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San Francisco To Ban Single-Use Water Bottles

Six years after banning single-use plastic bags, San Francisco is on the verge of prohibiting the sale of plastic water bottles at events held on city property.

Containers With 21 Ounces Or Less Of Water »


Counselor Commentary: Hire Power

In case you hadn’t heard: The employment market can – and probably should – be better.

Lots Of Opportunities For Growth For Ad Specialty Distributors Today »


Business Growth In Europe Accelerates

A key purchasing index shows business growth in Europe expanded beyond estimates in February, signaling modest gains in the Eurozone.

Set For Best GDP Improvement In 3 Years »


4imprint Posts Strong 2013 Sales

London-based 4imprint Group, the parent company of Counselor Top 40 distributor 4imprint, has reported final 2013 revenues of £212.9m ($356 million), up from £183.5m ($307 million) in 2012.

Year-Over-Year Increase Of 16% »


Alibaba Again Close To U.S. IPO

After waffling between a filing in Hong Kong and New York, China-based e-commerce firm Alibaba is now finally preparing for an IPO in the U.S. later this year, according to Chinese news agency Sina.

Led By Power 50 Member Jack Ma »


Apothecary Products Acquired By Equity Firm

Minnesota-based supplier Apothecary Products (asi/36545) has been purchased by Norwest Equity Partners (NEP), the companies have announced.

Financial Terms Of Deal Not Disclosed »


Small Business Borrowing Jumps

In a further sign that access to capital is improving, a new survey shows that lending to small businesses increased in January.

4% Gain Over Same Time Last Year »


Manufacturing Sector Makes Gains

U.S. manufacturing is expanding, making stateside producers a more attractive market for advertising specialty distributors to target.

Highest Levels Since May 2010 »

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