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Proforma Honors Million-Dollar Producers

Top 40 distributor Proforma recognized more than 100 of its owners who are members of its Million Dollar Club during a celebratory trip Proforma hosted last week at the Fairmont Mayakoba in Riviera Maya, Mexico.

Recognizes Owners Who Exceed $1M In Annual Sales »

Cintas Reports 5.1% Rise In Quarterly Sales

Counselor Top 40 distributor Cintas has announced its total sales for the quarter ended February 28, 2014, increased to $1.13 billion, a 5.1% year-over-year rise.

Net Income Soared 13.2% »

Ganz Recalls Plush Grumpy Cat Animal Toys

Georgia-based Ganz USA, in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, has recalled three styles of plush Grumpy Cat animal toys because of a potential choking hazard.

Toy Eyes Could Be Dangerous To Kids »

Counselor Commentary: Get Interactive

This month’s South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, TX, pointed out a clear tenet of marketing today: The closer you can get to your target audience, the better off you’ll be.

Word-Of-Mouth Has Become King »

CPSC Recalls Retail Magnets

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced last week that it is recalling sets of miniature office and refrigerator magnets that were sold in retail stores.

Supplier Not Listed As ASI Supplier »

China Widens Yuan Trading Band

For the first time since April of 2012, China’s central bank has expanded the daily trading range of the yuan, allowing as much as 2% movement on either side of a per-day peg called the parity rate.

China’s Economy Has Weakened Early In 2014 »

Manufacturing Production Increases

With the weather warming, U.S. manufacturing is heating up and providing ad specialty distributors with an especially hot market to target.

Recorded 2nd Largest Gain 6 Months »

SXSW: The Place to Build Bands & Generate Fans

South by Southwest (SXSW) – the three-week long festival that’s launched music careers, Twitter and guerilla marketing for big brands – held its music phase last week in Austin, TX.

ASI's Jake Krolick Covers Annual Event »

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