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4 Reasons Promotional Products Distributors Should Be Generous
February 19, 2019 at 3:44 pm

When you think of a successful distributor, what comes to mind? You might think of annual revenue, customer count or number of employees. But, in this day and age, success should also be defined by how generous you are as a company. You’re probably asking yourself what that has to do with being a successful distributor—let me explain...

Executive Perspectives: Bill English, president of Superior Business Solutions
February 19, 2019 at 2:09 am

As part of Print+Promo’s ongoing feature, Executive Perspectives, we get to know leading professionals in the print and promotional industry. This month, we interviewed William (Bill) English, president of Superior Business Solutions, Kalamazoo, Mich. Here, he discusses how to attract young talent, what he does to keep clients happy and why flexible thinking matters...

Quad/Graphics Evolves Its Brand to Reflect Company’s Transformation
February 18, 2019 at 9:50 pm

Quad/Graphics Inc., Sussex, Wis., announced that it is evolving its brand from Quad/Graphics to Quad to reflect the role it now plays with clients as a marketing solutions partner. As Quad, the company differentiates itself by leveraging its data-driven print expertise as part of a truly integrated marketing solutions platform that helps clients reduce complexity, increase efficiencies...

PDF Print Communications Acquires Orion Press
February 12, 2019 at 8:20 pm

Top 50 Supplier PDF Print Communications, Signal Hill, Calif., has entered into an agreement to acquire certain assets of Phoenix-based Orion Press. The closing of the transaction is expected to take place on Feb. 28. “We are delighted to announce this acquisition as an expansion of our business...

More Promo Companies Indicted, Fined in Price Fixing Schemes
February 12, 2019 at 8:37 pm

A federal grand jury in Texas has indicted Taiwanese company G Nova Corp and its CEO over price fixing schemes relating to promotional products. A second company, NetBrands Media Corp. and two of its executives, have already agreed to plead guilty to similar, but unrelated, charges, per Reuters...

Surviving in the Age of Amazon
February 12, 2019 at 9:30 pm

In a world governed by convenience and instant gratification, spearheaded by big-name companies like Vistaprint and Amazon, how do the traditional print distributors stay afloat and keep their business as profitable as possible?...

U.S. Postal Service Reports Q1 Fiscal 2019 Results, Including a $1.5B Net Loss
February 12, 2019 at 9:14 pm

The U.S. Postal Service reported total revenue of $19.7 billion for the first quarter of fiscal 2019 (Oct. 1, 2018 to Dec. 31, 2018), an increase of $553 million, or 2.9 percent, compared to the same quarter last year. First-Class Mail revenue declined by $81 million, or 1.2 percent, on a volume decline of 428 million...

Vistaprint CEO to Step Down After 'Disappointing' Second Quarter for Cimpress
February 5, 2019 at 7:38 pm

Cimpress, Venlo, Netherlands, parent company of Vistaprint, released its second-quarter earnings report yesterday, and it's a doozy. The company said it will part with CEO Trynka Shineman after Vistaprint posted revenue growth of just 1 percent, while overall Cimpress revenue grew 8 percent, down from 32 percent in the second quarter of 2018. Robert Keane, Cimpress CEO, will serve...

The Sourcing Group Acquires Carpe Diem Sales & Marketing
February 5, 2019 at 7:51 pm

The Sourcing Group (TSG), New York, has acquired Carpe Diem Sales & Marketing, an Orlando, Florida-based premium and promotional marketing company. “We are thrilled to bring Carpe Diem into our company for...