PPB Looks Back At The Top Stories Of 2012


Last year was a busy one for the promotional products industry. PPB’s editors have compiled a list of the top stories from PPB and PPB Newslink that trace the industry’s most significant accomplishments, news and events in 2012.

TurboTest – A Product Safety Roadmap

Hanes Helps Andy Coyne Set A Guinness World Record At The PPAI Expo

Promo Kitchen Launches To Encourage, Support Industry Education, Mentorship

Distributor 2011 Sales Grew 7.02 Percent To $17.7 Billion

The 2011 Hottest-Selling Product Categories

PPAI, SAAGNY Extend Agreement To Host brand. At PROMOTIONS EAST

Industry Donates More Than $10,000 In 2011 To The Business Recovery Fund

PPAI Reaches A Record 10,000 Members

PPAI Expands, Updates Industry’s Premier Professional Certification Program

Pennsylvania Congressman Tim Murphy Named PPAI’s Legislator Of The Year

FDA Rejects BPA Ban Citing Lack Of Evidence

FDA Issues Regulations Banning BPA Use In Baby Bottles

Lawsuit Seeking To End McDonald’s Use Of Toys In Happy Meals Marketing Dismissed

PPAI’s L.E.A.D. Delivers The Promotional Products Industry’s Message To Capitol Hill

GCPPA And PPAFlorida’s Efforts Pay Off; Florida Amends Law Limiting Promotional Products Use In Healthcare

Bags Overtake Calendars For Top-Three Spot In PPAI Annual Sales Volume Survey

PPEF Crosses The $1 Million Mark With 2012 Scholarship Award Winners

CPSC General Counsel To Keynote At The PPAI Product Safety Summit

U.S. Olympic Athletes’ Chinese-Made Uniforms Cause A Stir

PPAI Board Revises Bylaws And Board Structure

In Memoriam: Gene Cesario, MAS

Expanded PPAI And SAGE “Power Of Two” Alliance To Include SAGE Show

Gildan Acquires Anvil Knitwear For $88 Million

Buckyballs, Buckycubes Discontinued

Forever Young-Attracting Young Workers To The Industry

Health Canada Recalls T-Shirts Over Excessive Lead In The Imprint

The Healthcare Ruling And Its Effects On Promotional Products Businesses

PPAI Recognized As The Oldest Organization Doing Business In Irving, Texas

PPAI And SAAGNY Announce Expo East Tradeshow

The Best Advice I Ever Got

In Memoriam: Janelle Nevins

PPAI And IMA To Produce The Motivation Show Las Vegas In 2014

Cause Marketing – Bridging Commerce With A Cause

Hurricane Sandy Causes Some Company Closures And Delays

What U.S. Election Results Mean For The Industry

PPAI Introduces Promotional Products Work! Week

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