Retailers raise game on back-to-school supplies

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Retailers raise game on back-to-school supplies

From left, Cash Miller, his sister Kaya Miller, their mother Angie Miller and their brother Jax Miller work on artwork at their kitchen table in Hartford, Wis. Angie Miller bought them some of the hot items in the back to school aisle this year, including glitter glue, scented pencils, special erasable pens, a bullet journal and decorative tape.
A display of back to school backpacks in a Staples store in Pittsburgh. Llamas are in demand for decoration on backpacks and other school supplies this year.
A display of sparkle Elmer’s glue in a Walmart in Pittsburgh. Elmer’s has been expanding beyond its famous white school glue to purple, pink and blue glitter glue and even a slime starter kit.
A display of scented markers and crayons in a Staples in Pittsburgh. Scented pencils and markers are among the hot items in the school supplies aisle this year.
Kaya Miller holds up some of her work in a bullet journal, including use of wash tape, in Hartford, Wis. The bullet journal and wash tape are two of the hot items in the school supplies aisle this year.
A display of Rocketbooks Wave notebook and online journals in a Staples store in Pittsburgh. The Rocketbook Wave notebook runs about $25 works like a traditional pen and paper version. But when pages are full, you can scan them with the app and send the contents to the cloud.

Retailers raise game on back-to-school supplies

From left, Cash Miller, his sister Kaya Miller, their mother Angie Miller and their brother Jax Miller work on artwork at their kitchen table in Hartford, Wis. Angie Miller bought them some of the hot items in the back to school aisle this year, including glitter glue, scented pencils, special erasable pens, a bullet journal and decorative tape.
A display of back to school backpacks in a Staples store in Pittsburgh. Llamas are in demand for decoration on backpacks and other school supplies this year.
A display of sparkle Elmer’s glue in a Walmart in Pittsburgh. Elmer’s has been expanding beyond its famous white school glue to purple, pink and blue glitter glue and even a slime starter kit.
A display of scented markers and crayons in a Staples in Pittsburgh. Scented pencils and markers are among the hot items in the school supplies aisle this year.
Kaya Miller holds up some of her work in a bullet journal, including use of wash tape, in Hartford, Wis. The bullet journal and wash tape are two of the hot items in the school supplies aisle this year.
A display of Rocketbooks Wave notebook and online journals in a Staples store in Pittsburgh. The Rocketbook Wave notebook runs about $25 works like a traditional pen and paper version. But when pages are full, you can scan them with the app and send the contents to the cloud.
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