Food & Drink

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…

Hershey's Lets Consumers Trade In Promo Items at SXSW
March 23, 2016 at 5:41 pm

Festivals are always full of promotional products. Festivalgoers wear promotional sunglasses and T-shirts, drink from branded water bottles, and keep everything else in logoed tote bags. For some, all of that stuff might be too much to handle, so they have to pick and choose what they want. To…

Hospitality Mints Announces New Sales Leadership Team
March 23, 2016 at 4:04 pm

Hospitality Mints, Boone, N.C., announced it has a new sales leadership team in place. The organization has hired three new members of its team, including Pat Viancourt, president and CEO, Curt Connor, director of sales; and Jenny Domin, sales manager…

Pepsi Fined Over Misleading Promotion
March 21, 2016 at 3:54 pm

In 2014, Pepsi started a promotional campaign in Hungary that allowed customers who collected a certain number of bottle caps to receive different Pepsi-branded gifts. As it turned out, the most popular gift was an illuminating ball. According to the Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance, the demand for the ball was too much for Pepsi, and…

Coke, Pepsi, Nestle Ready to Fight Montreal Water Bottle Ban
March 17, 2016 at 4:01 pm

Yesterday, we reported that the mayor of Montreal wants to ban single-use plastic water bottles from the city. Today, CBC reported that Coke, Pepsi and Nestle are among corporations that are gearing up to fight the ban. The Canadian Beverage Association, which represents 60 beverage brands, including Pepsi, Coke and Nestle, joined Quebec's registry of…

Maple Ridge Farms' President Cooks Up Scholarship Funding
March 16, 2016 at 3:35 pm

Tom Riordan, president of Mosinee, Wisconsin-based Maple Ridge Farms, took a break from serving English butter toffee and chocolate sea salt caramels to make and serve a New Orleans favorite—andouille sausage and chicken gumbo—for the 33rd annual University of Wisconsin Education Assistance…