •    Ben Nghe Stationery
    •    Hong Ha Stationery
    •    Thien Long Group
    •    Vinh Tien Paper Co-operative
    •    FUDA Stationery
    •    Hai Tien
    •    Kokuyo
    •    Paper Art Viet
    •    Phuong Nam Stationery
    •    Tombow
    •    Viet Craft
    •    Vietnam First Stationery
    •    Hanoi School Books & Equipment JSC
    •    Hanoi Book Publishing Company

     

    Prominent Stationery Retailers in Vietnam:

    •    LOTTE Mart
    •    Co.opmart
    •    B2S Stationery Store
    •    Fahasa Book Store
    •    Phuong Nam Book Store
    •    Nguyen Van Cu Book Store
    •   Thailand’s Central Group

    PSS recommends to Exhibit/Visit the event SCHOOL and OFFICE EXPO 2019 being organized from 9-11th Jan 2019 at International Centre of Exhibition (I.C.E), Hanoi, Vietnam to explore the market.

    Fri, 14/12/2018
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    Stationery brand Artline are hoping for a colourful Christmas this year with the launch of a creative design competition. Open to sketchers, illustrators, doodlers and scribblers of all ages, the competition invites artists of any skill level to pick up their marker pens and design tools to help the brand signal in the start of the festive season.

    Children under nine are being encouraged to channel their inner-elf to design Artline’s Official Christmas card whilst those aged 10 and over – including adults – could see their artwork adorn the Artline and Shachihata (Europe) Ltd’s social media channels for the whole of December!

    Furthermore, the three winners will also get their first Christmas gift early; receiving an Artline and Xstamper bundle to help them get creative while the weather is chilly!

    Templates and a little bit of inspiration can be downloaded at shachihata.eu.

    Jasmine Jones, European Export Sales Manager for Shachihata (Europe) Ltd., is excited to see what people can create: “We’ve set no creative boundaries on what people want to create, so the possibilities are endless.

    “From snowmen to Santa Claus, we want artists to explore what Christmas means to them. Of course, we’ll then reward our three lucky winners with creative tools to keep them drawing through December and into 2019!”

    Find out more about the competition and download templates now at www.shachihata.eu/competitions

    Mon, 26/11/2018
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    Faber Castell Malaysia’s newly launched Back-to-School Bus, which works in tandem with the brand’s back-to-school campaign. The eye catching “bus stand” comes stocked with the latest stationery products and promotional packs by the brand.

    STATIONED in leading bookstores, supermarkets and hypermarkets across the country is Faber-Castell Malaysia’s newly launched Back-to-School Bus, which works in tandem with the brand’s back-to-school campaign. The eye catching “bus stand” comes stocked with the latest stationery products and promotional packs by the brand.

    The specially-designed bus is an attestation of the brand’s commitment to be innovative in offering consumers a unique shopping experience. With this launch, we aim not only to introduce Faber-Castell’s latest product innovations, but we also hope to enliven the consumers’ mood in preparation forthe start of a new school year,” said Faber-Castell Malaysia marketing manager Ivy Leong.

    Along with the campaign is the introduction of the new Slim-Flexi Case 36 and 48 Classic Colour Pencils, an absolute value-for-money product designed with inner grooves to help ensure the colour pencils are well aligned and neat during storage, and is compact, flexible and slim enough especially for school children to carry around easily. Faber-Castell Malaysia’s “Spot, Snap & Win” contest runs alongside the campaign until Jan 6, 2019.  To join, snap a creative photo with a Faber-CastellBack-to-School Bus on display, upload the picture to Facebook with the hashtag #FaberCastellBacktoSchool. 

    Sat, 24/11/2018
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    द तमिलनाडु पेन मैन्युफैक्चरर्स एंड डीलर एसोसिएषन की 28 वीं एजीएम, होटल रेजेंटा सेंट्रल डेक्कन में आयोजित हुई।  इस को रेनॉल्ड्स पेन कंपनी ने स्पाॅन्सर किया और करीब 250 सदस्यों ने आकर मीटिंग को सफल बनाया । 

    मुख्य अतिथि श्री जयराम चेन्नई के डिस्ट्रीब्यूटर श्री भवरलाल और श्री प्रकाष ने मीटिंग की प्रषंसा की एसोसिएषन के अध्यक्ष श्री मोहनलाल और श्री सचिव चंदनमल ने एसोसिएषन के कार्याे की विस्तार से जानकारी दी और के सफल होने का पूरा श्रेय कमेतती के सभी सदस्यों को दिया।

    Thu, 25/10/2018
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    The primary aim was to promote use of recycled paper in a substantial manner as a pan organisational practice and as part of day-to-day business operations. 

    Airports Authority of India (AAI) believes in the philosophy which aims at ‘giving back to the community where we live and work’. Inspired by this sublime thought, and driven by the concept of promoting better practices for environment conservation, Kalyanmayee – the Women Welfare Association of AAI took up the initiative of establishment of the Paper Recycling Unit (PRU) in Vasant Kunj, New Delhi. 

