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Grossman Marketing Group Acquire Premier Marketing Group
February 7, 2017 at 8:39 am

Grossman Marketing Group, Somerville, Mass., a 107-year-old, fourth-generation, print and promotional products distributor, has acquired Premier Marketing Group, Manchester, Maine, expanding its full-service marketing operations and client base. The new acquisition comes just three years after Grossman Marketing Group acquired ASAP, a Norwalk, Connecticut-based promotional products firm, and just one year after Grossman acquired Fleet Business…

HALO Branded Solutions Acquires Catalyst Marketing Inc.
February 2, 2017 at 8:37 am

HALO Branded Solutions, Sterling, Ill., announced the acquisition of the business of Catalyst Marketing Inc., a Seattle-based creative merchandise agency. “HALO was able to allow us to maintain our creative capabilities and client-focused culture, while providing the resources necessary to expand our reach in the markets we serve," said Tom Havens, founder and president of…

Sweda Company LLC President, CEO Returns
January 30, 2017 at 3:18 pm

Sweda Company LLC, City of Industry, Calif., announced that former president and CEO Jim Hagan has returned to lead the company once again. “I am excited to get back to work on moving the organization to the next level of innovation, capabilities and customer experience,” Hagan said. With more than 15 years of industry experience,…

Cimpress Announces Restructure
January 26, 2017 at 2:58 pm

Cimpress, Venlo, Netherlands, announced its intention to decentralize the company's operations. According to a press release, Cimpress' central groups will only include global procurement and supplier research following the changes. "This decentralization is a natural outgrowth of our strategy and consistent with the evolution of our organization as we pursue that strategy," Robert Keane, CEO…

J. America Wholesale Blanks Announces Merger with Top of the World
January 18, 2017 at 8:18 am

J. America Wholesale Blanks, Fowlerville, Mich., and Neosho, Missouri-based headwear supplier Top of the World announced today that they have signed a merger agreement, creating a single company. Jeff Fenech, co-founder of J. America, will lead the new company's wholesale blanks division, which will supply products under the J. America name to distributors and decorators.…

Ball Pro Acquires Diversified-Adtee
January 10, 2017 at 1:34 pm

Ball Pro, Eden Prairie, Minn., announced today that it acquired Diversified-Adtee, Normal, Ill., effective Jan. 1, 2017. “Ball Pro has been looking for product lines the past few years to broaden our offerings,” Tim Hanson, MAS, president of Ball Pro, said. “Diversified-Adtee sells quality kitchenware and golf products. The golf products fit nicely into Ball…

Gildan Activewear Wins American Apparel Bid
January 10, 2017 at 10:08 am

Gildan Activewear, Montreal, has won the bid for Los Angeles-based American Apparel. Though other contenders, including Amazon and Forever 21, joined the race for bankrupt American Apparel, Reuters reported that Gildan Activewear successfully acquired the company for $88 million in a cash deal. Gildan Activewear will acquire the intellectual property rights for the American Apparel…

Royal Industries Acquires DLX Line, Pamcolite Line
January 6, 2017 at 12:42 pm

Royal Industries, Brooklyn, N.Y., announced that it has acquired Brooklyn-based DLX Industries and the Paulmay Company's Pamcolite Line. "The acquisition of the DLX Indusries and the Pamcolite line is a perfect complement to Royal's line, which includes vinyl specialties from card cases to clipboards, portfolios to pocket planners, as well as unique imported items that were…

Hub Pen Company Acquires Beacon Promotions
January 6, 2017 at 8:11 am

This morning, Hub Pen Company, Braintree, Mass., announced that it has acquired Beacon Promotions, New Ulm, Minn. The acquisition was finalized in December. "For more than 60 years, Hub Pen has focused solely on writing instruments, and in doing so, we were able to deliver the highest quality pens at a better value than anyone…

Bag Makers Announces Passing of President Charles D. Sandford
December 5, 2016 at 9:59 am

Bag Makers, Union, Ill., announced that its president, Charles D. Sandford, passed away on Friday following a year-long battle with cancer. "I am joined by the entire Bag Makers family in grieving the loss of a great man…