Distributor News

Power Meetings Playbook Part 1: What the Heck Is a Power Meeting?
February 15, 2018 at 11:07 am

If you've ever attended one of our Power Meetings events, you already know how valuable the exclusive one-on-one supplier meeting format is for your business—and how much fun you'll have while you're there. If you've never been to a Power Meeting, well … what the heck are you waiting for?

Hanesbrands Acquires Australian Company for $400M
February 14, 2018 at 12:42 pm

It looks like Hanesbrands Inc., Winston-Salem, N.C., is all about the acquisitions as of late. Back in October, the company announced it acquired Alternative Apparel for approximately $60 million. Now, we have word that the company just purchased Bras N Things, Sydney, Australia, for $400 million in cash. According to The Winston-Salem Journal, this is…

First EmbroidMe Location Celebrates Transition to Fully Promoted
January 29, 2018 at 11:30 am

The West Palm Beach, Fla., location of Fully Promoted, previously known as EmbroidMe, celebrated the grand reopening of its first ever location, located at 1369 N. Military Trail on Wed., Jan. 24. Guests received a preview of the newly-rebranded location and its expanded services that have elevated the brand from specializing in custom-branded apparel to…

Relax, Vistaprint Doesn't Want to Be Your Competitor
January 24, 2018 at 9:34 am

Our friends over at Printing Impressions recently scored a lengthy interview with Mitchell Leiman, vice president of strategy and corporate development for Cimpress, parent company of Vistaprint. The whole thing is worth your time—there's some great stuff on mass customization technology, for example—but where it gets real interesting is when Leiman talks about Vistaprint's status as a hated rival...

Grossman Marketing Group Acquires Logos In Print
January 19, 2018 at 1:49 pm

Grossman Marketing Group, Somerville, Mass., a 108-year-old, fourth-generation, promotional products and print company, has acquired Logos in Print, a promotional products distributor headquartered in New York. The new acquisition is the fourth in the past four years, fueling Grossman’s full-service marketing operations and client base in the Northeast. The acquisition of Logos in Print comes…

Proforma Launches New Acquisition Division
January 9, 2018 at 2:30 pm

Proforma, Cleveland, announced the formation of its Proforma Acquisition Company, which will directly purchase promotional products, print and packaging companies worth between $5 million and $100 million and more. "As the privately-held $500 million leader in our industry, Proforma is perfectly positioned to help other large companies complete the successful sale of their business," Greg…

How to Always Strive for Your Best Promotion
December 27, 2017 at 2:23 pm

Sometimes it’s difficult to select a promotion that’s one of your best. For some distributors, it’s kind of like (to use an old cliché)…

Golf Balls, Fast Food and Promotions Gone Wild: Our Favorite Posts of 2017
December 22, 2017 at 10:18 am

It's been a wild ride, but 2017 is somehow already drawing to a close. Maybe it's the whole "time flies when you're having fun" thing—or maybe we've ventured too close to a black hole, distorting the very fabric of time and space—but boy, that went fast, eh? Anyway, as we move toward the year's final…

GCPPA Celebrates 2017 at Holiday Party and Annual Meeting
December 21, 2017 at 2:34 pm

The Gold Coast Promotional Products Association (GCPPA) celebrated its successful 2017 with a year-ending holiday party and annual meeting, held on Dec. 18 at the MaiKai Polynesian restaurant in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Outgoing president, Jean Kalinsky, welcomed members and guests to this event, which featured a keynote presentation from Paul Bellantone, CEO and President of…