Econscious Apparel, one of the imprintable apparel industry's most "green" brands, announced that it will partner with leading wholesale apparel distributor Broder Bros Co. to distribute the company's full line nationally effective January 2013.
A look at some of the acquisitions, partnerships and alliances that happened in Q4 2012.
Broder Bros. Co., the nation's largest distributor of imprintable apparel headquartered in Trevose, Pa., announced that Dan Pantano has joined the company as company president, a newly created position.
Broder Bros. has announced its agreement to exclusively distribute Russell Athletic's teamwear and fan apparel in 2013 to the promotional products industry.
"Imprints is very excited about joining the Broder Bros. team," said Scott Lynes, founder and CEO of Imprints Wholesale. "We think Broder has a great business model and brand reputation and we look forward to contributing our best practices and being a partner of the industry leader."
Imprints Wholesale customers will continue to enjoy the relationships they have with their existing sales and customer service associates. In the months to come, as the two companies are able to integrate key services and product line offerings, customers will experience the benefits of increased product availability as well as improved distribution capabilities.
Check back with PromoMarketing.com tomorrow for more on the acquisition.
Broder Bros. Co., the Trevose, Pennsylvania-based apparel supplier, on December 14 announced the appointment of Norman Hullinger as chief executive officer. Hullinger has been with Broder since 2003, most recently as the company's chief operating officer.
On November 2, 2012, Broder Bros Co. released its 2012 third quarter earnings report. 2012 third quarter sales were down to $205.1 million from $220.5 million in 2011, but the Trevose, Pennsylvania-based supplier expects a strong fourth quarter.
Fortune 1000 companies continue to focus on vetting their supply chains and requiring their partners to prove compliance. In order to meet these customer requirements, two more suppliers have begun taking the necessary, proactive steps to provide safe and compliant products. Woodstock, Illinois-based American Ad Bag and Ontario, California-based Otto International Inc. have applied to participate in the comprehensive compliance accreditation program developed by the Quality Certification Alliance (QCA), the promotional product industry's only independent, not- for-profit organization dedicated to helping companies provide safe products.
The Quality Certification Alliance (QCA), the promotional product industry’s only independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping companies provide safe products, has awarded QCA Accreditation to Baltimore, Maryland-based Towel Specialties.
Broder Bros. Co. introduced over 250 new products last week during their Selling What Sells Live On Tour educational series. The Tour, which is a live presentation of their successful guide to selling the best in imprintable apparel, attracted over 1,400 attendees in 15 cities across the country.