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Sycamore Partners Reportedly Nearing Deal to Acquire Staples
June 27, 2017 at 6:26 pm

Staples Inc. wants to tell a new story—which is why the Framingham, Massachusetts-based retailer recently announced that it was overhauling its marketing. The move, according to The Boston Globe, was a departure from Staples’ original mission of selling low-priced office supplies at big stores...

Character Counts in Making Your Business Successful
June 27, 2017 at 7:28 pm

Character is what you do when no one is watching. It’s the difference between what we know, and what we think we know. Character is trust. And, it’s at the heart of what makes up our business. Each day, our customers trust us to do what’s right...

Ennis Inc. Reports Q1 Results, Increase in Print Sales
June 27, 2017 at 6:42 pm

Ennis Inc., Midlothian, Texas, has reported financial results for the first quarter ended May 31, 2017. Highlights include: Print sales increased $4.2 million, or 4.6 percent on a comparative quarter basis...

Women in Print: Marilyn Malstrom, Welcomemat Austin
May 16, 2017 at 8:01 pm

While the print and promotional industry isn’t the only one to let the rules of a “good ol’ boys club” creep into workplace culture, it has, over the years, earned a reputation of “suits and ties need only apply.” Meet the women who are changing this perception and paving the way for a new generation of female executives…

Area Print Shops, Businesses Upset by Vistaprint's $2.2M Tax Break in Rhode Island
June 20, 2017 at 8:04 pm

Direct-to-consumer printing services like Vistaprint have been one of the largest disruptions in the promotional products and printing industries. So, when Rhode Island announced its plan to give Vistaprint $2.2 million in tax credits to open its national sales office and staff it with employees, small businesses in the area were upset, to say the least...

Safeguard Closes Three Deals in First Two Quarters of 2017
June 20, 2017 at 8:17 pm

It’s been a busy year for Safeguard’s Business Acquisitions & Mergers (BAM) team. The Dallas-based group recently completed the divestiture of Minneapolis-based Brand Advantage Group. The deal closed in 90 days. For those in need of a refresher, Brand Advantage Group was created...

The 2017 #Online18 Most Influential People in the Promotional Products Industry
June 20, 2017 at 6:58 pm

This is the fourth annual list of #Online18 most influential people in the promotional products industry. Each year, Geiger's Dale Denham tweaks the approach and attempt to identify at least one-third new influencers. This year, that was tougher than ever, as so many people on the 2016 list are still delivering great engagement…

M&A Firm Corporate Development Associates Welcomes Industry Veteran Roger Buck
June 20, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Corporate Development Associates (CDA), a leading printing industry M&A firm based in Scottsdale, Ariz., has announced the addition of business forms industry veteran Roger Buck to its deal-making team as an associate. Buck has worked for many of the leading companies in the business forms...

Women in Print and Promo: Beth Marston, Navitor
May 16, 2017 at 7:55 pm

While the print and promotional industry isn’t the only one to let the rules of a “good ol’ boys club” creep into workplace culture, it has, over the years, earned a reputation of “suits and ties need only apply.” Meet the women who are changing this perception and paving the way for a new generation of female executives…