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September 13, 2019
Matthew Eckhouse has been named the new vice president and general manager of Overland Park, Kansas-based distributor Staples Promotional Products (PPAI 108945, D15). He comes to the position from Staples Business Advantage where he spent almost seven years, most recently as area vice president, pri…
September 12, 2019
In a tweet last night, President Trump announced that the planned tariff increase on $250 billion in Chinese imports from 25 percent to 30 percent has been pushed back from October 1 to October 15 as a gesture of goodwill to the Chinese. The President’s announcement follows the Chinese government’s …
September 12, 2019
Attendees at the Promotional Product Professionals of Canada’s (PPPC) 2019 National Convention (Natcon), which wraps up this afternoon at the Toronto International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, are calling the show a huge success and are sharing their appreciation for the changes that have been ma…
September 12, 2019
Gildan Activewear Inc. (PPAI 250187, S13), headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, has released its 15th consecutive Genuine Responsibility sustainability report, which shares the results of the supplier’s efforts in environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives in 2018.
September 12, 2019
The Promotional Product Service Institute (PSI) presented its fifth annual PSI Sustainability Awards at the Wiesbaden Kurhaus in Wiesbaden, Germany, on September 6. The awards were presented during the second annual PSI Sustainability Summit.
September 12, 2019
Next week, in Alexandria, Virginia, PPAI’s Product Responsibility Summit includes a panel discussion that brings together end buyers to discuss what they expect when sourcing promotional products. Among the panelists representing diverse industries is Cathy Choffin, part of the global safety and sec…
September 12, 2019
“Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don't know which half.” That memorable statement is credited to U.S. department store pioneer John Wanamaker, and more than a century later and despite marketers’ use of high-quality data to fuel successful marketing initiatives, the…
September 12, 2019
American Solutions for Business (PPAI 101646, D12) employees recently volunteered at the local United Way of Douglas & Pope Counties’ Food Drop. Twenty-four of the Glenwood, Minnesota-based distributor’s employees helped serve a total of 83 families.
September 10, 2019
The election for PPAI’s board class of 2024 opened September 9 and runs through September 30. In a change this year, the Association is presenting one distributor and one supplier to the membership for an approval vote. The nominees are Dawn Olds, CAS, senior vice president of operations at distribu…
September 10, 2019
The Promotional Product Professionals of Canada’s (PPPC) National Convention (Natcon) is under way this week at The International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, outside Toronto. Running September 10-12, Natcon opened with a full day of education, beginning with a panel discussion featuring Jonathan…
September 10, 2019
SAGE recently wrapped its annual promotional products trade show in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, bringing nearly 1,000 industry professionals to the one-day SAGE Show 2019 on August 29 as well as more than 200 invited clients to the largest end-buyer-friendly show in the area.
September 10, 2019
Distributors Bensussen Deutsch and Associates (PPAI 109381, D14) and BrandVia (PPAI 105536, D11) have backed away from a proposed acquisition that would have seen San Jose, California-based BrandVia join Woodinville, Washington-headquartered BDA, the companies have announced today. BDA first announc…
September 10, 2019
Jack Ma, the charismatic founder of the Alibaba empire, is stepping down today, on his 55th birthday, as chairman of the Alibaba Group, according to Business Insider. The announcement is part of a long-planned succession strategy. He is expected to remain involved in the company through the Alibaba …
September 10, 2019
Supplier Storm Creek (PPAI 438091, S6), headquartered southeast of St. Paul, Minnesota, has become a new member of the Minnesota Keystone Program, which promotes corporate philanthropy by recognizing companies that donate at least two percent of their pre-tax earnings to charitable organizations.
September 10, 2019
Distributor Promotional Marketing Services (PPAI 387312, D1) of Athens, Georgia, has earned its national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
September 10, 2019
Many electronic products in today’s households contain button cell batteries that can pose serious risk if placed in the ear canal, nasal cavity or when swallowed. When lodged within the body, they can cause severe, potentially life-threatening injuries in a matter of hours. PPAI’s Product Responsib…
September 10, 2019
Advertising Week, September 23-26 in New York City, will draw marketing, advertising, technology and brand professionals from across the globe—this year, 98,000 attendees are projected to take part in more than 290 events including educational programming, learning, special events and networking. PP…
September 10, 2019
Through its webinar series, PPAI provides industry professionals tools, best practices and actionable ideals that they can use to build up their businesses and expand their skillset. Upcoming webinars discuss color theory and its use in the promo field, explore business transitions and succession pl…
September 10, 2019
The Federal Trade Commission’s “Made In The USA” guidelines ask that marketers have a “reasonable basis” for claiming products are made in the U.S. The policy does not constitute a federal regulation, however, and that has critics pushing the FTC to add some teeth to the directive.
