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Dec 18 Comments

Major Retailers Charged with Mislabeling Bamboo Products

Major Retailers Charged with Mislabeling Bamboo Products

As reported by ASI Central, Bed Bath & Beyond, Nordstrom, J.C. Penney and Backcountry.com have agreed to pay a $1.3 million settlement to the FTC, after they were accused of deceptive product labeling. The FTC warned dozens of retailers in 2010 that bamboo products which had been processed into rayon should not be labeled as a […]

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Dec 16 Comments

Former NASA Engineer Creates Animated T-Shirt Company

Former NASA Engineer Creates Animated T-Shirt Company

  When Mark Rober planned his Halloween costume, the jet propulsion engineer at NASA also launched an innovation that might be the next big thing in apparel. Rober took two iPads strapped to his chest and back and used the camera features to make it appear that he had a hole through his body. After […]

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Dec 14 Comments

Express Yourself With Emoji Stress Balls

Express Yourself With Emoji Stress Balls

After Apple unveiled countless new options with their latest iOS update, there is pretty much an emoji to represent any situation. And with so much of communication happening over texts, they’re essentially a language of their own. Although they’ve been around in some form since the 90’s, their use has spiked this year. As a […]

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Dec 11 Comments

6 Promo Products to Help Your Company Fight Flu Season

6 Promo Products to Help Your Company Fight Flu Season

With flu season in full swing, your employees and clients are both probably doing their best to avoid coming down with an unpleasant and inconvenient illness. Running a flu prevention campaign is a great way to help employees stay healthy and reduce absenteeism in the office. They’re also thoughtful reminders to customers that you’re thinking […]

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Dec 9 Comments

Fedex Predicts Record Shipments Over Holiday Season

Fedex Predicts Record Shipments Over Holiday Season

ASI recently reported that Fedex is predicting a 12% increase in shipments from last year’s holiday season and will transport over 317 million packages before Christmas eve. The company will hire over 55,000 seasonal workers to keep up with daily volumes that are likely to be double the average rate. Fedex CEO Frederick W. Smith […]

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Dec 7 Comments

Corporate Gifting On The Rise This Year

Corporate Gifting On The Rise This Year

ASI Central recently published their 7th annual corporate gift spending report which found that companies are spending more on holiday and thank you gifts for employees compared to last year. Key findings include: Companies giving gifts to employees will spend an average of $44 per employee, up 16% from last year. Almost 25% of companies […]

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Dec 4 Comments

Pantone Announces Two Colors of The Year For 2016

Pantone Announces Two Colors of The Year For 2016

Since 2000, the Pantone Color Institute has made a tradition of announcing their Color of the Year, partnering with large brands nationwide to market the hues for the upcoming calendar year.  For the first time since the tradition began, the firm has announced two colors as their top picks for 2016. Rose Quartz and Serenity, […]

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Nov 30 Comments

2015 Cyber Monday Sales On Track to Set Record

2015 Cyber Monday Sales On Track to Set Record

Reuters reported that cyber Monday sales in the United States are on track to break records with a 14% jump in online sales compared to last year. Roughly $490 million was spent between the hours of 12 AM and 10 AM and $3 billion is expected to spent by the end of the day. Many […]

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Nov 25 Comments

Company Holiday Parties Remain Popular, According to Survey

Company Holiday Parties Remain Popular, According to Survey

A recent survey from 4imprint found that 75% of American companies plan on hosting a holiday party this season and 17% of them plan to spend more on their festivities than they did last year. Out of the companies choosing not to host a party, 30% will give monetary bonuses or holiday gifts to employees. […]

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Nov 23 Comments

6 Cozy Promo Items to Stay Warm With This Winter

6 Cozy Promo Items to Stay Warm With This Winter

As temperatures drop below freezing in parts of the country and with some areas experiencing  up to a foot of snow this weekend, winter is officially here. Since staying in bed for the next four months isn’t an option (unfortunately), we put together a list of promo products to keep your employees, customers, and yourself […]

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