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Top 40 Distributors 2016

Counselor’s exclusive ranking of the distributors with the most revenue in the ad specialty market.

Click on the company links below to find facts and figures on each Top 40 company, as well as reasons for why they hold their current positions on the list. There is also a five-year revenue change number that tracks each Top 40 company’s success in the industry back to 2011.

ASI Number2016 RankDistributors2015 SALES (millions)
120601 1 Staples Promotional Products $554.1
197045 2 4imprint $479.2
300094 3 Proforma $399.6
137616 4 BDA $275.0
356000 5 HALO Branded Solutions $249.6
215310 6 Group II Communications/IMS $245.3
202900 7 Geiger $174.7
109480 8 AIA Corporation $165.6
162167 9 Cintas $158.5
281040 10 National Pen Corp. $150.0
168860 11 InnerWorkings $147.0
232119 12 iPROMOTEu $139.0
120075 13 American Solutions For Business $133.3
333647 14 Taylor Communications $116.5
279600 15 Jack Nadel International $107.8
121500/342382 16 Amsterdam Printing $107.0
238600 17 Kaeser & Blair $103.7
384000 18 EmbroidMe $90.3
141974/212829/145252 19 A Brand Company $89.4
158990 20 Tic Toc $81.8
339116 21 Summit Group $80.0
297370 22 Positive Promotions $78.5
278980 23 Myron $77.9
270880 24 MTM Recognition/Mid West Trophy $75.4
199904 25 G & G Outfitters $72.5
351700 26 The Vernon Co. $70.1
143717 27 Boundless $69.2
316203 28 Safeguard Business Systems $66.0
148500 29 Brown & Bigelow $60.5
125050 30 Artcraft Promotional Concepts $51.0
188515 31 ePromos Promotional Products $49.6
128263 32 Axis Promotions $48.3
341609 33 Tangerine Promotions $48.0
155807 34 CSE $44.6
339206 35 Sunrise Identity $42.9
185782 36 eCompanyStore $42.5
145037 37 Brandvia Alliance Inc $42.4
288473 38 Overture Premiums & Promotions $42.2
309630 39 Robertson Marketing Group $41.5
300446 40 Promo Shop $41.3