September 10, 2019
Glenwood, Minnesota-based distributor American Solutions for Business (PPAI 101656, D12) recently held a fundraiser and Tie for Hope event to benefit the Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare Organization. Held during ASB’s recent sales summit in Minneapolis, attending sales associates, home offi…
September 10, 2019
The Book Company (PPAI 218850, S6) has launched “We Plant Trees,” the Delray Beach, Florida, supplier’s first corporate giving program that will donate a portion of proceeds each year to help plant trees across America through reforestation programs lead by American Forests.
September 05, 2019
China’s Ministry of Commerce has announced that top Chinese and U.S. trade officials will meet in October to resume face-to-face talks. The talks had originally been scheduled for this month but the office of U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer noted that deputy-level meetings will be…
September 05, 2019
Elizabeth and David Tate, the leadership team behind Memphis, Tennessee, distributor Signet, Inc. (PPAI 101157, D8)—Elizabeth is chairman and CEO, David is president—have been actively engaged with the University of Memphis Fogelman College of Business and Economics for several years, facilitating i…
September 05, 2019
Distributor Proforma (PPAI 196835, D13) recently sponsored its first Code Kata event at its Technology Innovation Lab at its Worldwide Support Center in Tampa, Florida. This event was open to developers and data scientists of all skill levels in the Tampa area to practice structured coding challenge…
September 05, 2019
PPAI President and CEO Paul Bellantone, CAE, was recently in the Pacific Northwest, connecting with industry professionals in the region and attending a series of events hosted by the Northwest Promotional Marketing Association (NWPMA).
September 05, 2019
The 2019-2020 election is slated to be big business for advertisers, with Kantar forecasting it to generate $6 billion in political advertising. The research firm’s study, which includes spending only on ads sponsored by federal candidates or campaigns and not by political action committees, also lo…
September 05, 2019
Magellan Promotions (PPAI 288676, D6) in West Allis, Wisconsin, has been named a 2019 Future 50 company by the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce’s (MMAC) Council of Small Business Executives (COSBE). Milwaukee’s Future 50 program, now in its 32nd year, recognizes privately-owned compani…
September 03, 2019
After pummeling the Bahamas for more than a day with wind and heavy rain, Hurricane Dorian is now churning its way toward the U.S. East Coast. Downgraded from its Category Five high to a Category Two, the storm is still producing sustained winds over 96 mph and its projected path is forecast to move…
September 03, 2019
Supplier Gemline (PPAI 113948, S11) has formed a strategic partnership with New York-based kitchen, gift and lifestyle products brand W&P. The Lawrence, Massachusetts-based Gemline will be the exclusive supplier of select W&P products for the promotional products industry. Its initial offering, laun…
September 03, 2019
American Solutions for Business (PPAI 101656, D12) held its annual sales summit on August 22-25 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. More than 85 of the Glenwood-headquartered distributor’s top salespeople and guests were invited to the three-day event, where they attended optional golf and charity events as …
September 03, 2019
Norm Hullinger, CAS, CEO of supplier alphabroder, has been selected to serve on the PPAI Board of Directors to fulfill the unexpired term vacated by former board member Sharon Willochell, who has left the industry. Hullinger’s term begins immediately and runs through the PPAI Expo 2021. He previousl…
September 03, 2019
In August, 26 industry professionals earned their Certified Advertising Specialist (CAS) and Master Advertising Specialist (MAS) certifications. They join an elite group of individuals who have demonstrated their commitment to the promotional products industry and to continuing their education.
September 03, 2019
Cellphones, smart assistants and the Internet of Things (IoT) are practically ancient, as far as tech trends go. What’s ahead and how can these developments impact business in the years to come? Research and advisory firm Gartner has identified five emerging technology trends that may have a transfo…
August 29, 2019
alphabroder (PPAI 156993, S16) has announced the relaunch of its North End brand in both the U.S. and Canadian markets. The move follows the Trevose, Pennsylvania-based supplier’s recent addition of Puma Sport and Puma Golf to its U.S. and Canadian lines.
