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April 18, 2019
The Hong Kong Gifts Premium Fair is returning to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on April 27-30. Held in conjunction with the Hong Kong International Printing & Packaging Fair, located at AsiaWorld-Expo, these two shows are expected to bring some 7,400 exhibitors from 35 countries and…
April 18, 2019
The Imprinted Sportswear Shows (ISS), owned and operated by Emerald Expositions which produces business-to-business trade shows in the U.S., will be rebranded in 2020 as Impressions Expo. The transition will start with its annual trade show in Long Beach, California, on January 17-19, 2020, and cont…
April 18, 2019
Most small businesses—56 percent—plan on offering new employee benefits in 2019, most frequently paid time off and health benefits. Business-to-business research, ratings and review firm Clutch, drawing from a survey of 529 small-business owners and managers, reports that employers most often introd…
April 18, 2019
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized HanesBrands and Staples for their sustainability accomplishments. Both companies received the EPA’s Energy Star Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence Award for continued success in energy conservation, carbon emissions reduction and environ…
April 18, 2019
American Solutions for Business (PPAI 101656) was recently presented the award for “Best Partner” from industry print supplier, QT2 (Quick Tab II). The supplier reported that not only did ASB fall within the top three in sales for QT2 in 2018, it is the first in continued growth over the last decade…
April 18, 2019
The Pro Towels Family of companies, including Pro Towels (PPAI 112755), Kanata Blanket Company, Superior and Neet Feet, has made a $1,000 donation to the Abbeville Promise Program, a higher education scholarship program committed to helping students in the Abbeville, South Carolina, area. Pittsburgh…
April 16, 2019
PPAI has named Reps. Warren Davidson (R-OH) and Scott DesJarlais (R-TN) the Association’s 2019 Legislators of the Year. The awards will be presented during the PPAI Legislative Education and Action Day (L.E.A.D.), May 15-16, in Washington, D.C.
April 16, 2019
BIC Graphic North America (PPAI 114187) has debuted a new logo and updated identity for the Koozie brand in celebration of its 40th birthday. The Koozie brand was born on April 16, 1979, when a construction worker found that piping insulation kept his sodas cool and his hands dry while on the work s…
April 16, 2019
AIA Corporation held its inaugural two-day Supplier Summit event in Chicago last month, bringing together 18 attendees from the Neenah, Wisconsin, distributor’s supplier MVP community and AIA leadership for collaboration, education and idea sharing.
April 16, 2019
The BIG Promotional Trade Show has visited several venues across the UK and Ireland in recent months, beginning in Glasgow, Scotland, on March 6. The most recent show, held at Riverside Venue at London Heathrow on April 10, was the last before the events pick up again in the fall.
April 16, 2019
The results are in on PPB’s 2019 Greatest Companies To Work For program, and this year’s top 60 companies earning the best scores in the competition represent a diverse group of distributors, suppliers and business services firms from across the U.S. and Canada—from micro businesses with nine or few…
April 16, 2019
Musical festivals have an understandable appeal to advertisers, as they draw a generally younger and affluent audience. According to research from Eventbrite, the average festival-goer is 32 years old and earns more than $75,000 per year. With the unofficial festival season kicking off this month at…
April 16, 2019
American Solutions for Business (PPAI 101656) partnered with the United Way to contribute to its Backpack Attack initiative, which helps provide weekend meals for local children in need. A group of 27 employees from the distributor’s Glenwood, Minnesota, headquarters participated in assembling 600 b…
April 11, 2019
More than 400 Proforma owners, supplier partners and support team members gathered at Terranea’s Oceanside Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, last week to celebrate the Proforma owners’ 2018 sales success. It’s an annual, world-class, three-day event for Proforma owners who achieve at least …
April 11, 2019
Distributor Fully Promoted (PPAI 240143) will begin offering a new office model intended to combine vendor accessibility and a host of quality services backed by the Fully Promoted name. Part of United Franchise Group’s affiliated companies and brands, Fully Promoted, which was rebranded in 2017 aft…
April 11, 2019
The first quarter of 2019 saw several industry companies and organizations commit their support to Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF), pledging $29,000 for its Tomorrow Fund and Named Scholarships. Incentives West, Peerless Umbrella, Vantage Apparel and the Upper Midwest Association of…
April 11, 2019
There may be a slowdown on the horizon for the pace of employment growth in the U.S. The Conference Board’s Employment Trends Index slipped in March, following an increase in February. Although it represents a 3.1 percent gain over the year-ago level, the index ended the month at 110.98, down from 1…
April 11, 2019
For the first time, Walmart’s checkout carousels in the U.S. will include reusable bags available for customers to purchase. The retailer made the announcement this week at its 2019 sustainability milestone summit. The aim of this new campaign is to help reduce plastic waste and increase customer co…
April 11, 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 look at outsourcing and how it can help a company, examine the ins and outs of regulations in the European market and…
April 11, 2019
Understanding audiences’ attitudes on various aspects of their lives can inform how marketers reach out to them, and according to a recent Gallup study, Americans are broadly satisfied with many aspects of their lives—some more than others.
