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USPS Increases Prices
January 20, 2017 at 2:57 pm

The United States Postal Service announced new postage rates for mailing and shipping products. After previously being only 47 cents since last April, first-class letters in the U.S. will now cost 49 cents again. According to the International Business Times, the decrease last year was the first in 97 years. "Given our precarious financial condition…

PM Video Battle: Hit Promotional Products Versus 4imprint
January 20, 2017 at 2:39 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: I didn't lose all my money on slots in Vegas! I lost it on food and drink prices.) Last week, Hit Promotional Products won again, and will face off against…

UniversalPromo Inc. Announces New Owner
January 20, 2017 at 2:50 pm

UniversalPromo Inc., Rogers, Minn., announced that Peter Will is now the company's new owner. Will, who started at UniversalPromo Inc. in 1991, held multiple manufacturing and sales roles. He became president in 2011, and purchased the company effective Dec. 28, 2016. "I…

7 Steps to Make 2017 Your Best Year Ever
January 10, 2017 at 2:42 pm

Are you ready to make 2017 your best year ever? Check out this video to learn about seven simple steps to help you reach your business and personal goals in 2017.

S&S Activewear Promotes National Customer Service Manager
January 20, 2017 at 1:58 pm

S&S Activewear, Bolingbrook, Ill., has promoted Regina Tuitasi to its corporate team as national customer service manager. Tuitasi has been with S&S since 2010, serving as the manager of its California customer service team, and she has been in the industry since 1996 at the Americana Company prior to the S&S acquisition. Over her long…

Petty Criminal Behind 'Hollyweed' Sign Cashes In with Apparel
January 19, 2017 at 1:51 pm

Remember when someone put some fabric on the Hollywood sign to make it say "Hollyweed" on New Year's Day? That guy, Zach Fernandez, who calls himself "Jesushands" on the internet, is raking in some serious cash from "Hollyweed" merchandise. The New York Daily News reported that Hernandez launched an online merchandise shop on Sunday and…

Boosted Recalls Battery-Powered Skateboards
January 19, 2017 at 2:13 pm

Lithium ion batteries aren't just a problem for electronic devices like smartphones and computers. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that Boosted, Mountain View, Calif., is recalling its electric-powered skateboards because the lithium ion battery pack can overheat and smoke, causing a fire hazard. Boosted is recalling this battery-powered skateboard…

Last Chance to Vote! PM Video Battle: Hit Promotional Products Versus Outstanding Branding
January 13, 2017 at 1:56 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: We'll be recovering from the PPAI Expo in Las Vegas!) Last week, Hit Promotional Products won again, and will face off against Outstanding Branding. The winner will be decided by a…

Uniflex Opens New West Coast Facility
January 19, 2017 at 11:06 am

Uniflex, Philadelphia, recently opened a new 20,000 sq. ft. production, warehousing and distribution facility in Portland, Ore. The addition of this location, combined with current warehouses in Los Angeles; Tampa, Fla.; and Philadelphia, allows Uniflex to ship anywhere in the U.S. in two…

J. America Wholesale Blanks Announces Merger with Top of the World
January 18, 2017 at 8:18 am

J. America Wholesale Blanks, Fowlerville, Mich., and Neosho, Missouri-based headwear supplier Top of the World announced today that they have signed a merger agreement, creating a single company. Jeff Fenech, co-founder of J. America, will lead the new company's wholesale blanks division, which will supply products under the J. America name to distributors and decorators.…