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DOL Fiduciary Rule Generates Uncertainty Around Incentives And Awards Programs

The Department of Labor’s “Fiduciary Rule,” an amendment to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act issued by the Department of Labor in 2016, loosens the federal government’s definition of a fiduciary—“persons who provide investment advice or recommendations for a fee or other compensation with respect to assets of a plan or IRA.” Read More »

Ennis, Inc. Issues First Quarter 2017 Financial Statement

Ennis, Inc. has reported financial results for its first quarter, ending May 31. The Midlothian, Texas-headquartered supplier’s net print sales for first quarter were $94.6 million, a 4.6-percent increase compared to first quarter 2016, and its gross profit margin, at $29.9 million or 31.6 percent, was up from $26.7 million and 29.5 percent during the same period last year. Read More »

SanMar Joins Sustainable Apparel Coalition

SanMar Corporation (PPAI 110788) has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC). The Issaquah, Washington, supplier will use the group’s sustainability measurement tool, the Higg Index, to drive environmental and social responsibility throughout its global supply chain.
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Galaxy Balloons Parent Company Acquires Coast 2 Coast Wholesale Pet Products

Boss Holdings, parent company of industry supplier Galaxy Balloons (PPAI 113835), has through its subsidiary Boss Pet Products purchased the pet product distribution business and related assets of Garden Grove, California’s Coast 2 Coast Wholesale Pet Products. Boss funded the purchase from its existing working capital. Read More »

SAGE Updates Mobile App, Adds New Features

SAGE has released a new version of its app, SAGE Mobile, which adds full order management, discussion groups and other features. The app, available for iOS and Android devices, allows industry distributors access to research and business management operations while on the go, and offers an integrated solution across the SAGE Online, SAGE Web and SAGE Mobile platforms. 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 »

IMAGEN Brands Honored By Proforma Albrecht & Co.

IMAGEN Brands’ Crown and Vitronic, were recently awarded the 2016 Most Valuable Partner Award by distributor Proforma Albrecht & Co. at its Sales Achievement Awards Celebration at The Monastery in Cincinnati, Ohio in May. Read More »

IMRA Elects New Officers

The Incentive Manufacturer’s Representatives Alliance (IMRA), a strategic industry group within the Incentive Marketing Association (IMA), has elected its officers for 2017-2018. Read More »

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 »

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