Gemline is one of the industry’s premier service-oriented supplier of bags, backpacks, business accessories, stationery, drinkware, gifts and electronics, and is ranked as the 15th largest industry supplier by ASI. Recently, they have brought on two personal care brands and expanded into PPE sales. Gemline expanded their offerings into the hand care category this spring with the addition of Beekman 1802 and Soapbox. The new brands that offer a range of hand care products and
Vicki Ostrom, SanMar's Trend Editor, joined REBOUND-20 to show how current industry trends can provide creative solutions for customers in today's market. Vicki's wealth of knowledge in trend forecasting, combined with her strong industry knowledge, helped her deliver an incredibly insightful and educational session.
The WGSN Macro Forecast Team made a 2021 trend prediction in late 2018, more than a year before the beginning of the pandemic,"The concept of home as a space f
Chuck Fandos, Chief Strategy Officer for The Pebble Group, joined us to help our Partners' owners and key management reimagine what their companies will look like post-pandemic. Chuck provided reassurance to the leadership teams that it's okay to say, "I don't know" when presented with questions about the future, since we're all in unprecedented times. While there is unfortunately no manual on how to manage through a pandemic and beyond, he mapped out over a dozen areas of bu
Gemline's DeShaun Diggs, VP Account Management, and Suzanne Simpson, Account Manager, joined REBOUND-20 to demonstrate how the company has adapted to the unforeseen changes over the last several months and how companies can do the same by putting an emphasis on client experience and customer retention, along with delivering the most impactful products.
Prior to COVID-19, Gemline released their 2020 trend predictions. The trends focused on wellness and mindfulness, the "work
David Nicholson, President of PCNA, joined us for one of our most highly-anticipated sessions where he shared his thoughts on the future of the industry. Intentionally moving away from the topic of PPE, he focused on the various economic and psychological impacts we are certain to face long after COVID-19. During the COVID-19 crisis, the government has already spent 30% more in stimulus funds than throughout the entirety of the last recession. With fear of a potential second
PPAI's President and CEO, Paul Bellantone, joined our own Ashley McCune, President of Facilisgroup, for a short interview discussing some of the many questions our Partners have regarding the future of the promotional product industry. Paul delivered insight on what he believes the industry will look like moving forward and the ways in which it may change.
When posed with the question of what industry he believes has responded best in the face of COVID-19 thus far, he cand