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Maple Ridge Farms Wins 2017 U.S. Championship Cheese Contest

Sartori Black Pepper BellaVitano, a cheese variety offered by Mosinee, Wisconsin, supplier Maple Ridge Farms (PPAI 114165), won the Grand Champion title in the U.S. Championship Cheese Contest, outscoring more than 2,000 entries from 33 states. Read More »

BELLA+CANVAS, Gildan Join Charity To Help LA Homeless

Suppliers BELLA+CANVAS (PPAI 304892) and Gildan (PPAI 250187), in partnership with charity Bundles of Hope, will distribute care packages to over 5,000 homeless people in Los Angeles on March 15. Read More »

HanesBrands Recognized By United Way For Contributions

HanesBrands was presented with the Spirit of North Carolina Award for campaign excellence by the United Way of North Carolina, the eighth consecutive Spirit Award and 10th earned in the past 11 years by Hanes and its employees. HanesBrands participates in the promotional products industry as supplier Hanes/Champion (PPAI 191138). Read More »

PPEF To Award Eight New Named Scholarships

The Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF) is awarding eight new named scholarships for the first time this year. The move brings to 25 the total number of named scholarships—those established in honor or memory of an individual or company—presented each year. Read More »

Staples, Inc. Reports Q4 Results In Line With Expectations

Staples, Inc. has released its financial performance for the fourth quarter and fiscal year that ended January 28, 2017. Staples participates in the promotional products industry as distributor Staples Promotional Products (PPAI 108945). Read More »

Businesses’ Views On ‘Digital’ Are Still Evolving

What “digital” means for businesses has grown more expansive over the years, reports PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in its 10th annual Global Digital IQ Survey. The company gathered information from 2,216 business and technology executives for the study, and found a fundamental shift in the integration of technology with the human experience. Read More »

House Republicans Propose American Health Care Act To Replace ACA

Earlier this week, the House Republican leadership released a bill, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The AHCA does not repeal the ACA in its entirety, and in fact changes or keeps certain provisions of the law. Read More »

PPAI Rolls Out Initiative To Support Industry Internship Programs

PPAI has taken a concrete step to shape the industry’s future leaders with the introduction of the Association’s Intern Program, giving companies the tools they need to effectively manage internship programs. Read More »

PPAI’s Barnett Speaks At TRASA Expo

On March 7, PPAI Diversity Development and Engagement Manager Seth Barnett joined the Three Rivers Advertising Specialty Association (TRASA) at its Expo in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, taking part in the event’s education programming. Read More »

PPAI’s March Webinars Revisit Top Speakers At Expo 2017 And More

PPAI’s March webinar series revisits some of the highlights of Expo 2017’s education programming, examines best practices in exporting products and financing growth, and explores a wide range of issues important to promotional products industry professionals. Read More »

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