Distributor News

The Power of One Group Delivers New Opportunities
October 23, 2020 at 12:11 pm

The Power of One Group, a buying group launched by The Ampersand Group this year, is growing rapidly despite the global pandemic. The buying group has already partnered with over 100 distributors and 150 vendors. “We’re excited to achieve such rapid growth, especially while navigating a global pandemic," said Todd Mellon, president and CEO of…

Seth Godin, Ann Handley to Speak at skucon on Jan. 7
October 21, 2020 at 2:28 pm

commonsku, a promotional products business and sales software, is kicking off the year with a bang by hosting skucon, a virtual conference, on Jan. 7. Registration is now open at skucon.com for the virtual event, which features keynotes led by marketing luminaries and best-selling authors Seth Godin and Ann Handley. “We sense a renewed energy…

AIA Corporation Appoints 2020 Owner Advisory Council Members
October 14, 2020 at 3:12 pm

AIA Corporation (AIA), Appleton, Wis., announced the appointment of new members to its Owner Advisory Council (OAC). Now in its 11th year, the OAC works closely with AIA leadership to ensure the success and growth of AIA’s nearly 300 independent owners. Incoming OAC members include...

SnugZ USA Becomes Exclusive Supplier of Thermos Brand Products
October 7, 2020 at 1:47 pm

SnugZ USA, West Jordan, Utah, announced that it has partnered with Thermos LLC, becoming the exclusive Thermos supplier in the promotional products industry. SnugZ will offer a variety of Thermos' vacuum insulated hot and cold beverage containers, hydration bottles, food containers and Lifefactory drinkware. “SnugZ has grown to become a leading player in the promotional…

Vantage Apparel Launches Pop-Up Webstore Solution for the Holidays
October 6, 2020 at 11:30 am

Vantage Apparel, Avenel, N.J., has launched a new holiday pop-up webstore solution to distributors that guarantees apparel shipped and delivered before the holidays. Aptly named “the Candy Cane Store,” the e-commerce-enabled site can be live for up to three weeks, and features the top gift-giving apparel ideas for the holiday season. Distributors can purchase the…

Why Do I Have Negative Amounts in My Accounts Payable Aging Report?
October 1, 2020 at 1:25 pm

Ask the Accountant… Question: I am having small negative amounts left over in my accounts payable aging report after I record paying suppliers. What am I doing wrong? Answer: Negative amounts in your accounts payable are usually the result of the QuickBooks supplier purchase order not matching exactly the invoice from the supplier before creating…

More Virtual Trade Shows and Events Are Sending Promotional Products and Gift Packages Directly to Attendees
October 1, 2020 at 12:27 pm

More and more events are figuring out that promotional products remain a key part of their strategy—and figuring out how to deliver them to virtual attendees. Crain's New York Business just ran a story on it, namedropping a whole bunch of events that are going this route, including the New York City Wine & Food Festival and New York Comic Con, both happening virtually in October...

Overture Announces Membership in Brand Unbound Global Network
September 29, 2020 at 9:39 am

Overture Promotions, the distributor based in Waukegan, Ill., announced that it is a founding member of the Brand Unbound global network. The six member-firms have been working together for the past year to serve shared global clients, and to build integrated processes and technology to support globe-spanning promotional programs...

AIA Wraps First-Ever Virtual National Sales Meeting
September 28, 2020 at 12:31 pm

Canceling was never an option. Instead, more than 250 members of the AIA community went online and got up-close and virtual at the AIA 2020 National Sales Meeting. Themed “2020 Reimagined,” the virtual event brought together AIA owners, employees and MVP suppliers for four days of collaborative, peer-to-peer conversations and learning. The packed agenda included…

InnerWorkings Inc. Finalizes Merger With HH Global
September 28, 2020 at 12:10 pm

InnerWorkings Inc., Chicago, announced today that its stockholders officially approved a merger with HH Global Group Limited. InnerWorkings will officially become a wholly owned subsidiary, after the deal was first announced back in July. At that time, Promo Marketing's sister publication Print+Promo reported that HH Global would acquire InnerWorkings at a price of $3 per…