In 1983 Paper Plus Group (initially named Nationwide Stationers) began as a cooperative of just five book and stationery retailers. By the following year, it had 62 members. The level of growth and brand exposure was so high that by 1987 a rebrand had already become necessary and the Paper Plus brand was launched on the national retail scene.
The Paper Plus brand has become an iconic retail brand within the Books and Stationery industry with high visibility and recognised around New Zealand. Paper Plus has a strong presence in both city and provincial centres. With over 100 stores there is a location from Kaitaia to Invercargill.
The Take Note brand has over 60 stores throughout New Zealand - all locally owned and operated. A number of the stores have a full NZ Post agency and may incorporate Kiwi Bank services and Lotto.