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Walmart Is Ditching the Blue Vests in Favor of Uniform Choices
June 6, 2019 at 10:43 am

Walmart is hopping on two of the biggest trends in workplace attire: environmentally friendly fabrics and options for employees. The mega-retailer is doing away with its famous blue vests in favor of "modernized" gray vests made from recycled plastic bottles. The vests come with an option of pink, green, blue and orange trim, so while…

BIC Graphic North America Enters Exclusive Partnership with Grillight
June 6, 2019 at 10:16 am

BIC Graphic North America, Clearwater, Fla., announced a new and exclusive partnership with Grillight. Grillight tools eliminate the struggle of holding utensils, flashlights, plates and food while grilling in low light or smoky grill conditions. Its innovative grill accessories were developed toe hand out from the crowd, while providing necessary solutions to common grilling issues.…

Product Trends From Day One of PPAI Expo East
June 5, 2019 at 10:17 am

Yesterday, we took to the show floor for the first day of PPAI Expo East in Atlantic City. Though the show floor covers less ground than its Vegas counterpart, there's plenty to see from a variety of suppliers. These shows are always a great way to gauge what trends are developing in the promotional space,…

Polo Shirt Questions? We’ve Got Answers Thanks to Pro Celebrity's Amber Becerril
June 5, 2019 at 11:24 am

Not many people realize the first historical reference to the polo T-shirt was in 1775. It was Casual Friday in Philadelphia, and Benjamin Franklin was having a tough time deciding what to wear to his meeting of the minds at the Postmaster General’s office. He knew his waistcoat and breeches were far too stuffy for…

Greco Promotions Joins Proforma Network
June 5, 2019 at 10:48 am

Fred Greco, owner of Doylestown, Pennsylvania-based Greco Promotions, has affiliated with Proforma. “My decision to join Proforma was driven by their technology and business support,” Greco said. “Having spent time with their Executive and Technology Leadership Team, there is no doubt in my mind…

alphabroder Adds Commonwealth Cotton to List of Brands
June 4, 2019 at 1:27 pm

alphabroder, Trevose, Pa, announced the addition of Commonwealth Cotton to its family of brands. Commonwealth Cotton has built a business through its focus on the right assortment of products and customer service. These tenets align very well with alphabroder’s commitment to product assortment, deep inventory and customer service. The two businesses will immediately complement each…

Oreo Builds Cookie Printer for Fan Personalization Promo
June 4, 2019 at 1:51 pm

Certain words will always make our ears prick up, with “Oreo” being among the top elevators. Americans have certainly done our part to make the goodie the top cookie in the world, and we appreciate that other countries have similar devotion to the Mondelez International Inc.-issued product. Australians comprise one such group of diehards, and…

Quinn Flags Launches Outdoor Marketing Month
June 4, 2019 at 1:40 pm

In order to increase awareness and buyer education on the power of outdoor promotions, Quinn Flags, Hanover, Pa.,, is celebrating its 25th year with the creation of “Outdoor Marketing Month” in June. An Outdoor Marketing Day will be celebrated on June 13th. “Sometimes our distributors and sales counselors are labeled as 'my shirt vendor,”' or 'my…

Dorney Park Pulls Personalized Rifle Bullet Merchandise After Complaints
June 3, 2019 at 11:55 am

Dorney Park, an amusement park in Allentown, Pa., was on the receiving end of customer complaints after visitors found that a park gift shop was selling personalized bullet cartridge keychains. The item, a rifle bullet in an embossed leather holder with a keychain, had on its packaging the words "The Right to Keep and Bear…

There’s a 'Friends' Themed Café Coming (With a Ton of Branded Merch)
June 3, 2019 at 1:50 pm

This year is proving a monumental one for NBC television shows that are celebrating impressive anniversaries. Only 17 days ago, we highlighted the baseball-related adulation that “Seinfeld” is receiving as it turns 30, and today brings an opportunity to tout “Friends,” which the fashion retailer Primark is commending for turning 25 via a themed café…