December 2016

PPB Newslink Looks Back At Top Stories Of 2016

A lot happened in the promotional products industry over the past year. Looking back at 2016, PPB Newslink has identified its top stories that trace PPAI and the industry’s most significant accomplishments, news and events in the order in which they took place. Read More »

SAGE Releases New Version of Mobile App

Addison, Texas-based SAGE has added new tools, including presentations and virtual sampling capabilities, to the latest version of its mobile app, SAGE Mobile 6.0. The official show planner for The PPAI Expo, the app gives distributors complimentary access to the its full set of trade-show planning features to plan and manage their experience at the show. It is available for both iOS and Android devices. Read More »

PWS Adds New Production And Shipping Facility

Brea, California-based Supplier PWS (PPAI 198020) is opening a new 60,000-square foot production and shipping facility in Portland, Tennessee on January 1, 2017 to better serve East Coast and Midwest customers. According to the company, both new and existing customers will benefit from faster shipping times and lower freight costs on orders that can now ship from the new Tennessee facility. Read More »

Wizard Creations To Appear On CNBC’s Billion Dollar Buyer

Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based distributor Wizard Creations (PPAI 342741) will appear on hit reality show Billion Dollar Buyer with Tilman Fertitta, Tuesday, January 17 at 10 pm EST on CNBC. Billion Dollar Buyer introduces promising companies across the country to one of America’s most successful businessmen: billionaire hospitality mogul Tilman Fertitta, chairman, CEO and sole shareholder of Landry’s Inc. Read More »

Landway Announces New, Larger Northern California Headquarters

San Francisco, California, supplier Landway International Corp. (PPAI 243349) is expanding to a larger, state-of-the-art 100,000-square-foot facility in the San Francisco Bay Area. The move will triple the company’s current warehouse capacity and production space. Read More »

Reciprocity Road Welcomes SwervePoint, Projects $200+ Million in 2017

Distributor SwervePoint, LLC (PPAI 336283) a full-service merchandise agency headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, joined buying group Reciprocity Road, bringing the group’s projected sales for 2017 to over $200 million. Read More »

PPEF Opens Online Auction

The Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF) is hosting an online auction before and during The PPAI Expo 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The auction is now open and will run through 12 pm PST on Thursday, January 12, 2017. Donations are still being accepted through January 3 via the Donate Items button on right-hand side of the auction website. Read More »

Proforma And TOMS Empower Local Families To Pay It Forward

Independence, Ohio, distributor Proforma (PPAI 196835) has again joined TOMS, a retailer of shoes, sunglasses, apparel and more, in the retailer’s “One for One” mission. Last year, Proforma supported the program by providing gift cards to all Proforma Support Center team members and with every purchase, a person in need received a critical care item. This year, Proforma took it a step further and has provided local families in need with TOMS gift cards. Now, people who may not typically be able to give back themselves during the holidays are able to pay it forward. Read More »

Suppliers Announce Holiday Hours And Closures

Throughout the month, PPB Newslink has provided a comprehensive list of suppliers’ holiday hours and closures. The following list includes all updates received as of today. PPAI offices will be closed January 2. 365 Wholesale (PPAI 274032) December 22-January 4, Closed … Read More »

4 Sizzle Recalls Promotional Grills Due to Fire Hazard

Importer 4 Sizzle, based in Stateline, Nevada, has issued a recall of approximately 1,700 promotional barrel grills after receiving reports of two grills catching fire. No injuries were reported. Read More »

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