Health & Wellness

For Athletic Wear Vendors, How Athleisure Can Continue to Grow by Remaining 'Trendy'
January 20, 2016 at 5:24 pm

Millennials are currently the largest demographic in the U.S. They now account for almost 80 million of the 319 million people living in the country. To put this into perspective, the number of people born between the years 1981 and 2000 now make up almost 28 percent of the entire population. Hence, it comes as no surprise…

Report Claims Child Labor Behind Lithium-ion Batteries
January 19, 2016 at 6:54 pm

Major electronics brands, such as Apple, Samsung and Sony, reportedly are failing to do checks to ensure that they aren't sourcing cobalt mined by child workers. A report from Amnesty International, titled "'This is what we die for': Human rights abuses in the…

Lawsuit Claims EOS Lip Balm Can Damage Skin
January 14, 2016 at 6:47 pm

On Jan. 12, a woman in California filed a class action lawsuit against EOS, claiming that its lip balm causes skin to crack, bleed and blister. The lawsuit alleges that many consumers, "potentially in excess of hundreds of thousands, who have purchased and used the product … have experienced devastating adverse reactions to the product,…

Halls & Company Raises Funds for Food Shelves
January 6, 2016 at 5:12 pm

Halls & Company, the Brooklyn Park, Minnesota-based manufacture of ID Line, got into the holiday spirit this season by raising a total of $2,912 for local Minneapolis food shelves. While the company donated to three different food shelves, the majority of the donations went to the North-Suburban Emergency Assistance Response (NEAR) in Crystal, Minn. A nonprofit…

PM Video Battle: Next Products Versus Discount Mugs
December 18, 2015 at 5:56 pm

Promo Marketing's Video Battle pits two industry videos against each other for the chance at the ultimate bragging right: Being declared our readership's absolute favorite. (Next up: We're thinking about our New Year's resolutions for 2016. We're thinking, "Make better jokes in the video battle.") Last week, Webb Company won for the fourth time, earning a…

NICU Mom Donates Tote Bags to Montana NICU
December 7, 2015 at 3:32 pm

Jessi Billmayer knows what it’s like to end up in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), hoping and praying for a healthy baby with nothing at your disposal. The 32-year-old mother from Hogeland, Mont., has delivered three out of her four children in the NICU at Benefis Health System, and knows that sometimes it’s such…

Beacon Promotions Supports United Way
December 4, 2015 at 4:55 pm

Beacon Promotions, New Ulm, Minn., is supporting the Brown County United Way, which supports numerous programs in the county, such as Committee Against Domestic Abuse (CADA) House, the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, scouting programs, a backpack program (school supplies), a day of caring that helps residents… Hosts SuccessFit4Life! at the 2016 PPAI Expo
December 2, 2015 at 4:48 pm

The PPAI-Award-winning, Santa Clarita, Calif., will facilitate SuccessFit4Life!, benefitting the Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF), at the 2016 PPAI Expo in Las Vegas. For a $25 donation to PPEF, participants will receive a collection of SuccessFit4Life! products. Participating suppliers include: SnugZ USA, Pro Towels, Halls & Company, Prime Line, Ad-A-Day Company Inc., Southern Plus,…

Nonprofit Introduces Compliance Stamp for Personal Care Items
November 4, 2015 at 6:46 pm

Consumer products are held to high standards to ensure product safety and compliance. However, cosmetic products and their ingredients do not need to be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Environmental Working Group (EWG), a nonprofit environmental health…