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    Since 1903, Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) has been the standard-setting international trade association for the promotional products industry. PPAI is the world’s largest not-for-profit promotional products trade association with a 120-year history of serving a membership of more than 15,000 corporate members and 500,000 professionals.

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Introducing PPAI 100

According to market researcher Statista, the world’s largest company in 2022 was Walmart, which pulled in more than $600 billion in revenue. Yet for all its sales last year, Walmart faces something of an uncertain future.

Brick-and-mortar commerce has been losing ground for years. Even the company’s vast real estate holdings may be less valuable as shoppers continue to shift their purchasing online. The big box retailer is hardly beloved by many consumers, particularly millennials and younger generations. Employees have an unfavorable perception of Walmart, too, giving the experience a C- according to human resources data house Comparably. Continue Reading

Josh Ellis

The Thoughtful Contrarian

Joshua White, halfway through his first year on the PPAI Board of Directors, has earned a reputation as somewhat of an iconoclast. White, head of strategy and general counsel at Los Angeles-based distributor BAMKO, was elected to the board last year and took his seat in January following The PPAI Expo 2023. Since then, he’s sought to further the conversation and push it in new directions for the betterment of the Association and the industry. Continue Reading

James Khattak

Kathy Cheng: It’s OK To Not Be Perfect On ESG

Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) is a term gaining more and more attention in the promotional products community, and with good reason.

This concept originated from the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and has been used by investors to analyze their organizations and how they measure up to the new frontier of socially-conscious business practices. The UN Sustainable Development Goals were created with the express purpose of making the world a more equitable, hospitable, and healthier place by 2030. Continue Reading

Kathy Cheng

Save Significant Money On Shipping

Your membership entitles you to 50 percent off FedEx Express services and 30 percent off FedEx Ground as well as other FedEx discounts including services at FedEx Office. Don’t waste money—enroll in this program and ship everything via FedEx. Most members save more than their dues in shipping costs each year. Log in at My.PPAI.org to find out how you can enroll. 

Software And Solutions To Lead You To Success

As PPAI’s official technology provider, SAGE provides a host of business management services for PPAI distributor members to run their businesses including product research, presentations, virtual samples, CRM, order management, project management, websites, company stores and more. Get started today with your SAGE Total Access subscription included with your PPAI membership.