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SnugZ USA Recapitalizes With Tower Arch Capital
October 10, 2019 at 1:36 pm

SnugZ USA, West Jordan, Utah, announced that it has undergone a recapitalization with Tower Arch Capital. "SnugZ has grown to become a leading player in the promotional products industry, starting with lanyards and identification products, and expanding into personal care and premium gifting," Brandon Mackay, president and CEO of SnugZ USA, said in a press…

Arby’s Launches Oktoberfest Merch Line Featuring ‘Meaterhosen’
October 10, 2019 at 12:26 pm

The world is so unabashedly strenuous at times that we all need ample sources of levity to carry us through our days. Arby’s, quite familiar with sating the public not only with its line of sandwiches but also through innovative merch concepts, has again chosen to be a harbinger of happiness through an Oktoberfest merch line that gave us a chuckle over its inclusion of “Meaterhosen"...

Vantage Apparel Taps Apparel Executive Marc Loeb as New COO
October 10, 2019 at 11:43 am

Vantage Apparel, Avanel, N.J., has announced the addition of retail apparel executive Marc Loeb as its new chief operating officer. Prior to joining Vantage, Loeb was the CEO for NewYorkDress.com and TheDressWareHouse.com, a global designer dress retailer. There, he was responsible for streamlining operation expenses and renegotiating domestic and international deals, along with strengthening the…

Slayer's Retirement Plan Is to Become a Lifestyle Brand
October 9, 2019 at 10:59 am

Metal pioneers Slayer are in the final stages of a farewell tour that's already seen the band move $10 million in merch. Where the story gets really interesting, though, is Slayer's real-time transition from a working band to what its merchandising people are calling a "legacy" band. And also the idea of a Slayer-themed restaurant in the style of Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville brand...

Star Wars Fans Are Upset About Merchandise Lacking Female Character (Again)
October 9, 2019 at 2:04 pm

Disney, the "Star Wars" franchise's new intergalactic overlords, held its third annual "Force Friday" merchandising event. This time it was to hype up the upcoming "Rise of Skywalker" movie, "The Mandalorian" streaming series and the "Jedi: Fallen Order" video game. The merchandise haul was huge, but there was one glaring omission that reminded fans of…

BizTech Solutions for Growth: Meeting Amazon-Like 
Expectations While Creating a Personal Customer Experience
October 9, 2019 at 2:40 pm

Despite being a much smaller company, we take guidance from giants like Apple and Amazon, companies that provide on-demand, high-quality products and services. We believe distributors of any size can meet today’s 
highly immediate customer expectations by implementing and matching the experience customers get when they buy from larger 
companies like Amazon...

Chinese Retailers Are Removing Houston Rockets Branded Merch as NBA/China Rift Widens
October 9, 2019 at 1:51 pm

Over the last 12 years, only the San Antonio Spurs have won more NBA games than the Houston Rockets, a period that has encompassed the career of Daryl Morey as the latter’s general manager. Their success has helped the club to become popular in China, thanks to the career of since-retired center Yao Ming, but…

Clegg Promo Announces Victor Macchia as Vice President of Sales and Marketing
October 9, 2019 at 10:18 am

Tim Clegg, CEO of Gardena, California-based Clegg Promo, announced that industry veteran Victor Macchia assumed the role of the company's vice president of sales and marketing, effective Sept. 30. Macchia brings more than 35 years of promotional products industry experience to the position. "We're very excited to have Victor join our team," Clegg said. "Victor's…

Bella+Canvas Introduces Direct-to-Consumer Retail Channel
October 8, 2019 at 1:13 pm

Bella+Canvas announced that it launched a direct-to-consumer e-commerce platform. Previously, Bella+Canvas apparel was only available via wholesale channels, but now end-buyers can directly purchase blank men's and women's styles from a curated assortment of products. The company said it will start online, but plans to open pop-up physical stores starting next year...

The Washington Redskins Are a Mess and We Have the T-shirts to Prove It
October 8, 2019 at 1:14 pm

The 0-5 record that the Redskins find themselves staring at reminds us that political turmoil is not the only topic on the minds of folks in the Washington, D.C. area. The gridiron gridlock that the three-time Super Bowl champions are experiencing has met with responses from the apparel world, with at least four T-shirts expressing…