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They are the nation's largest direct merchant of value-priced party supplies, arts and crafts, toys and novelties, and a leading provider of school supplies and affordable home décor and giftware. OTC has been recognized as one of the Top 50 Internet Retailers and one of the Top 50 Catalog Companies.
They began in 1932 as one of the nation's first wholesalers of value-priced novelties and gifts. They became a major supplier to the U.S. carnival trade in the 1950's before expanding in the 1970's by using catalogs and direct marketing to target consumers, retailers and businesses. In the 1980's, their first toll-free telephone number and seasonal catalogs brought continued growth. As the Internet grew in popularity in the late 1990's, they found a new way to reach its ever-growing number of customers.
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway saw the tremendous value and growth opportunity in OTC and made the decision to purchase their company in 2012. Operating from the Berkshire Hathaway philosophy, they acquired MindWare Holdings, Inc. in 2013. MindWare is a manufacturer, wholesaler, and direct retailer of "brainy toys for kids of all ages" to complement the OTC family of educational products.
Today, they continue to serve customers through colorful catalogs and the Internet. They offer more than 40,000 products to meet the needs of businesses, not-for-profit organizations, individuals, schools, churches and teachers.
Expires: August 31, 2020