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HALO Announces $1 Billion in 2022 Sales
January 10, 2023 at 11:04 am

HALO, Sterling, Ill., announced that the company surpassed $1 billion in 2022 sales. The company made the announcement last night at its Sales Achievement Gala in Las Vegas during the PPAI Expo. This is the first time HALO has reached $1 billion in annual sales. "This milestone is the result of a singular focus by…

The Best of the PPAI Expo: Day One
January 10, 2023 at 4:55 pm

It's impossible to soak in everything from the PPAI Expo show floor in one day, but we did see a few things that caught our eye. Maybe they were cool displays, interesting products, or the sweet aroma of grilled meat.

Proforma Reaches 7,500 E-Commerce Store Milestone
January 10, 2023 at 10:41 am

Proforma, Cleveland, recently celebrated the launch of its 7,500th e-commerce store, made possible by the company’s built-in-house, user-friendly, and customizable e-commerce solution, ProStores. Proforma reached this landmark figure due in part to the success of the e-commerce Certification Program. This program has allowed for Proforma distributors to educate themselves on best practices and how to…

HPG Acquires Evans Manufacturing
January 9, 2023 at 12:05 pm

HPG, Braintree, MA, announced today that it has acquired Evans Manufacturing, Garden Grove, CA. The two companies made the announcement with a video from the PPAI Expo in Las Vegas.

NHL Winter Classic Breaks Merchandise Records - Our Favorites from the Shops
January 9, 2023 at 12:31 pm

The recent Winter Classic at Boston's Fenway Park between the Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins just set a record for gamely concession and merchandise sales for an outdoor event. Jerseys were a big sell, but we took a look at other branded products that appealed to fans.

Stran Announces Nicole Brown as Vice President of Operations
January 9, 2023 at 10:46 am

Stran, Quincy, Mass, announced that promotional product industry veteran Nicole Brown has joined the management team in the role of vice president of operations, reporting to COO Sheila Johnshoy. Brown began working as a full-time contractor at Stran in August of 2022 to help project-manage the implementation of NetSuite at Stran. In her new role…

New York Bans Apparel Treated by PFAS Chemicals
January 6, 2023 at 10:48 am

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a new law prohibiting the use of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) chemicals in production of clothing and textiles within New York State. The legislation will go into effect on Dec. 31, 2023. PFAS chemicals are used to make apparel stain- and water-resistant, but are known as "forever chemicals" due…

Navitor Inc. Acquires Epoly Corporation
January 6, 2023 at 10:09 am

FolderWorks, a Navitor Inc. company based in North Mankato, MN, has reached an agreement to acquire Epoly Corporation. Headquartered in Naples, FL, Epoly provides custom-imprinted folders, envelopes, folios and other document organization products to the promotional marketing industry. All of Epoly’s products are manufactured from durable, moisture-resistant and recyclable polypropylene. “We’re thrilled because Epoly Corporation…