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SnugZ USA Announces Acquisition of Sweda Company LLC
January 3, 2022 at 4:01 pm

SnugZ USA, West Jordan, Utah, announced today that it has acquired Sweda Company LLC, combining two top 40 promotional products suppliers and enhancing their ability to serve distributor partners with the highest-quality products and service. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed...

S&S Activewear to Acquire TSC Apparel
November 4, 2021 at 5:25 pm

S&S Activewear, Bolingbrook, Illinois, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire competitor TSC Apparel, marking S&S’s fourth acquisition since 2010. Over the past decade, S&S has made significant investments in North American capacity and technology. With approximately 4 million square feet of warehouse space and...

PRINTING United Alliance Cancels 2021 In-Person Expo
August 31, 2021 at 4:21 pm

PRINTING United, scheduled to take place Oct. 6-8, 2021 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., has been cancelled. The PRINTING United Alliance board of directors felt the ability to deliver a successful trade show event for all involved became significantly hampered recently with the growing uncertainty and spike in cases resulting from…

Koozie Group Acquires HotLine Products
February 23, 2021 at 3:21 pm

Koozie Group (previously BIC Graphic), Clearwater, Fla., a portfolio company of H.I.G. Capital, has announced the completion of the acquisition of HotLine Products. HotLine Products is well-known in the promotional products industry for its wide selection of calendars, including appointment, desk, executive and commercial styles; planners and journals; and custom capabilities, as well as offerings…

BAMKO Acquires Gifts By Design
February 1, 2021 at 10:07 am

BAMKO LLC today announced that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Gifts By Design of Seattle. The transaction closed effective as of Feb. 1, 2021. Gifts By Design will operate as the awards, recognition and incentives division of BAMKO. “The acquisition of Gifts By Design immediately positions BAMKO to become an industry leader…

Koozie Group (previously BIC Graphic) Acquires IMAGEN Brands
December 22, 2020 at 3:03 pm

Koozie Group (previously BIC Graphic North America), a portfolio company of H.I.G. Capital, has announced the completion of the acquisition of IMAGEN Brands with the support of H.I.G. IMAGEN Brands, whose companies include Vitronic and Crown, is a Top 40 hard goods supplier, recognized as a leader in service and decoration innovation. It is also…

Gemline Announces Acquisition of RuMe Brand
December 17, 2020 at 10:53 am

Gemline, Lawrence, Mass., announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire the RuMe brand and related intellectual property. RuMe, short for ReUseMe, originated in the retail marketplace, where the brand first appeared in gift shops and boutiques, and then quickly expanded into leading retailers such as The Container Store, Whole Foods and Target.…

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…

AIA Corporation Appoints Nancy K. Schmidt as New CEO
May 1, 2020 at 8:54 am

AIA Corporation, Appleton, Wis., announced today that it’s board of directors has selected Nancy Schmidt as the company’s new CEO. Schmidt, a two-year veteran of AIA who most recently served as chief financial officer, is the first female CEO in AIA history...

Rainkist Umbrella Parent Company Permanently Closes
February 6, 2020 at 1:36 pm

Futai Inc., the parent company of Rainkist Umbrella, announced that it has permanently shut its doors effective Jan. 31, 2020. The full statement is as follows: To the Customers of Futai,Inc (USA), We regret to inform you that Futai,Inc. (USA) will be permanently closing its doors on January 31, 2020. If you have any questions, please…