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PPAI Explores Modern Consumers And Toy Safety Standards In Upcoming Webinars

The webinars PPAI has scheduled for April and May include the results of the Association’s 2017 Consumer Study, details on a new toy safety standard and more. Read More »

L.E.A.D. Highlights Border Adjustment Tax And Other Issues On Capitol Hill Next Week

Next week, PPAI’s Legislative Education and Action Day (L.E.A.D.) takes the promotional products industry’s message to Capitol Hill. Running April 26-27, more than 80 industry professionals will speak with members of Congress about the effectiveness of promotional products and the strength of the industry in the U.S. Read More »

PPAI Product Responsibility Summit Registration, Special Room Rates Now Open

The seventh annual PPAI Product Responsibility Summit will be held September 18-20 in Newport Beach, California. PPAI is offering special discounted room rates at the Duke Hotel, site of the Summit, and rooms are expected to fill up fast. Read More »

HanesBrands Announces Preliminary First Quarter Sales, Search For CFO’s Successor

HanesBrands has released its preliminary first-quarter 2017 results, expecting net sales of approximately $1.38 billion. The Winston-Salem, North Carolina, company, which participates in the promotional products industry as supplier Hanes/Champion (PPAI 191138), also announced that Chief Financial Officer Richard D. Moss will retire at the end of the year, and the company has initiated an internal and external search for his successor. Read More »

TSC Apparel Opens New Philadelphia Warehouse

TSC Apparel (PPAI 174523) has opened a new warehouse in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The supplier, which is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, also has warehouse locations in Atlanta, Cincinnati, Houston, Los Angeles and Denver. Read More »

U.S. Employment Trends Indicate Solid Job Growth Ahead

The Conference Board’s Employment Trends Index for March points to healthy job growth in the months ahead. After a strong uptick in February to 131.09, the index grew further in March to 131.43, a 4.3 percent increase over where the index stood one year ago. Read More »

SBLC Looks At What’s Ahead For Federal Budget Negotiations

The latest SBLC Alert from the Small Business Legislative Council (SBLC) gives an update on where things stand ahead of this month’s federal budget deal. Read More »

Revenue Growth, Optimism Fuel Small Business Marketing

Buoyed by optimism about their revenue growth, almost half of small businesses expect to spend more on marketing and advertising in 2017. B2B ratings and review firm Clutch found 59 percent of owners are predicting revenue growth this year, and 49 percent plan on upping their digital marketing spend. Read More »

PPAI Welcomes GSD&M Founder Roy Spence As NALC’s Opening Speaker

Roy Spence, founder and chairman of GSD&M Advertising, and CEO of the Purpose Institute, will be the opening general session speaker at the PPAI 2017 North American Leadership Conference (NALC) August 13-15, at the Four Season Hotel in Austin, Texas. Read More »

PPAI’s Webinars Examine Client Loyalty, The Modern Consumer And More

PPAI’s webinar schedule for April and May includes a look at creating client loyalty, findings from the Association’s 2017 Consumer Study and other topics relevant to promotional products industry practitioners and their businesses. Read More »

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