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Delta Apparel
(PPAI 188431, Gold) is a vertically integrated manufacturer and seller of high-quality active wear serving the promo industry and consumer market.

In 2023, the company’s retail stores, Salt Life Brands, continued to expand with 28 total retail stores. Delta’s 2023 Q3 net sales declined compared to 2022 but Chairman and CEO Robert W. Humphreys noted elevated cotton pricing and high inventory levels in retail as trends he sees receding this year.

In leadership changes, Justin Grow rejoined the company in 2022 as EVP and chief administration officer and Justin Bates came on as VP of finance.

PPAI 100 Percentile By Category

2023 Revenue: $19.1 million (estimate)
Three-Year Trend: +11%
2023 PPAI 100 Ranking: Not Ranked
High Marks: Industry Faith, Online Presence




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