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A NEW Partnership...

Pens, Etc. reps will now be servicing the college market for MI!!!
We are very excited about this new partnership and look forward to working with them to bring you the best products at the best price available!!!

Merchandise, Inc.


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Why Merchandise Inc.?

Unlike other wholesalers serving this market, Merchandise Inc. offers several unique advantages:

  • Merchandise Inc. is a national distributor, currently serving College Bookstores in almost every state.
  • Merchandise Inc. also enjoys preferred vendor status with other College Bookstore co-op groups, including: Wisconsin Area College Stores (WACS), Ohio Assoc of College Stores (OACS), ICBA, Alabama Association of College Stores(ACBA), and Georgia Association of College Stores (GACS).

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What can MI do for YOU?

Allow MI to customize a program for your size college store.

Our experienced Customer Service Specialist, Mary Baird, is prepared to assist you in everything from ordering options to the selection and placement of items. Now's the time to Diversify - give your students items they need! According to the 2011 Collegiate Market Watch survey, "Personal care items, such as deodorant, toothpaste, hair care and bath items were indicated by the largest percentage of students (58%) as items they plan to purchase." Don't turn your back on 58% of your student's needs!


These CUSTOM PLANOGRAMS have been prepared especially for College Stores by our team of expert planogram designers. Planograms have only proven College Store items. Please note that these planograms will change as we update them for the most current best-selling mix. If you need help with Planograms for ANY category or size department, please CONTACT US.

New for College Stores

American Crew Forming Cream & Fiber Mold - Easy to use styling creams that work well for all hair types. Providing excellent pliability, natural shine, and even makes the hair look thicker.

Burt’s Bees Facial Cleansing Towelettes - The effortless, on-the-go clean you love. Stock up and stow some towelettes in your bag, by your desk or wherever you may want a quick refresh.

Burt’s Bees Hand Cream - Burt’s Bees Hand Cream provides all day moisture as it calms your senses and leaves a refreshing fragrance.

Burt’s Bees Lip Balm
– Check out our selection of Burt’s Bees Lip balms made with natural, responsibly sourced beeswax, and non-toxic ingredients. Choose from products formulated to moisturize, nourish, and hydrate. Beeswax lip balm products condition skin, while antioxidant Vitamin E moisturizes with peppermint oil added for a refreshing tingling feeling.


Enviroscent - These are the oh-so-amazing-smelling results of taking better-for-you ingredients and combining them in unexpectedly exciting ways. Enivroscent are Non-Toxic ingredients, Planet Friendly, a Safer Alternative, and smell good scents. We sell a variety of Enivroscent stixs + stands, Enivroscent home scent sticks, Enivroscent Plus Hub Scent Pods, and Enivroscent Room Sprays.

New Enviroscent Products – Enviroscent Plug Hub Warmer Kit Honeycrisp Apple + Cardamom - 1 Kit, Enviroscent Plug Hub Warmer Kit Balsam Fir + Spruce - 1 Kit, Enviroscent Stix + Stand Starter Kit Honeycrisp Apple + Cardamom - 1 Kit, & Enviroscent Stix + Stand Starter Kit Balsam Fir + Spruce - 1 Kit

Humphreys Witch Hazel Certified Organic Toner – Refine and restore your skin with an organic toner that captures the wild wonder of witch hazel’s clarifying power. These products have no added water and are always free of dyes, sulfates, parabens, phthalates, and gluten, and are vegan and cruelty-free.

Humphreys Witch Hazel Alcohol Free Toner – Balance your complexion with an alcohol-free toner crafted with wild-crop witch hazel and skin-nourishing aloe. These products have no added water and are always free of dyes, sulfates, parabens, phthalates, and gluten, and are vegan and cruelty-free.


Mrs Meyers – Made with plant-derived ingredients, essential oils and other thoughtfully formulated ingredients. Check out some of the New Mrs Meyer products we carry from body wash, dryer sheets, hand soap, candles and more. These products are delightful to use, with scents that will brighten up your day.

New Munchkin Products – Munchkin 10oz Miracle 360° Sippy Cup - 2pk (Assortment), Munchkin9oz Click Lock Flip Straw Cup - 2pk (Assortment), Munchkin Details Cleaning Brush Set, Munchkin White Hot Infant Safety Spoons 4 Spoons, & Munchkin Sponge Bottle Brush - 2pk (Assortment)

Pacifica Beauty Spray Perfume – See our selection of fresh scent perfumes that are designed to last all day. These 100% cruelty-free & vegan spray perfumes perfectly play into any personality, you're sure to stock up on fun new favorites for any occasion. 

Pacifica Beauty Vegan Silk – See our selection of vegan silk products. Vegan silk is a fermented, plant-sourced ingredient that is biomimetic of silk and helps add shine, strength and hydration. Formulated without sulfates, parabens, phthalates, SLS or mineral oil.

Revlon Colorstay Satin Ink Crown Jewel - New ColorStay Satin Ink Crown Jewels takes luxury to the limit and treats your lips like royalty in 8 new gemstone-inspired shades. Full coverage, one-coat liquid lipstick that’s surprisingly comfortable. Up to 16 hours of color. Infused with antioxidant black currant seed oil to help sooth lips

Pacifica Vegan Collagen - Fermented, plant-sourced peptide that uses zero animal inputs and is designed to help fight the appearance of aging with plumping hydration.

Scunci: Glam up your everyday look with our wide range of women’s hair accessories. Scunci Hair Accessories are what you need for your perfect hair.

Sinful Power Paint
- Choose from our options of colorful nail polishes plus one protective topcoat that, when used as a two-step system, last up to seven days. Complete your powerful gel-like manicure and pedicure styles at home, no UV light needed.


Mary Baird, College Store Sales / Service Specialist

Mary understands the unique nature of the College Stores and is dedicated to assisting in the selection, ordering, and displaying of the right items for YOUR store. Call or email her today, and see what she can do for YOU!

Please call Mary if you need any assistance with ordering online. She is available to help set up your account and answer any questions you may have.

Mary Baird
Phone: 513-353-2200x122

Please view the photos of Virginia Tech College Store and University of Virginia College Store before and after to see exactly what MI can do for YOUR store!


If your company is interested in partnering with MI to reach this vast market, please contact us at 513-353-2200.




5929 State Route 128
P.O. Box 10 Miamitown, OH 45041-0010
Phone: 513-353-2200 / 1-800-819-8615
Fax: 513-353-3970