Distributor News

Boundless Network Names Dave Klotter as New CEO
July 18, 2022 at 3:28 pm

Boundless Network announced today that Dave Klotter has joined the company as CEO and director. Klotter will succeed Charley Dean, who has been serving as interim CEO following the acquisition of Boundless by Point Rider Capital and Treaty Oak Equity in 2021. Dean, managing member of Point Rider Capital, will continue as chairman of the board...

Stran & Company Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Trend Brand Solutions
July 15, 2022 at 9:30 am

Stran & Company Inc. recently announced the signing of a definitive asset purchase agreement relating to the acquisition of the assets and business of Trend Brand Solutions. The agreement contemplates the retention of all Trend employees. Michael Krauser, CEO of Trend, will become Stran’s regional vice president...

HALO Hosts National Sales Meeting
July 8, 2022 at 10:38 am

HALO, Sterling, Ill., hosted the company's national sales meeting, Breakthrough Summit 2022, on June 20-24. More than 600 HALO selling professionals and industry suppliers joined HALO management and staff at the event, held at the Grand America hotel in downtown Salt Lake City. The Breakthrough Summit featured small-group "Impression Sessions" with key HALO suppliers, training…

AIA Elevates and Grows Owner Success Team with Promotion and New Hire
July 7, 2022 at 1:53 pm

AIA Corporation (AIA), Appleton, Wisc., recently announced the promotion of Andres Blanco to vice president of owner success, and welcomed Kali Zecy and Kelli Bernd as new owner success managers. These positions will further expand the owner success team’s resources and talent to support AIA’s growing owner community. “AIA is dedicated to investing in the…

Better Business University Announces 'New To Promo' Class
July 7, 2022 at 9:05 am

Those who are new to the Promotional Products industry, or those that have hired new team members, now have a new course to get them started on the right foundation. Better Business University, an online learning platform for the promotional products industry, has announced a new course called "How To Start A Successful Business In…

Proforma Reaches 6,000 E-Commerce Store Milestone
July 1, 2022 at 8:59 am

Proforma recently celebrated the launch of its 6,000th e-commerce store, made possible by the company’s built-in-house, user-friendly and customizable e-commerce solution, ProStores. Proforma’s e-commerce footprint has increased by 300% in the span of just six months. This exponential growth can be attributed to the in-house development team and...

Fully Promoted in Cleveland Expands Reach With Acquisition of Garment Specialties
June 30, 2022 at 9:38 am

Cristina and Fernando Bertero, owners of the Fully Promoted franchise in the Greater West Cleveland area, have acquired Garment Specialties, a 35-year-old company selling apparel and decorated products. The purchase is expected to double sales and expand the reach of the Cleveland-area franchise location into a new geographic area (Cleveland Southeast) and...

BDA Acquires Idea Planet
June 17, 2022 at 9:27 am

Benussen Deutsch & Associates (BDA) announced yesterday that it has completed the acquisition of consumer insight and merchandise innovations agency Idea Planet. The combination will allow both companies to grow their strategic merchandise and collectibles programs, while increasing support for clients through enhanced control of customer strategy, ideation, manufacturing and logistics...

Submissions Now Open for Promo Marketing's 2022 Top Distributors List!
June 16, 2022 at 11:10 am

Promo Marketing is looking for this year's Top Distributors for the August issue of Print+Promo Marketing magazine. Your company could be included! Our annual Top Distributors list is a ranking of industry distributors by prior-year sales revenue. The list also includes a ranking of the Top 25 Fastest-Growing distributors...

Patricia E. Brose Joins The Legacy Buying Group as Executive Director
June 15, 2022 at 10:16 am

The Legacy Group LLC, an industry buying group based in West River, Maryland, announced the addition of Patti Brose to its leadership team as executive director. Brose will focus on strategic initiatives, idea sharing and driving profitability. Brose brings more than 35 years of integrated marketing and communications experience...