Bags & Luggage

Gemline Appoints Director of Account Management
December 10, 2015 at 4:34 pm

Gemline, Lawrence, Mass., has appointed Ross Dohrmann as director of account management. He will be focused on program channels, direct-mail channels, wholesale channels and new business opportunities. Dohrmann brings strategic sales and management experience to this new role. For more information on Gemline, visit

College Football Bowl Game Giveaways
December 9, 2015 at 7:18 pm

The college football bowl games have been announced, and players and coaches are preparing for what will be, for many, the last game of the season. If that wasn't enough for the players to look forward to, the giveaways they'll receive from sponsors are impressive as well. Bleacher Report ranked some of its favorites, but here are what…

Consumers in Japan Can’t Get Enough L.L. Bean Tote Bags
December 9, 2015 at 4:30 pm

For a retail business, huge demand during the holidays isn’t bad news. But for L.L. Bean, overwhelming demand in the U.S. for its signature Bean Boots is being compounded by a huge surge in demand for its signature Boat and Tote bags from Japan. The company is expecting orders for a little more than 600,000…

NICU Mom Donates Tote Bags to Montana NICU
December 7, 2015 at 3:32 pm

Jessi Billmayer knows what it’s like to end up in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), hoping and praying for a healthy baby with nothing at your disposal. The 32-year-old mother from Hogeland, Mont., has delivered three out of her four children in the NICU at Benefis Health System, and knows that sometimes it’s such…

Kati Sportcap & Bag Releases 2016 Catalog
December 2, 2015 at 6:35 pm

Kati Sportcap & Bag, Houston, recently released its 2016 catalog. It features 363 headwear and bag styles from 20 brands. The catalog highlights new cap styles now available from Kati Sportcap & Bag, including: The Kati Unstructured Licensed Camo…

4imprint Awards 263 New 'one by one' Promotional Product Grants
December 1, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Promotional products retailer 4imprint, Oshkosh, Wis., awarded 263 U.S. and Canadian nonprofit organizations, schools and religious organizations with promotional products grants through its one by one program during the third quarter of 2015. Each of the one by one recipient organizations received a $500 in-kind promotional products donation. In awarding the third-quarter grants, 4imprint’s one…

Marvel to Merchandise Adult-targeted Characters
November 23, 2015 at 4:13 pm

As focus continues to grow on Marvel’s adult-focused characters through various Netflix series, Marvel and Disney Consumer Products have announced new merchandise plans for these characters, including Daredevil, The Punisher, Jessica Jones and Deadpool. This new development addresses a key Marvel strategy to tap into the…

Hirsch Gift Inc. Launches Logitech and Targus in Promotional Market
November 13, 2015 at 3:22 pm

Hirsch Gift Inc., Houston, has expanded its Branded collection to include Logitech and Targus computer and tablet accessories. Logitech introduced the computer mouse into the retail market in 1981, and has since manufactured more than 1 billion mice. Hirsch Gift Inc. now carries Logitech computer mice, iPad cases, wireless presenters and wireless keyboards. Targus pioneered…