Supplier News

PPAI Goes All-Virtual For 2021 Expo, Rebrands as 'Expo Direct-2-You'
September 24, 2020 at 2:54 pm

The 2021 PPAI Expo will officially be all-virtual after the organization deemed it unsafe to host an in person event of that size during the COVID-19 pandemic. This past summer, PPAI chose not to hold Expo East in Atlantic City, N.J., as the facility was being used in case the area needed more hospital beds…

Selco Acquires Belair Time Corporation
September 22, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Selco LLC, Tulsa, Okla., has acquired certain assets of Belair Time Corporation. Selco has been operating Belair since June, and the merger is dated back to June 1. Belair had closed its New Jersey facility in March in response to a state mandate due to COVID-19. In May, Selco and Belair put together an agreement…

Allen/ColorCraft Announces New Home Territory Sales Reps
September 21, 2020 at 2:34 pm

Stan W. A. Dohan, MAS, MASI, president and chief operating officer of Allen/ColorCraft, Blanchester, Ohio, announced Eysoldt Marketing Group Inc. as its new home territory sales reps in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. Matt Eysoldt and his sister, Allison DuFau, have joined Allen/ColorCraft as their sales and marketing team for…

Orbus Exhibit & Display Group Acquires Fabric Images
September 10, 2020 at 11:05 am

Orbus Exhibit & Display Group, Woodridge, Ill., announced that it has acquired Fabric Images. The union combines Fabric Images’ 28 years of innovation and expertise in award-winning custom fabric architectural solutions with Orbus Exhibit & Display Group’s world-class service, quality, print capability and extensive product lineup in signage, portable, modular, fabric structure and custom exhibit…

The 2020 Top 50 Promotional Products Suppliers: Stats and Trends
September 9, 2020 at 9:39 am

Last year was another good one for promotional products suppliers. How good, exactly? Our 2020 Top 50 Promotional Products Suppliers totaled $7.5 billion in 2019 sales, up from $6.5 billion in 2018. In 2017, that number was $5.2 billion, meaning our Top 50 suppliers have increased sales by more than $2 billion in just two years...

HPG Acquires Webb Company
September 8, 2020 at 1:13 pm

HPG announced today that it has acquired Eagan, Minnesota-based supplier Webb Company in a deal finalized on Aug. 31. This marks HPG’s eighth acquisition since 2017, and expands HPG’s product offering into the personal care product category thanks to Webb’s supply of hand sanitizer products, lip balm and mints...

alphabroder Launches Digitally Enhanced Catalog
September 1, 2020 at 12:59 pm

alphabroder, Trevose, Pa., released its state-of-the-art 2021 digitally enhanced catalog. Loaded with exclusive video from the industry’s top brands that better display key features of products and designed to deliver an engaging, safe way to sell, the premier of this catalogue and its companion web connect feature uses innovation to put thousands of unique styles…

Southern Plus Expands Sales Force With Four Multi-Line Reps
August 26, 2020 at 10:37 am

Southern Plus, Hartwell, Ga., is using these challenging times to expand its sales force by adding four new multi-line reps/groups to the company. The supplier added MAC Marketing, Paparone Consulting LLC, KS Sales Inc. and Mercer Enterprises, totaling decades of industry experience...

Gemini Industries Announces New National Sales Manager
August 25, 2020 at 10:12 am

Gemini Industries, Roxana, Ill., announced Steven Meyer, MAS, as its national sales manager. “Steve brings extensive experience from his over-20-year career in the promotional industry,” said Steve Ehlert, general manager for Gemini Industries. “He has managed multiple teams, delivered consistent sales growth and brought a customer focus to all…

How to Get the Best ROI From Your Holiday Food Gift Program
August 24, 2020 at 11:27 am

When you give a gift, you're giving an experience. Giving your recipients the best possible experience will boost your ROI and ensure that your gift and brand will be remembered positively long after the treats have been enjoyed. So, remember: Plan ahead and give your gift-giving some forethought; consider what your brand is, both externally…