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People Are Not Happy About Kamala Harris' New Campaign T-shirt
July 1, 2019 at 1:19 pm

There is a very fine line between a clever and timely commemoration of a noteworthy moment and going too far. In the case of Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris, her latest T-shirt release is teetering on that line after her campaign team created a T-shirt that references a rebuttal directed toward Joe Biden during the…

BIC Graphic Enters Apparel Category With Exclusive Hanesbrands Partnership
July 1, 2019 at 2:14 pm

BIC Graphic North America, Clearwater, Fla., and HanesBrands Inc., Winston-Salem, N.C., have announced a new partnership, adding apparel to the promotional supplier’s extensive hardgoods range of promotional products. An assortment of 70 best-sellers from top brands in the HanesBrands portfolio are part of the launch, including Champion, Gear for Sports, ComfortWash and Alternative. This launch…

St. Louis Seemed Woefully Underprepared for Surge in Demand for Blues Stanley Cup Merch
July 1, 2019 at 3:09 pm

The St. Louis Blues, fresh off claiming an NHL title for the first time in the franchise's 52-year history, have found themselves on quite a high these last three weeks, with Promo Marketing’s Philadelphia base finding itself a part of the hoopla thanks to a promotional T-shirt born in the City of Brotherly Love. That…

Promo Company President Sentenced for Price Fixing Scheme
June 28, 2019 at 11:14 am

Gennex Media LLC (aka Brandnex.com and PMGOA) pleaded guilty to price fixing in the promotional products industry. The company's president, Akil Kurji, was sentenced to eight months in custody, a $20,000 fine and three years of supervised release for his part in the scheme following his guilty plea in April. Additionally, Gennex was forced to…

Rooms at Taco Bell’s Merch-Heavy Promotional Hotel Sold Out in Minutes
June 28, 2019 at 12:44 pm

Profitable aspirations have certainly been ringing true for Taco Bell lately, with seven consecutive years of growth to tout for the YUM! Brands company. Due to all of their hard work, its bigwigs have earned a nice vacation, but it is the hope for supreme relaxation for fans that is guiding Taco Bell, which yesterday,…

SnugZ USA Adds Staff to Sales and HR Teams
June 28, 2019 at 10:21 am

Over the past several years, SnugZ USA, West Jordan, Utah, has experienced tremendous growth in employees, orders and product offerings. Several key positions were necessary to prepare for that future growth and strategic direction of the company. Key roles recently filled were: Gaston Lazarte - director of human resources Lazarte has more than 20 years…

2019 Top Distributors List: Stats, Trends and Analysis
June 27, 2019 at 2:53 pm

This year, we compiled the industry's Top 65 distributors by sales volume, collected more information on each distributor company and added a Top 30 Fastest Growing Distributors list, 
opening the door for companies of all sizes to showcase their sales success. Here are some of the stats and trends we saw...