Distributor News

UPS Posts Huge 4th Quarter Earnings
February 2, 2010

Atlanta-based United Parcel Service (UPS) announced diluted earnings per share of $0.75 for the fourth quarter of 2009, above the company's original guidance of $0.58 to $0.65 per share, due in large measure to strong performance by its international segment. That segment saw volume growth, a substantial gain in operating profit and improvement to a 16.7 percent operating margin.

PROMOTIONS EAST Announces Four Day Education Schedule
January 28, 2010

The Specialty Advertising Association of Greater New York Inc. (SAAGNY), Woodcliff Lake, N.J., announced the PROMOTIONS EAST University education program for PROMOTIONS EAST 2010, June 6 to 9, in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Former Nintendo Executive Joins BDA as Vice President
January 28, 2010

POWER A, a leading manufacturer of licensed retail consumer electronics accessories and the consumer products division of Bensussen Deutsch & Associates Inc. (BDA), Woodinville, Wash., announced the appointment of John Moore as divisional vice president of product development and marketing.

PPEF to Award $100,000 in College Scholarships
January 28, 2010

The Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF), Irving, Texas, announced it will award $100,000 in college scholarships in 2010. PPEF will make awards in the following categories:

iPROMOTEu Hosts Annual “Thank You” Reception at The PPAI Expo
January 26, 2010

Wayland, Massachusetts-based iPROMOTEu hosted its sixth annual “Thank You” Reception in Las Vegas during The PPAI Expo. The Beatles, Ed Sullivan and Buddy Holly impersonators provided fantastic entertainment, and Las Vegas showgirls added to the festivities. Steve Slagle, president and CEO of PPAI, extended some words of welcome to the crowd. More than 200 iPROMOTEu affiliates, prospective affiliates, guests, and representatives of some of iPROMOTEu’s leading preferred suppliers attended the event.