Entries by Bethany Hacker

The 7 Promotional Product Trends to Know in 2020

From Zoom Catalog The 2010’s have come to a close. It was a momentous decade full of innovation, change, and shifting trends. Now it’s time to set our sights forward. Let’s look at where your attention should be focused as we step into a fresh decade of possibility. What worked 2, 5, or 10 years […]

Super Bowl Shouldn’t Be a Super Headache for Employers

By Anthony Isola, Richard Meneghello and Spring Taylor Now that we know that the Kansas City Chiefs will be playing the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV in a few weeks, it’s time to assess whether this annual American tradition will create any workplace issues for your organization. With over 110 million television viewers […]

The State of the Paper Bag Industry

What we know: The paper bag industry over the past 40 years has steadily shrank due to the uptick in plastic bag usage.  The decline saw many companies either shrinking their businesses, selling to larger companies, or just closing their doors. For many years, the industry was on a level playing field with supply being […]

2020 Trade Show Takeaways

The January trade shows are a great place to see what’s new and what’s next in the promo industry. From unexpected iridescent to sustainability to promo as a lifestyle; here are just a few of the standout trends we noticed this year at ASI Orlando and PPAI Expo. Fun with Finishes The glam trend continued […]

NLRB Confirms Prohibiting Use Of Company Equipment, Including Work Emails, Is Lawful

From Fisher Phillips The National Labor Relations Board decided yesterday that employees have no statutory right to use an employer’s equipment, including work emails and IT resources. Therefore, employers may legally restrict the use of their equipment, such as work emails, even for union organizing activities or for other activities protected under Section 7 of […]

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S&S Activewear Acquires Technosport Canada

Bolingbrook, Illinois-based supplier S&S Activewear has announced the acquisition of Technosport Canada — its third acquisition since 2010. Over the past 10 years, S&S Activewear has grown from a single location to a nationwide operation with more than 1,800 employees, and more than 3.5 million square feet of warehouse space in six distribution centers across […]

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Be prepared for California latex glove ban

Distributors who sell disposable latex gloves in California should know of that state’s impending ban on latex glove use for restaurants, food service operations, and retail food establishments. Signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sept. 5 and effective Jan. 1, 2020, the law decrees that latex gloves will no longer be permitted in the food […]

Zeroing in on Transit Advertising

Vehicle advertising offers broad market coverage results in low-cost ad repetition, lots of impressions Kim Loderbauer OSHKOSH, Wis. — One of my favorite ways to market commercial laundries is via the transit billboard. Transit billboards—on buses, trucks, delivery vans, taxis, subways and light rail trains—can advertise in places where stationary billboards can’t. But, like stationary […]