Distributor News

QCA Launches Certification Program For Distributors And Decorators
July 25, 2019 at 1:10 pm

Quality Certification Alliance (QCA), Chicago, has expanded its services for distributors and apparel decorators by introducing a certification program. This builds upon the existing Advocacy Council, and allows distributors and decorators to further their commitment to brand safety and responsible sourcing. “Today, large companies are interested in vendors who not only understand the importance of…

LinkedIn Spotlights Proforma's Lead Front-End Editor
July 23, 2019 at 11:26 am

Proforma’s lead front-end developer, Michael La Plante, was featured on a livestream YouTube session sponsored by LinkedIn at Full Sail University’s 10th Annual Hall of Fame week. LinkedIn invited La Plante to participate in the ‘How I Work’ session, discussing the relationship between designers and developers in the workplace.…

Geiger Opens Logistics Office in Rotterdam, Netherlands
July 16, 2019 at 1:16 pm

Lewiston, Maine-based distributor Geiger continues its European expansion with a new location in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Geiger's U.K.-based company, GeigerBTC, has opened a logistics office in Rotterdam as part of its overall strategic plan for supporting their global customers. Strategically located for international commerce, the logistics office acts as a hub for deliveries throughout Europe and…

Proforma Owner Pitches to Son in MLB All-Star Home Run Derby
July 10, 2019 at 11:42 am

Jim Chapman has been the owner of Proforma Preferred, Foothill, Calif., for more than 20 years, and on Monday he fulfilled his dream of pitching to his son at the 2019 MLB All-Star Home Run Derby. His son, Matt Chapman, is a third-baseman for the Oakland A’s, and is the first Oakland player to participate…

The Legacy Group Welcomes The Brandit Agency
July 8, 2019 at 2:35 pm

The Legacy Group, West River, Md., announced the addition of The Brandit Agency, Vero Beach, Fla., as its newest distributor partner. With the acquisition, The Legacy Buying Group represents more than $260 million of buying power in the promotional marketing arena. The Brandit Agency was started in 2009 with a small group of like-minded business…

Promo Marketing and PromoCorner Partner to Launch PromoMBA, a New One-Day Workshop for Distributors
July 8, 2019 at 10:26 am

PromoCorner and Promo Marketing have combined to create the preeminent distributor one-day workshop designed to inspire, inform and innovate. Kicking off in San Diego, Calif., on Sept. 16, 2019, PromoMBA aims to be the educational bridge for distributors seeking to implement tactical, actionable and measurable tools that will immediately accelerate sales growth and positively impact profitability...

2019 Top Distributors List: Stats, Trends and Analysis
June 27, 2019 at 2:53 pm

This year, we compiled the industry's Top 65 distributors by sales volume, collected more information on each distributor company and added a Top 30 Fastest Growing Distributors list, 
opening the door for companies of all sizes to showcase their sales success. Here are some of the stats and trends we saw...

Proforma Celebrates 1,000 Users on New Business Management System
June 19, 2019 at 11:33 am

Proforma’s senior leadership team recently met with the Proforma Owner Advisory Council Technology Committee to celebrate exceeding 1,000 users on its new ProVision Business Management System. Proforma’s Owner Advisory Council (OAC) consists of peer-elected Proforma members from across North America. Proforma has invested more than $10 million dollars developing its new proprietary system, and employs…

So Great It Should Almost Be Illegal
June 18, 2019 at 10:38 am

Fellow distributor owners and sales reps, have you ever stopped to think how unbelievably fortunate we are to be distributors? We don’t need to own any manufacturing equipment. We don’t need to own any manufacturing plants. We don’t need to hire manufacturing employees. We don’t need to invest in any inventory. All we need is…

How One Distributor's Cold Call and Persistence Turned Into a Long-Term Customer
June 14, 2019 at 11:33 am

It’s no secret that a lot of successful sales relationships are built on personal touches and making the effort to show clients that you care. But, in the age where communication is so easy it becomes impersonal, making sure to give your customers a little face time (and making them feel important) can go a…