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Expo East 2017 Introduces Insightful, Innovative Education Lineup

Expo East is bringing an extensive education schedule to Atlantic City this June, with numerous professional development opportunities available on and off the show floor. And new to Expo East this year, Connections Corner is a series of interactive roundtable discussions held on Monday, June 12. Read More »

PPAI’s Webinar Schedule Includes Legislative Issues And More

The PPAI webinars scheduled for the coming months explore issues on Capitol Hill, video marketing, promotional products’ regulatory environment and more. The Association’s education schedule features a wide range of ideas, updates and other topics important to promotional products industry practitioners. Read More »

HPPA Hosts Its Cool Stuff Show, Recognizes Member Accomplishments

The Houston Promotional Products Association (HPPA) has had a busy year, with the presentation of its 2016 awards at a March meeting of the regional association, and its annual Cool Stuff Show on April 6. Read More »

PAPPA Incorporates Promotional Products Into Geocache Adventure

Members of the Philadelphia Area Promotional Products Association (PAPPA) went on a geocaching adventure at the Bear Creek Mountain Resort in Macungie, Pennsylvania, on April 21, using GPS devices to search for hiking-related promotional products. Read More »

HandStands PROMO Acquired By Former Executives

Supplier HandStands PROMO (PPAI 111285) has been acquired from current owners Energizer Holdings, Inc., by HandStands Products Holdings, LLC, a group led by longtime former executives of HandStands Rodd Steuart, Jason Fogg and Chris Anderson. Read More »

Alpi International, BEL Promo Pledge Support To The PPEF Tomorrow Fund

Industry suppliers Alpi International (PPAI 111221) and BEL Promo (PPAI 362224) have lent their support to professional development and the success of the promotional products industry through higher education with pledges to the Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF) Tomorrow Fund. Alpi International has pledged $10,000 to the fund over 10 years and BEL Promo has pledged $6,000 over six years. Read More »

Gildan Reports Sales Increase In Q1; Looks For More Organic Growth By Year End

Supplier Gildan Activewear has released financial results for the quarter ending April 2 and reconfirmed its full-year guidance for 2017. The Montreal, Quebec-based company reported sales of $665.4 million in the first quarter, a 12.2-percent increase compared to the same period in 2016. Read More »

Earnings, Operating Profits Up At Delta Apparel

Delta Apparel, Inc. (PPAI 188431) reports net income of $4.5 million in its fiscal 2017 second quarter, which ended April, up 33 percent from second quarter 2016. Operating profit for the quarter was $7.5 million, or 7.2 percent of sales, versus $5.9 million, or 5.4 percent of sales, during the same period last year. Read More »

The Artcraft Group Acquires Corporate Marketing, Inc.

Distributor Artcraft Promotional Concepts (PPAI 101781), headquartered in Moorestown, New Jersey, has acquired Somerville, New Jersey-based distributor Corporate Marketing, Inc. (PPAI 603904). Read More »

Distributor, Supplier Sales Expected To Climb This Year And Slow In The Next

Indicators point toward continued growth for most promotional products industry companies through 2017, but looking ahead to 2018, the PPAI/ITR Economics’ first quarter 2017 Market Outlook Report expects growth to slow down as the new year progresses. Read More »

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