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PPB Newslink January 19: Promotional Products Key To Commemorating Trump’s Inauguration

The festivities leading up to Friday’s inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump begin today with an all-day concert at the Lincoln Memorial. And in Washington, D.C., and across the country, promotional products are playing a big role in how Americans are recognizing and marking the event. Read More »

PPB Newslink January 17: 55th Annual PSI Show Wraps With Record Attendance, New Opportunities

The 55th annual PSI Show wrapped last week after bringing a strong mix of exhibitors and attendees to Düsseldorf, Germany. Running January 10-12, 2017, the show attracted members of the promotional products industry from Germany, across Europe and around the world. Read More »

PPB Newslink@Expo January 12: The PPAI Expo 2017 Ends On A High Note

The PPAI Expo 2017 wraps up at 3 pm today, bringing its 15th year at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center to a strong and successful conclusion. With nearly 1,300 exhibiting companies on-site in more than 3,100 booths, an extensive lineup of education sessions and world-class speakers, and innovative new events to connect with colleagues, Expo 2017 offered something for everyone. Read More »

PPB Newslink@Expo January 11: Johnny Cupcakes Hits A Sweet Spot With Marketers

By the time he was 16, Johnny Earle had run more than a dozen amateur businesses, from lemonade stands, yard sales and neighborhood haunted houses to doing magic tricks at kids’ birthday parties. A lifelong prankster with a quirky bent and a love of life, after high school Earle decided to flex his already-experienced entrepreneurial muscle. Read More »

PPB Newslink@Expo January 10: Gildan Activewear To Acquire American Apparel Brand, Certain Assets

Supplier Gildan Activewear, Inc. (PPAI 250187) announced today that it has emerged as the winner in the court-supervised auction to acquire the American Apparel brand and certain assets from American Apparel, LLC (PPAI 223870). The transaction is subject to bankruptcy court approval on Thursday, and Gildan anticipates completing the acquisition by early February. Read More »

PPB Newslink@Expo January 9: The PPAI Expo Gears Up For Another Spectacular Run

The PPAI Expo has returned to the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas this week, marking its 15th year at the state-of-the-art venue, and drawing thousands of suppliers, distributors, reps and business services companies from across North America and around the globe. Read More »

PPB Newslink@Expo January 8: Hub Pen Company Acquires Beacon Promotions

As reported Friday in a PPB Newslink Breaking News alert, Braintree, Massachusetts-based Hub Pen Company (PPAI 110772), one of the largest suppliers of promotional writing instruments in the U.S., has acquired New Ulm, Minnesota-based supplier Beacon Promotions (PPAI 113702) in a deal that was finalized in late December. Read More »

PPB Newslink January 5: Small-Business Owners Optimistic About 2017

Small-business owners are beginning the new year on a positive note, says the Staples National Small-Business Survey. It reports that 85 percent of American small-business owners are “optimistic” about the business climate in 2017. Read More »

PPB Newslink January 3: Print Calendars Still Have It

On December 29, The New York Times featured a powerful story on the enduring popularity of appointment books, planners and calendars in the face of digital competition. Consulting with PPAI and industry members such as BIC Graphic and Tru Art Advertising Calendars, The Times’ story highlighted the category’s continued sales growth and what gives it its unique appeal. Read More »

PPB Newslink December 29: PPB Newslink Looks Back At Top Stories Of 2016

A lot happened in the promotional products industry over the past year. Looking back at 2016, PPB Newslink has identified its top stories that trace PPAI’s and the industry’s most significant accomplishments, news and events in the order in which they took place. Read More »

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