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Staples-Office Depot Merger Hearing Reaches Stalemate
April 6, 2016 at 4:04 pm

The saga regarding the merger between Framingham, Massachusetts-based Staples and Boca Raton, Florida-based Office Depot will continue, after a court hearing ended yesterday with no ruling. The merger, which the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) opposes, has been in the works for some time. In January, we reported that Staples and Office Depot waived the merger-agreement…

Walmart Prints Wrong State on University of Maryland T-shirts
April 6, 2016 at 3:14 pm

Walmart probably had the right idea: "Let's celebrate the University of Maryland! The promotional T-shirt probably would be an instant hit with the school's large number of students and alumni." However, Walmart didn't check the map close enough and accidentally printed the state of…

Marketability Inc.'s Mickey Blake on Her Best Promotion
April 6, 2016 at 2:24 pm

Each month, Promo Marketing talks to promotional products distributors about promotions that stood out to them as part of our "My Best Promotion" feature. The warm weather of summer is almost here, and we’re pretty excited about impending pool parties…

BIC Graphic's Ken Thomsen Earns Boundless Outstanding Service Award
April 5, 2016 at 3:04 pm

BIC Graphic, Clearwater, Fla., announced Ken Thomsen, its national account manager, received an Outstanding Service award from Austin, Texas-based Boundless at the distributor's annual Founder's Circle Sales Meeting in March. Boundless gave out five supplier awards based on its five core values. Thomsen…

Beyoncé Launches Ivy Park Athleisure Line
April 5, 2016 at 2:58 pm

With activewear being one of the most trending industries, celebrities are capitalizing on the possibilities with their own athleisure brands. Kate Hudson co-founded Fabletics, Rihanna released branded Puma sneakers, and Carrie Underwood unveiled her line of athleisure clothing in collaboration with Dick's Sporting Goods.…

First Power Meeting of 2016 Is Huge Success
April 5, 2016 at 1:55 pm

The sun was shining over Promo Marketing's very successful Power Meeting, held March 14 through 17 in Scottsdale, Ariz. Attendees received numerous product samples, including sunglasses from Hit Promotional Products, Largo, Fla., and towels from Pittsburgh-based Pro Towels,…

Ennis Inc. Announces Proposed Sale of Alstyle Apparel
April 5, 2016 at 12:13 pm

Ennis Inc., Midlothian, Texas, announced the pending sale of its apparel division yesterday. On Friday, Ennis Inc. entered into a unit purchase agreement with Alstyle Operations LLC to sell Alstyle Apparel and its subsidiaries, which constitute Ennis Inc.'s apparel division, to the buyer for an aggregate purchase price of $88 million. The purchase price includes $76…