Food & Drink

Chocolate Inn/Taylor & Grant Announces Chris O’Connor as Mid-Atlantic Regional Sales Manager
July 29, 2016 at 3:03 pm

Chris O'Connor, a 17-year veteran of the promotional products industry, has accepted the position of mid-Atlantic regional sales manager for Chocolate Inn/Taylor & Grant, Hicksville, N.Y. In this new role, O'Connor will work with distributors and prospects in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., along with other key national accounts for Chocolate…

Promo Marketing Announces 2016 Supplier Excellence Awards
July 18, 2016 at 6:32 pm

Promo Marketing, the Philadelphia-based source of product and marketing information for distributor sales professionals, is pleased to announce the first installment of its 2016 Supplier Excellence Awards. The annual Supplier Excellence Awards give distributors the ability to vote for their favorite suppliers in more than 40 hard goods and apparel categories. After thousands of votes were cast,…

Hickory Farms Names New Chief Marketing, Operating Officers
June 20, 2016 at 3:26 pm

Hickory Farms, Toledo, Ohio, announced that it has named Judy Ransford as the company's new chief marketing officer and Matt James as its new chief operating officer. "I am excited to have Matt and Judy join the Hickory Farms team," said Diane Pearse, CEO and president. "I have worked with them both, and know their…

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…