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NY Bill Would Limit Plastic Packaging, Aim To Increase Recyclability
May 20, 2024 at 12:43 pm

A new piece of legislation passed in New York may transfer the cost of recycling plastic packaging to the vendor, rather than the consumer through traditional processes. It’s part of an overall effort in the state to limit the plastic packaging ending up in landfills.

Stran Delays Reporting Financials Amid Auditor Trouble
May 20, 2024 at 12:41 pm

Stran & Company, Quincy, Massachusetts, a publicly traded promo products distributor, has postponed the reporting of its first-quarter 2024 financial results after the auditing firm it uses ran afoul of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Stran was slated to report the quarterly results on Wednesday, May 15. However, the financials must now be reviewed…

The Paris Olympics Feature Cardboard Bed Frames for Athletes
May 17, 2024 at 12:19 pm

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics were special. For one, they didn’t actually happen in 2020, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. They also introduced skateboarding, but that’s a topic for another day. One thing the Tokyo games have in common with the upcoming Paris Summer Olympics is the use of cardboard bed frames in the Olympic Village…

5 Merch Trends at the 2024 PGA Championship
May 17, 2024 at 10:28 am

Since trends in golf apparel and accessories often influence and translate into the promotional products market, ASI Media asked Cutter & Buck for a few insights on hot-selling items at the PGA Championship.

Hirsch Names Brittany Frase Vice President of Sales
May 16, 2024 at 10:29 am

The promotional products supplier has promoted Frase to vice president of sales. Frase previously held the positions of director of sales and marketing, and national accounts manager at Hirsch.

Researchers Develop 3-D Printing Process Using Scrap Wood
May 16, 2024 at 10:22 am

The advancement of 3-D printing could change the way products are made. And, in an increasingly eco-conscious world, consumers want products that they know were made sustainably, but also of high quality. Researchers have developed a method of 3-D printing using wood scraps to create new wooden products that look and feel like products made…

Promo Products Pros Advocate for the Industry in Washington, D.C.
May 16, 2024 at 10:12 am

Promo went to Washington this week. Dozens of industry professionals visited with Congresspeople and their staffers on Monday and Tuesday in Washington, D.C. as part of Promotional Products Association International’s Legislative Education and Action Day (L.E.A.D.). The initiative sees merch pros traveling to the capital to educate Congress about the size, composition, positive impact and…