April 09, 2019
Distributor sales accelerated at a rapid pace in 2018, posting annual growth of 6.27 percent and pushing industry sales to a record $24.7 billion for the year, according to PPAI’s Sales Volume Study. The findings from the Association’s study, an annual estimate of U.S. distributor promotional produc…
April 09, 2019
BIC Graphic NA (PPAI 114187) has entered a supplier partnership agreement with Peerless Umbrella (PPAI 112666) to sell its umbrellas exclusively. The Tampa, Florida-based supplier launched 20 Peerless styles on April 8 and aside from established premium golf brands, all umbrellas carried by BIC Grap…
April 09, 2019
Distributor Champion Awards, Inc. (PPAI 103877) has been acquired by Toof American Digital Printing and is now Champion Promotion. Both companies are located in Memphis, Tennessee. The company was acquired from the estate of founder Mike Bowen and his immediate family for an undisclosed sum. Bowen p…
April 09, 2019
commonsku (PPAI 552077), a promotional products business and sales software provider, hosted a one-day sales conference, commonsku sessions, in Dallas, Texas, on April 4, drawing about 70 attendees to the Lorenzo Hotel. It was the first of four regional conferences the company is hosting, with subse…
April 09, 2019
Proforma’s (PPAI 196835) North American Major Accounts Team, Strategic Partner Development Team and their network of key supplier partners helped Nick Derkacz, owner of Proforma Printing Corporation of Santa Ana, California, turn a leading medical device company’s printing program into a $20 million…
April 09, 2019
Herbert Barker, founder of Cheshire, Connecticut, distributor Barker Specialty, passed away on April 3. He was 90.
April 09, 2019
The U.S. advertising market reached an all-time high of $212 billion in 2018, up 9.6 percent over 2017. In reporting its findings, media forecast and strategy agency MAGNA attributed the market’s growth to the robust economic environment and cyclical ad spend for the Winter Olympics, the FIFA World …
April 09, 2019
PPAI has reached out to the New York Senate’s Environmental Conservation Committee on a bill set for a vote today that would create new reporting and restriction requirements for chemicals in children’s products. If passed, the bill would create a costly regulatory program that is inconsistent with …
April 08, 2019
Distributor sales accelerated at a rapid pace in 2018, posting annual growth of 6.27 percent and pushing industry sales to a record $24.7 billion for the year, according to PPAI’s Sales Volume Survey. The Association’s survey, an annual estimate of U.S. distributor promotional products sales, regist…
April 04, 2019
As first reported Wednesday in a PPB Newslink Breaking News alert, Montreal, Quebec-based supplier Spector & Co. (PPAI 168328), in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada, has issued a voluntary recall of power bank chargers that have shown they can overheat …
April 04, 2019
Logoed Patagonia vests are set to become a rarer site in some corporate circles, as the Venture, California-based apparel company is limiting who it will provide products for in its corporate sales program. The company is shifting toward more ecologically-minded companies for its corporate sales, al…
April 04, 2019
Distributor Custom Ink (PPAI 594384) has entered into a definitive agreement with an investor group led by Great Hill Partners, a growth-oriented private equity firm, to recapitalize the company for its next chapter of growth and innovation. Custom Ink’s current management team will continue to lead…
April 04, 2019
Distributor My Brand Promo, Inc. (PPAI 611273) in St. Louis, Missouri, has acquired Top Marketing USA, also in St. Louis.
April 04, 2019
In February, 23 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.
