Recent Articles

Staples Acquires Accolade Promotion Group

As first reported in a Breaking News Alert yesterday, two Top 40 distributors are joining forces. Staples Inc., the parent company of Staples Promotional Products, has agreed to acquire Canada-based Accolade Promotion Group.

Financial Terms Were Not Disclosed »

Plastic Bag Bans Outlawed In Arizona

Governor Doug Ducey has signed a bill into law that officially blocks Arizona towns, cities and counties from banning single-use plastic bags.

Reaction To Law Has Been Mixed »

Survey: Business Succession Planning Lags

An estimated 10 million small-business owners plan to sell or close their business over the next 10 years to fund their retirements, but many might be inadequately prepared to do so.

Survey Reveals Less Than 30% Of Owners Are Prepared »

Counselor Commentary: Responding To Disruptors

The term “disruption” in business is tossed around quite a bit nowadays – usually linked with firms like Salesforce.com, Uber and Kickstarter.

Ad Specialty Companies Need To Respond »

Chinese Exports Slip Amid Strong Yuan

Exports in China unexpectedly fell 15% in March, a striking miss as economists largely predicted gains of 10% or more.

Currency Has Strengthened 14% Since Middle Of Last Year »

ASB Partners With SWC Enterprises

Top 40 distributor American Solutions for Business (asi/120075) announced this week that it has partnered with SWC Enterprises Inc., a firm based in North Canton, OH, that sells print and promotional products.

Financial Terms Were Not Disclosed »

Industry Execs Predict Q2 Growth

Following an uneven first quarter for the U.S. economy, a host of distributor executives are forecasting a rosy Q2 for the ad specialty industry.

"We're Going To Benefit From A Spring And Summertime Push" »

Bobbleheads Dominate MLB Promo Calendars

Garden gnomes, soap dispensers, fedoras and replica championship rings are just a few of the new promotional items MLB teams will give away at ballparks this season.

"We Give Away A Bobblehead, It Automatically Becomes A Sellout" »

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