Food & Drink

New Information on How Businesses Use Custom Mints
October 31, 2017 at 2:43 pm

Suggest your clients place mints in a bowl either at the reception desk or in the conference room. Customers who place mints in a centrally-located bowl tend to order more mints, more frequently, which means more revenue! Custom mints are also great to use for trade show table…

Small Breweries Giving Promo Items in Exchange for Donations Toward $213B Goal
October 18, 2017 at 2:34 pm

The ongoing battle between smaller craft breweries and bigger companies, which we saw with the branded drinkware legal case in Florida, is raging on. Small companies are tired of big companies like Anheuser-Busch InBev and MillerCoors using their financial clout to eclipse the rest of the smaller companies in the industry. To combat that, a…

Everything You Need to Perfect Bar and Restaurant Accounts
October 17, 2017 at 2:45 pm

Bars and restaurants consistently rank among the top clients for promotional products distributors. And it makes sense, when you think about it. Picture one of your favorite restaurants. I’m sure you’re seeing printed menus, signage, T-shirts and uniforms for the workers, branded drinkware behind the bar, paper and plastic bags for to-go orders, etc. Aside…

Recipes For Success: Serving Up Food Promotions
October 16, 2017 at 11:51 am

Whether free of fat, cholesterol, sugar and/or gluten or teeming with those substances plus other carbohydrates and protein sources, food items, no matter the diversity of their composition, will always serve as a unifier, as they do far more than sustain our bodies. As the fourth quarter unfolds, provisions will prove even more multi-faceted, as…

Critics Say Kinder Surprise Eggs Have Sexist Packaging, Toys
October 12, 2017 at 2:24 pm

Kinder is under scrutiny after critics said its Surprise Eggs feature sexist packaging and toys. According to Metro UK, folks are upset that the company has seemingly assigned gender-spacific packaging by using pink and blue coloring, and have used that to decide which toys go in which items. The blue packaging is filled with Hot…

Nic Cage Was Unknowingly the Face of a Japanese Snack Food
October 12, 2017 at 2:14 pm

Celebrity endorsements are great. Having a well-known and respected face attached to a product (literally speaking, if they're on the packaging) is a surefire way to attract customers and earn consumer trust without them even having to use the product first. It is, generally speaking, a rule of thumb to let said celebrity know their…

Port of Charleston Personnel Seized More Than $12 Million in Water Bottle Knockoffs
October 11, 2017 at 1:44 pm

Charleston has long enjoyed consideration as a prominent commerce location, with Promo Marketing solidifying that estimation just this week through a Power Meeting stop in South Carolina’s oldest and largest city. Its eponymous port plays a huge role in helping end-users to believe in Southern hospitality, but it also allows lawmakers to take to task…

Chocolate Inn/Taylor & Grant Adds MAC Marketing for Mid-Atlantic
October 11, 2017 at 1:36 pm

Chocolate Inn/Taylor & Grant, Hicksville, N.Y., announced that Mark & Nick Chipchase of MAC Marketing have joined the company to represent the Mid-Atlantic territory. They will be directly responsible for leading and executing incoming projects for the entire Mid-Atlantic territory including Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Washington, D.C. “We are extremely…

The FDA Says Love Is Not a Real Ingredient
October 10, 2017 at 2:35 pm

Has a family member or friend ever told you that the secret ingredient in an extra-special recipe is love? Well, the FDA would have a big problem with that. Nashoba Brook Bakery recently listed "love" as an ingredient in its granola, prompting the FDA to issue a warning to what it took as a serious…