April 04, 2019
Research has shown that consumers respond to the position brands take on various issues—71 percent of people want brands to speak up on social issues—but data from business-to-business research, ratings and reviews firm Clutch shows some issues are more divisive than others.
April 04, 2019
Glenwood, Minnesota, headquartered distributor American Solutions for Business (PPAI 101656) recently donated three desktop computers and six monitors to the Lakes Area Humane Society (LAHS) to help create a work station for an additional office and provide backup equipment for future growth or tech…
April 04, 2019
Jo-an Lantz, MAS, has been promoted to CEO of Geiger, effective April 1. Her new role at the Lewiston, Maine, distributor, was first announced on Wednesday in a PPB Newslink Breaking News alert.
April 03, 2019
Jo-an Lantz, MAS, has been promoted to CEO of the Lewiston, Maine, distributor, effective April 1. Lantz, currently the company's president, has been with Geiger for 40 years and has held a variety of roles within its ranks. She is the first nonfamily member to become CEO of the 141-year-old company…
April 03, 2019
Montreal, Quebec-based supplier Spector & Co. (PPAI 168328), in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada, has issued a voluntary recall of power bank chargers that have shown they can overheat while charging and pose a fire hazard. No property damage, fire dam…
April 02, 2019
The budget approved by New York state lawmakers over the weekend makes New York the second state in the Union to pass a ban on single-use plastic bags—Hawaii has a de facto state-wide ban, as all of its islands have passed such regulations. New York’s ban, which goes into effect March 2020, would re…
April 02, 2019
The board of directors of Montreal, Quebec-based supplier Gildan Activewear, Inc. (PPAI 250187) announced that it had approved the appointment of Donald C. Berg as chairman of the board, effective May 2. Berg’s appointment is contingent upon his re-election to the board at the company’s annual share…
April 02, 2019
Supplier Starline USA (PPAI 112719), headquartered in Grand Island, New York, has entered into a partnership with backpack and outdoor gear brand JanSport.
April 02, 2019
Premier Catalog Group, a networking group of suppliers and distributors, has announced the addition of two new distributor members, Grand Forks, North Dakota-based Probitas Promotions (PPAI 652294) and Southfield, Michigan-based Lasting Impressions.
April 02, 2019
In March, 33 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.
April 02, 2019
The ideal modern office has evolved over the years, from rows of desks, to cubicles, to today’s more free-form layouts. Understanding the latest trends in office design may not only help build a more efficient, happier workplace, but also help identify new opportunities for promo companies to meet e…
April 02, 2019
Gabe McGraw, regional sales manager in Tennessee and Mississippi for IMAGEN Brands’ won the Promotional Products Association of the Mid-South’s (PPAMS) Supplier Rep of the Year award. He has been with the company since May 2017 and has been in the industry for more than 15 years.
April 02, 2019
Supplier Orbus Exhibit & Display Group (PPAI 428128) in Woodridge, Illinois, has been recognized by Specialty Graphics Imaging Associations (SGIA) with its 2019 Sustainable Business Award. The SGIA’s Sustainable Business Award spotlights companies that have implemented projects to improve employee s…
April 02, 2019
Supplier SHEPENCO, Inc. (PPAI 114083), based in Shelbyville, Tennessee, visited each school in its home county of Bedford in March in observance of National Pencil Day, and provided students with pencils to commemorate Hymen Lipman receiving the first patent for attaching an eraser to the end of a p…
March 28, 2019
Speaking to a group of reporters at the White House recently, President Trump said that tariffs on Chinese imports would stay in place even after a trade deal with China has been reached. The tariffs will remain effective until it becomes clear that China is complying with any trade deal reached bet…
March 28, 2019
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has selected Hanesbrands Inc. as the university’s primary licensee for apparel products. The new agreement, which was executed in collaboration with its exclusive trademark licensing agent, IMG College Licensing, covers UNC-branded men’s, women’s, yout…
March 28, 2019
3M has announced a reorganization of the company from five to four business segments. The new structure will be comprised of the following four segments: Safety & Industrial, Transportation & Electronics, Health Care and Consumer. The company, located in St. Paul, Minnesota, operates in the promoti…
March 28, 2019
Delta Apparel, Inc. (PPAI 188431) has launched Salt Life Lager, the lifestyle brand’s new craft beer, in key markets across Georgia. National Distributing Company, an affiliate of Republic National Distributing Company, is now marketing and selling the brew into the Atlanta, Columbus and Savannah ma…
March 28, 2019
Last week, PPAI President and CEO Paul Bellantone, CAE, and Rod Brown, chief financial officer of distributor MadeToOrder and former PPAI board member, traveled to Stockholm, Sweden to attend the Swedish Product Media Association’s (SBPR) industry education day and awards banquet and speak to its me…
March 28, 2019
PPAI’s ongoing webinar series provides tools, practices and valuable philosophies for industry professionals looking to build up their businesses and expand their skillset. Upcoming webinars examine product responsibility developments from the recent International Consumer Product Health and Safety …
March 28, 2019
There’s a disconnect between marketers and consumers as to whether brands deliver exceptional customer experience (CX). Research by software firm RedPoint Global and The Harris Poll shows that 34 percent of marketers feel that brands do an excellent job of delivering exceptional CX, compared to the …
March 26, 2019
The U.S. economy picked up its pace of expansion in February, with the Conference Board’s Leading Economic Index (LEI) for the month up 0.2 percent to 111.5. This follows a flat performance in January and a 0.1 percent decline in December 2018.
