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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).

Merchandise Inc.

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

- See our Selection of Almay Clear Complexion Foundation: Ivory Us 100, Buff Us 200, Naked Us 300, Neutral Us 400, True Beige Us 700, Natural Tan Us 710, Caramel Tan Us 800, Mocha Us 910.


Always Ultra-Thin 3X Protection System Size 1-5 Flexi Wings - Up to 100% leak-free and comfort. These pads absorb two times faster than the leading store brand to wick away gushes in seconds. Plus, the Leak guard core locks in leaks for long-lasting protection, while odor lock neutralizes odors to help you feel fresh and clean all day long.

American Crew Forming Cream & Fiber Mold - Easy to use styling creams that work well for all hair types. Providing excellent pliability, natural shine, and even makes the hair look thicker.

Aquaphor Healing Ointment - Aquaphor Lip Repair immediately relieves dryness and soothes chapped, cracked lips. It provides effective, long-lasting moisture, so lips look and feel healthier.

Bio Oil Gel & Lotion - The best way to solve dry skin is with an occlusive layer on the skin that stops moisture escaping. Absorbs instantly and leaves no greasy residue, making it possible to get dressed immediately.

Burt’s Bees Facial Cleansing Towelettes - The effortless, on-the-go clean you love. Stock up and stow some towelettes in your bag, by your desk or wherever you may want a quick refresh.

Burt’s Bees Hand Cream - Burt’s Bees Hand Cream provides all day moisture as it calms your senses and leaves a refreshing fragrance.

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.


Crystal Deodorant
- Crystal aluminum-free deodorant for women and men dries quickly and allows the body to function naturally without blocking pores. It’s non-irritating, dermatologist-tested to be hypoallergenic, and perfect for all skin types. Available in 5 different scents: Lavender + Rosemary, Coconut + Vanilla, Cucumber + Mint, Sea Salt + Sage, Charcoal + Tea. Crystal magnesium deodorant provides 24-hour odor control without the mess, greasy residue, or white stains on skin and clothes. Crystal aluminum-free deodorant is vegan, cruelty-free, safe, and effective. These 100% vegan deodorants are never tested on animals and use the cleanest, safest ingredients available. You will never find parabens, sulfates, phthalates, artificial fragrances, or colors here.

Dr Teal’s - Shea Sugar Body Scrub is formulated with Shea Butter, Sugar, and Essential Oil to exfoliate and smooth skin. With essential oils to help uplift your mood. Dr Teal's Sugar Scrubs are great for use in the bath or shower, or as a hand scrub. Dr Teal's Sugar Scrubs are Cruelty Free, Vegan-Friendly, and Paraben and Phthalate-Free. Check out some of our New Dr Teals Scrubs. Dr Teals Rose Shea Sugar Scrub 19oz: Dr Teals Citrus Shea Sugar Scrub 19oz: Dr Teals Coconut Oil Shea Sugar Scrub 19oz: Dr Teals Shea Butter & Almond Oil Shea Sugar Scrub 19oz: Dr Teals Black Elderberry Shea Sugar Scrub 19oz


 -  Ecotool 360 Ultimate Blend Set: Blend Makeup Brush Set is designed with 3 densely packed, domed makeup brush heads for quick makeup application and a perfectly blended finish. Ecotool Daily Defined Eye Kit: The Daily Defined Eye Kit is designed to create your favorite eye looks & organize your beauty space. Ecotool Makeup Brush Shampoo 3.4 oz: Makeup Brush and Sponge Shampoo is designed to wash away makeup, oil and impurities from your brushes to improve their performance and give you a smoother makeup application. Ecotool On-The-Go Style Kit: The On-The Go Style Kit has all your favorite travel-friendly tools for effortless application. Ecotool Total Renewal Eye Kit: Interchangeable collection is a revolutionary brush system that allows for limitless makeup styling and application options without extra waste. Ecotool Love Your Skin Kit: Makeup Brush Set contains 6 brush heads infused with Vitamin E.

Enviroscent - These are the oh-so-amazing-smelling results of taking better-for-you ingredients and combining them in unexpectedly exciting ways. Enivroscent are Non-Toxic ingredients, Planet Friendly, a Safer Alternative, and smell good scents. We sell a variety of Enivroscent stixs + stands, Enivroscent home scent sticks, Enivroscent Plus Hub Scent Pods, and Enivroscent Room Sprays.

Eucerin Sun - Whether you have aging skin, acne-prone skin, or dry skin, Eucerin Sun has a specific formulation that provides broad-spectrum sun protection for all skin tones while addressing your specific skin type..

Glad - Glad Tall Kitchen Drawstring Fresh Clean, Lavender, and Gain Original Odor Shield 13 Gallon 6/40ct: Glad Tall Kitchen Drawstring Trash Bags are designed with Force Flex technology to give extra flex as it expands around sharp edges and heavy loads, so you can-pack it in while resisting tears, rips and punctures. A steady release of fresh scent with Febreze Freshness keeps your kitchen pleasantly fresh smelling with long-lasting odor control.

Glad Flex N Seal Food Storage and Freezer Storage Sandwich, Quart and Gallon Bags: Flex N Seal zipper bags stretch to hold more and to lock in freshness. Designed to hold 30% more, these zipper bags stretch around food of any shape while maintaining an airtight seal.

