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October 19, 2021
SnugZ USA is participating in The Women’s Leadership Institute’s ElevateHER Corporate Challenge. Companies taking part in the challenge pledge to elevate the stature of women’s leadership by looking at their own culture, structure and policies, and creating innovative ways to promote women’s leaders…
October 19, 2021
Ralph Schrank, who founded the Appleton, Wisconsin, distributor Ad-Vantage Corp., passed away on September 22. He was 77.
October 19, 2021
Consumers’ attitudes toward digital advertising are changing. While the U.S. digital advertising industry is expected to remain a bright spot in 2021—it’s projected to post double-digit growth by the end of 2021—there is a growing consumer intolerance for advertising, particularly with digital video…
October 19, 2021
Distributors still have time to register for Promotional Product Professionals of Canada’s (PPPC) Holiday Showcase Toronto held on Wednesday, October 20. This is the PPPC’s first in-person trade show of 2021, and runs 11 am to 4 pm ET at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario.
October 14, 2021
The PPAI Expo 2022, January 10-13 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, introduces a new concept in education, The PPAI Expo Conference. The one-day education event on January 10 offers attendees an insightful look at current business trends with a speaker lineup drawn from experts ins…
October 14, 2021
The global supply chain and its struggles are affecting almost every business and industry in the U.S. and abroad. Computer chip shortages, a lack of truck drivers and congested ports are driving up prices, slowing down deliveries and sowing uncertainty. The promotional products industry hasn’t esca…
October 14, 2021
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced the withdrawal of temporary guidance for alcohol-based hand sanitizers. The withdrawal effects guidance originally issued in March 2020 outlining temporary policies for manufacturers that were not drug manufacturers at the time to produce cer…
October 14, 2021
Supplier Storm Creek (PPAI 438091, S6), based in Eagan, Minnesota, has announced that it has transitioned all of its products to eco-made. Through its sustainable sourcing practices, every product in production is now being made with recycled fabrics and insulation from post-consumer waste such as p…
October 14, 2021
Maple Ridge Farms (PPAI 114165, S8) presented “The Taste of Excellence,” a virtual chocolate tasting event, to distributors on October 7. The focus of the event was to educate attendees on food gifts and the Mosinee, Wisconsin-based supplier’s products. Early registrants were sent a kit that include…
October 14, 2021
To be successful, diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives can’t be buried underneath layers of an organization, but instead, must be among a C-level executive’s top priorities. It’s a must, says expert guest Nickoria Johnson in the first webinar of PPAI’s new and ongoing DEI series. On Oct…
October 14, 2021
Supplier Koozie Group (PPAI 114187, S13), headquartered in Clearwater, Florida, has donated 100 Dell and HP laptop computers to A New Direction for Women and Men, Inc., a well-established residential facility for drug and alcohol recovery.
October 14, 2021
In-person events will remain a large part of most business-to-business marketers’ strategies going forward. “The Future of In-Person Events” survey, by SmartBrief, found that 55 percent of the B2B marketers it polled believe that in-person events will continue to play a significant role.
October 12, 2021
As a result of the current supply chain disruptions, businesses in the promotional products industry are facing significant delays in moving and receiving cargo promptly. The demand for finished goods and inputs to production is outpacing the supply of equipment, labor and vessel space, resulting in…
October 12, 2021
Due to supply chain challenges, cost-cutting plans and memories of 2020’s challenges, the U.S. Postal Service, FedEx and UPS have released recommended ship-by dates to ensure deliveries reach their destinations by the holiday.
October 12, 2021
The Promotional Product Professionals of Canada (PPPC) presented its most prestigious honors at the PPPC Awards on October 7 at the Virtual Holiday Showcase, including inducting Kurt Reckziegel into its Hall of Fame and awarding Ann Baiden, MAS+, and Warren Kindellan its Humanitarian Award.
