Paper Products

Newell Rubbermaid Acquires Rival Jarden for $13B
December 15, 2015 at 5:11 pm

Newell Rubbermaid, Atlanta, announced on Monday that it will acquire Rye, New York-based Jarden, a rival company with multiple brands related to the promotional products industry, including Sunbeam, Rawlings and Coleman, for $15.4 billion. USA Today reported that Newell Rubbermaid, which also makes Sharpie, Paper Mate and Irwin products, is purchasing Jarden for a combination of…

Lord & Taylor Publish Misprinted Hanukkah Ad
December 9, 2015 at 3:43 pm

With Hanukkah upon us, retailer Lord & Taylor has chosen to commemorate the holiday in rather confounding fashion. In last Sunday’s The New York Times, the nation’s oldest luxury department store ran a print ad that said, “Happy Hanukkah. Wishing you a year of light and love,” with the words “Happy Hanukkah” written above in…

Campaign Merchandise for the Holiday Season
December 8, 2015 at 6:21 pm

With the holiday season underway, presidential candidates have been adding holiday-themed promotional merchandise to their Web stores. From sweaters fit for an "ugly sweater party" to decorations to hang on the tree, candidates from both ends of the political spectrum are getting in…

Halls & Company Hires Four Multi-line Sales Representatives
December 8, 2015 at 5:56 pm

Halls & Company, the Brooklyn Park, Minnesota-based manufacturer of ID Line, announced the hire of four new multi-line representatives: Joe Eberz of Joe Eberz & Associates to cover the North Central U.S., Tony Tuso of Tuso Marketing for the Southwest U.S., Joe Keely of Select Lines Marketing for the South Central U.S. and Scott Hareid…

3M Promotional Markets Hires The MLR Alliance
December 8, 2015 at 4:32 pm

3M Promotional Markets, North Mankato, Minn., announced that it has hired The MLR Alliance to represent the company in its Southern region. The MLR Alliance is made up of Tony Tuso of Tuso Marketing, Tony Pinto of Pinto Marketing, and Bill Reisack and Julie Macdonald-Ward of Reisack Marketing. The MLR Alliance will represent 3M Promotional…

Mohawk Named Exclusive North American Distributor for the Curious Collection and Conqueror
December 3, 2015 at 4:23 pm

Mohawk, Cohoes, N.Y., has been named the exclusive North American distributor for the Curious Collection and Conqueror lines of papers. Mohawk will oversee all North American distribution, marketing and sales for these product lines beginning Jan. 1, 2016, and will begin accepting orders for the Curious Collection and Conqueror on Dec. 28, 2015. “We are…

Artists Protest Big Business with Fake Advertisements
December 1, 2015 at 6:21 pm

This week, more than 150 global leaders are in Paris to discuss the issues of pollution, fossil fuel dependency and rising temperatures. A London-based anti-advertising group called Brandalism, which bills itself as "a revolt against corporate control of the visual realm," placed more…

Quad/Graphics to Lay Off 422 Employees
November 24, 2015 at 4:30 pm

Quad/Graphics, Sussex, Wis., a printer of consumer magazines and catalogs, is laying off 422 workers at its East Greenville, Pa., facility, according to Philadelphia Magazine. The layoffs are scheduled to begin on or around Jan. 3, 2016. Claire Ho, a spokesperson for Quad/Graphics, told Philadelphia Magazine that this is a "challenging time in the printing…

Cross Unveils a Collection of 'Star Wars' Writing Instruments and Journals
November 24, 2015 at 3:17 pm

In celebration of the timeless and iconic saga, Cross has unveiled a new series of writing instruments and journals that capture the mythical and modern elements of the original "Star Wars" film trilogy. With these one-of-a-kind, collectible writing instruments, Cross is putting the force of fine writing, creativity and storytelling directly into the hands of…

Global Graphics Network Expanding With 50 Development Executives
November 17, 2015 at 6:47 pm

Global Graphics Network (GGN), a new Tampa, Florida-based business accelerator for print-shop owners, plans to add 50 development executives throughout North America over the next two years. “Thousands of print-shop owners throughout North America need a solid path to grow their sales, increase their profits and have more fun again in the printing business,” said…