Food & Drink

Chocolate Inn/Taylor & Grant Earns Silver Supplier Status from Facilis
December 10, 2015 at 4:23 pm

Chocolate Inn/Taylor & Grant, Freeport, N.Y., has earned silver supplier status from St. Louis-based distributor Facilis Group for 2016 in the U.S. and Canada. “Facilis has yet again recognized us as one of the most trusted suppliers in the food gift industry," said David Miller, president of Chocolate Inn/Taylor & Grant. "We will continue to provide…

Keurig Selling Itself for Nearly $14B
December 9, 2015 at 3:54 pm

Keurig, the single-cup coffee machine maker, said it has agreed to be sold to private equity firm JAB Holding Co. for almost $14 billion. JAB Holding Co. is offering $92 for each share of Keurig, a 78 percent premium from the stock’s closing price of $51.70 on Dec. 4. Keurig’s stock is down nearly 61 percent…

Coca-Cola Unveils Bottle Label that Turns Into a Bow
December 7, 2015 at 4:35 pm

Coca-Cola Enterprises has added some festive cheer to its 1.75 liter bottles with a new limited edition bow design, allowing consumers to transform the bottles’ wraparound labels into neat decorative bows. Consumers can peel away the bottle label to reveal a tab that, when…

PM Video Battle: Webb Company Versus Sweda Company LLC
December 4, 2015 at 5:07 pm

Promo Marketing's Video Battle pits two industry videos against each other for the chance at the ultimate bragging right: Being declared our readership's absolute favorite. (Next up: I'm looking forward to a plan-free weekend after Thanksgiving and all of its related traveling.) Last week, Webb Company took down the reigning champ, and will now face…

CPSC Recalls Promotional Beverage Frother
December 3, 2015 at 6:14 pm

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall of branded frothers due to ingestion and choking hazards. King Soopers supermarket in Colrado gave out the CocoaVia Brand Frother from Mars Symbioscience, Germantown, Md., as a promotional item in September 2015. The…

Multi-Line Representatives for Chocolate Inn / Taylor & Grant Win PPPC Awards
December 2, 2015 at 5:39 pm

Promotional Product Professionals of Canada (PPPC) recognized two multi-line sales representatives from Chocolate Inn/Taylor & Grant, Freeport, N.Y. Line Chaumont of Promocom was named Multi-line Sales Agency of the Year for Eastern Canada, and Karen Spencer of Creative Solutions and Ideas was honored as the Multi-line Agency of the Year for Central Canada. Distributor customers vote…

4imprint Awards 263 New 'one by one' Promotional Product Grants
December 1, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Promotional products retailer 4imprint, Oshkosh, Wis., awarded 263 U.S. and Canadian nonprofit organizations, schools and religious organizations with promotional products grants through its one by one program during the third quarter of 2015. Each of the one by one recipient organizations received a $500 in-kind promotional products donation. In awarding the third-quarter grants, 4imprint’s one…

Clever Employee Gift Ideas
December 1, 2015 at 3:22 pm

Your employees are a big part of your business’s success story. So, understandably, you want to make them feel appreciated. A special and memorable gift is a great way to show your thanks for all they do. Why don’t you take advantage of the gift giving season to wow your staff with clever employee gift…

Beam Suntory Inc. Selects InnerWorkings Inc. As Product Provider
November 30, 2015 at 3:07 pm

Beam Suntory Inc., a Deerfield, Illinois-based premium spirits company, has selected InnerWorkings Inc., Chicago, as its preferred provider to deliver brand and field optimization goals within the area of point-of-sale (POS) materials. As part of the agreement, InnerWorkings Inc. will provide custom branded POS merchandise, multiple e-commerce sites, warehousing and fulfillment services, and a large supporting…

Expired Fanta Can Found in Coca-Cola Diwali Utsav Gift Bag
November 23, 2015 at 3:23 pm

This Diwali, Coca-Cola spread happiness with its Diwali special Utsav gift bag. But, it turns out it is not really spreading smiles with this sweet gesture. On the eve of Diwali, a Hindu celebration of light, the festive Diwali Utsav gift contained some of the Coca-Cola products. One of them was a can of Fanta.…