August 29, 2019
Americans for Free Trade, a coalition connecting business associations that are opposed to tariffs, sent a letter to President Trump this week calling on him to postpone the tariff increases scheduled to take effect September 1. PPAI, as part of the coalition, is one of more than 160 organizations t…
August 29, 2019
Job satisfaction among U.S. workers has reached its highest level in more than two decades. A survey conducted by The Conference Board found that approximately 54 percent of U.S. workers are satisfied with their employment, up by almost three percent from the prior year, marking a near-record increa…
August 29, 2019
HanesBrands has voluntarily disclosed its carbon emissions and related information for CDPs—formerly Carbon Disclosure Project—2019 Climate Change Report for the 10th year. The disclosure shows progress toward the company’s 2020 goals for use of renewable energy, total energy use and carbon emission…
August 29, 2019
Drinkware manufacturer Contigo, in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Health Canada and Mexico’s Procuraduría Federal del Consumidor, has issued a recall of its Contigo Kids Cleanable water bottles due to a choking hazard. The water bottle’s clear silicone spout can deta…
August 29, 2019
PPAI’s webinar series provides tools, practices and valuable philosophies for industry professionals looking to build up their businesses and expand their skillset. Upcoming webinars discuss color theory and its use in the promo field, explore best practices in business transitions and succession pl…
August 29, 2019
Social media influencers are having a, well, influence, on consumers. A survey by influencer marketing intelligence provider Sideqik found that 70 percent of consumers trust the opinions of an influencer personality on social media as much or more than those of their actual friends, and 78 percent s…
August 29, 2019
Patriot Coolers has presented a $60,000 check to Homes for Our Troops (HFOT) Executive Director Bill Ivey and severely injured veteran, Army SFC Henry Escobedo. With the donation, Patriot Coolers was newly designated as a HFOT Regional Partner. Houston, Texas-headquartered Hirsch Gift (PPAI 221823, …
August 27, 2019
Seven PPAI staff members from across the Association recently visited the downtown Dallas headquarters of business services member OrderMyGear (PPAI 704581, A1) to learn more about the company’s distinctive business model, meet team members and tour their offices housed in a remodeled 1908 building …
August 27, 2019
Gemline (PPAI 113948, S11) announced a new appointment and two promotions to its leadership team this week. As first reported Monday in a PPB Newslink Breaking News alert, the Lawrence, Massachusetts-based supplier has named Frank Carpenito, a veteran consumer products executive, to president of the…
August 27, 2019
HALO Branded Solutions (PPAI 106462, D15) has announced a major expansion of the distributor’s corporate headquarters in Sterling, Illinois. The expansion comes 16 months after the completion of HALO’s new corporate headquarters and will include an additional 253,300 square feet of warehouse space a…
August 27, 2019
U.S. businesses using non-cash rewards grew from 26 percent in 1996 to 84 percent in 2016, and over that same time period, the amount spent in the incentive marketplace climbed from $27 billion to $90 billion. The Incentive Research Federation (IRF) has released a report in its IRF Top Performers St…
August 27, 2019
AIM Smarter, LLC (PPAI 230461) recently hosted its inaugural Peer2Peer event at the Loews Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The event drew top AIM distributor members from across the country along with select AIM supplier partners to collaborate, network and inspire. The multi-tier forum was desi…
August 27, 2019
Paul Rowlett, CEO of UK-based distributor EverythingBranded.com (PPAI 713224, D1) has appeared in a new four-part series on Channel 4 in the UK called The Secret Teacher. The series aired on August 8 with Rowlett as the first of four successful businessowners featured, all of whom struggled in schoo…
August 27, 2019
Local media are expected to capture $6.55 billion in political advertising in 2020. Media analysis firm BIA Advisory Services forecasts that over-the-air (OTA) television will earn the majority of the ad spending (47 percent) at $3.08 billion, while online/digital outlets will receive $1.37 billion …
August 27, 2019
Distributor BAMKO, LLC (PPAI 2421448, D11) has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Los Angeles for a third consecutive year by the Best Companies Group. BAMKO has also been recognized by PPB magazine for the past three years as one of the Greatest Companies To Work For in the promotional pr…
August 27, 2019
Last week, Cradles to Crayons hosted its fourth annual Backpack-A-Thon in Chicago where over 800 volunteers filled more than 50,000 backpacks with school supplies for children in need. Sharon, Massachusetts-based supplier Charles River Apparel (PPAI 111644, S10), a bronze sponsor of the Backpack-A-T…
August 26, 2019
Gemline (PPAI 113948, S11) has appointed Frank Carpenito, a veteran consumer products executive, to president of the Lawrence, Massachusetts-based supplier and promoted Jonathan Isaacson to chairman and chief executive officer, and Saadia Bryant to vice president of marketing, product and design.
