HPG Launches New Exclusive Partnerships With Nomatic and Pladra
April 16, 2021 at 9:41 am

HPG, Braintree, Mass., announced two new exclusive partnerships with consumer brands Nomatic and Pladra. HPG will be the first to offer promo-industry access to the two award-winning retail brands under the HPG Exclusive line launched in February 2021. Nomatic and Pladra styles will be available at...

Leed’s Partners With Herschel Supply Co.
October 14, 2019 at 10:44 am

Today, Pittsburgh-based Leed’s announced an exclusive partnership with Herschel Supply Co. The new partnership between two premier companies brings branded Herschel backpacks, duffels and accessories to the promotional products market for the very first time. Founded in 2009, Vancouver-based Herschel…

Prime Line Scores PPAI Gold Award for NAPCO Media Collaboration
January 17, 2018 at 9:45 pm

The culinary, sports and entertainment worlds have given us some absolutely fantastic duos, with peanut butter and jelly, burgers and fries (are you hungry yet?), Joe Montana and Jerry Rice, Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen,  Abbott and Costello and Laurel and Hardy as notable examples. (Our apologies to the "Bennifer" and "Brangelina" camps for their…

Samsonite LLC Acquires TUMI
March 4, 2016 at 3:18 pm

Samsonite LLC, Hong Kong, announced that it has acquired TUMI, South Plainfield, N.J., in a cash transaction worth $1.8 billion. This is Samsonite LLC's largest acquisition since its initial public offering in 2011, according to CNBC. Samsonite LLC will pay $26.75 per share in the transaction, representing a 33 percent premium of TUMI's closing price. With…

Outfit of the Week: Airport Glam
February 24, 2016 at 3:57 pm

We usually wear yoga pants, a hoodie and UGGs when we’re flying, but sometimes we have to be a little more presentable as soon as we land. Staying comfortable and looking good when traveling is the topic of this week's #OOTW (Outfit of the Week).

Bag Designer Claims Anthropologie Stole Design
February 15, 2016 at 5:10 pm

Alice Saunders, a bag designer based in Massachusetts, is claiming that Anthropologie (a subsidiary of URBN Inc., which also owns Urban Outfitters) stole one of her designs, and is producing it with…

BIC Graphic Launches More Than 400 New Products
January 8, 2016 at 5:11 pm

BIC Graphic, Clearwater, Fla., is launching more than 400 new products this month. Based on research both inside and outside the industry, BIC Graphic's product development team not only has focused on bringing new products to the line, but also expanding top-selling categories with new colors and line extensions, offering distributors more choices. The additions include:…

High-flying Fashion: Alaska Airlines Upcycles Seats Into Travel Accessories
December 24, 2015 at 2:45 pm

It’s a challenge for airlines to create a sustainable image when their very lifeblood contributes enormous amounts of jet fuel to the environment. But Alaska Airlines is thinking out of the box—and seat—when it comes to sustainability by embracing upcycling. When the carrier re-upholstered 6,000 seats on its…

Tote Bag Designed for City Bike-share Programs
December 22, 2015 at 4:48 pm

Bike-share programs, where people can rent bikes from access terminals, increasingly are popping up in cities, such as New York, Chicago, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Sparse and NOMO Design now have designed the XFR tote bag, which is designed to fit onto bike-share bikes.…