October 12, 2021
First reported on Monday in a PPB Newslink Breaking News alert, PPAI has announced its new board members—Chris Anderson, CEO of Braintree, Massachusetts-based supplier HPG; Denise Taschereau, co-founder and CEO of Vancouver, British Columbia-based distributor Fairware Promotional Products, and Melis…
October 12, 2021
PPAI’s webinar series provides industry professionals with the best tools, practices and actionable ideas that they can use to build up their businesses and expand their skill set. In its upcoming webinars for 2021, PPAI is examining a range of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) issues, including…
October 12, 2021
Wellness activities and products are an established part of the incentives landscape, and at the fifth annual Meet Well Summit on September 8–9, the Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) shared results from its 2021 Wellness in Meetings and Incentive Travel Study. The study detailed the pandemic’s imp…
October 12, 2021
The Michigan Promotional Professionals Association (MiPPA) has announced its 2022 board of directors executive committee and board officers. Their terms begin January 1, 2022 and run through the year.
October 12, 2021
The Specialty Advertising Association of Greater New York (SAAGNY) and its members have gathered three times for indoor shows in the past month. The last two shows took place on October 5 at the Melville Marriott and October 7 at the Crowne Plaza Suffern-Mahwah, and both included a client component
October 11, 2021
PPAI announces its newest board members, Chris Anderson, CEO of Braintree, Massachusetts-based supplier HPG; Denise Taschereau, co-founder and CEO of Vancouver, British Columbia-based distributor Fairware Promotional Products, and Melissa Ralston, chief revenue officer of Tampa, Florida-based suppli…
October 07, 2021
PPAI has named Chicago, Illinois-based supplier Pacesetter Awards as its new PPAI Pyramid Award sponsor.
October 07, 2021
Following months of advocacy by PPAI and its coalition partners, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is soliciting feedback on the possibility of reinstating exclusions on some products that are subject to the Section 301 tariffs.
October 07, 2021
Consumer confidence continued its slide in September. The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index declined last month, following decreases in both July and August. The Index reached 109.3 in September, down from 115.2 in August.
October 07, 2021
Reciprocity Road, an alliance of 10 distributors across the U.S. and Canada, representing approximately $230 million in promotional products spending, has introduced its Accelerator Program, with Louisville, Tennessee-based ForestNation (PPAI 793582, S1) as its first supplier.
October 07, 2021
Atlantis Headwear (PPAI 753003, S1), headquartered in Venice, Italy, and distributing in North America through Sportsman Cap & Bag, has announced its commitment that by 2025, its entire collection will be produced sustainably through the use of certified materials and production processes with a low…
October 07, 2021
A full day of education sessions and programming will kick off The PPAI Expo 2022 and its return to the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on January 10-13, 2022. The one-day PPAI Expo Conference, on Monday of that week, features a curated lineup of impressive and knowledgeable speakers who will expand …
October 07, 2021
American Solutions for Business (PPAI 101656, D12) raised $500 for local kindergarten classes in Glenwood, Minnesota, home of the distributor’s headquarters. Every September, ASB’s internal Stewardship Committee holds raffles for the school and distributes to areas with the greatest need. This year,…
October 07, 2021
Business executives, employees and consumers have different definitions of “trust.” When PricewaterhouseCoopers’ “The Complexity of Trust,” its trust in U.S. business survey, asked these groups to define trust in business, business leaders say trust is made up of many different elements, including s…
October 05, 2021
The Biden Administration plans to hold China accountable to trade agreements it reached with the previous administration. U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Katherine Tai will be meeting with her Chinese counterpart in the coming days and said Monday that part of the conversation will be China’s perfo…
October 05, 2021
The supply chain crisis is bad enough now, but plan on it getting worse. That was one of the sobering takeaways from a one-hour Gemline webinar, “Untangling The Global Supply Chain,” that shared insights on the shipping and transportation issues causing unprecedented delays for companies around the …
October 05, 2021
Polyconcept North America (PCNA)—parent company of suppliers Leed’s (PPAI 112361, S13), Bullet (PPAI 113079, S12), Journalbooks (PPAI 110769, S10), Trimark (PPAI 198982, S10) and ETS Express (PPAI 135148, S11)—has announced a new retail partner, JanSport. The backpack brand not only expands the comp…
October 05, 2021
commonsku (PPAI 552077), a promotional products business and sales software provider based in Toronto, Ontario, recently wrapped its three-day skucamp event in Palm Springs, California. Featuring a new format intended to allow deeper connections and community building, the event concentrated supplie…
October 05, 2021
Tom Carroll, a 35-plus-year industry veteran, passed away in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on September 17. He was 61.