August 22, 2019
The United States Trade Representative (USTR) has announced the next steps in imposing an additional 10 percent tariff on approximately $300 billion of Chinese imports. Tariffs on certain products have been delayed to December 15 but the bulk of products on the list are subject to tariffs starting S…
August 22, 2019
The promotional products industry’s second-quarter sales were up 5.4 percent from the year-ago level, according to the PPAI/ITR Economics second-quarter 2019 Market Outlook Report. However, indicators tracked by ITR suggest a slowing growth trend that, due to tougher economic conditions during the s…
August 22, 2019
The PSI Show, Europe’s largest promotional products industry trade show, is celebrating its 60thanniversary in 2020. Running January 7-9 in Düsseldorf, Germany, the PSI Show will be held concurrently with viscom, the international trade show for visual communication, and PromoTex Expo, the internati…
August 22, 2019
commonsku (PPAI 552077, A1), a promotional products business and sales software provider, has opened registration for its seventh annual skucon conference. The one-day conference will be held on Sunday, January 12, at Las Vegas’ Keep Memory Alive Event Center in conjunction with The PPAI Expo 2020.
August 22, 2019
PPAI’s webinar series provides tools, practices and valuable philosophies for industry professionals looking to build up their businesses and expand their skillset. Upcoming webinars take a look at the findings from PPAI’s 2018 Sales Volume Study, explore best practices in business transitions and s…
August 22, 2019
As social media and its associated data becomes more ubiquitous, marketers are finding new ways to use it in various channels to reach audiences and consumers. Social media and web monitoring tool provider Awario has compiled a list of five data-driven trends showing how social media is being used t…
August 22, 2019
The Specialty Advertising Association of California’s (SAAC) annual SAAC Expo brought the promotional products industry to San Diego, California, earlier this month. Held August 6-8 at the San Diego Convention Center, the SAAC Expo drew more than 700 attendees to experience its 200-exhibitor trade s…
August 20, 2019
Inc. magazine’s annual Inc. 5000 ranking of the country’s fastest-growing private companies has long showcased the accomplishments of promotional products companies, and 2019 is no exception.
August 20, 2019
Supplier alphabroder (PPAI 156993, S16) in Trevose, Pennsylvania, has added Puma Sport and Puma Golf to its U.S. and Canadian lines. Puma Golf features products seen on the PGA and LPGA tour, including 23 styles for both men and women that range from polos to quarter-zips as well as hats and other a…
August 20, 2019
Supplier Polyconcept North America (PCNA) in New Kensington, Pennsylvania, has refreshed its EcoSmart program to meet consumers’ needs for eco-friendly products and opportunities to help the planet. Originally established more than 10 years ago, the EcoSmart program has led to a diverse collection o…
August 20, 2019
The Legacy Group, an industry buying group, recognized several of its supplier partners in a ceremony during the group’s Legacy Exclusive Sales Event in Park City, Utah, this month. The Legacy Legend Awards were presented during the closing dinner at the Utah Olympic Park with 150 Legacy Group sales…
August 20, 2019
PPAI’s webinar series provides tools, practices and valuable philosophies for industry professionals looking to build up their businesses and expand their skillset. Upcoming webinars introduce the 2020 board election nominees, look at data from PPAI’s 2018 Sales Volume Study and more. The webinar ro…
August 20, 2019
Mascots have given a face and personality to brands for decades and continue to connect with consumers today. Crestline, a division of Lewiston, Maine, distributor Geiger, surveyed more than 1,600 U.S. residents to find out what mascots have proven the most memorable and why. It’s maybe no surprise …
August 15, 2019
PPAI’s Tech Summit kicked off Wednesday, with a full day of the most relevant, top-of-mind technology issues, challenges and ideas affecting the promotional products industry. The annual conference, running through this afternoon in Irving, Texas, focuses on the needs and opportunities of industry I…
August 15, 2019
Distributor Bensussen Deutsch and Associates, LLC (PPAI 109381, D14) has entered into an agreement with BrandVia (PPAI 105536, D11) to acquire the San Jose, California-based distributor. The news was first reported in a Breaking News alert on Wednesday. With this acquisition, Woodinville, Washington…
August 15, 2019
Grossman Marketing Group, parent company of distributor Premier Marketing Group (PPAI 109511, D1), has launched SwagCycle, a startup focused on responsibly managing the lifecycle of branded merchandise.
