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Paper Mart Celebrates 97th Anniversary Throughout August!

It’s our anniversary month and we’re so excited to celebrate it with you! For these past 97 years, we have been your source for high-quality, affordable packaging supplies. Let’s take a look back at where we’ve been, and the gifts we have in store for the month.



Looking Back At 97 Years With You

It Seems Like Only Yesterday…

It seems like only yesterday we were fulfilling orders from our small, Los Angeles garage. Back then, we were known as California Towel & Linen Supply and G.A. Frick served as both salesman and delivery man while his wife Emma handled the bookkeeping. Like any new business in the 1920’s, times were tough. We went through many challenges as a company and as a country, narrowly surviving both the Great Depression and World War II.

Through these hardships, we continued to offer quality products to the Los Angeles area. We even expanded our product offerings to consumables like paper towels, janitorial, and shipping supplies. It is during this time that second generation son Robert Frick assumed leadership and we were known as, Frick Paper Co.


With dreams to grow the company even further, third generation son, John Frick adjusted our business model to a regional discount mail order catalog business. This was a game-changing business decision and Paper Mart made its mark.

John Frick was later joined by Tom Frick and under this leadership team, we grew our reach even further and took on the world wide web in 1995 as one of the first companies to add images to text! A decision which was novel and innovative for the time.


Fast Forward To Today…



celebrateUnder the leadership of fourth generation daughter, Buffy Frick Simoni, we are continuing the Paper Mart tradition of supplying quality products at an affordable price.  We continue to see the strong positive reactions to the changes she’s made, in employee satisfaction, in customer demand for our new products, and in the bottom line.

We are proud to say that throughout these 97 years we have supplied countless people with packaging, craft, and party supplies. We have co-sponsored craft conferences (even held our own very first Craft Challenge!), become more active in our local community, and even helped make dreams come true

None of this could have been possible without you, our loyal customers. On behalf of the Paper Mart team, thank you. We look forward to 97 more years. To celebrate, we’re filling the month with promos, and giveaways of all sorts. Check it out!




Paper Mart Anniversary Swag: Upcoming Promos & Giveaways

For a limited time, we’re giving away Paper Mart brand swag. Here’s what we’ve got in store for you:

To enter for a chance to win these items, stay tuned to your email and social media accounts where we will be announcing these throughout the month! To stay up to date on all Paper Mart news and events follow us on social media (@PaperMart), sign up for our email list, and stay tuned to this blog.

One Comment

  1. Lynn Rossman August 22, 2018

    Thank you so much for offering the wonderful products you offer. And congratulations on being a long lasting generational family business.

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