Food & Drink

Montreal Pushes for Plastic Water Bottle Ban
March 16, 2016 at 3:05 pm

According to USA Today, Montreal's mayor, Dennis Coderre, is fighting to ban plastic water bottles. Recently, Montreal banned disposable plastic bags, which will start in 2018, and plastic water bottles are the city's next frontier. “I raised the subject of plastic water bottles because it’s an environmental…

7 Pie Promotions to Celebrate Pi Day
March 14, 2016 at 3:19 pm

From pizzerias to pie shops, everyone is getting in on the Pi Day fun. You don't have to be a mathematician to take part in the infinitely (see what we did there?) fun holiday—you just need a good pie promotion. Give your end-users an excuse to celebrate this tasty holiday with these seven pie promotions, and…

What Millennials Want at Brand Events
March 8, 2016 at 4:38 pm

Many brands are making efforts to appeal to millennials. According to Forbes, this enigmatic generation makes up one-third of the U.S. workforce—53.5 million employees. So, naturally, many brands are trying to reach this young generation through advertising and products. According to Adweek, Splash, a creator of marketing software, used data to show what branded items…

Royal Family Celebrating Queen Elizabeth's 90th Birthday with Expensive China
February 29, 2016 at 4:13 pm

Although Queen Elizabeth's 90th birthday isn't until April 21, that's no reason why the Royal Collection Trust (RCT), a department of the Royal Household, can't start selling commemorative china for a hefty price tag, according to The Independent. The souvenirs are set to feature…

Win Saint Patrick's Day with These Awesome Promos
February 24, 2016 at 6:16 pm

With March making its debut next week, St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner. I get extra excited about St. Patrick's Day because it's a chance to bore people with my stories about spending a semester in Ireland. I'll save you the snooze-worthy stories and instead provide some insight as to how your brand…

Diet Coke Prints Millions of Labels for 'It's Mine' Campaign
February 4, 2016 at 6:54 pm

Diet Coke is taking individuality to the next level with its new "It's Mine" packaging campaign. Using HP Indigo digital printing technology, the brand is creating millions of unique labels for their glass bottles.

Chocolate Inn/Taylor & Grant Named Gold Partner for Staples and Geiger
February 2, 2016 at 7:16 pm

Chocolate Inn/Taylor & Grant, Freeport, N.Y., has earned gold partner status from both Staples Promotional Products, Framingham, Mass.; and Geiger, Lewiston, Maine., for 2016 in both the U.S. and Canada, providing strength and strategic focus as a North American solution within the food category. Chocolate Inn/Taylor & Grant has seen consistent growth throughout both the…

Shapeways Adds Aluminum to 3-D Printing Materials
January 28, 2016 at 6:22 pm

According to, Shapeways continues to expand their materials lineup by adding aluminum. Slated to become their 54th material offering, aluminum has been perfected for the 3D printing process following a pilot program last year.

Cheryl & Co. Recalls Ornament with Cookies
January 27, 2016 at 4:57 pm

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), announced that Westerville, Ohio-based Cheryl & Co. is recalling its Jingle Bell Ornaments with Cookies and Confections due to laceration hazard. The ornament's decorative cutouts have sharp metal edges, which could cut customers. The round…

Chocolate Inn/Taylor & Grant Promotes Two Employees
January 19, 2016 at 4:16 pm

Chocolate Inn/Taylor & Grant, Freeport, N.Y., announced the promotion of Jaclyn Claude to the position of assistant customer service manager, and Laurie Serwitz to the position of service resolution and billing manager. Claude will be responsible for training all new customer service team members, as well as working directly with production to ensure complete customer…