August 15, 2019
Neenah, Wisconsin-headquartered distributor AIA (PPAI 101364, D12) held its annual National Sales Meeting this month, bringing more than 200 attendees, including AIA owners, suppliers and employees to Park City, Utah, at the Grand Summit Hotel. The four-day event featured four days of learning and n…
August 15, 2019
The PPAI North American Leadership Conference held this week in Irving, Texas, packed a lot of value into two-and-a-half days. Included were 10 education sessions led by top speakers, the opening dinner on Sunday night with an improv show and presentation of the PPB Rising Stars, several networking …
August 15, 2019
Don Rheem, CEO of E3 solutions, led a particularly thought-provoking speaker session, Maintaining a High Performance Culture: Thrive by Design, on Tuesday, the final day of PPAI’s North American Leadership Conference. Rheem’s company, based in Arlington, Virginia, is a science-based management consu…
August 15, 2019
In a sign that the smart speaker and digital assistant category of products is likely here to stay and to become more ubiquitous in day-to-day life, a survey by payment solutions provider Paysafe has found that 57 percent of consumers would use voice-activated technology, such as Amazon’s Alexa, to …
August 14, 2019
Distributor Bensussen Deutsch & Associates, LLC (PPAI 109381, D14) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with BrandVia (PPAI 105536, D11) to acquire the San Jose, California-based distributor. With this acquisition, Woodinville, Washington-headquartered BDA significantly expands its …
August 13, 2019
This year marks the launch of a new approach to the PPAI Board election. As announced in January at The PPAI Expo, the Association is transitioning the ballot vote from an election process to a selection process for the board class of 2024 by presenting one distributor and one supplier to the member…
August 13, 2019
The United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced today that certain products have been removed from the list of approximately $300 billion in Chinese imports slated to receive an additional tariff of 10 percent on September 1.
August 13, 2019
Geiger held its annual Geiger Galleria education, networking and sales conference and trade show in Charlotte, North Carolina, on July 25-28. The Lewiston, Maine-headquartered distributor’s event drew 400 salespeople, suppliers and associates from around the country and the UK to learn new sales tac…
August 13, 2019
Rich Mitchell, owner of ProMediaAspire (PPAI 284338, D1), a member of Proforma’s Million & Multi-Million Dollar Club and recipient of the network’s Innovator of the Year Award, has secured a $6 million contract with a nuclear power company across 13 of their nuclear generation stations. The contract…
August 13, 2019
The PPAI 2019 North American Leadership Conference opened Sunday evening at the Omni Mandalay Hotel in Irving, Texas, with an outdoor reception/dinner followed by presentation of the PPB Rising Stars (see story below). This year’s conference has drawn more than 150 industry leaders at all levels fro…
August 13, 2019
On Sunday evening, during the opening event for the PPAI 2019 North American Leadership Conference, 14 of the industry’s most watchable young leaders were recognized. This year’s PPB Rising Stars were selected from more than 80 nominations based on their achievements and contributions to their compa…
August 13, 2019
What do business leaders in the promotional products industry share in common with scaling Mount Everest, Mount Kilimanjaro and Antarctica’s Mount Vincent? Though promo professionals don’t necessarily face life-threatening situations in their jobs, a single decision could make or break their busines…
August 13, 2019
The opening day of PPAI’s 2019 NALC included the session, Making (Some) Sense of the Economy, presented by Michael L. Davis, Ph.D., of the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. In his profession, Davis specializes in the juncture of government and business, and is…
August 13, 2019
Carl Gerlach, MAS, who is retired from Lenexa, Kansas, supplier Gill Studios, Inc. and Roni Wright, MAS, vice president of Delray Beach, Florida, supplier, The Book Company, have been selected for induction into the PPAI Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will take place during the Chairman’s Lead…
August 13, 2019
PPAI will recognize Rod Brown, CAS, founder of Pleasanton, California-based distributor MadeToOrder, as its 2020 H. Ted Olson Humanitarian Award recipient. Brown will be presented with the honor at the award ceremony during the Chairman’s Leadership Dinner at The PPAI Expo in Las Vegas, Monday, Janu…
August 13, 2019
Rick Brenner, MAS+, president of Mamaroneck, New York-based RFBrenner, LLC, and Kippie Helzel, MAS, senior vice president at Erie, Pennsylvania supplier CPS/Keystone Line were named the recipients of the 2020 PPAI Distinguished Service Award. Brenner and Helzel will be honored during the Chairman’s …
August 13, 2019
Millennials and Gen X place a lot of value on the concept of “unity,” Fuse Media reports, dubbing the group the “We Generation” in its 2019 Fuse Multicultural Insider report. Drawing on a survey of 1,500 adults ages 18-35 and 500 ages 36-49, Fuse notes that Millennials have a stronger connection to …
August 13, 2019
Last fall the PPAI Board of Directors approved a change to the Association’s governance that transitions the ballot vote from an election to a selection process with one distributor and one supplier presented to PPAI members for an approval vote.
