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The Ex Factor: When Should You Break Up With a Customer?
May 16, 2022 at 11:26 am

In an industry that’s built on relationships, distributors often find themselves in “it’s complicated” entanglements. So, what happens when one party loses that loving feeling, and when is it appropriate to see other people? Here's when to consider breaking up with a customer—and how to go about it...

Taylor Swift Celebrates Honorary Doctorate From NYU With Full Line of Graduation-Themed Merch
April 1, 2022 at 9:35 am

Taylor Swift is getting an honorary doctorate from New York University and speaking at the university's graduation ceremony on May 18. To commemorate the occasion, she's releasing a collection of college graduation-themed merchandise called "I'm Feeling 22," named after her song "22," the class of 2022 and the age of most college graduates...

Zagwear Acquires Arrow Promotional, Expanding Presence in US and UK Markets
May 13, 2022 at 11:03 am

Zagwear, a branded merchandise agency headquartered in White Plains, New York, has acquired Arrow Promotional, a New York City and UK-based promotional merchandise company with a long list of top-tier clients. Arrow Promotional’s operations, including offices in New York, Denver and the UK, will be consolidated into Zagwear...

The Challenges That Come With Rapid Sales Growth
May 13, 2022 at 11:13 am

I read with interest recently about two publicly traded businesses facing significant challenges. They both have one thing in common: their sales are growing. Rapid sales growth is good, but it can put a strain on capital as the need to expand and ramp up quickly requires both liquidity and the capacity for investment...

Your 1:1 Review With Yourself
May 12, 2022 at 9:10 am

There isn't usually someone else to evaluate your performance in your business and provide feedback. How would your 1:1 review go?

Cap America Acquires Wear-A-Knit
May 11, 2022 at 8:54 am

Cap America Inc. announced the acquisition of Minnesota-based custom knitwear company Wear-A-Knit. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Wear-A-Knit produces USA-made knitwear for the promotional products and sporting goods industries. Founded in 1977, the company has had two major expansions, the most recent being the company’s purchase of Stitch-It Designs...

4imprint Expects to Hit $1 Billion in Revenue This Year
May 9, 2022 at 12:30 pm

It seems that 4imprint is back. The distributor said in a trading update last week that it is on track to reach $1 billion in revenue for 2022. MarketWatch also reported that the company's order counts for the first four months of the year were 11% higher than in 2019, while average order value was up 27%...