Distributor News

Vernon University Brings Together Account Executives, Supplier Partners
April 14, 2017 at 11:23 am

The Vernon Company, Newton, Iowa, hosted its annual national sales meeting, Vernon University, April 10 to 12, at Renaissance Indian Wells in Indian Wells, Calif. The three-day event brought together nearly 100 Vernon account executives from coast to coast and more than 70 supplier partners. “Vernon’s national sales meeting could have been described using one…

JanSport Lays Off 380 Employees From Licensed Apparel Division
April 5, 2017 at 10:53 am

VF Corporation, Greensboro, N.C., the parent company of JanSport, announced Tuesday that it would be closing its JanSport collegiate apparel operations in Appleton, Wis. According to Fox 11, the closure will put 380 employees out of work. VF Corp. also announced its plans to sell its licensed…

Tekweld Welcomes New Vice President of Sales and Marketing
April 3, 2017 at 11:17 am

Tekweld, Farmingdale, N.Y., welcomed Ray Rodriguez as vice president of sales and marketing. An industry veteran of over 25 years, Rodriguez will take his expert knowledge and lifetime experience in the promotional product industry and apply them to help solidify Tekweld’s…

Prime Line Launches Redesigned Jetline Website
March 30, 2017 at 2:11 pm

Prime Line, Bridgeport, Conn., launched a fully redesigned website for its Jetline value line—jetlinepromo.com—featuring faster loading speed, improved search and navigation, one-click action for real-time inventory queries and shipping quotes, personalized pricing for logged-in users, and responsive design that enhances the mobile user experience. The site utilizes a streamlined design with dropdown navigation menus, enabling…

PPAI Names Sen. Gary Peters 2017 Legislator of the Year
March 29, 2017 at 1:55 pm

Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), Irving, Texas, has selected Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) as the association’s 2017 Legislator of the Year. The award will be presented during the PPAI Legislative Education and Action Day (LEAD), April 26 to 27, 2017…

Ariel Premium Supply Adds Made in USA Drinkware Collection
March 28, 2017 at 11:35 am

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…

Last Chance to Vote! PM Video Battle: LogoTech Versus MARCO Promotional Products
March 24, 2017 at 12:46 pm

Promo Marketing’s Video Battle pits two industry videos against each other for the chance at the ultimate bragging right: Being declared our readership’s absolute favorite. (Next up: My bracket is completely busted, just like every other year.) Last week, LogoTech won, and now will face off against MARCO Promotional Products. The winner will be decided by a simple…

Creative Promotional Products Joins Facilisgroup
March 22, 2017 at 1:53 pm

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…

Geiger Continues Commitment to Sustainability
March 21, 2017 at 1:42 pm

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…