Supplier News

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...

Wallace Carlson Printing Acquires Select Assets of J-C Press
September 11, 2019 at 11:46 am

Wallace Carlson Printing, a Minnetonka, Minnesota-based commercial printer, has announced its acquisition of select assets from Owatonna-based J-C Press. The acquisition expands the company’s services to a diverse range of commercial printing capabilities and customer base that include wide-format and signage. Wallace Carlson will continue to serve the J-C Press client base and maintain a…

Promo as What?!: How a Supplier’s Booth Giveaway Became a Full-On Industry Movement
September 10, 2019 at 11:14 am

EMT just wanted to drive some traffic to its trade show booth. The supplier, based in Indianapolis, was looking to highlight its product line and get people talking—with any luck, maybe generate a little buzz on social media. It had no idea it was about to start a movement. But that’s exactly what PROMO AF…

The Book Company Launches 'We Plant Trees' Corporate Giving Program
September 10, 2019 at 10:00 am

Doug Greenhut, president of Delray Beach, Florida-based The Book Company, recognized the obvious impact the company’s product line has on trees and the environment. That's why he decided to launch “We Plant Trees,” The Book Company’s first and ongoing corporate giving program that will donate a portion of proceeds each year to help plant trees…

Storm Creek Joins Minnesota Keystone Program
September 9, 2019 at 11:23 am

Storm Creek, Hastings, Minn., has become a new member of the Minnesota Keystone Program, which promotes corporate philanthropy by recognizing companies that donate at least 2 percent of their pre-tax earnings to charitable organizations. "We are extremely excited to join the outstanding list of over 100 community-minded companies in this program," said Storm Creek CEO…

Chocolate Inn/Lanco's Chris Barlow Elected to SAAGNY Foundation Board
September 6, 2019 at 10:50 am

Chocolate Inn/Lanco regional sales manager Chris Barlow has been elected a trustee of the Specialty Advertising Association of Greater New York Foundation (SAAGNY) board. In this role, he will aid the foundation’s mission to connect with and support the local tri-state communities through charitable activities. “I am very honored to be elected to the SAAGNY Foundation…