- Associated Press - Friday, February 21, 2014

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Oriental Trading Co. has announced that it’s buying a novelties company, SmileMakers, from office products retailer Staples Inc.

The cash terms were not disclosed in Friday’s announcement.

Oriental Trading is an Omaha-based Berkshire Hathaway company and sells party supplies, arts and crafts, novelties and school supplies.

SmileMakers is based in Spartanburg, S.C., and it is a direct retailer of patient giveaways and medical practice promotional items.

Oriental Trading says it expects to complete the purchase by mid-April.



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