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Oct 26 Comments

Nike and Apple Settle Class Action Lawsuit over ‘Fuelband’ Fitness Tracker

Nike and Apple Settle Class Action Lawsuit over ‘Fuelband’ Fitness Tracker

ASI Central recently reported that Nike and Apple will offer partial refunds to customers who purchased their Fuelband Fitness Tracker, in settlement of a class action lawsuit which alleged that they made  “false and/or misleading statements regarding the Nike+ FuelBand’s ability to accurately track calories and steps.” While both companies admitted no wrongdoing and denied […]

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Oct 21 Comments

Can Promotional Products Predict the 2016 Election?

Can Promotional Products Predict the 2016 Election?

Online Retailer CafePress boasts a wide selection of promotional merchandise for political causes, candidates, and parties. Shoppers can search by names or issue and stock up on pre-made or custom t-shirts, mugs, hats, and plenty more. Presidential candidates have been promoting several unique products, from Bernie Sander’s “Feel the Bern” coffee mug to Jeb Bush’s […]

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Oct 19 Comments

England Places Charges on Plastic Bags

England Places Charges on Plastic Bags

Along with a number of states and cities across the world, England has passed a law requiring all large stores to charge customers 8 cents per disposable, single-use bag in order to encourage the use of reusable ones. The country expects to see a 80% drop in the use of plastic bags at supermarkets as […]

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Oct 16 Comments

Holiday Sales Expected To Grow This Winter

Holiday Sales Expected To Grow This Winter

ASI Central reports that retail sales are expected to rise by 2.4 to four percent during the holiday season. This is likely due to improvements in the labor market and low fuel prices, according to Deloitte. ShopperTrak, a consumer research group, believes the rise will likely be around 2.4 percent while the National Retail Federation predicted […]

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Oct 14 Comments

5 Promotional Items Perfect for Fall

5 Promotional Items Perfect for Fall

Sweater weather is officially here! While it may be hard to say goodbye to warm summer days, there’s plenty to embrace about the fall season. Here are some great promo items to get your customers ready for Autumn! 1. Acrylic Knit Hats These bright caps are perfect for outdoor events and promotions! 2. Stainless Steel […]

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Oct 12 Comments

Consumer Confidence Rises in September

Consumer Confidence Rises in September

A private research group, the Conference Board, has announced that its consumer confidence index rose in the month of September to 103, the highest number since January. This is in spite of uncertain stock prices and experts speculating that the index would be closer to 97. The Conference Board survey found that 25.1 percent of […]

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Oct 9 Comments

Hanes Launches New Fundraising Program for Schools

Hanes Launches New Fundraising Program for Schools

Apparel supplier Hanes Branded Printwear has announced that they will be expanding their Hanes4Education program by donating 10 cents per item on orders of printed Hanes or Champion apparel. The money will go to a public or private K-12 school of the decorator or customer’s choice. Hanes has donated over $1 million to schools in the […]

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Oct 7 Comments

Pope Themed Promos Gain Popularity

Pope Themed Promos Gain Popularity

As Pope Francis makes his way across the East Coast in his first visit to the United States, his supporters have been celebrating with some very unique memorabilia and promo items. Aramark is the official vendor of Pope Francis memorabilia during his stay in Philadelphia, offering commemorative bronze coins engraved with the Pope’s likeness. However, […]

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Oct 5 Comments

Industry Supplier American Apparel Files for Bankruptcy

Industry Supplier American Apparel Files for Bankruptcy

In a breaking news alert, ASI Central reported today that top 40 supplier American Apparel has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. While the filing is yet to be approved by courts, the proposed restructuring plan would cut American Apparel’s debts from $311 million to $120 million. CEO Paula Schneider will remain in control of the company […]

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Oct 2 Comments

Why Coloring Book Promos Are For More than Just Kids

Why Coloring Book Promos Are For More than Just Kids

If you thought your days of enjoying coloring books were over, think again. Adults across the country have been embracing this childhood staple as a way to reduce stress and let out creative energy. The trend picked up traction in 2013 when designer Johanna Basford released Secret Garden, a coloring book filled with intricate floral […]

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