Staff Writer

Staff Writer
TSC Apparel Now Carrying Los Angeles Apparel in Philadelphia Warehouse

TSC Apparel, Cincinnati, has seen a rapid increase in demand for its newest brand, Los Angeles Apparel, and will now expand stocking the brand in its new facility located in Philadelphia, making it available on both coasts. “Between our Fullerton, Calif., and new Philadelphia, Pa., warehouse, we can ship to about 80 percent of the…

Prime Line Releases #WhatsTrendingNow Trends Report

Prime Line, Bridgeport, Conn., released the spring edition of its award-winning quarterly trends report, #WhatsTrendingNow, which includes stories on trending products for company meetings, music festivals and golf outings, plus a blog called “What Makes An Amazing Online Shopping Experience?” The report can be viewed here. The spring report includes product ideas that support each…

Show Customer Appreciation With a Memorable Crystal Gift

No one will argue that great customers enjoy being appreciated. It’s not rocket science. A simple message and a small token of gratitude can go a long way to forge loyalty. Why should you appreciate your customers? Because it’s memorable, and research proves it! It’s memorable. All companies want their brands to be top-of-mind, creating a memory…

Kaeser & Blair Hosts Third Annual Sales Leader Summit

Last week, Kaeser & Blair, Batavia, Ohio, welcomed its top sales volume dealers to the Clearwater Beach Hilton Resort for the annual Sales Leader Summit. The three-day, all-expense-paid event included lots of activities in and around Clearwater, Fla.,…

Teresa Moisant, MAS, Named PPAI 2017 Woman of Achievement

Promotional Products Association International, Irving, Texas, announced Teresa Moisant, MAS, owner and president of Oklahoma City-based Moisant Promotional Products, as the 2017 PPAI Woman of Achievement. The presentation of the PPAI Woman of Achievement award will take place during the 2017…

QCA Announces Rick Rayl Steps Down After 10 Years

After assisting in successfully guiding Chicago-based Quality Certification Alliance (QCA) for a decade, Rick Rayl, announced that he is stepping down from his position on the QCA Board of Directors, where he also served as chair of the Distributor Advocacy Council (DAC) committee. Rayl has served QCA for ten years, which includes being part of…

Sweda Company LLC Names New Director of Merchandising

Sweda Company LLC, City of Industry, Calif., announced the addition of Brigid Hines as director of merchandising. With more than 10 years of promotional industry experience, Hines most recently served as product marketing manager for Virco, a supplier of educational equipment. Prior…

Showdown Displays Acquired as Part of Recapitalization

Showdown Displays, Brooklyn Center, Minn., announced it has been acquired by Pfingsten Partners LLC, a Chicago-based private equity firm, as part of a recapitalization event. Showdown Displays goes to market through a network of more than 20,000 resellers composed of promotional products distributors, sign shops and printers. Showdown products can be found in a variety…

Hub Pen Hires Associate Account Executive Sue Jonah

Hub Pen Company, Braintree, Mass., announced the addition of associate account executive Sue Jonah to the inside sales team. The Massachusetts native had more than 20 years of sales experience when she joined a New England greeting card supplier in a…

Bankers Advertising Company Holds Gathering of the Stars Sales Meeting

Bankers Advertising Company, an Iowa City, Iowa-based distributor, recently gathered its sales partners and supplier representatives together for its 2017 Gathering of the Stars National Sales Meeting in Springfield, Mo. Springfield is the birthplace of Route 66, which made a…

FEY Promotional Products Achieves QCA Accreditation

Quality Certification Alliance (QCA), Chicago, has awarded QCA accreditation to Edgerton, Minnesota-based FEY Promotional Products, whose brands include Fey Line, Magna-Tel by Fey, Mi Line by Fey, and Reflectix by Fey. QCA Accredited companies endorse a self-certification, complete a rigorous self-assessment, and then submit their headquarters and their supply base to multiple third-party audits. The…

American Greetings Introduces 'Give Meaning' Campaign

The greeting card industry is buzzing with anticipation for the quickly approaching Mother’s Day and Father’s Day holidays, but the new “Give Meaning” campaign from American Greetings, Cleveland, encourages everyone to celebrate not just holidays and occasions, but also the everyday things—people and moments in life that really matter. “Give Meaning” is a rallying cry…