A lot happened in the promotional products industry over the past year. Looking back at 2016, PPB Newslink has identified its top stories that trace PPAI's and the industry’s most significant accomplishments, news and events in the order in which they took place.

Prime Line To Acquire Jetline

The PPAI Expo 2016 Unveils New Layout Next Week In Las Vegas

GatewayCDI Acquired By UK Firm Brand Addition

The PPAI Expo Opens Its 2016 Run In Las Vegas

The PPAI Expo Draws Thousands Eager To Find Fresh Products And Ideas

Busy PPAI Expo 2016 Draws More Than 11,000 Distributors

Rising U.S. Consumer Spending To Stabilize Shaky Global Markets

Advertising Market Closes 2015 With Strong Performance

UK’s PPExpo Draws Strong Crowds In Its 10th Year

PPAI Readies For More Outreach, Conversations With Legislators

EmbroidMe Names SAGE Its Franchisees’ Exclusive Research, Marketing And Business Management Solutions Provider

L.E.A.D. Local New York Lays The Groundwork In Albany

Samsonite To Acquire Luxury Brand Tumi

Superior Uniform Group Acquires BAMKO

Expo East Opens On A High Note

Expo East 2016 Raises The Bar For The East Coast

Global Advertising Forecast To Climb 4.6 Percent In 2016

CPSC Levies A Record $15.4 Million Penalty

PPAI, SAGE Streamline Enrollment In Power Of Two Benefits

Ennis To Sell Its Apparel Division, Alstyle Apparel

Staples Rebrands B2B Division As Staples Business Advantage

HanesBrands To Acquire Champion Europe

PPAI Recognizes Chabot, Walden As 2016 Legislators of the Year

In Memoriam: Bill Schmidt, Sr.

HALO Branded Solutions Partners With Audax

Taylor Corporation To Acquire Staples Print Solutions

U.S. Manufacturing Becoming More Competitive

Gildan To Acquire Ennis, Inc. Apparel Division Alstyle Apparel, LLC

PPAI Announces Return Of American Solutions For Business To The PPAI Expo

Overtime Rule Changes Raise Concerns Among Businesses

PPAI L.E.A.D. Takes The Industry’s Voice To Capitol Hill This Week

The Industry Steps Up For Promotional Products Work! Week

New Mission, Strategic Plan For PPAI

The Industry Celebrates Promotional Products Work! Week

L.E.A.D. Makes A Difference In Washington, D.C.

Advertisers, Ad Agencies Report Promotional Products Effective In Achieving Reach, Loyalty And Value

PromoStandards Announces Industry Data Communications Standard

Promotional Products Sales Hit Record $20.8 Billion In 2015

Non-Transparent Business Practices In U.S. Ad-Buying Revealed In Study

St Regis Merges With K&R New York

PPEF Awards $150,000 In Scholarships This Year

Markets, Businesses In Turmoil Following Brexit Vote

PPAI’s Women’s Leadership Conference Convenes In Atlanta

PPAI Women’s Leadership Conference Finishes Another Powerful Run

PPB Wins Azbee Award For Internet Scam Article

PPAI’s Get In Touch! Industry Branding Campaign To Launch At Advertising Week 2016

Senator Acquired By Private Equity Firm Perusa

Polyconcept To Be Acquired By Charlesbank Capital Partners

U.S. Workers’ Job Satisfaction At Highest Level Since 2005

PPAI Announces Inaugural Fellows Program Recipients

Industry Companies Step Up For The 2016 Olympic Games

Deluxe Corporation Acquires Distributor InkHead.com

NALC Opens In San Francisco More Than 130 Strong

Tech Summit Opens With High-Energy, High-Level Education

Delta Apparel Acquires COAST Apparel Brand

Pro Towels Acquires Neet Feet

Shipping Giant’s Bankruptcy Throws Trans-Pacific Trade Into Disarray

FDA Issues Rule Banning Many Antibacterial Soaps

The SAGE Show Draws Distributors From Across The Region To Irving, Texas

PPAI Introduces SPARK, A Young Professionals Pop-Up Event, At The SAGE Show

California Requires New Prop 65 Warning Labeling

Impressive Speakers, Significant Topics Headline PPAI Product Responsibility Summit

Inaugural bpma Show Draws Crowds, Praise

PPAI’s Get In Touch! Industry Branding Campaign Launches At Advertising Week

Industry Loses A Giant With Passing Of Jack Nadel

Digital Drives Media Ad Growth To Strong 2016

Regional Association Leaders Come Together For LDW 2016

PPAI Announces New 2017 Expo East Dates

bpma, Sourcing City Collaborate On New UK Show

Gildan Acquires American Apparel Brand Assets

Federal Judge Blocks Implementation Of Overtime Regulations

Global Ad Spending Forecast To Reach $547 Billion In 2017

Pantone Names ‘Greenery’ 2017 Color Of The Year

Cimpress To Acquire Distributor National Pen

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