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Sports Crate Changes the Baseball Memorabilia Game
March 14, 2017 at 11:34 am

By now, many of us are familiar with Loot Crate, the subscription service that delivers boxes of branded merchandise. Usually, Loot Crate boxes are filled with apparel, figurines and goodies related to cartoons, superheroes and comic books. LootCrate has become so successful, that others are taking notice and building on top of that business model.…

Hidden Valley Encourages Dressing Fans to Make Allegiance Obvious Through Online Store
March 14, 2017 at 9:26 am

Food often speaks for itself, but certain sorts of grub grab more attention when they have promotional support as a generous ingredient. Hidden Valley values the benefits of granting greater attention to products to produce profits and aimed to prove there is no messing with a prized dressing March 10, launching an eponymous ranch outlet…

NY Grocery Store Commemorates Biggie's Death With Bags
March 14, 2017 at 11:53 am

It's been 20 years since Christopher "The Notorious B.I.G." Wallace, also known as Biggie or Biggie Smalls, passed away. And the grocery store he worked at in his native New York City commemorated his death by releasing limited edition paper bags last week, according to DNAinfo. The "Biggie Bags" featured the rapper's face with the…

Promotional Product Companies Announce Closures Due to Snow
March 14, 2017 at 11:05 am

Due to snow and ice in the Northeast today, some promotional products companies have announced closures or affected hours. Admatch-Regal, New Rochelle, N.Y., announced that its offices will be closed today, March 14, and all emails will be answered upon reopening. Chocolate Inn / Taylor & Grant, Hicksville, N.Y., announced that its headquarters is closed,…

Samsung Leak Shows USB-C Might Be the New Universal Plug
March 13, 2017 at 2:18 pm

Leaked information from Samsung shows the new Galaxy S8 likely will feature a USB-C port, the same port as the rumored new iPhone. With both using this technology, it creates a huge opportunity for accessory makers and distributors.

U.S., Mexico to Talk Sugar During Trade Discussions
March 13, 2017 at 2:46 pm

Following Mexico's announcement that it would cancel export permits for U.S.-bound sugar, the two nations will continue negotiations to settle the dispute. According to Yahoo Finance, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said the negotiations would focus on continuing Mexico's imports to the U.S. after Mexico's temporary limit on sugar…

Small Business Leaders Optimistic About Future Under Trump
March 13, 2017 at 2:32 pm

Donald Trump made it very clear in his campaign speeches—namely those in Rust Belt states—that he is a friend to the manufacturing industry, and he wants to keep jobs in America and bring back the ones that left. And, a lot of small-business communities in the Midwest…

A Woman’s View Hosts Annual Networking Event at The PPAI Expo
March 13, 2017 at 12:25 pm

On Jan. 11, 2017, A Woman’s View, an initiative created by iPROMOTEu designed to support women in the promotional products industry, hosted its annual networking reception at the PPAI Expo. This event was designed to recognize and celebrate the industry’s hard-working women. The venue was transformed into a chic cocktail party scene complete with entertainment,…

CafePress Reports Fourth Quarter Financial Results, Decrease in Gross Profit
March 10, 2017 at 2:43 pm

CafePress released its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended Dec. 31, 2016, boasting a rise in stocks, but a decrease in gross profit year-over-year. According to Yahoo Finance, CafePress reported net revenues up 7.5 percent over the fourth quarter of 2015, but a gross profit margin down 3 percent over the same…

PM Video Battle: The Magnet Group Versus Premier Print & Promotions Ltd
March 10, 2017 at 2:56 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: It was pizza day in the office and now we're all ready to take a nap.) Last week, The Magnet Group won, and now will face off against Premier…