October 2014

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Upcoming trade shows and events in the promotional products industry. Read More »

PPEF Names Incoming Trustees, 2015 Board Officers

PPEF Names Incoming Trustees, 2015 Board Officers

The Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF) has named its 2015 officers and completed its trustee election for the 2015-2018 term. Read More »

Newell Rubbermaid Acquires bubba brands, inc.

Newell Rubbermaid, which operates in the promotional products industry through its subsidiary, Downers Grove, Illinois-based supplier Sanford Business-to-Business (UPIC: SANFORD), has acquired the assets of bubba brands, inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of In Zone Holdings, Inc., for $83 million, subject to customary working capital adjustments. Read More »

WorkflowOne Parent Company Releases Third Quarter Financials

Standard Register (UPIC: SF00001), parent company of industry distributor WorkflowOne, reported revenue of $219.4 million and a net loss of $5.6 million, or $0.65 per share, for the third quarter of 2014. For the same period in 2013, revenue was $199.4 million and a net loss of $23.2 million, or $3.92 per share, was recorded. Read More »

Imperial Headwear Opens Showroom In Midtown Manhattan

Imperial Headwear, a division of Bourbon, Missouri-based supplier Paramount Apparel International (UPIC: AMER0034), has opened a new showroom in Midtown Manhattan. Read More »

Distributors Petty Marketing, Venture Marketing Join Proforma

Proforma welcomes Ralph Petty, president of Petty Marketing in Cleveland, Tennessee, and Ryan Andrews, president of Richmond, Virginia-based Venture Marketing, to its member network. Read More »

U.S Economy Picks Up Steam In September

The U.S. economy continues to strengthen, according to the Conference Board’s Leading Economic Index (LEI) for September. The LEI for the U.S. increased 0.8 percent in September to 104.4 (2004’s economic index is the baseline at 100), following no change in August and a 1.1 percent increase in July. Read More »

Trade Show Executive Magazine Ranks The PPAI Expo 55th

Trade Show Executive Magazine Ranks The PPAI Expo 55th

The PPAI Expo has been recognized as the 55th top-ranking U.S. trade show on Trade Show Executive magazine’s 2014 Gold 100 List. The rankings, published in the magazine’s October issue, are based on a three-part, same-show comparison including show size, growth and attendance as well as innovation, social media practices, green initiatives, global participation and economic impact. Read More »

PPB Announces Its 2014 Powerful Partners

This fall, PPB asked supplier readers to nominate distributors who exhibit the best examples of true teamwork. In this year’s third annual PPB Powerful Partners search, four distributors were chosen for their keen ability to forge collaborative partnerships with their suppliers through clear communications and a higher level of creative selling. Read More »

Bellantone, Jenkins Visit Jetline During East Coast Road Trip

Bellantone, Jenkins Visit Jetline During East Coast Road Trip

This week, PPAI President and CEO Paul Bellantone, CAE, and PPAI Board Chair Mark Jenkins, MAS+, are driving up the East Coast, visiting with industry companies from South Carolina to Connecticut. Read More »

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