October 05, 2021
Employee turnover likely to remain top-of-mind at many companies in the immediate future. A survey of 572 HR leaders this summer by Gartner found that 91 percent of them are increasingly concerned about the issue. An additional survey of more than 1,000 job seekers found that nearly half of applican…
October 05, 2021
The Michigan Promotional Professionals Association (MiPPA) has selected John Andersen, MAS, territory sales manager – Great Lakes for Showdown Displays as its 2021 Hall of Fame inductee.
September 30, 2021
PPAI has named the finalists of the Association’s 2022 Pyramid Awards. The annual awards celebrate the pinnacle of achievement by PPAI member companies and recognize excellence in creativity, service, quality and craftsmanship, as well as the collaborative partnership between suppliers and distribut…
September 30, 2021
As various proposals emerge from both chambers of Congress regarding negotiations over the Build Back Better Act, which consists of approximately $3.5 trillion in new federal spending, PPAI’s public affairs team is contemplating the legislation’s possible impact on promotional products industry comp…
September 30, 2021
Markë One (PPAI 599808, D3), based in Kansas City, Missouri, is expanding its reach into the Columbia and Jefferson City, Missouri, markets. The distributor has announced that JP Promotions is joining Markë One to serve new and existing customers in mid‐Missouri.
September 30, 2021
Reciprocity Road, an alliance of 10 distributors across the U.S and Canada, representing approximately $230 million in promotional products spending, completed its first Road Rally sales event this month in Scottsdale, Arizona.
September 30, 2021
The PPAI Expo 2022, the promotional products industry’s largest and longest-running trade show, is returning to the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on January 10-13, 2022. It begins with The PPAI Expo Conference, a one-day education event with a curated line-up of impressive and knowledgeable speaker…
September 30, 2021
PPAI’s webinar series provides industry professionals with the best tools, practices and actionable ideas that they can use to build up their businesses and expand their skill set. Among its upcoming webinars, through the rest of 2021, PPAI is hosting an ongoing a diversity, equity and inclusion (DE…
September 30, 2021
Graphic design in popular culture and marketing reflects the times in which it is created. 2022 isn’t expected to be any different and Venngage, a provider of tools for infographic creation, has identified eight trends shaped by what’s going on in the world today.
September 28, 2021
The supply chain is straining. Delays in deliveries and product shortages are becoming more commonplace as consumer demand and imports surge, while the labor, vehicles and space to move it along remain in short supply.
September 28, 2021
The 2021 Main Marathon, scheduled for October 3 in Portland, Maine, has received the support of Geiger (PPAI 105182, D12) as a gold-level sponsor and merchandise provider. In addition, the Lewiston, Maine-based distributor will manage an online store year-round for official Maine Marathon apparel an…
September 28, 2021
At the core of every successful company is its customer service. PPB’s annual Service Superhero program recognizes those who routinely go above and beyond to satisfy their customers.
September 28, 2021
American Solutions for Business raised more than $3,000 through its virtual fundraiser for United Way of Douglas and Pope counties. This fundraiser was held through the Glenwood, Minnesota-based distributor’s proprietary ecommerce platform, ACES, in August, trading dollars for votes for one of its s…
September 28, 2021
Supplier Charles River Apparel, based in Sharon, Massachusetts, was a sponsor of the 2021 Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC), held on August 7-8. The bike-a-thon brought together thousands of cyclists and volunteers from around the world to raise life-saving funds for cancer research and treatment, with 100 p…
September 28, 2021
Almost half of organizations plan to institute a vaccine mandate where legally permissible. A September survey of legal, compliance and human resources executives by research firm Gartner found that 46 percent were opting for vaccine mandates following new federal guidance on mandates for health wor…
September 28, 2021
Michigan Promotional Professionals Association’s (MiPPA) end-user trade show returned to Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan, on September 22 with more than 400 distributor attendees and their clients, and 99 supplier booths.
