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Aug 22, 2013 – by Counselor
Hurt by weak international sales, Staples Inc., the parent company of Counselor Top 40 distributor Staples Promotional Products, reported second-quarter revenues of $5.3 billion.
Year-Over-Year Decrease Of 2% »
A new survey released by Wells Fargo and Gallup shows optimism among small-business owners continues to steadily improve, reaching a high point last measured during the third quarter of 2008.
Index Now Sits At Positive-25 »
Aug 20, 2013 – by Counselor
Concerned about under reporting of income, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is cracking down on small businesses.
Warns More Than 20,000 Small Businesses »
The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) is forecasting that total sales for the back-to-school season will increase to $42.2 billion in 2013, a year-over-year rise of 3.1%.
$42.2 Billion In 2013 »
Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group has reportedly purchased a minority stake in U.S. firm ShopRunner, a retail shipping service run by former Yahoo chief executive Scott Thompson.
Expected To Be Worth About $75 Million »
A new survey shows that brand marketers are increasing their use of social, mobile and video in their marketing campaigns.
Increase In Brand Advertising »
Aug 15, 2013 – by Counselor
Despite recent international outcry over factory working conditions in Bangladesh, the Asian nation reported its July exports of readymade apparel increased dramatically by 26.1% year-over-year.
Shipped Over $2.5 Billion Worth Of Garments »
Spurred on by economic strength in Germany and France, Europe officially emerged from a recession in the second quarter, boosting optimism among ad specialty firms there.
First Economic Growth Since Late 2011 »