Supplier News

Bella+Canvas to Host Transformative One-Day Virtual Event
April 21, 2021 at 11:41 am

Bella+Canvas, Los Angeles, will host its all-new Bella+Canvas Digital Experience on April 29, 2021. This unique, one-day virtual event includes sales-boosting sessions and a virtual trade show space featuring the latest product trends. As a major event highlight, serial entrepreneur and social media mogul Gary Vaynerchuk will share his no-nonsense business-building insights during an intimate…

FedEx Office Introduces Promotional Products
April 19, 2021 at 12:07 pm

FedEx announced last week that it will now start selling promotional products, joining other big names previously separate from the industry, like Costco and Walmart. FedEx’s plan has even more in common with those two, as they are all sourcing products from Harland Clarke. “Through our business insights, we know our small to mid-size business…

HPG Launches New Exclusive Partnerships With Nomatic and Pladra
April 16, 2021 at 9:41 am

HPG, Braintree, Mass., announced two new exclusive partnerships with consumer brands Nomatic and Pladra. HPG will be the first to offer promo-industry access to the two award-winning retail brands under the HPG Exclusive line launched in February 2021. Nomatic and Pladra styles will be available at...

Otter Products Continues Day of Giving During Pandemic
April 15, 2021 at 10:58 am

In the midst of a global pandemic, one thing remains constant: Otter Products, Fort Collins, Colo., will close its doors in all global locations for a day of volunteering—safely in-person and virtually. In partnership with the OtterCares Foundation, closed2open pauses all Otter Products operations around the world for one day to allow employees to make…

SanMar Recognized as a U.S. Best-Managed Company
April 14, 2021 at 11:34 am

SanMar Corporation, Issaquah, Wash., announced that it has been selected as a 2021 U.S. Best-Managed Company. Sponsored by Deloitte Private and The Wall Street Journal, the program recognizes outstanding U.S. private companies and the achievements of their management teams. The 2021 designees are U.S. private companies that have demonstrated excellence in strategic planning and execution;…

Storm Duds Raingear Hires Multi-Line Rep Beata Miller
April 13, 2021 at 10:44 am

Storm Duds Raingear, Attleboro, Mass., announced the addition of multi-line representative Beata Miller of Jules Scheck Associates. Miller will represent Storm Duds Raingear and share the territory with Michael Bender to expand the company’s services to its growing partner distributors. Miller joins Storm Duds Raingear with more than a…

American Made for 75 Years: How Bandanna Promotions by Caro-Line Became the Nation’s Only Operation With Four Imprint Methods
April 12, 2021 at 10:41 am

In 1946, Malcolm P. “Mack” Niven founded Greenville, South Carolina-based Carolina Manufacturing—home to the Hav-A-Hank handkerchief. It has since become the leading bandanna manufacturer in the U.S. Its American roots have remained strong 75 years after its launch, as it continues to sell its bandanna lines, such as Hav-A-Hank, in retail outlets; and its logo-friendly…

6AM Sourcing's Scott Pearson and Scott Edidin on Building a North American Supply Chain, Promo's Shipping and Logistics Challenges, Custom Pinatas (and More)
April 7, 2021 at 2:31 pm

Scott Pearson and Scott Edidin tell us about their new company, Mexico's surprising manufacturing capabilities and some of the custom programs they've done so far (including one involving pinatas). They also share firsthand analysis of the pandemic's impacts on the promo supply chain and how North American sourcing is alleviating logistics and supply chain pain points...