September 23, 2021
Registration is now open for the highly anticipated The PPAI Expo 2022 in Las Vegas. The industry is ready to fully get back to business, and the The PPAI Expo will be ready to make it happen. The promotional products industry’s largest and longest-running trade show is returning to the Mandalay Bay…
September 23, 2021
Labor market constraints are expected to continue to have a detrimental effect on shipping timelines and efficiencies in the coming months—particularly through the holiday gift-giving season. The issue’s impact on the market is illustrated in FedEx’s recent release of its fiscal first quarter’s oper…
September 23, 2021
Preceding The PPAI Expo 2022 in Las Vegas in January, commonsku, a promotional products business and sales software provider, will be convening its annual skucon conference. The event is being held both in person at the Keep Memory Alive Center in Las Vegas and virtually on January 9, 2022. Registra…
September 23, 2021
PPAI will bestow its highest honor on two individuals who have demonstrated monumental and selfless efforts and devotion to the promo industry. Induction into the PPAI Hall of Fame gives permanent recognition to those whose creative spark and tireless dedication have helped the Association and indus…
September 23, 2021
PPAI presents its annual Distinguished Service Award to Association members who consistently contribute their skills and expertise toward the betterment of the organization. Through volunteer service or by offering their leadership to PPAI, these are members who generously give the gift of their ene…
September 23, 2021
The PPAI H. Ted Olson Humanitarian Award, named after the late H. Ted Olson, MAS, PPAI president emeritus, represents what Olson stood for—volunteerism inside and outside of the promotional products industry. Peter Hirsch, MAS, president of supplier Hirsch Gift in Houston, Texas, has been selected a…
September 23, 2021
Since 2015, PPAI’s Promotional Products Pioneers program has honored individuals whose business acumen or technological skill played a key role in the advancement of the promotional products industry. Pioneers recognized in the program have distinguished themselves through their vision, drive, innov…
September 23, 2021
Visible support from the C-suite and better data practices can advance businesses’ diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives. Organizations are increasingly moving to address workplace disparity, although research indicates progress around this complex issue is largely inconsistent and insuf…
September 22, 2021
PPAI announces the recipients of its most prestigious awards for 2022, including PPAI Hall of Fame, PPAI Distinguished Service Award and PPAI H. Ted Olson Humanitarian Award, and the Promotional Product Pioneers.
September 21, 2021
Getting back to business after the pandemic created the perfect storm that continues to plague companies around the globe, including promo companies on both sides of the industry. PPB spoke with leaders at eight North American supplier companies to shed light on what is causing the problems, the imp…
September 21, 2021
PPAI has joined with the American Bankers Association (ABA) and almost 40 other organizations representing a cross-section of financial and business interests in sending a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and all members of the House of Representatives stro…
September 21, 2021
Logomark (PPAI 110898, S12) has partnered with Ascentials Pro, bringing the retail brand of lifestyle and travel bags to the promotional products industry. Founded in Boulder, Colorado, in 2018, Ascentials Pro manufactures bags built using high‐performance outdoor materials designed with a modern, u…
September 21, 2021
Facilisgroup (PPAI 493664), a software-as-a-service company and partnering community within the promotional products industry, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, has launched Facilis Connect, a service dedicated to preparing, assisting and facilitating merger and acquisition opportunities for its…
September 21, 2021
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the ways organizations fostered inclusion were designed for a mostly on-site world, including employee resource groups and their sponsorship of in-person events. However, organizations that effectively manage the transition to a hybrid work environment and emp…
September 21, 2021
Distributor 4imprint (PPAI 107200, D16), headquartered in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, has been selected for the 2021 Best Workplaces for Women by Great Place to Work® and Fortune. This marks the sixth time the organization has been chosen as a great place to work for women. Based on survey responses from mo…
September 16, 2021
In addition to a tight labor market and increasing wages, employers are dealing with employee “bored out” (chronic boredom leading to feeling totally meaningless) and “the big quit” (with four million people quitting their jobs in April 2021 alone), while also trying to balance client demands and th…
September 16, 2021
Webb Company (PPAI 143213, S8), based in Eagan, Minnesota, has rebranded as Mixie. The supplier, founded in 1993 and offering lip balms, lotions, sanitizers, breath mints and more, was acquired by HPG in 2020.
