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Promo Price Increases Loom Due to Importing Woes

Shipping challenges and rising raw material costs are poised to drive product price hikes, as COVID lockdowns threaten promo supply chains in China. Call it a perfect storm. A complex concoction that includes skyrocketing shipping container costs, rising raw material prices, reduced shipping capacity and log-jammed ports, much of it fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic,

Notorious Markets – It’s That Time of The Year

It’s officially ‘Notorious Markets’ time again. Every year at this time the U.S. government, by way of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), publishes a list of sellers it identifies as being notorious markets. This notorious markets list identifies retailers and online sellers accused of selling counterfeits, as well as those accused of being involved in

Lady Gaga Launched Branded Oreos to Promote Her Latest Record and People Are Going Nuts

What is it about promotional Oreos that just makes everyone go … dare we say … Gaga? (You’ll laugh in a second.) First it was Supreme dropping branded Oreos. Those sold out (and popped up on resale sites for stupid money) immediately, which is no surprise for Supreme. Now Lady Gaga, a titan of promotional marketing herself, created

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