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Sycamore Partners Finalizes Purchase of Staples
September 19, 2017 at 2:12 pm

Private equity firm Sycamore Partners has completed the $6.9 billion acquisition of Framingham, Massachusetts-based Staples. As a result of the merger, the common stock of the office supply retailer will no longer be listed for trading on Nasdaq...

Wise to Acquire Datatel Resources Corporation
September 19, 2017 at 1:50 pm

Wise, a leader in business document and industrial label printing based in Alpharetta, Ga., has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Datatel Resources Corporation in Monaca, Pa. Wise expects to close on the acquisition in early October...

Print & Packaging Coalition Announces 2018 Legislative Summit Dates
September 12, 2017 at 5:44 pm

A coalition of printing and packaging industry associations, allied in their advocacy for an improved manufacturing climate for their members, has announced their joint cooperation in sponsoring the 2018 Print & Packaging Legislative Summit...

Industry Veteran Adrienne Barker, MAS Joins FreePromoTips Team
September 5, 2017 at 6:46 pm

PPAI award-winning business resource FreePromoTips, a division of All American Marketing Group, has added industry veteran Adrienne Barker, MAS, to its team. Barker grew up in the promotional products business, and has more than 35 years of experience...

Last Chance to Enter: Are You a Top Distributor?
September 5, 2017 at 6:12 pm

Print+Promo is now accepting applications for the 2017 Top 50 Distributors List, the most important distributor recognition in the industry. The deadline for submissions is Sept. 25...

Postal Service Eyes January Rate Hikes
August 29, 2017 at 5:57 pm

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is planning to raise virtually all rates a bit in January, apparently including a one-cent hike of the Forever Stamp, to 50 cents. And it’s also hoping it will soon get the power to implement larger rate hikes...

Geiger Acquires PromoManagers Inc.
August 29, 2017 at 5:43 pm

Geiger, Lewiston, Maine, has acquired selected assets of PromoManagers Inc., a web-based distributor located in Plymouth, Mass. The firm will operate as a division of Geiger under the name PromoManagers LLC a Division of Geiger...

Proforma Albrecht & Co. Acquires Professional Image
August 22, 2017 at 6:09 pm

Proforma Albrecht & Co., Milford, Ohio, announced the acquisition of Professional Image, a Cincinnati-based promotional products distributor. For more than 20 years, Professional Image has specialized in apparel, uniforms, embroidery and fulfillment for some...

Buying New Equipment to Maximize Capabilities and Return On Investment
August 15, 2017 at 7:28 pm

Purchasing new equipment can be daunting. Where do you even start? How much do you want to spend? What are you trying to accomplish? How do you know you’re getting a good deal, or that you’ll get your return on investment? These are all things that responsible business owners...

3 Wins for Independent Folders at Proforma Convention
August 15, 2017 at 6:47 pm

Independent Folders, De Pere, Wis., was recently recognized at the annual Proforma Convention in Orlando, Fla. The Proforma Convention is the largest private gathering of suppliers in the printing industry, where major producers from throughout the country...

Mohawk Introduces ‘A Maker’s Field Guide to Envelopes’
August 15, 2017 at 6:27 pm

Mohawk, Cohoes, N.Y., announced the release of "A Maker’s Field Guide to Envelopes," the latest in a series of comprehensive, printed guides designed to inspire and educate designers, their clients and printers on...

Coca-Cola Creates Stop-Motion Ad Made Entirely From Recyclable Packaging
August 8, 2017 at 7:13 pm

Coca-Cola Great Britain has launched its first-ever ad made out of 100-percent recyclable packaging. Love Story, created by Ogilvy and Mather Berlin, tells the story of two plastic bottles (Fanta and Coke Zero, respectively) who fall in love as they meet over and over again, thanks to recycling. Through the ad, Coke hopes to communicate...

InnerWorkings Inc. Reports Increase in Revenue for Q2
August 8, 2017 at 6:38 pm

InnerWorkings Inc., Chicago, announced financial results for the three months ended June 30, 2017. Gross revenue was $279.5 million in the second quarter, an increase of 4 percent compared with $269.2 million in the second quarter of 2016...