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President Trump Says U.S. Has Not Agreed to Tariff Rollback After All
November 8, 2019 at 11:30 am

Late Thursday, Reuters reported that the interim agreement between the U.S. and China to rollback tariffs was facing opposition from White House officials and skepticism from outside experts and former advisers. Today, President Trump confirmed those reports, reversing course on the tariff rollback announcement...

Gemini Industries Acquires TKCups-Sorg's
November 8, 2019 at 9:57 am

Gemini Industries, Roxana, Ill., announced that it has acquired TKCups-Sorg's, a supplier of custom printed napkins, plates, coffee sleeves, coasters, cups and more. Founded in 1996, TKCups-Sorg's has specialized in both paper and plastic food service products, and has introduced environmentally-friendly product lines. Through the acquisition, Gemini will expand its promotional product offering with a…

A Look at LyricMerch, the On-Demand Merch Platform Monetizing Song Lyrics
November 7, 2019 at 2:11 pm

Social media profiles, tattoos and yearbooks come to mind when we think of ways people declare their love for song lyrics. Through its on-demand merch platform, LyricMerch, the online song lyrics library LyricFind has recently excelled in adding merchandise to the mix, with shoppers able to...

Lisa Fosdick Joins Stran Promotional Solutions as VP of Client Success
November 8, 2019 at 11:11 am

Stran Promotional Solutions, Quincy, Mass., announced the hire of Lisa Fosdick as vice president of client success. Fosdick brings a wealth of experience across many facets of the promotional products industry, having worked as a consumer, a supplier and a distributor. "I am excited to be chosen by [Stran president] Andy Shape to lead Stran's…

U.S. and China Agree to Phased Tariff Rollbacks If Sides Can Reach Interim Deal
November 7, 2019 at 1:49 pm

The U.S. and China reportedly agreed to remove additional tariffs in phases, but only after the respective countries' leaders sign an interim deal. That part is still being worked on, but Chinese Ministry of Commerce spokesman Gao Feng said China and the U.S. held "extensive and serious discussions" over the past two weeks...

Chili's Promotes New Delivery Service With 'Starter Packs' Full of Awesome Promo Items
November 7, 2019 at 2:03 pm

Chili’s is making the dine-in-or-go-out decision 10 times easier with its newest idea. The restaurant chain is promoting its food delivery service by offering "starter packs" filled with some killer (and creative) promo items for select delivery customers. Are there baby back ribs scented candles? You bet there are!...

4 Things to Remember for Holiday and Seasonal Promotions
November 6, 2019 at 11:38 am

Doesn’t it feel like a moment ago we were all yelling, “Happy new year!” and then we blinked and it was November? Whether you realize it or not, the holiday season is here. And, for distributors who have tried their best to deny the changing of the season, there's still time to get in on holiday and seasonal promotions...

David Clifton to Speak on Brand Safety at ProcureCon Marketing 2019
November 7, 2019 at 11:35 am

David Clifton, chief marketing officer for QCA-accredited supplier alphabroder and president of the QCA board of directors, has been invited to be a featured panelist for the discussion “Cleaning Up The Marketing Supply Chain: Tools You Need For Brand Safety” at ProcureCon Marketing 2019. Held Nov. 18-20 in Austin, Texas, ProcureCon Marketing is the only…