Distributor News

Premier Group Network Renews PPEF Scholarship in Honor of Paul E. Smith
February 18, 2022 at 11:08 am

The Premier Group Network board of directors recently announced the renewal of the PPEF Named Scholarship honoring Paul E. Smith, MAS, president of Ardmore, Pennsylvania-based supplier Calconix Inc. The scholarship was created by Premier Group Network to honor Smith, one of the group’s founders, during its 20th anniversary...

Team Phun to Add New Custom-Designed Facility in North Charleston
February 7, 2022 at 12:05 pm

Team Phun, a promotional products company with offices on both coasts, is expanding its East Coast capabilities by adding a new facility in North Charleston, South Carolina. The added space will provide Team Phun’s Charleston operation with greater efficiencies and streamlined solutions in production, fulfillment and customer warehousing. It will also include a collaborative workspace environment for...

CPPA Honors Regional Award Recipients at 15th Annual Peake Awards
February 3, 2022 at 5:02 pm

The Chesapeake Promotional Products Association recently honored regional performers at the annual Peake Awards Ceremony at the BWI Airport Marriott in Linthicum Heights on Jan 26, 2022. Each year, CPPA proudly presents the Peake Awards to honor excellence and creativity in our association and industry...

iPROMOTEu Honors 2021 Top Suppliers at PPAI Expo
February 3, 2022 at 11:15 am

iPROMOTEu presented its 2021 awards honoring iPROMOTEu Preferred Vendors during the PPAI Expo in Las Vegas. During the annual kick-off breakfast with leading Preferred Vendors on Jan. 11, SanMar was recognized as iPROMOTEu’s top supplier for 2021. In addition, Cap America received the Supplier Appreciation Award for...

PromoCentric Acquires Northeast Creations
February 1, 2022 at 11:13 am

PromoCentric announced that it has acquired Northeast Creations. The start of the two companies' relationship began when Northeast Creations had the need for an additional decorating and fulfillment resource, as the pandemic had taken a toll on staffing, production times, and an interruption to supply chains among...

Proforma Reports Record Monthly Sales of $60M in December
January 28, 2022 at 10:09 am

Proforma announced this week that it set a new monthly sales record of $61 million in sales for December 2021. The company partially credited this milestone to its $20 million investment in technology, which allowed Proforma to open more than 5,000 e-commerce stores in 2021...

Genumark Names Mitch Freed CEO and Mark Freed Executive Chairman
January 27, 2022 at 11:11 am

Genumark, the largest Canadian-owned distributor of corporate branded merchandise, has named Mitch Freed its new CEO. Mark Freed, Mitch’s father and Genumark’s former president and CEO, will become the company’s executive chairman. Genumark is wholly owned by the Freed family, with Mark serving as the company’s top executive for 27 years...

4imprint's Sales Rose 41% in 2021, Nearing Pre-Pandemic Levels
January 27, 2022 at 10:37 am

4imprint announced last week that its 2021 full-year sales were up 41% over 2020, bringing the distributor close to its pre-pandemic numbers. The company reported 2021 revenues of $787 million—90% of its pre-pandemic numbers in 2019, which the company said "[demonstrates] a strong recovery over the course of the year"...

Stran Acquires GAP Promotions
January 26, 2022 at 12:19 pm

Stran & Company Inc., the distributor based in Quincy, Massachusetts, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire GAP Promotions LLC (GAP Promo) in an asset purchase transaction. The acquisition is expected to close during the first quarter of 2022, and is subject to customary closing conditions...

Target Marketing Group Appoints Rob Ross as Chief Operating Officer
January 18, 2022 at 9:01 am

Target Marketing Group announced last week that the company has appointed Rob Ross as chief operating officer. He will assume day-to-day leadership of the company. John Leahy, president and founder of Target Marketing Group, will continue to serve as CEO. Before joining TMG, Ross spent two years at HALO in a senior management role as president of HALO Detroit...