March 2017

4imprint Group Reports Healthy Revenue Growth In 2016

4imprint Group PLC, parent of Oshkosh, Wisconsin-based distributor 4imprint (PPAI 107200), has released its final financial results for the year ending December 31, 2016, revealing healthy revenue growth of 12 percent compared to 2015. Read More »

Wearable Technology Struggles To Grow Consumer Interest

Smart devices and clothing—items embedded with internet-connected electronics—are a struggling market segment, and a study by market research firm AYTM suggests consumers’ interest is modest in the near term. In a survey of consumers over age 18, roughly one-fifth (18 percent) had bought a wearable device or smart clothing, and less than half (46 percent) were at least somewhat likely to do so over the next five years. Read More »

iPROMOTEu Women’s Program Draws More Than 200 Attendees

iPROMOTEu’s (PPAI 218870) A Woman’s View program hosted its annual networking reception at The PPAI Expo. The event, held on January 11, drew more than 200 women to recognize and celebrate their peers in the industry. Designed to unite and support women in the promotional products industry, A Woman’s View was initially developed for iPROMOTEu’s women affiliates. It has since opened certain programming to all women in the industry. Read More »

PPAI, Industry Call For Action On Border Adjustment Tax

A key element of Congress’ tax reform could be the introduction of a border adjustment tax (BAT), which would levy a 20-percent tax on all U.S. imports while eliminating the tax on exports. The proposal poses a discriminatory tax on all imported products—including promotional products—and is anticipated to hurt American consumers and the nation’s largest employers by increasing the cost of everyday products. Read More »

iPROMOTEu’s Top Affiliates, Suppliers Honored At The PPAI Expo

iPROMOTEu held a pair of recognition events in January in Las Vegas during The PPAI Expo. The annual “Thank You” reception and Award Luncheon brought together approximately 350 affiliates, guests, and representatives of some of iPROMOTEu’s preferred vendors. Read More »

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 »

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