    The primary aim was to promote use of recycled paper in a substantial manner as a pan organisational practice and as part of day-to-day business operations. The unit is a one of its kind model in India encouraging the use of recycled paper, saving energy, saving water, saving cost, creating jobs and reducing negative impact on the environment.

    AAI’s Paper Recycling Unit (PRU) is one of the prime Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects of AAI and is an admirable instance amongst PSUs on integrating business practices and CSR. The PRU works on the grounds of viable waste-to-energy systems. 

     

    Wed, 24/10/2018
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    Mysuru state will soon start to manufacture raw paper from elephant poo.

    If you come across an eco-friendly brown sheet with a thick layer, don’t pooh-pooh it. It could be made of processed elephant dung. The state will soon start to manufacture raw paper from elephant poo.

    Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF), Wildlife, Jayaram told media persons that a private company from the state, involved in the making of papers using elephant dung, has been permitted to lift the dung produced at Dubare elephant camp. Following the agreement, the company will be collecting the dung as and when the sufficient quantity of the same is made available at the camp in the coming days. They will be paying a nominal amount in return to the department.

    Wed, 24/10/2018
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    With the money raised at this year’s World Kids Colouring Day, STAEDTLER presented a cheque of £19,252 to Plan International on 13th August. 

    STAEDTLER supports the aid organisation, Plan International’s project ‘school education for kids in Malawi’ and this year has seen the tenth anniversary of the World Kids Colouring Day. 

    The aim is to promote kids being creative together and at the same time to support children in need. Over a period of two months, children from all over the world sent in their artistic masterpieces around the theme ‘quite typical.’ 

    For each drawing 1 Euro was given to the school project in Malawi. STAEDTLER matched the number of submissions, presenting 21,450 Euros to Plan International. 

    The call for participation in the World Kids Colouring Day reached kids, school classes and organisations all over the world. In total, STAEDTLER received 21,450 submissions from more than 14 countries in Europe, Africa and Asia. Kids between 3-11 years could participate individually or in groups. 

    With the theme ‘quite typical,’ this year’s World Kids Colouring Day focused on cultural characteristics that children come across in their everyday lives and that decisively shape them. The kids decided what they considered quite typical. 

     

    Tue, 11/09/2018
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    The tried-and-tested Metris OPP system (OPP: Optimization of Process Performance) from ANDRITZ, which has been used successfully in reference plants all around the world, will be used here.

    The tried-and-tested Metris OPP system (OPP: Optimization of Process Performance) from ANDRITZ, which has been used successfully in reference plants all around the world, will be used here. Metris OPP is an IIoT system developed by ANDRITZ and comprises a range of digitally supported tools based on big data analysis to improve industrial processes. The system has been modernized continuously in recent years, and new tools such as artificial intelligence, apps, and so on, have been added.

    More than 50 international groups are already working with Metris OPP successfully, many of which only began using it in the past two years. The overall net benefit generated by these companies so far with Metris OPP amounts to over 150 million euros. The OPP system, which is used above all in pulp and paper production, detects anomalies and deviations at an early stage by analyzing production data. As a result, countermeasures can be implemented in good time, guaranteeing reliable production and also optimizing operations, including the use of resources.          

    Tue, 28/08/2018
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    Ending six months of uncertainty, lenders have approved the resolution proposal of JK Paper one of India’s largest paper producers, to revive Sirpur Paper Mills, one of Telangana’s large manufacturing facilities from the Nizam era that the state government was attempting to revive through tailor-made incentives and subsidies.

    JK Paper has submitted a resolution plan involving a total outlay of Rs 782 crore, which includes settlingdues of Rs 371 crore against claims of around Rs 674 crore. Further, the resolution applicant has also proposed investments of Rs 400 crore to expand the capacities of Sirpur Paper in two phases.

    A person close to the development told that the Resolution Professional has placed the developments before the National Company Law Tribunal’s (NCLT)Hyderabad bench on Tuesday, along with the approval of Committee of Creditors (CoC) for the plan of JK Paper.

    Tue, 28/08/2018
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    During face-to-face meetings with state legislators at the State House in Boston, AF&PA and member company representatives will advocate for common-sense public  policy that will help Massachusetts companies grow the economy and create jobs.

    During face-to-face meetings with state legislators at the State House in Boston, AF&PA and member company representatives will advocate for common-sense public  policy that will help Massachusetts companies grow the economy and create jobs.

    “More than 125 pulp, paper and packaging manufacturers and mill facilities across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts provide familywage jobs to more than 12,000 men and women; impressive numbers that deserve to increase,” said Harman.

    “Legislation that supports effective recovery of paper and paper-based packaging, fair treatment of paper bags and sound energy policy will go a long way toward helping Massachusetts companies achieve that goal. AF&PA thanks lawmakers for keeping that conversation moving forward and encourages lawmakers to work with local industry to advance common sense public policies that will support economic growth and job creation in the Bay State.”

    Mon, 27/08/2018

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