Grand & Toy® and I Nation Distribution Form Strategic Partnership to Bolster Aboriginal Businesses

TORONTO, Nov. 5, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, Grand & Toy announced a strategic partnership with I Nation, an aboriginally-owned and operated distribution company managed by First Nations business leaders to promote healthy regional economies. The partnership will offer aboriginal businesses exclusive discounts on a wide range of workplace products and solutions.

"This partnership reflects Grand & Toy's commitment to offering First Nations businesses exclusive savings on products and solutions, so they can compete, thrive and grow," said Stan Dabic, Regional Vice President Sales, Grand & Toy. "I Nation Distribution's history of providing innovative solutions to First Nation business owners aligns with Grand & Toy's 133-year history of offering unique solutions to our customers."

Aboriginal businesses will have access to all products and services provided by Grand & Toy, with competitive discounts on commonly purchased Grand & Toy products and significant savings on printer paper and toner cartridges, plus streamlined pricing on all online products.

"I Nation Distribution understands the desire of First Nations communities to balance growth with the maintenance of their heritage, traditions and cultural significance," said Robin Louie, President, I Nation Distribution. "By leveraging the buying power of strategic partners like Grand & Toy, savings are passed back directly to each business, adding up to thousands of dollars in annual savings, helping to support First Nations communities."

Grand & Toy and I Nation signed the partnership at Aboriginal Business Match (ABM) East, an event that connects Aboriginal entrepreneurs and communities with the private sector to create business opportunities.

About I Nation
Developed by Aboriginal business leaders, 1 Nation Distribution was incorporated in 2013 as a unique business and distribution model managed by First Nations business leaders to promote healthy, regional economies. The Roman numeral "I" signifies us working together as ONE. 1 Nation Distribution is developing strategic partnerships to unite value and service to First Nations and Native American communities. With almost a decade of experience building partnerships and relationships with First Nation and Native American communities in Canada and the USA, we understand the unique challenges and tremendous potential for Aboriginal stakeholders and communities.

About Grand & Toy
With a heritage that dates back to 1882, today's Grand & Toy is committed to offering sustainable solutions to Canadian businesses in the areas of interiors, technology, and imaging and professional services, in addition to office and facility supplies. We are one of the largest B2B office products and services providers, operating one of the country's biggest distribution networks serving customers coast-to-coast via our direct sales force and e-commerce platform. Grand & Toy also demonstrates a firm commitment to corporate social responsibility through a comprehensive sustainability strategy that is manifested through numerous internal and external environmental and social outreach programs. For more information, visit

SOURCE Grand & Toy

For further information: Media Contact: Jesse Bernstein, Senior Consultant, Environics Communications, Inc. (for Grand & Toy),, 416-969-2737

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