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Boston Red Sox Cancel 'Racially Insensitive' Bobblehead Giveaway 5 Hours Before Game
August 10, 2016 at 12:32 pm

Last night, just five hours before game time, the Boston Red Sox decided to postpone a David Ortiz bobblehead giveaway because they found it inaccurate and racially offensive. Red Sox president Sam Kennedy saw the bobblehead, which commemorates Ortiz's speech following the 2013 Boston Marathon, and decided it wasn't a good representation of the star…

Hit Promotional Products Hires Marc Held as Vice President
August 4, 2016 at 8:12 pm

Today, Largo, Florida-based Hit Promotional Products announced the company has hired Marc Held as vice president. "Marc comes to us with over 20 years of industry experience," said CJ Schmidt, president of Hit Promotional Products. "We have seen great growth and success since the launch of our apparel offering and are excited to have him on…

Deluxe Corp. Acquires InkHead.com
August 4, 2016 at 3:28 pm

Deluxe Corp., Shoreview, Minn., parent company of Dallas-based Safeguard, recently acquired InkHead.com, a Winder, Georgia-based online technology company focused exclusively on the advertising specialty market. Deluxe Corp. hopes that adding InkHead.com to its portfolio will strengthen Deluxe Corp.'s presence in the online market, a growing medium with digital online sales having surpassed 20 percent of the…

Gildan Activewear Acquires Peds Legwear Inc.
July 28, 2016 at 1:55 pm

Gildan Activewear, Montreal, Quebec, announced yesterday that it signed an agreement to acquire 100 percent of equity interest of Peds Legwear Inc. (Peds), a Montreal-based supplier of foot apparel and leg wear products, in a $55 million cash deal. The two companies expect the acquisition to close before the end of August...

Taylor Corp. Completes Acquisition of Staples Print Solutions
July 6, 2016 at 12:10 pm

Taylor Corp., North Mankato, Minn., has completed its acquisition of Framingham, Massachusetts-based Staples Print Solutions after announcing its intent to acquire the subsidiary of Staples Inc. in April 2016. "The successful close further strengthens our foundation for future growth," Deb Taylor, CEO of Taylor Corp., said in a press release. "We are pleased to add…

Taylor Corp. Is Buying Staples Print Solutions
April 18, 2016 at 8:21 pm

Taylor Corporation, North Mankato, Minn., announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of Framingham, Massachusetts-based Staples Print Solutions...

HALO Branded Solutions Purchased by Audax Management Company
April 14, 2016 at 3:34 pm

HALO Branded Solutions, Sterling, Ill., announced that it has been purchased by Audax Management Company, a Boston-based private equity firm. "We are very pleased with our new partners at Audax," Marc Simon, CEO of HALO Branded Solutions, said in a press release. "They are a prestigious investment firm with a proven track record of building…

Hit Promotional Products' CEO Passes Away at 73
April 11, 2016 at 4:38 pm

Bill Schmidt Sr., CEO of Largo, Florida-based Hit Promotional Products, passed away on April 9 at the age of 73, according to PPB Newslink. Schmidt was born in New York on Aug. 3, 1942, and is…