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Ariel Premium Supply Adds Made in USA Drinkware Collection

Ariel Premium Supply, St. Louis, Mo., announced the launch of a new collection drinkware all Made in the USA. The collection of 11 styles offers a variety of sizes, shapes and a host of bold colors. Distributors and their clients can also enjoy full-color digital imprinting and an opportunity to build their own custom tumbler…

4over Inc. Purchases Three Komori Presses

Komori America Corporation, Rolling Meadows, Ill., announced today that 4over Inc., Moonachie, N.J., has purchased three new Komori Lithrone machines. The addition of the new Komori presses not only adds to 4over Inc.’s capacity to enable fast delivery, but also makes it possible to produce photo-quality print on a variety of substrates, from business cards…

Making an Automatic Impact in the Automotive World

Everyone in the automotive world needs an undeniably strong competitive and creative will to make a lasting difference. Sales figures may be the best means to measure that determination, and with 2016 marking the seventh-straight year of sales gains for new cars and light trucks, distributors could play an equally huge part in heightening future…

Pro Towels Annonces Foto Vision Launch

Pro Towels, Pittsburgh, Pa., announce the launch of FOTO Vison. FOTO Vision creates sharp, vivid images where creativity has no limits. Pro Towels will offer no setup charges and minimums as low as one piece for most FOTO Vision products. “Dye sub is far from new in our industry, but the ability to produce it…

Creative Promotional Products Joins Facilisgroup

Facilisgroup announced that Creative Promotional Products, Skokie, Ill., has joined its fast-growing community of promotional products distributor partners. The family-owned Creative Promotional Products also has an office in Hong Kong, from which they coordinate and develop high-quality custom products. “We had been looking at various platforms that would help us improve order tracking, streamline workflow and…

Sunscreen: Pretty Much the Greatest Summer Promo Ever Invented

For many of us, depending on where you live in the world, days are becoming longer and temperatures are rising. Summer! Don’t worry, there’s no need to keep your excitement contained! Yes, summer is right around the corner, and with that excitement, it’s easy to forget about that inevitable and dreaded first burn. We’re not…

Geiger Continues Commitment to Sustainability

Geiger, Lewiston, Maine, released record-breaking results produced through participation in the UPS Carbon Neutral program. Geiger, the first participant in the promotional industry for all shipments, entered into a contractual carbon neutral program with UPS in 2012. In 2016, Geiger shipped 459,605 packages—weighing a total of 8,288,647 pounds. Under this program, Geiger purchased offsets for…

Souders Brand Marketing Acquires Visions by Phoenix

The Distributor Exchange announced today that Trish Barone of Latham, New York-based distributor Souders Brand Marketing has acquired Ocean Township, New Jersey-based distributor Visions by Phoenix. Barone and Souders Brand Marketing, an independent distributor affiliate of iPROMOTEu, has been in business since 1997. “Lorene and Danielle Manning, owners of Visions by Phoenix, really matched my…

Quinn Flags Announces Extended Customer Service Hours

In an effort to better serve customers, Quinn Flags, Hanover, Pa., has extended its customer service department hours by an hour each day, Monday through Thursday. Representatives will be taking phone calls and personally assisting distributors 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. EDT at (800) 353-2468. For more information on Quinn Flags, visit www.quinnflags.com.

Commonsku to Host Education Sessions at NWPMA Show

How do you build a brand that connects in meaningful ways? How do you tell your business story in a compelling way? What’s the art behind building brands that look beautiful and perform magnificently? Those are the topics behind the two-day professional development at the Northwest Promotional Marketing Association (NWPMA) show in Portland, Ore., on…

Vantage Hires Christian Brandt as Northeast Sales Manager

Vantage Apparel, Avanel, N.J., announced the addition of Christian Brandt as the new Northeast sales manager. Brandt joins Vantage Apparel as an experienced and highly-accomplished sales professional in the promotional products industry, having most recently worked for Leed's, where he received several…

Promotional Product Companies Announce Closures Due to Snow

Due to snow and ice in the Northeast today, some promotional products companies have announced closures or affected hours. Admatch-Regal, New Rochelle, N.Y., announced that its offices will be closed today, March 14, and all emails will be answered upon reopening. Chocolate Inn / Taylor & Grant, Hicksville, N.Y., announced that its headquarters is closed,…

How to Add an Extra $80,000 Annually Selling Umbrellas

Every one of you has had that “a-ha” moment when you first realized the value of promotional products, and how it could change and/or further your careers. For one of our customers, she didn’t even know what our industry was all about. She was selling chocolate bar fundraisers to schools, and making a good living…

A Woman’s View Hosts Annual Networking Event at The PPAI Expo

On Jan. 11, 2017, A Woman’s View, an initiative created by iPROMOTEu designed to support women in the promotional products industry, hosted its annual networking reception at the PPAI Expo. This event was designed to recognize and celebrate the industry’s hard-working women. The venue was transformed into a chic cocktail party scene complete with entertainment,…