Supplier News

Beacon Promotions Celebrates 15th Anniversary
July 20, 2018 at 1:37 pm

Beacon Promotions, New Ulm, Minn., celebrated its 15th anniversary this past week with many fun events. The company played some games, had some special treats and lunches catered in, employees were in drawings to win some corporate gift prizes, and more. Some of the company's retirees also returned to visit, and Beacon recognized the 15…

Midnite Snax Opens New Manufacturing Plant
July 16, 2018 at 10:45 am

Midnite Snax, Bethpage, N.Y., announced the opening of its newest facility. This 35,000 sq. ft., state-of-the-art manufacturing plant gives Midnite Snax a combined 120,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing, warehousing and office space. Just like the main facility, the new addition is a Safe Quality Food facility, and is internationally recognized as exceeding global food and…

Sweda Company Adds Jonathan Holt as Regional Sales Executive
July 6, 2018 at 8:39 am

Sweda Company LLC, City of Industry, Calif., announced it has hired Jonathan Holt as a new regional sales executive for Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Holt joins Sweda with previous industry sales experience, having most recently worked in sales as senior director of admissions for Art Institute of…

Illini Moves to New, Larger Facility to Expand Production Capabilities
July 5, 2018 at 8:41 am

Illini, Vernon Hills, Ill., has moved its headquarters to a newly built facility located at 1000 Woodlands Parkway, also Vernon Hills. At 120,000 square feet, the building houses all of the supplier's office, production and warehouse employees. This expansion allows Illini to increase its core pad-printing output, expand its digital printing technologies, add additional laser-engraving…

Hub Pen Company Hires Graphic Designer Tom Spirito
June 25, 2018 at 2:46 pm

HUB Promotional Group’s Hub Pen Company, Braintree, Mass., has hired graphic designer Tom Spirito. He will be responsible for assisting Hub Pen’s marketing department in creating sales tools for company and customer use. Spirito comes to Hub with 14 years of experience in print, apparel and web design, and…

Amazon Changed Its Website Fonts, and Some People Are Not Taking It Well
June 20, 2018 at 1:45 pm

Author and motivational speaker Felice Leonardo Buscaglia opined that “Change is the end result of all true learning.” The University of Southern California professor must not have met too many Amazon shoppers before passing away in 1998, as a few might have vehemently objected to his stance. That possibility became apparent recently when their favorite…

Last Chance to Vote for the 2018 Supplier Excellence Awards
June 19, 2018 at 2:23 pm

Voting in the 2018 Supplier Excellence Awards is now open, giving distributors the chance to decide the best suppliers in the promotional products industry. Every major product category is represented on the survey—so whether you specialize in T-shirts or toys and games, you can have an impact in the voting. Cast your vote today!...

How the Tariffs Impact the Promotional Products Industry: A Quick Update
June 18, 2018 at 2:22 pm

President Trump is going forward with his plan to hit China with 25 percent tariffs on about $50 billion worth of Chinese goods, he announced on Friday. According to the U.S. trade representative's office, the tariffs will be rolled out in two waves, the first of which will go into effect on July 6. The…

Introducing the 2018-2019 Gift Collection from SnugZ USA
June 18, 2018 at 1:27 pm

In life, there are givers and there are takers—both can and do achieve success, but through vastly different paths. This year we will be rooting for your success. We invite you to explore our complete 2018 Gift Collection Catalog, which includes over 30 new products and new gift ideas for all occasions and any budget.…

Debco's Alex Morin Talks Partnership with HUB Promotional Group
June 15, 2018 at 1:52 pm

Yesterday, we reported that Debco, Concord, Ontario, has become the newest member of the HUB Promotional Group, Braintree, Mass. Today, we spoke with Alex Morin, Debco's executive vice president of sales and marketing, about how the deal came to be, and what it means for the future of the two companies. Promo Marketing: Give us…