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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

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.

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.

New Hyland’s Products – Hyland’s Naturals Apple Cider Vinegar Gummy 60 CT: Hyland’s Naturals Immune Organic Elderberry Gummy 60 CT: Hyland’s Naturals Kids Immune Organic Elderberry Gummy 48 CT: Hyland’s Naturals Stress Busters Gummy 60 CT: Hyland’s Arnisport Tablets 50 CT: Hyland’s Leg Cramps Caplet 40 CT: Hyland’s Leg Cramps Ointment 2.5 oz: Hyland’s Leg Cramps PM Tablet 50 CT: Hyland’s Muscle Therapy Gel with Arnica 2.5 oz: Hyland’s Restful Legs PM 50 CT: Hyland’s Restful Legs Tablet 50 CT

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)

New Trim Products - Trim 4 In 1 Foot Paddle 12-91FC: Trim Cuticle Sticks in Pouch 12-10P: Trim BIF EBR Derma planes: Facial Hair Remover/Mild Exfoliator: Trim 5 Inch Hair Styling Shears 10-9B: Trim Just For Feet T31: Trim Nail Set Pouch TP75P: Trim Skin Care Tool 12-23B: Trim Sole Refiner: Trim Square Tip Tweezers 5-31B


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