Food & Drink

Chocolate Inn/Lanco Announces New Relationship With M&M's Retail Group
September 25, 2019 at 1:50 pm

Chocolate Inn/Lanco, Hicksville, N.Y., announced yesterday that it has partnered with Mars Retail Group to represent the company's MYM&M's line in the promotional products industry. The initial offering from Chocolate Inn/Lanco will allow customers to choose three colors from a selection of 25, offer an array of packaging options and...

Mastercard Now Has Promotional Macarons to Launch Its 'Brand Flavor'
September 25, 2019 at 1:40 pm

Mastercard believes it needed a "brand flavor." So it launched promotional macarons, which come in “passion” and “optimism” flavors and are shaped like the circles in Mastercard’s logo. It follows several moves by the financial services company to update and diversify its branding...

McDonald's Is Doing 'McDelivery Day' Again, But at Night This Time
September 18, 2019 at 1:55 pm

Remember last year's McDelivery Day, when McDonald's went above and beyond in its quest to deliver freebies to customers? If you don't, it was a day where customers received freebies a little more special than usual Happy Meal toys when they ordered via food delivery apps. It was enough of a success that McDonald's is giving it another go tomorrow, and they're putting a fun spin on it to highlight the comfort of ordering food from home...

Product Showcase: 9 Promotional Chocolate Items Clients and End-Users Will Love
September 17, 2019 at 2:33 pm

We know we can’t survive on chocolate alone, but that certainly hasn’t stopped us from trying—and we’re sure we’re not the only ones. Help your clients reach other cocoa fanatics with this array of promotional chocolate items. And don’t forget to order a few extra samples for yourself (and, ahem, your favorite magazine editors)...

Starbucks Battles Small Alaska Apparel Company Over ‘Siren’s Brew’ Branding
September 11, 2019 at 1:45 pm

Cheering for the favorite has its perks. After all, they usually win. But rooting for an underdog can be rewarding, too. The latter mindset will likely be the prevailing one in the dustup between Starbucks and Mountains & Mermaids, an Alaska-based apparel brand that is trying to salvage its trademark application for Siren's Brew goods,…

This &Pizza Skateboard Has an Actual Pizza Inside
September 10, 2019 at 10:49 am

Skateboarders are particular. They won't ride just anything. And nowadays there are so many things to take into account when you're buying a board—width, concave, nose size versus tail size, what kind of pizza is in the middle, wheelbase, length, etc. Wait. Hang on. Did we just say "what kind of pizza is in the…

This Subscription Box Partners With Breweries to Send Beer Merch Far and Wide
September 5, 2019 at 1:30 pm

We might never have world peace, but we can take solace in knowing that at least one thing enjoys almost universal acclaim: beer. Owing to that acceptance, the First Sip Brew Box has enjoyed a three-year existence as a subscription box provider that sends beer merch to aficionados across the globe, giving breweries some clout in a promotional products-heavy cosmos...

Fourth Quarter Fun: Fill Up on Q4 Promo Products and Sales Ideas
September 4, 2019 at 12:38 pm

It seems like just yesterday we were scraping New Year’s Eve confetti off 
of our shoes and checking the weather for snowstorms. But, thanks to time’s ability to fly, 2019 is almost over. And many distributors are deep in the throes 
of planning for their fourth quarter sales. 
If you’re not, that’s OK! There’s still time to get the ball rolling. But now is the time to start thinking about what Q4 promo products clients are looking for at year’s end...