Cintas Announces Quarterly Sales Increase
Top 40 distributor Cintas (asi/162167) has reported that revenue for its fiscal third quarter ended February 28 was $1.28 billion, an increase of 5.3% from last year’s Q3. The company announced organic growth of 6.5%, which adjusts for the impact of acquisitions, foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations and differences in the number of workdays. Organic growth for the Uniform Rental and Facility Services segment increased by 7.3%. Read Article
What’s Your Client’s Sock Personality?
Customized socks are a fun and comfy way to build your client’s brand message from the ground up – with endless possibilities for customization. Read on to learn how to match the right branded sock with virtually any client in any industry using the seven “sock personalities.”
Perry Ellis Reports Q4, Full Year Financials
Florida-based Perry Ellis International (asi/77715) experienced a decline in revenue in the fourth quarter and during the full year of its fiscal 2017, which ended January 28, according to an earnings statement released Wednesday. Fourth quarter revenue decreased 4.7% to $204 million, while annual revenue dropped $39 million to $861 million. READ ARTICLE
The Joe Show: Charge It Up
In this episode of The Joe Show, Product Editor Joe Haley demos a host of cool promos, including a fun, plush helicopter, high-visibility gloves, a USA-made customized mobile charging station, and a 20-piece dream kit for outdoor enthusiasts. WATCH THE JOE SHOW
Florida Town Set to Ban Plastic Bags
Coral Gables, FL, is poised to become the latest U.S. municipality to ban single-use plastic bags. Earlier this month, the city commission gave initial approval to a bag ban. A final vote to turn the ordinance into law will likely come at its March 28 meeting. If it passes, Coral Gables will be the first Florida town to ban plastic bag use.
Special Report: Second Careers in the Promo Industry
In the upcoming April issue of Counselor, we profile four professionals thriving in promo following distinguished achievements in other fields: Ki-Jana Carter of ByoGlobe (asi/589992); Bryce Fulton of Proforma Communications Group (asi/300094); Tej Shah of Overture Premiums & Promotions (asi/288473); and Denise Taschereau of Fairware (asi/191452).
Here’s a preview of the cover story, plus tips for making career transitions much smoother.
Vote Now In the Advantages Product Video Contest!
Why tell someone about a product when you can show them? Such is the power of the product video: immediate, visual proof of what could be your customer’s next great promotion.
Now in the month of March, Advantages is holding a winner-take-all contest among 16 product videos to determine which industry company created the best one. With the semifinals already in progress, head to our bracket to vote on two head-to-head matchups – and be sure to come back next week to vote again as we whittle the field down to a single champion. You will determine the winner of the Advantages Product Video Contest.
Are You a Top Decorator?
This year, Wearables magazine will be introducing the Wearables Readers' Choice Top Decorator Awards program to recognize top-performing contract shops and apparel suppliers that decorate. If you're a contract shop or supplier-decorator, click the link below to take a quick qualifying survey. Or, if you know other deserving shops, forward them the link as well.
In the News
Benchworks (asi/137190) has announced that CEO Thad L. Bench Sr. and Vice President Christian Meyer will participate in the 8th Annual Life Science Chief Executive Officer Forum on March 23-24 in San Diego.
S&S Activewear (asi/84358) has launched an exclusive FlyerBuilder platform powered by ZOOMCatalog. The FlyerBuilder will allow customers the ability to create their own flyers from scratch.
People on the Move
DecoNetwork (asi/177784) welcomes Erich Campbell as new partner relationship manager. In his new role, Campbell will be responsible for working with DecoNetwork partners in North America. He will also support DecoNetwork’s educational initiatives.
Sonoma Promo (asi/88188) has hired Ken Tymula as Eastern regional sales manager.
Click here to see other recent industry personnel announcements.
ASI ROADSHOW WILL BE IN THE CENTRAL MIDWEST IN APRIL
The ASI Roadshow is traveling to the Central Midwest in April and you don’t want to be left out. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with top supplier during this convenient half-day schedule.
Remember, ASI distributor members can escort clients to the Roadshow. All invited clients will wear a generic badge that will keep their information confidential so the appropriate business conversations can take place. This is a great opportunity to brainstorm new ideas with suppliers and your clients – just have them bring their business card to register on site when they arrive with you.
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