Yes, we agree that Hamster is a new Brand in the office supply industry, but the people behind the Brand are not unknown; Hamster is a trademark of Novexco Inc., the largest Canadian-owned office supply distributor. Hamster, formerly both BuroPLUS, and Novexco's Commercial Division. Ah! Now you know.
In fact, Hamster is represented by nearly 110 stores in Eastern Canada, a Commercial Division present across Canada, and a website for Canadian Consumers. Not bad.
All of this is served by five Distribution Centres in Laval QC, Calgary AB, Dartmouth NS, Toronto ON and Montreal QC. Hamster employs nearly 500 people in it’s Laval Headquarters and Distribution Centers, and if we count the Staff of all of our stores, well, we are close to 2,500 people.
When we talk about small details that change everything ... the MIRA foundation trains guide dogs for the blind or disabled and children with autism spectrum disorder.
How can you help? You simply print, and when the cartridge is empty, you contact MIRA, who will retrieve it. Rather simple, no? This small gesture, however, can help many people.
Last year alone, Hamster was able to recover 100,000 empty ink cartridges in the country, which paid for more than 8 additional dogs. Not bad right?
Do you want to add your business to the list of contributors? Visit hamster.ca/en/mira.
Before the beginning of every school year, we prepare more than 2,000 packages of various school supplies, which families in need can pick up from their nearest Hamster store. This is our way of supporting the Maman Dion Foundation, whose mission is to provide children from disadvantaged backgrounds with the school materials, glasses and clothing they need to start the school year, to give them an equal chance to succeed and a sense of pride, and self-confidence.
And judging by the smiles of the children, we can say “mission accomplished”!