Distributor News

Proforma Prime Marketing Solutions Acquires Tate Products Inc.
August 15, 2018 at 11:29 am

Proforma Prime Marketing Solutions, Oakville, Ontario, has announced that it's expanding its business by entering into a new partnership with Burlington, Ontario-based Tate Products Inc., a product line development and fulfillment company focusing on custom apparel and corporate promotional items. With the acquisition of Tate Products Inc., Proforma Prime Marketing Solutions will add to its…

Jo-an Lantz To Become First Non-Family President of Geiger
August 14, 2018 at 1:51 pm

Gene Geiger, CEO of Geiger, Lewiston, Maine, has announced that, effective Jan. 2, 2019, Jo-an Lantz, MAS, will be the first non-family president of Geiger. As president, Lantz will oversee Geiger and all of its companies. She will continue to report to Gene Geiger, who will remain CEO...

Proforma Kicks Off 'The Steps' 2018 Convention and Family Reunion
August 13, 2018 at 11:09 am

Proforma, Cleveland, is kicking off its “The Steps” themed 2018 Convention and Family Reunion at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas from Aug. 26-29 with strategic and valuable new sessions. “Every year at Convention we look at ways in which we can create great value to our owners and their extended teams,” said Greg Muzzillo,…

Premier Group Adds JH Specialty
July 10, 2018 at 11:27 am

Premier Catalog Group announced the addition of JH Specialty, a Fort Wayne, Indiana-based distributor, effective July 1. JH Specialty is a multi-million dollar company founded in 1998, offering both digital and traditional marketing services. Its services include website design and development, communications, e-commerce, print, promotional products, decorated apparel, and more. Founded by John Henry III,…

2018 Top 50 Distributors: BrandVia's Big Year, Bigger Plans
June 29, 2018 at 2:23 pm

Making a big leap for our 2018 list was BrandVia Alliance, which jumped from No. 31 last year to No. 23 this year. Jim Childers, president of BrandVia Alliance, shared his thoughts on success, technology’s role in the industry and the company’s goals for 2018 and beyond...

Proforma Receives Three 2018 American Inhouse Design Awards
June 28, 2018 at 2:11 pm

Proforma, Cleveland, announced that it is the recipient of three 2018 American Inhouse Design Awards from Graphic Design USA for the concepts and designs behind its marketing campaigns. Recognition includes two Inhouse Design Awards and one Inhouse Web Design Award. “One of the challenges many distributors in our industry face is having the time and…

2018 Top 50 Distributors: Stats, Trends and Analysis
June 25, 2018 at 10:33 am

It was a good year for promotional products distributors. According to our data, the Top 50 totaled $5.033 billion in promotional products sales in 2017, up more than $500 million from our previous list's $4.476 billion tally. Of the 44 distributors on this year's list that also appeared on last year's edition, 37 saw increased promotional products revenue from 2016 to 2017...

The 2018 Top 50 Promotional Products Distributors
June 25, 2018 at 10:13 am

Proforma Prime Marketing Solutions, Oakville, Ontario, has announced that it’s expanding its business by entering into a new partnership with Burlington, Ontario-based Tate Products Inc., a product line development and fulfillment company focusing on custom apparel and corporate promotional items. With the acquisition of Tate Products Inc., Proforma Prime Marketing Solutions will add to its […]

Amazon Changed Its Website Fonts, and Some People Are Not Taking It Well
June 20, 2018 at 1:45 pm

Author and motivational speaker Felice Leonardo Buscaglia opined that “Change is the end result of all true learning.” The University of Southern California professor must not have met too many Amazon shoppers before passing away in 1998, as a few might have vehemently objected to his stance. That possibility became apparent recently when their favorite…

Debco's Alex Morin Talks Partnership with HUB Promotional Group
June 15, 2018 at 1:52 pm

Yesterday, we reported that Debco, Concord, Ontario, has become the newest member of the HUB Promotional Group, Braintree, Mass. Today, we spoke with Alex Morin, Debco's executive vice president of sales and marketing, about how the deal came to be, and what it means for the future of the two companies. Promo Marketing: Give us…