PPAI 100 is an exclusive, research-backed ranking of the 50 leading distributors and the 50 leading suppliers in the promotional products industry. Companies are scored based on a variety of metrics.It should come as no surprise that SanMar (PPAI 110788, S16) would stand atop the inaugural PPAI 100, the Issaquah, Washington-based firm having long established itself as the industry’s first choice for branded apparel.

Although the company does not officially report its annual revenue, sources within the company told PPAI Media that past industry estimates have come in “quite low,” and that SanMar experienced a very strong growth year in 2022.

For an operation of its size, SanMar performs beyond admirably in corporate responsibility initiatives. The company has made serious commitments to carbon reduction, and likewise has been a leader in ethically sourced materials.

Read more from the July 2023 issue of PPAI Magazine on why SanMar is promo’s leading supplier in the first-ever PPAI 100: The Making of a Dynasty.

2022 Revenue: $3.7 billion (estimate)
Three-Year Trend: +51%
High Marks: 2022 Revenue, Growth, Responsibility, Innovation, Online Presence


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