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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

Almay Smart Shade Ageless Foundation
- New and improved Smart Shade Foundation delivers your perfect shade match while encouraging you to embrace your skin no matter your age. The ageless secret is a skin-reviving complex of niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, electrolytes, and vitamins C and E. With this lightweight, long-wear foundation, skin looks smooth and radiant instantly.

BullFrog Products – This is a 2-in-1 Sunscreen + Insect Repellant. Engineered for ultimate sun and bug protection. Proprietary formula uses water armour tech to protect on water and land.

Every Man Jack Products - Clean, skin-safe formulations without the harsh chemicals, the best scents in nature. Recycled packaging, Cruelty free, National Forest Foundation Partner.

Medterra Products – Medterra supports mental and physical well-being by combining emerging natural ingredients with advancing science to deliver superior wellness solutions that anyone can understand with results that everyone can feel.


Sapadilla Products -  100% oils blends, no fake fragrances or dyes, plant-based biodegradable, and earth Friendly.

Softlips Products -  Formulated with rich conditioning ingredients, nourishing moisturizers, sunscreen protection, or natural oils. Softlips come in amazingly delicious flavors to give your lips not only what they want, but what they deserve.

Sweet Bee Products -  Pure, certified organic ingredients with the most active raw materials to create our Sweet Bee Magic. Which are made with all natural organic ingredients and certified cruelty-free.

Vena Products – Vena is a women-focused brand developing simple solutions that have big impacts. Through purposeful innovation, Vena removes barriers, reduces stressors, and utilizes powerful and unique elements of both nature and science to deliver products that will empower you to experience well-being.


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