Promo Products

Why Merch Sales for a North Carolina Fair Spiked 1,200%
October 17, 2019 at 1:30 pm

Change can prove difficult to accept, but it can also end up being pretty lucrative. Organizers of the Dixie Classic Fair, which is changing its name for next year, learned the latter recently, as the 137th edition of the North Carolina gathering netted a 1,200 percent increase in merch sales over 2018’s tallies, with the pending name change surely the cause...

Reports: U.S. and China Trade Talks Near Breakthrough, But Depend on U.S. Dropping Tariffs
October 17, 2019 at 1:11 pm

Following another round of talks between the U.S. and China in Washington, Chinese officials say that it hopes both sides can work together for a solution, but that a resolution would depend on the U.S. canceling tariffs. "China's position, principle and goal for the China-U.S. trade negotiations has never changed," Ministry of Commerce spokesman Gao…

The San Antonio Spurs' Hispanic Heritage Merch Line Is a Perfect Celebration of Culture
October 17, 2019 at 11:20 am

The San Antonio Spurs are celebrating the Hispanic heritage that's so deeply ingrained in their city's culture with not only a theme night, but a huge merch line consisting of 22 different apparel items. The team dubbed the apparel line, which is called La Cultura, a "love letter to the culture that San Antonians call home"...

HALO Hires Sean Radford as Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
October 16, 2019 at 2:35 pm

HALO Branded Solutions, Sterling, Ill., recently added Sean Radford to the newly-created position of executive vice president and chief human resource officer. Radford comes to HALO with extensive business and human resource experience, serving most recently as senior vice president of organizational effectiveness and transformation at CNA insurance, a…

After Merger, Office Supplies Wholesaler Essendant to Offer Promo Items Via Staples Promotional Products
October 16, 2019 at 2:13 pm

In January of this year, Staples Inc. finalized its merger with Essendant via Sycamore Partners, its private equity owners. Essendant is a wholesale distributor of workplace and office products. Its customers are resellers such as office supply superstores, mail order companies, drug and grocery store chains and e-commerce businesses. We didn't report on the merger…

Why Wasn't There Any WNBA Championship Gear for Sale?
October 16, 2019 at 10:24 am

The Washington Mystics defeated the Connecticut Sun to win the 2019 WNBA Finals this year, marking the 21-year-old franchise's first title. Mystics fans could immediately commemorate the occasion by buying Mystics championship gear at the Entertainment and Sports Arena, but aside from that, championship hats, T-shirts and other merch was surprisingly hard to come by.…

Proforma Announces PPAI Expo Events With Steve Wozinak and Author Brian Moran
October 15, 2019 at 10:41 am

Proforma, Cleveland, announced that Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, has accepted an invitation to join Proforma in a celebration of its new business management technology platform, ProVision, on Jan. 12, 2020, at the PPAI Expo. After a considerable vetting process by Wozniak’s team, he accepted his invitation to celebrate Proforma’s thought leadership and innovation in…