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Staples Finalizes Sale to Sycamore Partners
September 15, 2017 at 11:47 am

Sycamore Partners announced this week that it has completed the acquisition of Framingham, Massachusetts-based Staples. "We are pleased to have completed this transaction, and look forward to partnering with CEO Shira Goodman and the Staples management team as we seek to increase long-term profitability," Stefan Kaluzny, managing director of Sycamore Partners, told Street Insider. "With…

Coke Exchanges Drinks for Hugs With Promotional Machines
September 15, 2017 at 11:08 am

In 1930, psychologist Dr. Harry Harlow theorized that infant monkeys, specifically rhesus macaques, needed their mothers for much more than just sustenance. He hypothesized that the physical connection and comfort provided…

BIC Graphic Appoints Emmanuel Bruno as President
September 15, 2017 at 11:23 am

BIC Graphic, Clearwater, Fla., announced the appointment of Emmanuel Bruno as president, following the company's sale to H.I.G. Capital earlier this year. Bruno previously served as vice president and general manager of BIC Graphic North America, and has been with the company for eight years before that, holding multiple executive roles within the company. "On…

Sweda Company LLC Donates More Than $30,000 for Hurricane Relief Effort
September 15, 2017 at 10:12 am

As Texas recovers from one of most severe storms to hit the Gulf region in decades, Sweda Company LLC, City of Industry, Calif., announced that it has made a donation of more than $30,000 for immediate relief efforts. Through a company-wide cash drive (with corporate matching efforts), Sweda Company LLC team members and their families…

The Baltimore Ravens Are Giving Out DNA Testing Kits at Home Opener (For Real)
September 14, 2017 at 2:36 pm

Stadium giveaways more or less fit into a mold. Rally towels are popular, as are schedule calendars, T-shirts and fedoras for some reason. Sometimes teams go a bit out-there, but the Baltimore Ravens may have taken the cake when it comes to outrageous stadium giveaways. For the Baltimore Ravens' home opener, fans will receive Ravens-themed…

Lush Unveils Fidget Spinner-Shaped Soap Bar
September 14, 2017 at 2:45 pm

Just like in nature, fads experience a natural evolution. Items pick up successful traits of other items, and future creations include the best of what's around. Right now, it doesn't get any hotter than fidget spinners, or at least things that look like them. Lush, a company that specializes in personal care products like soap…

DreamWorks Slap Bracelets Recalled
September 14, 2017 at 2:17 pm

Studio Fun International is recalling children's slap bracelets sold with storybooks in the U.S. due to a laceration hazard. CT Post reported that the bracelets' metal band can wear through the fabric. So far, there have been five reports of children receiving cuts to the hands or fingers from the toy. The item was included…

Handstands Adds New Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing
September 14, 2017 at 1:49 pm

HandStands, Draper, Utah, has hired Charley Johnson as its new senior vice president of sales and marketing. Johnson brings more than a decade of promotional products industry experience to the HandStands team, having previously acted as part-owner and executive vice president for SnugZ USA, Jordan, Utah, for 15 years. In between his employment with SnugZ…