September 16, 2021
Consumer confidence slipped in August to its lowest level since February, following a contraction in July. The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index reached 113.8 in August, down from 125.1 in July.
September 16, 2021
Mary Chandler Upton, PPAI’s former director of conventions, passed away on September 11, 2021 in Irving, Texas. She was 77.
September 16, 2021
One in seven workers plan on quitting their jobs before the end of 2021. A survey by resume template provider ResumeBuilder.com, evaluating responses from 1,250 workers over the age of 18 to help identify emerging trends in the U.S. labor market, found that most of these workers are driven by the op…
September 16, 2021
The Foundation for the Specialty Advertising Association of California (SAAC) has named the winners of its 2021 scholarships, according to the foundation’s president, Michael Bistocchi.
September 16, 2021
The Specialty Advertising Association of Greater New York (SAAGNY) and its members gathered at the Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe on September 14 for the regional association’s first indoor trade show in 19 months.
September 14, 2021
Supply chain problems have wracked the global economy for much of 2021, driven by the yo-yo effect of the rebounding economy, the uneven progression of business reopenings and pandemic-related restrictions, critical labor shortages, lack of raw materials and other issues, and these same challenges a…
September 14, 2021
PPAI has joined with a coalition of more than 152 companies and trade associations representing U.S. importers, exporters, transportation providers and other supply chain stakeholders in signing onto a letter submitted to Congress endorsing the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2021.
September 14, 2021
Cintas Corporation (PPAI 303547, D12) has announced that it intends to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The Cincinnati, Ohio-headquartered distributor is also undertaking a comprehensive, enterprise-wide review of its business model as it relates to environmental, social and govern…
September 14, 2021
Associated Premium Corporation (PPAI 107956, D3), a promotional products distributor and sports marketing firm in Cincinnati, Ohio, has a new corporate brand identity, redesigned logo and updated website. Now known by the initials APC, these changes come at a time when the company is celebrating 40 …
September 14, 2021
On Monday, PPAI was honored with an excellence award for Impressive Pivot to Virtual in recognition of its 2021 Expo Direct-2-You virtual event held in January. Ellen Tucker, CAE, PPAI’s director of business development and expositions, and Bob McLean, CPA, CAE, CEM, PPAI’s executive vice president,…
September 14, 2021
On October 3-5, the PPAI North American Leadership Conference (NALC) will be held in person at the Omni Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas. The Association’s first in-person event since The PPAI Expo 2020, NALC delves into relevant business issues and ideas impacting the promotional products industry. Inclu…
September 14, 2021
PPAI’s webinar series provides industry professionals with the best tools, practices and actionable ideas that they can use to build up their businesses and expand their skill set. Among its upcoming webinars, through the rest of 2021, PPAI is hosting an ongoing a diversity, equity and inclusion (DE…
September 14, 2021
To support schools serving low-income and diverse student populations, St. Paul, Minnesota-headquartered 3M is providing backpacks full of school supplies to 17,000 public school students in its hometown, through a partnership with the St. Paul Public School District and the Kids in Need Foundation.…
September 14, 2021
Upskilling programs, defined as training or education that teaches new skills or advances or upgrades existing skills, can present a compelling opportunity for workers and businesses. A study by Gallup and commissioned by Amazon, “The American Upskilling Study: Empowering Workers for the Jobs of Tom…
September 09, 2021
Paper prices have been trending upwards in recent months as various factors pressure this sector of manufacturing. Mill closures or shifting to production to packing material coupled with reduced production capacity, labor shortages and rising raw material and transportation costs have all contribut…
September 09, 2021
Distributor HALO (PPAI 106462, D15), headquartered in Sterling, Illinois, has acquired Captiv8 Promotions, a distributor located in New York City.
September 09, 2021
Koozie Group (PPAI 114187, S13) headquartered in Clearwater, Florida, has formed a new, exclusive supplier partnership in the U.S. and Canada with SCX Design. Founded in 2017, SCX Design is a French company that creates innovative, useful tech accessories.