Glade 8 oz Aerosol - Freshen in a flash with Glade Aerosol Spray. Consciously crafted to elevate the energy of any room, this product instantly refreshes with a burst of fragrance. Check out our variety of scents, such as Cashmere wood, Sheer Vanilla Embrace, Blooming Peony & Cherry, Aqua Waves, Bamboo & Waterlily Bliss, Bubbly Berry Splash, Coastal Sunshine Citrus, Joyful Citrus & Daisies, and Tropical Blossoms.

Halls Cough Drop Stick: With Advanced Vapor Action goes to work immediately to fight coughs, soothe sore throats and make nasal passages feel cooler.

Humphreys Witch Hazel Certified Organic Toner
– Refine and restore your skin with an organic toner that captures the wild wonder of witch hazel’s clarifying power. These products have no added water and are always free of dyes, sulfates, parabens, phthalates, and gluten, and are vegan and cruelty-free.

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.

Invisibobble - The secret of the original invisibobble lies in its spiral shape. Because the invisibobble distributes pressure evenly around your ponytail, you get a strong and comfortable fit. It is scientifically proven to cause 31% less damage, leave 68% less marks and 100% less pain than an ordinary elastic hair tie. Thanks to its smooth surface, the invisibobble original hair tie doesn’t tangle with dry or wet hair. With invisibobble as a non-soaking, hygienic water lover you’ll never be annoyed by wet hair ties again! There are many different styles in the invisibobble collection, for all ages. Such as the Invisibobble Sprunchie, the Hair Halo, the adjustable Hair Headband, and more.

Kiss Nails – Check out our selection of Kiss Nails. To nude nail colors to every day and every occasion, in all shapes, lengths, and finishes.

Maybelline - Hydrating lipstick with pure color pigments and infused with Shea Butter. Sensational color takes on a new feeling for smooth, supple lips. This rich creamy formula leaves behind a sensuous feeling and creamy finish without feathering or bleeding. Check out our assortment of new shades we carry. 244 - Pink Score, 333 - Hot Chase, 400 -   Berry Go, 411 - Plum Rule, 344 - Coral Rise.

MedterraCheck out our broad range of Medterra products, including CBD topicals, oils, gummies, capsules, and pet products. See some examples below. These Products are Made in America, Non-GMO, US Hemp Authority Certified, Grain Free, and Third Party Tested.

Mrs Meyers – Made with plant-derived ingredients, essential oils and other thoughtfully formulated ingredients. Check out some of the New Mrs Meyer products we carry from body wash, dryer sheets, hand soap, candles and more. These products are delightful to use, with scents that will brighten up your day.

Nivea Body Wash – With Nourishing Serum leaves skin looking healthy and feeling nourished, while gently cleansing. Nourishing Serum is enriched with a unique blend of plant-derived oils, essential skin lipids & vitamins, also free of parabens and microplastic particles.

Pacifica Beauty Hair & Body Mist – See our selection of clean hair & body mists from Pacifica. These 100% cruelty-free & vegan hair & body mists products offers a variety of must-have favorites to fit any occasion.

Pacifica Beauty Spray Perfume – See our selection of fresh scent perfumes that are designed to last all day. These 100% cruelty-free & vegan spray perfumes perfectly play into any personality, you're sure to stock up on fun new favorites for any occasion. 

Pacifica Beauty Vegan Silk – See our selection of vegan silk products. Vegan silk is a fermented, plant-sourced ingredient that is biomimetic of silk and helps add shine, strength and hydration. Formulated without sulfates, parabens, phthalates, SLS or mineral oil.

Revlon Colorstay Skin Awaken Concealer - Multitasking 5-in-1 concealer erases, perfects, brightens, hydrates and refreshes skin for a flawlessly awake look. Wears comfortably for up to 24 hours. The ultra-lightweight, buildable formula is infused with Caffeine and Vitamin C, and hides imperfections and dark circles, while brightening skin and camouflaging puffiness. Choose from the many natural-finish shades.

Revlon Colorstay Satin Ink Crown Jewel - New ColorStay Satin Ink Crown Jewels takes luxury to the limit and treats your lips like royalty in 8 new gemstone-inspired shades. Full coverage, one-coat liquid lipstick that’s surprisingly comfortable. Up to 16 hours of color. Infused with antioxidant black currant seed oil to help sooth lips

Pacifica Vegan Ceramide: Vegan blend is a plant-based lipid concentrate that your skin recognizes. It helps restore the protective barrier function of the skin.

Pacifica Vegan Collagen - Fermented, plant-sourced peptide that uses zero animal inputs and is designed to help fight the appearance of aging with plumping hydration.

Pacifica Glow Stick Lip Oil - The sheer, oil-based formula nourishes and moisturizes lips, while the barely-there hint of color enhances your lips' natural and beautiful shade. Formulated with hydrating plant oils and vitamin E for ultimate hydration.

Scunci: Glam up your everyday look with our wide range of women’s hair accessories. Scunci Hair Accessories are what you need for your perfect hair.

Sinful Power Paint
- Choose from our options of colorful nail polishes plus one protective topcoat that, when used as a two-step system, last up to seven days. Complete your powerful gel-like manicure and pedicure styles at home, no UV light needed.


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