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PPB Newslink February 11: IRF Survey Finds Employees Want Unique, Individualized Motivation Programs

Unique, upscale and individualized experiences will factor significantly into businesses’ motivation programs in 2016. The Incentive Research Foundation’s (IRF) 2016 Trends in Incentive Travel, Rewards, and Recognition report points toward “experiential” rewards and luxury to play a big role in companies’ incentive programs. Read More »

IRF Survey Finds Employees Want Unique, Individualized Motivation Programs

Unique, upscale and individualized experiences will factor significantly into businesses’ motivation programs in 2016. The Incentive Research Foundation’s (IRF) 2016 Trends in Incentive Travel, Rewards, and Recognition report points toward “experiential” rewards and luxury to play a big role in companies’ incentive programs. Read More »

European Union Approves Staples’ Acquisition Of Office Depot

Staples, Inc. has received approval from the European Union to acquire Office Depot. Staples participates in the promotional products industry as distributor Staples Promotional Products (UPIC: AMER0016). Read More »

Delta Apparel Reports Climbing Sales, Earnings First Quarter

Delta Apparel, Inc. (UPIC: delta03) reports a 2.5 percent increase over the same period last year for fiscal 2016 first quarter, which ended January 2, 2016. The increase comes after adjusting for sales in the prior year quarter attributed to its since-divested The Game business. Net sales for the fiscal 2016 first quarter were $90.2 million compared to $93.4 million in fiscal 2015’s first quarter, before making the sales adjustment. Read More »

U.S. Employment Continues To Grow, But At A Slower Pace

The Conference Board reports that its Employment Trends Index increased in January, now standing at 128.93, up from 128.71 in December. This represents a 1.9 percent increase compared to a year ago. For January, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 151,000 jobs created, compared to a 262,000-job gain in December. Read More »

HALO Launches College Scholarship Contest

HALO Branded Solutions has launched a scholarship contest to award $3,000 toward an undergraduate degree. The Sterling, Illinois-based distributor is also a longstanding supporter of the Promotional Products Educational Foundation (PPEF) that provides scholarships for promotional products professionals and their dependents. Read More »

Warwick Publishing Achieves Second Idealliance G7 Master Qualification

Supplier Warwick Publishing (UPIC: WARWICK) has achieved G7 Master Qualification for the second consecutive year. This certification is awarded by Idealliance, a not-for-profit industry group dedicated to guiding print production best practices, specifications and standards, worldwide. Read More »

19 Industry Professionals Earn Professional Certifications At The PPAI Expo 2016

At The PPAI Expo 2016, 19 industry professionals earned their Certified Advertising Professional (CAS) industry certifications and joined an elite group of individuals who have demonstrated their commitment to the promotional products industry and to continuing their education. Read More »

SBLC Spotlights What To Look For In 2016 Elections

While much of the attention and coverage of the 2016 elections has thus far been focused on the presidential elections, particularly with the commencement of the party primaries, the Senate will be a critical ground for both parties in 2016. Read More »

PPB Newslink February 10: Expo Exhibitors Donate $36,000 In Products To Schools In Need

Volunteers and staff from the Kids In Need Foundation and its Las Vegas-based affiliate Teacher Exchange collected 17 pallets of donated promotional products from 76 exhibitors at the close of The PPAI Expo 2016 in January. The donations represent a retail value of more than $36,000. Read More »

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