August 12, 2019
Today, at the PPAI North American Leadership Conference, the Association announced those selected for its highest honors, namely, the inductees to the 2020 Hall Of Fame, and recipients of the 2020 H. Ted Olson Humanitarian Award and the PPAI Distinguished Service Award. All will be honored during th…
August 08, 2019
In its annual program to identify and recognize the most effective people managers in the promotional products industry, PPB magazine has selected 23 individuals from 108 nominees as its 2019 Best Bosses.
August 08, 2019
Fossil Group, Inc. (PPAI 196495, S8) has reported its financial results for its second quarter 2019, which ended June 29. The Richardson, Texas-headquartered supplier reported sales down from the same quarter in 2018, although this performance was in line with the company’s expectations.
August 08, 2019
The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) has acquired NAPCO Media, owner of Printing Impressions, Packaging Impressions, PromoMarketing (PPAI 200060, A5), In-Plant Impressions, TotalRetail, Target Marketing and Wide-Format Impressions. Under the terms of the agreement, which has been unanimo…
August 08, 2019
Premier Group, a networking group of suppliers and distributors, announces the addition of distributor The Corporate Shop (PPAI 276362, D1), based in Duluth, Georgia, to its membership.
August 08, 2019
The U.S. Green Building Council has awarded distributor Geiger (PPAI 105182, D12) LEED Certification at the Gold level for its Lewiston, Maine, headquarters.
August 08, 2019
Pointing toward solid employment growth through the remainder of 2019, The Conference Board’s Employment Trends Index picked up in July, reversing a decline registered in June. The index stands at 110.98, up from 109.30 one month earlier, and up 1.3 percent from the year-ago point. Also in July, the…
August 08, 2019
Beginning August 20, San Francisco International Airport (SFO) will ban the sales of single-use plastic water bottles in an effort to reduce waste. The prohibition, a first for a major U.S. airport, will apply to restaurants, cafes and vending machines. Refillable aluminum and glass bottles will be …
August 08, 2019
PromoCorner (PPAI 110698, A3) and PromoPulse, business service providers for the promotional products industry, have entered into a strategic partnership to share industry news, content and product specials via the PromoPulse mobile app.
August 08, 2019
PPAI’s webinar series provides tools, practices and valuable philosophies for industry professionals looking to build up their businesses and expand their skillset. Upcoming webinars explore best practices in business management transitions and succession planning, hiring and retaining top talent an…
August 08, 2019
The prominence of digital in the advertising industry is undeniable, but its effectiveness may be in question. A survey by global consulting firm AlixPartners has found that of the $79 billion spent globally on online advertising and trade spending—everything from ads on Facebook and YouTube to digi…
August 06, 2019
Augusta Sportswear Brands (PPAI 187246, S5), an Augusta, Georgia-based supplier offering sports apparel, uniforms and accessories, has acquired Pacific Headwear (PPAI 261734, S3), a privately-held supplier in Coburg, Oregon. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
August 06, 2019
HanesBrands has announced its second-quarter 2019 results, reporting that net sales, operating profit and earnings per diluted share achieved the high end of company guidance. For its fiscal second quarter, which ended June 29, net sales increased three percent to $1.76 billion, and in constant curr…
August 06, 2019
Gildan’s second-quarter sales of $801.6 million reflected activewear sales of $665.6 million, up 6.5 percent compared to the second quarter of 2018, although this was partly offset by a 2.2 percent decline in the hosiery and underwear category where the company generated $136 million in overall sale…
August 06, 2019
American Solutions for Business (PPAI 101656, D12) has announced its integration with online company store provider BrightStores (PPAI 256593), offering flexibility for all of the Glenwood, Minnesota, distributor’s stakeholders including sales associates, vendors and customers. The majority of ASB’s…