The North Carolina Office Supply Association is gearing up to help employees with a new campaign.
On Monday, the association launched a “Save the Office Supply” ad campaign featuring office supplies made by more than 60 companies in the state.
“It’s important for people to shop locally,” said Julie Ritchie, the organization’s executive director.
“We think that when people shop locally, they’re going to shop more sustainably.”
The campaign, which is targeting the office supply market in North Carolinas largest cities, is aimed at those who may be looking to replace old, worn out office supplies.
The ad, which will run in the Charlotte Observer, the Charlotte Sun-Sentinel and other newspapers, will focus on some of the most popular office supplies brands that can be found at local retailers.
These include office supplies from brands like Office Depot, Staples and Staples, OfficeMax, Staples, Kohl’s and Walmart.
The ads are a collaboration between the association and local companies.
For instance, the ads will feature a number of companies that have been making office supplies for North Carolina residents since the early 2000s.
The companies include Staples, Kmart and Home Depot.
In addition to the office supplies being targeted, the ad will also feature testimonials from former employees of these companies, who are trying to make a living selling office supplies online.
“I bought this for myself because it was my only way to save money,” said a former Staples employee.
“Now that it’s gone, I’m just looking to get back to work.”
This ad campaign comes as the state has seen an uptick in demand for office supply items.
Earlier this month, North Carolina’s legislature passed a bill that allows businesses to sell a wide variety of office supplies to consumers, including office supplies that are not made in North Dakota, like Staples, Home Depot and Staples.
“This is a very good step forward for the industry,” Ritchie said.
“The industry has been fighting for years to make it more affordable for consumers to shop online.”
“The consumer is the only consumer that really cares about what’s going into their pocket,” said Ritchie.
“That’s why we are going to keep working to make sure that our retailers are selling the products that consumers want and need, not just the products they think they need.”
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