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PPB Newslink June 29: Staples, Inc. Agrees To Be Acquired By Private Equity Firm

Staples, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement with Sycamore Partners to be acquired by the private equity firm for approximately $6.9 billion. The Framingham, Massachusetts-company participates in the promotional products industry as distributor Staples Promotional Products (PPAI 108945). Read More »

PPB Newslink June 27: PPAI Women’s Leadership Conference Opens In Scottsdale With Record Attendance

The splendor of the Arizona desert in summertime provided a breathtaking backdrop for this year’s Women’s Leadership Conference taking place this week in Scottsdale. Read More »

PPB Newslink June 22: The Image Group And Target Marketing Announce Merger

As first reported Tuesday in a Breaking News alert, The Image Group (PPAI 103424) and Target Marketing (PPAI 109001) have announced an agreement to merge the companies, effective June 30. In a statement, owners for the two distributors say the merger will provide current and prospective clients with a greater range of marketing solutions, while bringing scale needed for continued efficiencies in operations, innovative technologies and greater reach nationally and internationally. Read More »

PPB Newslink June 20: PPAI Pyramid Awards Celebrates 60 Years With Full Program Redesign

In 2018, PPAI will celebrate 60 years of recognizing the outstanding work of member companies with its Pyramid Awards. First introduced in 1958, the PPAI Pyramid Award recognizes promotional products businesses and helps shine the spotlight on innovative and outstanding promotional campaigns and programs. Read More »

PPB Newslink June 15: Expo East’s Return To June Results In Knock-Out Show

Expo East 2017 came to a close Wednesday afternoon, culminating in three productive days at the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey. From all accounts, Expo East delivered the show experience industry professionals have come to expect from PPAI—an extensive education schedule, active trade-show floor and numerous networking opportunities—all on the East Coast. Read More »

PPB Newslink@Expo East June 14: Expo East Goes Into Final Day Strong

PPAI Expo East 2017 draws to a close this afternoon at Atlantic City, New Jersey’s Atlantic City Convention Center. The three-day event, which began on June 12 with a full day of education programming, featured an active trade-show floor and several networking opportunities. Read More »

PPB Newslink@Expo East June 13: Sunny Skies, Strong Crowds Welcome Expo East

The Expo East show floor opened today at the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey, drawing attendees from across the Northeast and beyond for two days of the latest in promotional products from some of the industry’s top exhibitors. Read More »

PPB Newslink@Expo East June 12: Expo East Gets Started With Strong Education Lineup

The doors opened at Expo East in Atlantic City this morning, marking its return to a June time frame; for the past two years, it was held in March. The show, running through Wednesday at the Atlantic City Convention Center, brings an experience similar to The PPAI Expo in Las Vegas to the East Coast, with the same high level of exhibits, education and networking events. Read More »

PPB Newslink June 8: Promotional Products Sales Reach $21.3 Billion In 2016

In 2016, U.S. promotional products sales reached a record $21.3 billion, continuing an upward trend that began in 2010, following 2009’s downturn. PPAI’s Annual Estimate of Distributor Sales reports growth of 2.39 percent in 2016, a slower pace than 2015’s 3.82-percent growth, and also a tightening of the gap between small and large distributors. Read More »

PPB Newslink June 6: BIC Group To Sell BIC Graphic North America

BIC Graphic North America (PPAI 114187) has announced that its parent company, BIC Group, has signed an asset and share purchase agreement to sell its North American promotional products division and Asian Sourcing division to an affiliate of H.I.G. Capital, a global U.S. private equity firm. Read More »

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