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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…

S&S Activewear Acquires Technosport Canada
December 11, 2019 at 10:16 pm

S&S Activewear, Bolingbrook, Ill., announced that it has acquired Technosport Canada, marking its third acquisition since 2010. Over the past 10 years, S&S Activewear has grown from a single location in Bolingbrook to a nationwide operation with over 1,800 employees and...

Polyconcept Acquires ETS Express
December 11, 2019 at 8:54 am

Polyconcept, the New Kensington, Pennsylvania-based parent company of suppliers Leed's, Bullet, Journalbooks and Trimark, announced last night that it has successfully acquired ETS Express, though the acquisition was finalized on Nov. 29. The move will bolster PCNA's drinkware footprint within the promotional products industry....

Edwards Garment Acquires Bishop Custom Clothing
November 12, 2019 at 8:44 am

Edwards Garment, Kalamazoo, Mich., announced this morning that it has acquired Bishop Custom Clothing. "The acquisition of Bishop Custom Clothing is strategic for both of us," Gary Schultz, president and CEO of Edwards Garment, said in a press release. “Edwards and Bishop are leaders in our segments of the market and we share common values.…

Stouse LLC Acquires Magna-Plus Inc.
November 4, 2019 at 9:16 am

Stouse LLC, New Century, Kan., announced today that it has acquired Magna-Plus Inc., a provider of custom labels, magnets and other promotional products. The acquisition was effective on Oct. 25. Kansas City, Kansas-based Magna-Plus Inc. was founded in 1993 by Marianne D'Amato and Tom Eaton. It now has a nationwide distributor customer base. "We are…

Genumark Acquires Rightsleeve as Its Founders Focus on commonsku
October 3, 2019 at 4:41 pm

Genumark, Toronto, announced that it has acquired Rightsleeve to strengthen its position in the Canadian branded merchandise market. "Although both companies are based in Toronto, there is virtually no overlap in client accounts," said Mark Freed, president and CEO of Genumark. "What we do share is a similar philosophy and business orientation, which focuses on…