2015 was a busy year for the promotional products industry. Looking back at the past year, PPB Newslink has identified the top stories of 2015. Listed below are the articles and stories from PPB Newslink that trace the industry’s most significant accomplishments, news and events in 2015 in the order in which they took place.

Chocolate Inn/Taylor & Grant Acquires A La Carte


Albany County, New York Passes First Local-Level Product Safety Legislation

Industry Companies To Ride Out East Coast Winter Storm

Staples Acquires Office Depot

U.S. Apparel Imports Climb To $81 Billion In 2014

VAPPA Closes Roanoke, Richmond Shows As Winter Storm Blows In

ILWU, PMA Reach Agreement In West Coast Labor Dispute

Delta Apparel To Sell Collegiate Headwear Brand

HanesBrands Acquires Knights Apparel

PPAI Responds To Criticism Of Government Spending On Promotional Products

Standard Register Enters Into Voluntary Chapter 11 Reorganization, Acquisition Agreement

Polyconcept Names Gene Colleran New CEO

HALO To Acquire Newton Manufacturing Company

Kenneth Marshall Named President And CEO Of Sweda

PPAI Asks For Industry Action In New York Chemical Ban

PPEF Awards $150,000 In College Scholarships To 106 Students

Taylor Corporation Acquires Standard Register

Promotional Products Sales Hit $20 Billion In 2014 But Growth Slows

Hit Promotional Products Acquires Admints & Zagabor

Pro Towels Acquires Kanata Blanket Company

BrandAlliance and A Brand Company Announce Merger

HALO Branded Solutions Acquires Harvey-Daco, Inc.

Global Advertising Spending Expected To Reach $570 Billion This Year

Dorcy Enters Into Agreement with Aprinta Promo, Adva-Lite

Perry Wehrle And Brittany David Elected To PPAI Board

Five Selected As Inaugural PPAI Promotional Products Pioneers

American Apparel Announces Restructuring Plan To Reduce Debt, Interest Payments

Seth Godin And PPAI’s Paul Bellantone Headline Advertising Week Program

A Brand Company Acquires Design Accessories And Subsidiaries

Fields Manufacturing Acquires American Greenwood And Sprout Tyme Line

Research Finds Advertising Brings Trillions To U.S. Economy

U.S. Mergers And Acquisitions To Exceed $2 Trillion In 2015

Stouse Announces Recapitalization

alphabroder Acquires Supplier Bodek And Rhodes

PPAI’s Industry Branding Initiative Signs On Public Relations Agency

PPAI And SAGE Extend Power Of Two Relationship

American Solutions For Business Acquires Optimum Companies