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Small Biz Sentiment Slips In January

Weighed down by worries over inventories and investment, U.S. small businesses were less optimistic in January.

Small Business Optimism Index Dropped 2.5 Points »


Counselor Commentary: The Business Of Integrity

Somebody in the news business – just like a salesperson or company in any business – has nothing if they don’t have integrity.

Business Lessons From The Brian Williams Fallout »


Obituary: Richard Waldinger, Consultant

Industry veteran Richard Waldinger died Jan. 12 in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.

He Was 86 »


Gildan Makes Acquisition, Announces Quarterly Financials

Apparel supplier Gildan Activewear (asi/56842) is gearing up to expand into the growing fashion basics market with a $100 million acquisition of Comfort Colors.

Paying Cash For Northfield, VT-Based Company »


Alibaba Continues Global Expansion Strategy

Exploring new business opportunities in the U.S. and Asia, Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba has announced two separate deals with Lending Club and Meizu Technology Co.

Buys Stake In Smartphone »


Staples Inc. Agrees To Buy Office Depot

Massachusetts-based Staples Inc., the parent company of Top 40 distributor Staples Promotional Products (asi/120601), has agreed to buy rival Office Depot.

Deal Worth $6.3 Billion »


Aikman Energizes ASI Dallas

Football wasn’t three-time Super Bowl champion Troy Aikman’s first love.

Aikman Dishes About Life As Player And Broadcaster »


Health Care Law Presents Sales Opportunity

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the costs associated with it are a major source of fear for many companies in the U.S. today, but for distributors the law is a “huge opportunity,” said Ron Williams.

Health & Wellness Market Growing »

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