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Investment In B2B Brand Strategies On The Rise

A clear majority of business-to-business companies (81.3 percent) are expected to invest more in their brand strategies in the next five years, reports brand strategy consultancy Spencer Brenneman in a new study. Read More »

Chocolate Inn/Taylor & Grant Acquires Private Label Executive Gifts

Chocolate Inn/Taylor & Grant (PPAI 111662) has acquired San Jose, California, supplier Private Label Executive Gifts, Inc. This acquisition marks Chocolate Inn/Taylor & Grant’s fifth acquisition in the promotional food gifts category. Read More »

SAGE Marks Its 25th Anniversary

SAGE celebrated its 25th anniversary on February 18. The company was founded in 1992 and the SAGE Information System, later renamed SAGE Online, arrived shortly thereafter as the first online product research solution for promotional products. In 2010, SAGE and PPAI became partners in the Power of Two strategic alliance to deliver one comprehensive association and business management solution to promotional products distributors. Read More »

SBLC Names C.E. Rowe Chair

The Small Business Legislative Council (SBLC) has named C.E. “Tee” Rowe, president of America’s Small Business Development Centers, chair effective February 15. An annually elected position, Rowe succeeds John Grau, chief executive officer of the National Electrical Contractors Association. Read More »

SanMar, alphabroder Letter Adds Voice To BAT Opposition

PPAI has joined Americans for Affordable Products, a growing coalition of almost 190 like-minded business leaders, corporations and industry groups, to oppose the Border Adjustment Tax (BAT), a tax reform proposal that poses a discriminatory tax on all imported products—including promotional products. Last week, suppliers SanMar and alphabroder partnered on a letter to the industry adding their voice to concerns over the BAT and encouraging members to reach out to legislators on the issue. Read More »

North Carolina Recognizes HanesBrands Distribution Center’s Safety Milestone

HanesBrands’ Cleveland Distribution Center, located in Kings Mountain, North Carolina, was one of 34 facilities in the state of North Carolina to achieve two million employee hours without injury in 2016. HanesBrands participates in the promotional products industry as supplier Hanes/Champion (PPAI 191138). Read More »

PPB Newslink February 16: PPAI Names Committee And Advisory Group Chairs, Liaisons

PPAI has announced new volunteer committee and advisory group chairs and liaisons for the 2017-2018 term. The PPAI committees and advisory groups are comprised of volunteer representatives from the Association’s membership including distributors, suppliers, business services partners and representatives, who work together to promote, protect and grow the promotional products industry and the Association. Read More »

PPAI Names Committee And Advisory Group Chairs, Liaisons

PPAI has announced new volunteer committee and advisory group chairs and liaisons for the 2017-2018 term. The PPAI committees and advisory groups are comprised of volunteer representatives from the Association’s membership including distributors, suppliers, business services partners and representatives, who work together to promote, protect and grow the promotional products industry and the Association. Read More »

The SBLC Continues Its Look At The Future Of Tax Reform

The latest SBLC Report from the Small Business Legislative Council (SBLC) returns to the question of what may be ahead for tax reform in the U.S. Read More »

Consumer Goods Prices Tick Up In December, January

In its Digital Price Index (DPI) for January, Adobe reports that U.S. consumer spending indicated higher than expected inflation for two consecutive months. Prices typically drop in November due to holiday discounts before rebounding. However, prices in December 2016 saw a bigger jump compared to 2015 (0.6 percent versus zero percent) and surpassed pre-holiday levels. This trend continued into January 2017, with prices increasing .05 percent, which resulted in 1.2 percent cumulative inflation for the last three months. This is greater than the 0.9 percent observed during the same period a year ago. Read More »

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