March 26, 2019
Cintas Corporation (PPAI 303547) has released results of its fiscal 2019 third quarter, which ended February 28 and is reporting revenues of $1.68 billion, an increase of 5.9 percent over third quarter 2018. The Cincinnati, Ohio-based distributor’s organic growth rate, which adjusts for the impact o…
March 26, 2019
The Quality Certification Alliance (QCA), an independent, nonprofit accreditation organization dedicated to helping promotional products companies provide safe and responsibly sourced products, has expanded its Distributor Advocacy Council (DAC) with the addition of Sydney, Nova Scotia-based Ethical…
March 26, 2019
Supplier Stormtech Performance (PPAI 260245) has launched its 1:1 Initiative, a philanthropic program that helps introduce at-risk youth to outdoor adventure. The Burnaby, British Columbia, company will be donating one percent of its total global sales, in the form of needed apparel, to partner orga…
March 26, 2019
Ahead of the release of its annual confidence index, BizBuySell, an online business-for-sale marketplace, has released a snapshot of where small-business owners’ heads are at in today’s political climate.
March 26, 2019
The New England Promotional Products Association (NEPPA) named Hanson, Massachusetts-based Walker-Clay (PPAI 109398) its Distributor of the Year at the regional association’s annual Beacon Awards ceremony on March 11. This is the third time the firm was chosen for this honor. Lycia Nadolny, a three-…
March 21, 2019
On March 11, PPAI joined the Rocky Mountain Regional Promotional Products Association (RMRPPA) and Colorado-based industry members in Denver for the first-ever L.E.A.D. Local Colorado. PPAI staff and industry participants held 10 meetings with state senators, representatives and their staff members …
March 21, 2019
Cap America (PPAI 111597) has announced that all of the Fredericktown, Missouri-based supplier’s account executives and customer service representatives have completed PPAI’s Trained Advertising Specialist (TAS) Certificate program. In announcing the milestone, the company notes that by investing in…
March 21, 2019
U.S. teens represent a sizable market, with up to $143 billion in buying power, not counting their influence on household spending. Knowing how Generation Z spends its time can give advertisers valuable insights on how to best reach this market, and Pew Research Center’s new analysis of Bureau of La…
March 21, 2019
Janice Tippett, president and owner of distributor Millennium Marketing Solutions’ (PPAI 159584), has been named to The Daily Record’s 2019 listing of Maryland’s Top 100 Women. The Daily Record began Maryland’s Top 100 Women in 1996 to recognize outstanding achievements by women demonstrated through…
March 19, 2019
The Conference Board’s Employment Trends Index reversed course in February from the previous month’s decline, posting a climb to 111.15—up from 109.34 in January. The increase marks a 4.3 percent gain in the index over the past 12 months.
