Supplier News

Crystal D Introduces More Than 95 New Award Designs for 2020
October 4, 2019 at 11:46 am

Crystal D, St. Paul, Minn., introduced more than 95 new award designs for 2020. Many of these 95-plus designs come in multiple sizes for a total of more than 200 new awards. More than 80 percent of the new designs are exclusive to Crystal D, and the company is also introducing two new substrates to…

Charles River Apparel Announces Additional Building Location
October 2, 2019 at 10:04 am

Charles River Apparel has secured a long-term lease for additional space in Sharon, Mass., to support its business growth. The new space is strategically located next to its corporate headquarters, and will provide additional warehouse, office and showroom space, allowing for a Charles River Campus setting. The company also plans to use the new space…

S&S Activewear Opens Most Sustainable Distribution Center in Its Network
September 30, 2019 at 11:39 am

S&S Activewear has relocated its operations from its 450,000 sq. ft. distribution center in Bolingbrook, Ill., to a brand new, 750,000 sq. ft., sustainability-focused distribution center in nearby Lockport. This new facility will expand the company’s Midwest footprint by 300,000 sq. ft. and bring its nationwide total to 3.5 million sq. ft. S&S designed the…

Hub Pen Announces Rebrand After 65 Years
September 27, 2019 at 2:04 pm

Hub Pen Company, Braintree, Mass., has rebranded. After 65 years, the brand still stands by the same principles of quality product and customer service, but now the company has refreshed its logo, website and entire visual identity. In 2017, Hub Pen…

Chocolate Inn/Lanco Announces New Relationship With M&M's Retail Group
September 25, 2019 at 1:50 pm

Chocolate Inn/Lanco, Hicksville, N.Y., announced yesterday that it has partnered with Mars Retail Group to represent the company's MYM&M's line in the promotional products industry. The initial offering from Chocolate Inn/Lanco will allow customers to choose three colors from a selection of 25, offer an array of packaging options and...

Orbus Introduces New Zoom Flex Billboard and Zoom Flex Tent
September 24, 2019 at 11:08 am

Orbus Exhibit and Display Group, Woodridge, Ill., released two new outdoor products, the Zoom Flex billboard and the Zoom Flex Tent. The Zoom Flex Billboard, available with single-color or double-sided graphics, is a durable, attention-grabbing display that that moves with the wind and comes with sturdy base plates for stabilization. The Zoom Flex Tent is…

Chocolate Bar or Power Bank? How We Made 3 Non-Food Products Look Real Enough to Eat
September 23, 2019 at 2:04 pm

It’s sometimes difficult to be creative given product limitations. At Spector & Co., we believe that what makes something creative is how effectively you use that space between the bare minimum and the absolute max to allow your idea to come to life. We decided to exercise this thought with three different products. The theme?…

AHEAD Introduces Creative, New Ornamentation for Spring 2020
September 19, 2019 at 11:09 am

AHEAD, New Bedford, Mass., released its spring 2020 lineup, introducing five new techniques. According to Chuck Lord, AHEAD’s chief creative officer, three of the five new ornamentation techniques, each distinctly different, are designed specifically for cotton headwear.…

BIC Graphic Alleviates Tariff Concerns With USA-Made Products
September 16, 2019 at 11:40 am

BIC Graphic North America, Clearwater, Fla., has launched a variety of promotions to help alleviate budget challenges as a result of tariff increases. BIC Graphic offers more than 1,000 products manufactured, printed or assembled in the U.S. across 12 categories. This list includes best-sellers from brands like BIC, Koozie, Triumph Calendars and more. “Our industry…

Staples Names New Head of Promotional Products, Lays Off 175 From HQ
September 13, 2019 at 1:35 pm

Staples Inc. announced that it has named Matt Eckhouse head of Staples Promotional Products and Print as vice president and general manager. Eckhouse takes over for Rich Witaszak, who is no longer with the company. Staples also announced 175 more layoffs from its Framingham headquarters...