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Global Shipping Companies Set to Merge, Ship Volume to Increase
November 23, 2015 at 6:43 pm

Two Chinese state-owned shipping companies—China Ocean Shipping Co. (COSCO) and China Shipping Group—are currently working to merge, which would create the world's fourth-largest container shipping line, according to Seeking Alpha. The merger is a part of the Communist Party of China's plan to reform state-owned…

Bank Gives Out Estimated 32 Million Pens
November 23, 2015 at 4:40 pm

In 2010, Huntington Bank, Columbus, Ohio, hoped to create a "welcoming" image through a rebrand, and part of that effort involved unchaining the pens at the bank. After doing so, the bank estimates that it has given away nearly 32 million Huntington Bank pens.…

Marvel to Merchandise Adult-targeted Characters
November 23, 2015 at 4:13 pm

As focus continues to grow on Marvel’s adult-focused characters through various Netflix series, Marvel and Disney Consumer Products have announced new merchandise plans for these characters, including Daredevil, The Punisher, Jessica Jones and Deadpool. This new development addresses a key Marvel strategy to tap into the…

Towel Specialties Promotes Eva Brannon
November 23, 2015 at 3:47 pm

Towel Specialties, Baltimore, announced that Eva Brannon has been promoted to the position of Western regional sales director within the inside sales department. Prior to the promotion, Brannon served 10 years in the customer service department. “Eva will closely be assisting our outside sales reps and focusing on inside sales in the Western region of…

Star Wars Merchandise Expected to Top $2B in Sales
November 23, 2015 at 3:36 pm

You may have noticed a lot of Star Wars items on store shelves recently. Experts say retailers are hoping to cash in big following the release of the upcoming film, “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.” The movie hits theaters next month, and there's already a video game out called "Battlefront." Other items range…

Expired Fanta Can Found in Coca-Cola Diwali Utsav Gift Bag
November 23, 2015 at 3:23 pm

This Diwali, Coca-Cola spread happiness with its Diwali special Utsav gift bag. But, it turns out it is not really spreading smiles with this sweet gesture. On the eve of Diwali, a Hindu celebration of light, the festive Diwali Utsav gift contained some of the Coca-Cola products. One of them was a can of Fanta.…

Scary Stuff: Innovate or Die
November 20, 2015 at 6:36 pm

What are you going to do in 2016 that is going to make you even more relevant in 2017? What are you going to do to create the customer experience needed to ensure that you can compete and flourish long term? Are you going to curse the online challengers who are driving you crazy? Or,…

Cary Francis Group Inc. Files for Bankruptcy
November 20, 2015 at 5:14 pm

Franklin, Wisconsin-based distributor Cary Francis Group Inc. filed for bankruptcy on Nov. 17, according to the Milwaukee Business News. As part of the bankruptcy process, the court will determine a winning bid for the company's assets. The company filed a voluntary petition under Chapter 128 of the Wisconsin Statutes in Milwaukee County Circuit Court. The…

PM Video Battle: Webb Company Versus Amsterdam Printing
November 20, 2015 at 4:40 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: Looking forward to Thanksgiving! Especially because I'm not the one doing the cooking.) Last week, Webb Company took down the reigning champ, and will now face off against Amsterdam…

Emperor Opens UK Facility
November 20, 2015 at 4:15 pm

Emperor, Green Lane, Pa., announced the opening of a new office in the U.K. Based in Middlesex, minutes away from London's Heathrow airport, Emperor's newest location is in the heart of the robust U.K. market. Emperor, a promotional electronics supplier with headquarters outside of Philadelphia and a factory in Shenzhen, China, grossed more than $3…