December 2014

Sew American

Sew American

Twenty years ago, textile imports and overseas manufacturing were on the rise, as companies sought ways to do more business with less overhead. But at the same time, Unionwear/Konvex (UPIC: MADEINUS) was founded with a focus to keep manufacturing and production on American soil. Now the New Jersey company is a proud supplier of caps, bags and military goods that are both U.S.-made and union-made. Read More »

PPAI Announces 2015 PPAI Supplier Star Finalists

PPAI has selected 20 industry supplier companies as finalists for the 2015 PPAI Supplier Star Award. The competition recognizes supplier member companies who have excelled in communication, service and quality, as voted on by member distributors. Read More »

4imprint Reorganizes Board, Appoints Kevin Lyons-Tarr Chief Executive

As reported December 18 in a PPB Newslink Breaking News release, Kevin Lyons-Tarr, chief executive of the Direct Marketing Division of Oshkosh, Wisconsin-based distributor 4imprint Group plc (UPIC: imprint), has been appointed chief executive of 4imprint effective March 31, 2015, as part the board’s reorganization. Read More »

Ennis, Inc.’s Printegra-Arlington To Move To Larger Facility

Ennis, Inc. (UPIC: Ennis) is relocating its Printegra-Arlington operations from a leased facility to a company-owned building less than one mile away and will consolidate production with Royal Business Forms. Read More »

ASB Announces American Retail Initiative

American Solutions For Business (UPIC: AMER0005) has launched American Retail, focusing on the point-of-purchase vertical market. American Retail will serve the in-store marketing and operational needs of retailers and manufacturers including sourcing, production and distribution of fixtures, POP signage and materials, promotional items and apparel, operational documents and labels. Read More »

HALO Branded Solutions Adds Best Impressions

HALO Branded Solutions (UPIC: HBS) has announced the affiliation of Best Impressions (UPIC: B486235), a distributor based in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Read More »

Savannah Stamp & Stencil Acquired By Distributor Holmes Stamp & Sign Company

Holmes Stamp & Sign Company (UPIC: H484403) has acquired Savannah Stamp & Stencil, a 140-year-old provider of rubber stamps, stencils, engraved nameplates and badges. Holmes Stamp & Sign, based in Jacksonville, Florida, offers a wider range of similar products and services. Read More »

PPAI Joins 165 Organizations Requesting Federal Mediation In West Coast Port Labor Dispute

PPAI has added its name to a letter sent ahead of the Christmas holiday to President Barack Obama that expresses the concerns of the National Retail Federation and 165 other organizations over the ongoing labor contract negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), which began in May. The organizations’ existing contract expired July 1. Read More »

Industry Companies, Professionals Join PPEF Challenge is holding a SuccessFit Exercise Fundraiser at The PPAI Expo 2015 to benefit the Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF). SuccessFit is an ongoing program that presents information on how fitness affects personal lives and business success. Read More »

Indian Government Cracks Down On Pharmaceutical Company Gift-Giving

The Indian government has placed new restrictions on gifts and promotional items given to doctors by pharmaceutical companies. Going into effect January 1, India’s Uniform Code of Pharmaceutical Marketing Practices says that “no gifts, pecuniary advantages or benefits in kind may be supplied, offered or promised to persons qualified to prescribe or supply drugs, by a pharmaceutical company or any of its agents including retailers, distributors or wholesalers.” Read More »

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