March 19, 2019
Ennis, Inc., parent company of several industry suppliers, including Folder Express (PPAI 354129), Independent Folders (PPAI 111993) and Admore, Inc. (PPAI 111144), has announced that one of its wholly owned subsidiaries has acquired the assets of Integrated Print & Graphics (“IPG”) in South Elgin, …
March 19, 2019
Supplier Drum-Line, Inc. (PPAI 102565), based in Stuttgart, Arkansas, has entered into an agreement to acquire Elliott Calendar Company (PPAI 113934), also known as Hour Glass Line, in Coshocton, Ohio.
March 19, 2019
Distributor Fluid Branding, headquartered in Leeds, UK, has furthered its international expansion with the opening of an office in Malta. The Maltese location adds to its eight sales offices in the UK and continental Europe.
March 19, 2019
Proforma Professional Business Solutions and Proforma Progressive Marketing have secured a three-year, $12 million contract with a Fortune 500 technology company. The distributors were selected to manage the inventory, fulfillment and workflow processes for the company’s print and promotional produc…
March 19, 2019
Chocolate Inn /Taylor & Grant/ Lanco (PPAI 111662) recently hosted a tour of the imprinting and embroidering capabilities at its Ronkonkoma, New York, facility for select members of the Specialty Advertising Association of Greater New York (SAAGNY). This is the first tour demonstrating the new capab…
March 19, 2019
BIC Graphic North America (PPAI 114187) has entered into a new and exclusive promotional products industry partnership with Osprey, a manufacturer of technical packs for outdoor, cycling, travel and urban uses.
March 19, 2019
Supplier Links Unlimited (PPAI 375603), headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, has reached an agreement with S’well (PPAI 706800), manufacturer of insulated, reusable beverage containers, to be its exclusive supplier for the promotional products, premium and incentive, and third-party meeting planners i…
March 19, 2019
On Monday, PPAI hosted three visitors from supplier Polyconcept North America’s Leed’s division at its Irving, Texas, headquarters. Regional Sales Manager Alina Rubinshteyn and Field Sales Managers Katie Crnkovich and Emily Douglas met with staff and learned more about the Association.
March 19, 2019
For most small businesses, search engine optimization (SEO) strategies are on the backburner, despite search engines’ popularity among consumers as a product research and purchasing platform. Data from business-to-business research, ratings and review firm Clutch show that only 36 percent of small b…
March 14, 2019
Health Canada has proposed implementing further restrictions on the marketing and advertising of opioid medications. The proposed additional terms and conditions would restrict all advertising materials of Class B opioids provided to health care professionals to only statements that have been author…
March 14, 2019
Ontario, Canada, is considering regulations that would ban single-use plastics, such as shopping bags and bottles, in the province. Its Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks has released a discussion paper providing details on the actions and commitments related to waste that were outl…
March 14, 2019
Mike Pfeiffer, vice president of technology for American Solutions for Business (PPAI 101656), recently spoke to students at Minnewaska Area High School’s Career Day. The school is located near Glenwood, Minnesota, where the distributor is headquartered, and many of its students are children of empl…
March 14, 2019
Jennifer Bingham has joined PPAI's regional relations team as executive director for the Specialty Advertising Association of California (SAAC) in PPAI’s new management agreement with the regional association. Bingham brings a background in event management and a history in the promotional products …
March 14, 2019
This week, PPAI Executive Vice President Bob McLean, CPA, CAE, attended the Print Services & Distribution Association’s (PSDA) annual CEO Summit in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The event brings PSDA members together to connect, discuss high-level trends and share ideas and challenges.
