Food & Drink

Q&A: Next Products' Jeff Batson on Drinkware Trends
June 10, 2016 at 5:50 pm

It’s easy to get lost in the world of drinkware, which is why you should get an expert’s opinion. We spoke to Jeff Batson, president of Next Products, Shelbyville, Ind., to learn what’s trending in drinkware, when high-end drinkware promotions work best and…

Company Creates Biodegradable Catering Items
June 7, 2016 at 5:43 pm

SelfEco, a Stillwater, Minnesota-based party and catering ware supplier, has created a new line of compostable party items, including drinkware, catering ware and cutlery. According to a press release, SelfEco introduced…

WWE Pulls Shirt After Pabst Blue Ribbon Threatens Legal Action
May 31, 2016 at 2:31 pm

To commemorate Memorial Day, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) announced a new shirt depicting wrestling superstar John Cena with a patriotic-themed backdrop. With the red, white and blue backdrop and themes of loyalty and respect, it looked like a perfect way to celebrate Memorial Day. However, beer drinkers might be able to spot its similarity to…

Budweiser Introduces First NBA Virtual Reality Experience
May 20, 2016 at 3:36 pm

This week, the Philadelphia 76ers became the first team to introduce ads on jerseys. Now, the Cleveland Cavaliers have participated in another NBA first as part of the team's playoff series. Budweiser sponsored the league's first virtual reality (VR) experience in partnership with the Cavaliers, according to Adweek. The Budweiser and Cleveland…

Debco Recalls Mugs
April 26, 2016 at 5:33 pm

Debco, Concord, Ontario, announced that it is recalling its Tonal Thirst Mug. According to a statement from Debco, the handle may break off when in use. The recall includes the mugs purchased between Aug. 1 and April 11 in white/black, white/blue,…

Yeti Coolers Is Suing Wal-Mart Over Patent Infringement
April 25, 2016 at 3:10 pm

Yeti Coolers Inc. (Yeti), an Austin, Texas-based manufacturer of drinkware and coolers, is suing Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Bentonville, Ark., claiming that drinkware products sold at Wal-Mart infringe on patents and trade…

Study Shows Connection Between Alcohol-branded Merchandise and Teen Drinking
April 4, 2016 at 5:48 pm

A new study finds that teenagers who own items, like hats, T-shirts and can coolers, branded with alcohol company logos are more likely to drink. According to the Rapid City Journal, Australian researchers analyzed 13 studies that focused on alcohol-branded merchandise and teen drinking. Four of the studies…

Design Student Creates Biodegradable Water Bottle from Algae
March 28, 2016 at 3:28 pm

With more and more cities considering banning plastic water bottles to cut down on plastic waste, plastic water bottles may soon become a thing of the past. However, there has been much debate about whether they will be replaced with reusable water bottles or, perhaps,…

Video: The Best Products (to Eat) at PPAI Expo East 2016
March 24, 2016 at 5:43 pm

PPAI Expo East 2016 and the Imprinted Sportswear Show were held last week at the Atlantic City Convention Center. Thousands of suppliers and distributors walked the show floor looking for new products, unique marketing ideas, the latest decorating techniques and, most importantly, something good for lunch. Promo Marketing went to the convention to help you find the…