Health & Wellness

Water Bottle Tests Quality, Filters Water
November 2, 2016 at 6:20 pm

It seems like every day there are new, innovative designs for reusable water bottles. As people become more environmentally conscious, having a water bottle that they can refill is appealing. But, some people might be wary of the quality of the water they're drinking. One water bottle, the Ecomo Water Bottle, provides a digital readout…

The Loss of an Incredible Inspiration and Mentor
October 26, 2016 at 4:04 pm

[Editor's note: This piece originally appeared on Martin Varley's LinkedIn page.] Graham Bennington, the former CEO of BemroseBooth, my mentor, friend and inspiration, passed away on Oct. 20 after a short battle with cancer. He was 66. Graham got me into the industry properly when Incentives Two and Product Source were acquired by Bemrose, he taught…

Being Aware
October 24, 2016 at 2:50 pm

Timothy James Richardson, my uncle, passed away on Sept. 9, 2016 following a long, 15-month battle with cancer. He was 63 years old. My grandparents raised me, and when I was 16, my uncle came to live with us. Until then, I knew him as Uncle Timmy the doctor—kind of stiff, kind of stern. Over…

Wearable Tech Market Could Reach Nearly $1B by 2020
October 19, 2016 at 6:14 pm

After the information on a New Jersey man's Fitbit gave doctors vital, life-saving information, we started thinking more seriously about the impact of wearable technology items and their role in…

FDA Bans Some Antibacterial Chemicals in Soaps
September 6, 2016 at 5:46 pm

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a final rule on Friday stating that companies can no longer market consumer antibacterial soap products including certain active ingredients. The ruling said that manufacturers did not demonstrate that certain ingredients are safe for long-term daily use and more effective than plain soap and water in terms of…

Suit Up: Tips for Selling Rugged and Safety Apparel
September 2, 2016 at 4:58 pm

Just like you would never cut corners while building a skyscraper, digging a water line or fixing a subway car, labor workers don’t want the companies that make their apparel to cut corners, either. End-users want apparel and gear that works as hard as they do. For distributors, that means providing products that have durable…

Randall's Island Park to Provide Free Sunscreen Dispensers
August 30, 2016 at 3:18 pm

In an effort to reduce the risks and effects of sun exposure, Randall's Island Park in New York City will install sunscreen dispensers. According to a press release from the Randall's Island Park Alliance…

Which Water Bottles Harbor the Most Bacteria?
August 23, 2016 at 5:27 pm

It's not exactly breaking news that reusable water bottles require regular cleaning. It's a small price to pay for the benefits of saving plastic and staying hydrated. But, do you know just how much bacteria is on your specific water bottle's lid? TreadmillReviews.net conducted a study on 12 water bottles with four types of water…

Using Gifts and Giveaways to Promote Wellness
July 21, 2016 at 6:23 pm

The Rising Trend in Personal Care Good marketing, and the products or services being promoted, seek to identify and fill a void within the consumer’s present life. For millions of individuals, that void often centers around wellness and personal care. An overlooked yet deadly serious element of daily life, self-care is an activity or habit…

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,…