Distributor News

Chances Are Your Password Habits Could Be Dangerous for Your Promo Business
May 17, 2018 at 2:56 pm

Do you use the same password at work that you use at home? If your answer was “No, of course not, why would I ever do that?” then good, you’ve made a proper and responsible decision. If your answer was “Yes, what’s wrong with that?” well, at least you can count yourself among the 59 percent of small business owners who do the same...

Corporate Imaging Concepts Acquires eCompanyStore
May 15, 2018 at 2:30 pm

Corporate Imaging Concepts (CIC), Northbrook, Ill., has acquired eCompanyStore, Alpharetta, Ga., creating what CIC called one of the largest promotional products distributors in the country serving major local brands, according to the Atlanta Business Journal. "Growth through strategic acquisitions is a key pillar of our strategy," CIC CEO Bob Herzog told the Atlanta Business Journal.…

Using QuickBooks for Multiple Businesses
May 11, 2018 at 2:40 pm

Question: I use QuickBooks Premier for my distributorship. I also run another small business. Can I use my QuickBooks program for that, too, or do I have to buy Premier again? Answer: You can set up another company or companies in QuickBooks Premier at no additional charge from QuickBooks. You do not have to purchase…

Superior Uniform Group Announces Rebrand
May 8, 2018 at 2:15 pm

Superior Uniform Group Inc., a $267 million branding solutions provider nearing its 100th year in business, announced recently that it will be changing its name to Superior Group of Companies (SGC). The decision was reached Thursday, May 3, as shareholders voted to approve the name change at the company’s annual meeting that afternoon...

What the Heck Is Going On With CafePress?
May 8, 2018 at 2:11 pm

Companies like Walmart and Cimpress (parent company of Vistaprint and National Pen Co.) give distributors and suppliers reasonable cause for concern, as they are pulling in more business than in the past. One of the heavyweights in that category, however, seems to be in a weird free fall. We're talking about CafePress...

Cimpress Third-Quarter Results: Big Revenue Gains for Vistaprint, National Pen Co.
May 7, 2018 at 2:31 pm

Cimpress, Venlo, Netherlands, announced financial growth for two of its brands—Vistaprint and National Pen Co.—in the third quarter of 2018. Vistaprint's revenue grew 10.8 percent, reaching $357.6 million. National Pen's revenue grew an eye-catching 38.6 percent, hitting $81.5 million, according to the Motley Fool. In December, National Pen announced that it planned to create 250…

QCA and ZOOMcatalog Announce Strategic 'Brand Safety' Partnership
May 4, 2018 at 12:16 pm

Quality Certification Alliance (QCA), Chicago, and ZOOMcatalog have partnered to help industry distributors easily search catalogs from suppliers with verified responsible sourcing best practices. ZOOMcatalog has created a page that allows distributors to refine their search results to only show catalogs from those suppliers that currently hold QCA accreditation. As a bonus, distributors will be…

AIA Corporation Announces New Vice President of Operations
May 2, 2018 at 3:11 pm

AIA Corporation (AIA), Neenah, Wisc., announced today the appointment of Antony “Tony” West as the company’s new vice president of operations. In this new role for AIA, West will lead all aspects of customer experience for AIA owners and OfficeZilla dealers (a subsidiary of AIA Corporation). He will also…

Shumsky Parent Company Acquires Uniform and Apparel Distributor Impact Plus
April 13, 2018 at 1:47 pm

Boost Engagement, parent company of Shumsky, Dayton, Ohio, announced today it has acquired uniform and apparel distributor Impact Plus, Charlotte, N.C. "This acquisition comes at an exciting time for our company," Dawn Conway, CEO of Boost Engagement, said in a press release. "After a record year in 2017, we continue to look for opportunities to…

Last Chance to Be Included in Promo Marketing's 2018 Top Distributor List!
April 10, 2018 at 11:31 am

Today is the deadline to enter for your chance to be included in Promo Marketing's Top Distributors list. That's right—today, April 10! To enter, just complete this form and email it to Hannah Abrams at habrams@napco.com. Then, check out the May 2018 issue of Promo Marketing to see if your company makes the cut! You…