September 09, 2021
Peerless Umbrella, headquartered in Newark, New Jersey, has signed an exclusive deal with Weatherman to be the sole provider of Weatherman umbrellas to the promotional products industry. Initially Peerless will offer two styles in the line’s most popular colors, and more styles and colors will be ad…
September 09, 2021
Consumers have a particularly strong connection with the Apple brand. The technology company came in at No. 1 in MBLM’s 2021 Brand Intimacy COVID Study, a study of brands based on emotional connections during the pandemic. MBLM—pronounced “Emblem”—uses emotional science to build and manage more inti…
September 09, 2021
The PPAI North American Leadership Conference (NALC) returns in-person on October 3-5 in Fort Worth, Texas. The Association’s first in-person event since The PPAI Expo 2020, NALC delves into relevant business issues and ideas impacting the promotional products industry. Its speaker line-up begins wi…
September 09, 2021
Small businesses continue to struggle with pandemic-related challenges, according to data from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Voices. Forty-four percent of small-business owners have less than three months’ cash reserves, putting their businesses and employees in danger should a COVID-19-…
September 07, 2021
PPAI’s 2021 board election opened today and runs through September 28. The nominees for the board class of 2026 are Chris Anderson, CEO of Braintree, Massachusetts-based supplier HPG, and Denise Taschereau, co-founder and CEO of Vancouver, British Columbia-based distributor Fairware Promotional Prod…
September 07, 2021
HanesBrands’ Champion Athleticwear brand has announced a partnership, Champion Renewed, with The Renewal Workshop, a company that renews apparel that would have otherwise gone into landfills. The partnership helps extend the lifespan of the brand’s apparel and reduces waste, while supporting its “Be…
September 07, 2021
The St Regis Group (PPAI 230188, S6) and Tilley have announced a partnership agreement starting September 1. Cheektowaga, New York-based St Regis will become the supplier and fulfillment arm for a select range of the Tilley collection of hats to the promotional products industry.
September 07, 2021
Gildan Activewear (PPAI 250187, S13) has published its 17th Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) report. The Montreal, Quebec-based supplier’s 2020 ESG report showcases its approach and commitment to ESG, its 2020 performance results and key priorities toward continuing its vision of “Making …
September 07, 2021
3M has announced that the St. Paul, Minnesota-based company will be included in the State Street Global Advisors’ (SSGA) Gender Diversity Index ETF. The SSGA is a select group of large-scale U.S. companies that are closing gender gaps and advancing women through gender diversity. 3M operates in the …
September 07, 2021
U.S. business travelers are scaling back travel plans amid rising COVID-19 cases, with 67 percent planning to take fewer trips, 52 percent likely to cancel existing travel plans without rescheduling and 60 percent planning to postpone existing travel plans, according to a new national survey conduct…
September 02, 2021
Hurricane Ida’s remnants dumped several inches of rain in the Northeast on Wednesday, prompting the National Weather Service’s first-ever flash flood warning for New York City, and producing massive flooding across the region that caused more than two dozen deaths in New York, New Jersey and Pennsyl…
September 02, 2021
On August 16-18, SAGE, the Addison, Texas-based promotional products industry business services provider, held its second annual online SAGE Show, one of the industry’s largest online events. The show drew more than 2,500 industry professionals, featured over 150 online booths and offered live and o…
September 02, 2021
Trevose, Pennsylvania-based supplier alphabroder | Prime Line has launched its Green Team Initiative, the result of 15 months of development with the ultimate goal of creating an environmental, social and governance corporate platform that will be both meaningful and measurable.
September 02, 2021
Health Canada is hosting the fifth North America Consumer Product Safety Summit on September 22-23. In this virtual event, North American consumer product safety regulators—Health Canada's Consumer Product Safety Program (CPSP), Mexico's Consumer Protection Federal Agency (PROFECO) and the United St…
September 02, 2021
The Incentive Marketing Association (IMA) has elected Bill Martocci, CPIM, president of Carlisle Sales & Marketing, as its 2021-2022 board president and announced new officers and directors. The IMA serves to connect members from across the incentive industry and is the umbrella organization for the…
September 02, 2021
Granby, Quebec-based distributor Malga (PPAI 608304, D2) has acquired Distribution Emblème (PPAI 737796, D2), also of Granby. Dominic Côté, president and CEO of Malga, describes the acquisition as the logical outcome of several years of collaboration, during which Distribution Emblème supported Malg…