March 14, 2019
PPAI’s ongoing webinar series provides tools, practices and valuable philosophies for industry professionals looking to build up their businesses and expand their skillset. Upcoming webinars outline the importance of supply chain audits as tariffs drive business decisions and how website design can …
March 14, 2019
How big of a market, an opportunity, do esports represent? In eMarketer’s first forecast of the category, esports ad revenues for the U.S. next year are expected to top $200 million. This year, digital ad revenues for esports—competitive gaming by professional players and teams—is expected to grow 2…
March 14, 2019
On March 7, a three-day “listening tour” concluded at the Specialty Advertising Association of California’s (SAAC) 2019 board installation dinner. The tour was a collaborative effort between SAAC Board leaders and PPAI executive and regional relations staff to meet with SAAC legacy members, stakehol…
March 14, 2019
The Michigan Promotional Professionals Association (MiPPA) hosted its fourth annual Legislative Education Action Day (LEAD) breakfast in Lansing, Michigan, on March 7. Held at the Anderson House of Representatives Building, directly across the street from the state capitol building, the breakfast dr…
March 14, 2019
Prime Line (PPAI 112744), the hard goods and decoration division of alphabroder (PPAI 156993), held employee recognition ceremonies at its Connecticut and South Carolina facilities honoring employees nominated for alphabroder-Prime Line Corporate Team Recognition Awards. Four of the employees workin…
March 14, 2019
BIC Graphic North America (PPAI 114187) recently delivered a donation of more than 55,000 items to the Marjorie’s Hope organization to benefit students at Pasco County Schools. The Clearwater, Florida-based supplier’s contribution included a variety of backpacks, pens and earbuds that will be used a…
March 12, 2019
Supplier Stouse, LLC (PPAI 113066) has named Clay Davis president and CEO, effective immediately. Davis succeeds Bruce Reed, who is retiring after 14 years of leading the organization and will remain active on the New Century, Kansas-based company’s board of directors. The news was first reported Mo…
March 12, 2019
Blair Hawley has joined BIC Graphic North America (PPAI 114187) in the newly-created role of chief operating officer. As first reported Monday in a PPB Newslink Breaking News alert, Hawley joins the Tampa, Florida-based supplier as the leader of all operations and support functions, including manufa…
March 12, 2019
The International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO), an international, neutral forum for product safety stakeholders to learn, network and share information, held its annual meeting and training symposium in Washington, D.C. last month. PPAI Public Affairs Director Anne Stone—…
March 12, 2019
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a proposed rule that would update regulatory requirements for most sunscreen products sold in the United States. The action is aimed at bringing nonprescription, over-the-counter (OTC) sunscreens that are marketed without FDA-approved applicatio…
March 12, 2019
Distributor Wizard Creations (PPAI 342741) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has joined The Peernet Group, an alliance of 18 promotional products and marketing distributors in the U.S., Mexico and Canada. Wizard Creation’s addition is part of The Peernet Group's long-term growth strategy, which includes …
March 12, 2019
Facilisgroup (PPAI 493664), an industry business platform and technology services provider, has released a benchmark study to its member partners showing they reached an average of 10 percent year-over-year growth in 2018, beating the industry average. According to the study, Facilisgroup distributo…
March 12, 2019
In January, The Allen Company/ColorCraft (PPAI 113879) became the industry provider for Thermos LLC’s vacuum-insulated food and beverage containers within the promotional products market in the United States and Canada. For the laser engraving component on Thermos brand promotional products, Thermos…
March 12, 2019
PPAI’s® ongoing webinar series provides tools, practices and valuable philosophies for industry professionals looking to build up their businesses and expand their skillset. Upcoming webinars explore cultivating the right skill sets for today and the future, the importance of supply chain audits as …
March 12, 2019
Consumers’ food choices increasingly factor in sustainability and other concerns, and these preferences can potentially play a role in their selections regarding edible promotional gifts. A recent study by Nielsen identified 16 topics and noted Americans’ interest and awareness, and while no one sub…
March 11, 2019
Blair Hawley has joined BIC Graphic North America (PPAI 114187) in the newly created role of chief operating officer. Hawley will lead all operations and support functions, including manufacturing, customer service, procurement, inventory, planning, supply chain and logistics for the Tampa, Florida-…
March 11, 2019
Supplier Stouse, LLC (PPAI 113066) has named Clay Davis president and CEO, effective immediately. Davis succeeds Bruce Reed, who is retiring after 14 years of leading the organization and will remain active on the New Century, Kansas-based company's board of directors.
March 07, 2019
Looking ahead, most small businesses plan to hire new employees in 2019, and their focus will primarily be on sales and marketing, and customer service positions. A survey by business-to-business research, ratings and reviews firm Clutch found that 39 percent of small businesses hiring in 2019 want …
March 07, 2019
On February 28, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reported that the country registered 2.6 percent annualized growth in real gross domestic product (GDP) for the fourth quarter of 2018. While down from the 3.8 percent growth seen during the middle of the year, it continues to represent strong gro…
March 07, 2019
4imprint Group PLC, parent of Oshkosh, Wisconsin-based distributor 4imprint (PPAI 107200), has released its financial results for 2018, reporting revenues of $738.4 million, up 18 percent over the prior year.