May 2015

Consumer Confidence Strengthens In May

Consumer confidence is on the rise, reports the Conference Board. Its Consumer Confidence Index, which declined in April, showed a moderate increase in May, rising from 94.3 to 95.4. Read More »

Discount Labels Celebrates 50 Years In Business

Supplier Discount Labels (UPIC: DISC0002) is celebrating 50 years in the custom label business this month with customer appreciation promotions and a celebratory picnic for employees. Read More »

Facilisgroup Reports 25 Percent Growth In Preferred Vendor Sales

Facilisgroup (UPIC: Facilis) has announced that it has grown Gold and Silver Vendor same-store sales by 25 percent in the first quarter of 2015. Facilisgroup Gold and Silver Vendors constitute the majority of product selections for Facilis distributor partners. Read More »

Honesty Is The Best Policy In Recovering From Company Missteps

Publicly taking responsibility for a poor performance can be to a company’s benefit, says a new study from the University of Missouri. In the research, “Poor Performance and the Value of Corporate Honesty,” it was found that companies that come clean about problems returned a growth rate of 18 percent, while those that blamed other parties showed average declines to stock prices of 77 percent. Read More »

PPB Volunteer Of The Month: Eric Johnson, MAS

PPAI recognizes Eric Johnson, MAS, vice president of sales at supplier Halls & Company in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as the May PPB Volunteer Of The Month. Those selected for the honor have dedicated their time to the progress and fulfilling the charge of a committee, advisory group, work group or task force on which they serve. Read More »

PPAI, ITR Economics Partner On Industry Market Data

The availability of fresh and relevant industry data is about to get a much-needed boost. PPAI’s partnership with ITR Economics, an economic research and consulting firm that offers economic information, insight, analysis and proactive strategies, will produce data for the promotional products industry to help members improve their businesses. Business owners can learn more about the partnership and how best to apply the information to their businesses at a free webinar hosted by PPAI and ITR on June 23. Read More »

June Webinar Calendar Includes Sales Tactics, Corporate Compliance And More

PPAI’s online education schedule in June explores sales challenges, corporate responsibility programs and relationship building, among other subjects relevant to promotional products industry practitioners. Read More »

Pure Logo’s Jonathan Tennant, MAS, Shares Gold Pyramid Award With Client

At a National Association of Business Political Action Committees (NABPAC) luncheon on May 12, Jonathan Tennant, MAS, vice president of sales for distributor Pure Logo, Inc. (UPIC: P620391), presented a PPAI Gold Pyramid award to Ryan Schnepp of Sunoco/Energy Transfer Partners. Read More »

L.E.A.D. 2015 Produces Connections, Powerful Conversations

The sixth annual PPAI Legislation Education and Action Day (L.E.A.D.) came to a successful conclusion last week, as 78 industry professionals from 30 states met with senators, congressional representatives and legislative staff to discuss relevant legislation, issues and opportunities. Read More »

Springs Creative Products Group, LLC Acquires Carolina Manufacturing

Springs Creative Products Group LLC has acquired Greenville, South Carolina-based Carolina Manufacturing (UPIC: BANDANNA) from its parent company, Fendrich Industries, Inc. Carolina Manufacturing Co. joined the promotional products industry in 1985 under the name of CARO-LINE. Read More »

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