Distributor News

commonsku Opens Registration for Product Summit: Creativity
April 29, 2022 at 10:18 am

commonsku announced that it has opened registration for Product Summit: Creativity. The event is a fresh take on product education combining real-world learning, on-trend product ideas and stories from pros in the trenches. The virtual conference will be held on May 19, 2022 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET and features 24 suppliers and seven mainstage speakers...

Stran & Company Adds Nancy Shaffer and Jamie Hoelscher to Key Management Roles
April 28, 2022 at 11:33 am

Stran & Company announced that Nancy Shaffer and Jamie Hoelscher have joined the management team in the roles of director of client services, and director of merchandising and vendor relations, respectively. Shaffer will be tasked with reorganizing Stran's client services and sales support operations, while Hoelscher will provide strategic operational leadership...

HDS Announces Partnership With Pittsburgh Steelers
April 28, 2022 at 9:54 am

HDS recently announced that it has agreed to a multi-year strategic branding partnership with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The top 50 branding agency will provide the Steelers and their sponsors NFL-licensed co-branded promotional merchandise and apparel. As part of the partnership, HDS will work closely with the Steelers to provide event-specific merchandise and more...

iPROMOTEu Announces Laura High as New Vice President of Marketing
April 26, 2022 at 9:38 am

iPROMOTEu, Wayland, Massachusetts, has hired Laura High as vice president of marketing. High will be responsible for leading iPROMOTEu’s marketing team and overall marketing strategy to enhance the affiliate experience with a robust plan to drive sales, including multi-touch digital campaigns and related tools...

Team Phun Announces New Brand Sales Manager
April 21, 2022 at 11:00 am

Team Phun, San Diego, announced the promotion of Brittany Aanestad to brand sales manager. Aanestad joined the Team Phun crew in 2020 as a brand consultant, bringing more than 13 years of hospitality and 10 years of sales and marketing experience. She is a motivated leader and a valuable…

Proforma Hosts Its Largest Million Dollar Club Event in Company History
April 14, 2022 at 9:56 am

Proforma, Cleveland, hosted its largest Million Dollar Club trip at the luxurious Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel. More than 250 Owners joined over 50 supplier partners to celebrate more than $1 billion in collective sale and recognize 90 new and next level members of the Million Dollar Club. These next-levels accomplishments include induction into the Multi-Million,…

Team Phun Promotes Brittany Aanestad to Brand Sales Manager
April 13, 2022 at 1:17 pm

Team Phun, a brand-building and promotional products company with offices on both coasts, announced the promotion of Brittany Aanestad to brand sales manager. Aanestad joined the Team Phun San Diego crew in 2020 as a brand consultant, bringing over 13 years of experience in hospitality and 10 years in sales and marketing...

Is the Word 'Distributor' Outdated? Should the Industry Change It? Sandra Kelley of Prestige Promotions Joins to Discuss
April 6, 2022 at 9:28 am

Is the word "distributor" outdated? Does it need to be updated to better reflect the changing nature of the job and the capabilities of modern distributor companies? Is it necessary to make a change? Is it even possible? Sandra Kelley of Prestige Promotions joined the show to discuss the topic, originally proposed by PPAI President Dale Denham in a recent article...

S&S Activewear Acquires TSF Sportswear
April 5, 2022 at 3:28 pm

S&S Activewear, Bolingbrook, Ill., announced today that it has acquired TSF Sportswear. By acquiring TSF, S&S gains greater access to markets in the Southern U.S., while TSF's customers can now select from S&S's more than 100 brand offerings and benefit from a greater depth of inventory driven by S&S's nationwide network...

Jack Nadel International Rebrands as 'Nadel'
April 1, 2022 at 10:08 am

Jack Nadel International, Los Angeles, announced this week that it has rebranded as Nadel, hoping to reflect the company's evolution from a promotional products company to a full in-house agency, as well as the changing nature of the promotional products industry and the services customers are looking for...