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Minor League Baseball Merch Sales Reach New Record
Minor League Baseball Merch Sales Reach New Record

The 2017 tally of total MiLB licensed merchandise retail sales topped $70 million.

Cintas Founder to Step Down From Board
Cintas Founder to Step Down From Board

Top 40 distributor Cintas Corp. (asi/162167) announced that founder Richard T. Farmer, 83, will not stand for re-election to the board this fall,...

Gildan Releases Annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report
Gildan Releases Annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report

The report highlighted the Top 40 supplier’s efforts to care for employees, the environment and communities in which it operates.


Blending Containers Have Cut People, Now Under Recall

Faulty blending containers that allow blades to be exposed have cut the hands of nearly a dozen people, prompting the manufacturer to issue a...


Delta Apparel Says Q3 Sales & Earnings Increased

Nonetheless, a negative tax impact caused a net income loss for the fiscal year’s first nine months.


Explosion Risk Prompts Flashlight Recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in conjunction with Health Canada, has issued an official recall for WorkSafe 3-D cell...


U.S.-China Trade War Continues With Second Round of Tariffs

The U.S. has fired the latest salvo in its trade war with China, vowing to impose a 25% tariff on another $16 billion worth of Chinese goods...


A4 Promotions and Incentives Acquires Square One Promotional Products

Two Sacramento, CA-based distributors have come together in a deal that sees A4 Promotions and Incentives, an affiliate of Top 40 distributor...


ETS Express Launches First Round of PromoStandards Integration

Top 40 supplier ETS Express (asi/51197) announced that it has recently launched its first round of integration of PromoStandards - guidelines...


Introducing 'Gorpcore,' the Latest Street Style

In a Nutshell: - Outdoor apparel, from high-end puff jackets to windbreaker sweaters, is a hot streetwear trend. - Gorpcore, as it's...

Products

Introducing 'Gorpcore,' the Latest Street Style
Introducing 'Gorpcore,' the Latest Street Style

In a Nutshell: - Outdoor apparel, from high-end puff jackets to windbreaker sweaters, is a hot streetwear trend. - Gorpcore, as it's...

Hot Promotional Apparel Trends For Fall
Hot Promotional Apparel Trends For Fall

A look at the most popular apparel trends for the upcoming season.

Exceptional Women’s Apparel
Exceptional Women’s Apparel

Years ago, the industry ditched the idea of men's smalls in women's apparel programs. Today, supplier offerings for women are so expansive, you...

Cannabis Activity Heats Up in Ontario
Cannabis Activity Heats Up in Ontario

The province is already seeing an influx of cannabis industry representatives.

Mergers & Acquisitions

A4 Promotions and Incentives Acquires Square One Promotional Products
A4 Promotions and Incentives Acquires Square One Promotional Products

Two Sacramento, CA-based distributors have come together in a deal that sees A4 Promotions and Incentives, an affiliate of Top 40 distributor...

Private Equity Firm Recapitalizes Next Level Apparel
Private Equity Firm Recapitalizes Next Level Apparel

Next Level Apparel (asi/73867), the eighth largest supplier in the promotional products industry, announced Monday that it's been recapitalized...

Ennis Completes Merger With Wright Business Graphics
Ennis Completes Merger With Wright Business Graphics

Ennis, Inc. (asi/52493) has announced the completion of a merger between Portland, OR-based Wright Business Graphics with a wholly-owned entity...

Gemline Hires New VP of Sales

An experienced sales executive whose...


LaSalle Capital Acquires National Gift Card Corp

Chicago-based private equity firm...

Case Studies

Minor League Baseball Merch Sales Reach New Record
Minor League Baseball Merch Sales Reach New Record

The 2017 tally of total MiLB licensed merchandise retail sales topped $70 million.

Space: The Next Frontier for Trump Campaign Merch
Space: The Next Frontier for Trump Campaign Merch

The president’s re-election campaign plans to sell promotional products embellished with a “Space Force” logo.

California Wildfires Impacting Promo Firms
California Wildfires Impacting Promo Firms

Evacuations and lost business are two of the challenges some industry companies are facing.

Awards

Top 40 Distributors 2018
Top 40 Distributors 2018

Counselor’s exclusive ranking of the distributors with the most revenue in the ad specialty market.

Top 40 Suppliers 2018
Top 40 Suppliers 2018

Counselor’s exclusive ranking of the suppliers with the most revenue in the ad specialty market.

2018 Hot List
2018 Hot List

Meet the new stars shaking up the promo market with their ambition, empathy and passion to be the very best.

Best Places to Work 2018
Best Places to Work 2018

Counselor honors the top industry workplaces through an exclusive survey and rankings. Click on the company links below to find out what makes...

How-To

How to Tap Into the Power of Mobile Surveys
How to Tap Into the Power of Mobile Surveys

The Experts - interviews with the brightest minds in business.

How to Reach Younger Generations with Social Media Marketing
How to Reach Younger Generations with Social Media Marketing

The Experts - interviews with the brightest minds in business.

How To Use LinkedIn to Reach Key People
How To Use LinkedIn to Reach Key People

Take these all-important steps to up your success rate in finding decision-makers on the leading business social media site. 1. Complete Your...

How To Win Over Key People
How To Win Over Key People

Don’t look for the decision-maker by using a hard sell. Start with getting key people on your side first to build trust and goodwill.