ASICentral's Most-Read Stories of 2015

Big mergers, road tours and brand names dominated the page views this year on The merger between Top 40 suppliers alphabroder (asi/34063) and Bodek and Rhodes (asi/40788) sent shockwaves through the industry and unsurprisingly was the number one most-read story of 2015. Here is what else made our Top 5:

1. Alphabroder Merges With Bodek And Rhodes
Big deal indeed: The combined company revenues will total over $1 billion.

2. Counselor Best Places to Work List
The list and accompanying Road Tour is always one of the most anticipated franchise issues for ASI’s magazines.

3. Apple Claims Patent Infringement On Charger Products
This late 2014 story had legs and carried well into 2015.

4. Frustrations Mount Amid Port Slowdowns
This January story and the subsequent worry about shipment delays caused much hand-wringing.

5. Top 25 Apparel Suppliers: The Secrets Behind Strong Growth
Our lists ranking the biggest power players and companies in the industry is always a great source of interest (see Counselor Power 50 below).

And here is the rest of the Top 10:

6. Court Approves Standard Register Sale To Taylor Corp.

7. Hit Promotional Products Acquires Admints & Zagabor

8. Staples Inc. Agrees To Buy Office Depot

9. Counselor Unveils 2015 Power 50

10. Taylor Corporation Revealed As Top Bidder For Standard Register