Paper Plus Group

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The Paper Plus Group is a group of three brands in New Zealand. The group is a three brand co-operative franchise business model.[1]

Two of the stores, Paper Plus and Take Note, sell books, stationery, cards, magazines and giftware, while Office Spot focuses on home office and business supplies.

The group had its beginnings in 1983 when five independent stationery retailers formed a buying cooperative.[1] A common branding followed and developed into a franchise. New members bought a share in the group.

Paper Plus

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Paper Plus Queenstown.

The Paper Plus brand mainly sells Books and Stationery. Currently Paper Plus has a combined income of over $100 million a year through the 100 stores between Kaitaia and Invercargill. In June 2007 the Paper Plus store at the Sylvia Park Shopping Centre in Auckland opened, this was the first store to feature the new look that began to be rolled out nationwide in July 2008. Local broadcaster and Newstalk ZB talkback host, Kerre Woodham is the group's book-reviewer. She publicizes the store and its products extensively, through advertisements in and out of the Paper Plus stores as well as on her radio show. The biggest Paper Plus store is located in Masterton.

Paper Plus has its own online and in-store adult contemporary radio station - Paper Plus Radio.[2]

Office Spot

Office Spot sells home office and business supply. The first stores were opened in 2007.[3]

Take Note

Take Note sells similar products to Paper Plus but are mainly smaller stores. There are 70 stores nationwide. Many Take Note stores include a NZ Post agency and Kiwibank service agency. The chain is an affiliate of the AA Rewards loyalty programme.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Creating A Franchise Giant - the story of Paper Plus". Franchise New Zealand. 2006. Retrieved 2009-12-17.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Paper Plus Radio". iHeartRadio. Retrieved 20 July 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Group Profile at NZ Franchise Assn. Directory