Promo Products

Adidas to Raise Prices, Shift Production from China
December 10, 2015 at 6:31 pm

Due to rising material and labor costs, Adidas is expecting a major increase in the cost of sourcing products over the next five years. According to Fortune, the athletic wear giant hopes to make up for this by raising prices and moving production from China. The company said that higher input costs and currency effects…

ePromos Promotional Products Inc. Announces New Office
December 10, 2015 at 6:09 pm

ePromos Promotional Products Inc., St. Cloud, Minn., announced its relocation to a new downtown office space to accommodate current and future growth. The company's new office will be centrally located in St. Cloud's business district in the Davidson Opera House, located on the 100 block of Fifth Avenue. "We are thrilled to be moving back…

Gemline Appoints Director of Account Management
December 10, 2015 at 4:34 pm

Gemline, Lawrence, Mass., has appointed Ross Dohrmann as director of account management. He will be focused on program channels, direct-mail channels, wholesale channels and new business opportunities. Dohrmann brings strategic sales and management experience to this new role. For more information on Gemline, visit www.gemline.com.

Chocolate Inn/Taylor & Grant Earns Silver Supplier Status from Facilis
December 10, 2015 at 4:23 pm

Chocolate Inn/Taylor & Grant, Freeport, N.Y., has earned silver supplier status from St. Louis-based distributor Facilis Group for 2016 in the U.S. and Canada. “Facilis has yet again recognized us as one of the most trusted suppliers in the food gift industry," said David Miller, president of Chocolate Inn/Taylor & Grant. "We will continue to provide…

4 Lessons for Delivering Flawless Customer Service
December 10, 2015 at 3:55 pm

Caring for customers is a critical element in every business. Most small-business owners "get this," but struggle to deliver a consistent, flawless experiences to their customers as they grow. In fact, the challenge of caring for customers—through your employees—can be a big part of what accelerates your business's growth or holds you back. Why? Your…

College Football Bowl Game Giveaways
December 9, 2015 at 7:18 pm

The college football bowl games have been announced, and players and coaches are preparing for what will be, for many, the last game of the season. If that wasn't enough for the players to look forward to, the giveaways they'll receive from sponsors are impressive as well. Bleacher Report ranked some of its favorites, but here are what…

Fire Damages Sportswear Supplier's Warehouse
December 9, 2015 at 6:43 pm

A fire at Pop Tops Sportswear's Easton, Mass., facility resulted in more than $100,000 in damage. According to Wicked Local, the fire alarm tripped at the facility at around 6:52 a.m. on Dec. 6. Pop Tops Sportswear manufactures team uniforms, apparel, work wear and promotional products. Easton Fire Capt. James Walsh told Wicked Local that…

Consumers in Japan Can’t Get Enough L.L. Bean Tote Bags
December 9, 2015 at 4:30 pm

For a retail business, huge demand during the holidays isn’t bad news. But for L.L. Bean, overwhelming demand in the U.S. for its signature Bean Boots is being compounded by a huge surge in demand for its signature Boat and Tote bags from Japan. The company is expecting orders for a little more than 600,000…

Keurig Selling Itself for Nearly $14B
December 9, 2015 at 3:54 pm

Keurig, the single-cup coffee machine maker, said it has agreed to be sold to private equity firm JAB Holding Co. for almost $14 billion. JAB Holding Co. is offering $92 for each share of Keurig, a 78 percent premium from the stock’s closing price of $51.70 on Dec. 4. Keurig’s stock is down nearly 61 percent…