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California Bans Single-Use Plastic Bags

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014
California Bans Single-Use Plastic Bags
After years of debate, California on Tuesday became the first state to ban single-use plastic bags at grocery and convenience stores. The legislation is a major win for environmental activists, but there’s also a bright side for ad specialty distributors: the opportunity to sell more reusable promotional bags.

“I’m glad to hear California is taking the lead,” said Mary Calcagno, president of GoCal of California (asi/208797). “I have been hugely in favor of a ban on throwaway, one-use plastic bags for years. The nonwoven bags that many of our industry suppliers have are a much better ecological alternative, plus an excellent new sales opportunity for any client who has a retail presence.”

Jerry Rost of JR Resources (asi/232638) in Del Mar, CA, pointed out that reusable bags are more economical for clients wanting to get their logo and messaging out there. Say a reusable bag’s initial cost is four times higher than its plastic counterpart, the cost-per-view still ends up being much lower, even if that bag is reused only once a month for a year, he explained. “That’s a true win-win for the client and the environment,” Rost said.

The California ban will take effect in July of 2015, though plastic bag makers have vowed to seek a referendum for repeal. Under the legislation, plastic bags will be phased out at large supermarkets, including Wal-Mart and Target, next summer, and convenience stores and pharmacies in 2016. The law does not apply to bags used for produce or meat, or to shopping bags at other types of retailers. Grocers will be able to charge a fee of at least 10 cents each for paper bags.

The immediate impact for distributors is likely to be somewhat limited, though, especially considering the exemptions for produce and certain retailers, said Terry McGuire, senior vice president of marketing at Halo Branded Solutions (asi/356000). Still, he added, the increased media exposure on the issue is a boon for the industry, especially if it prompts smaller retailers to consider making the switch to reusable bags.

Democratic state Sen. Alex Padilla, the bill’s author, told the Associated Press that the momentum for California’s legislation came from the more than 100 counties and cities, including Los Angeles and San Francisco, with bans already in place. He believes Californians will easily adapt their shopping behavior: “For those folks concerned about the 10 cent fee that may be charged for paper, the simple, elegant solution is to bring a reusable bag to the store.”

Governor Jerry Brown called the ban “a step in the right direction” in his signing statement. “It reduces the torrent of plastic polluting our beaches, parks and even the vast ocean itself. We’re the first to ban these bags, and we won’t be the last,” he said.

Source ASI

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Friday, September 19th, 2014

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Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

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Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

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We guarantee that you will be 100% satisfied with your purchase. We are so confident in our products and services that we want you to have a 100% worry free shopping experience.  All you have to do is browse our great product line, select your promotional items, email us your design and let us do the rest. There is  NO hidden fees, NO cancelation fees.  Also if your product is not printed to your exact specifications we will reprint the order or work with you in every step of the way to ensure a satisfactory result. Furthermore, because we strive to reach 100% satisfaction, if you provide us with the wrong artwork or approve a wrong proof then we will happily reprint the order with a tremendous discount price.



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We are aware that you have options when it comes to buying promotional products. Price is one of the biggest factors that will determine your decision. Our goal at Superior Promos is to provide the lowest possible price on the web for everything we sell. However if someone has the same item for less, then we will always attempt to price match and will go a step further and beat the price.

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Here at Superior Promos we do not restrict you from ordering any of our products, no matter what the final cost is. Unlike most other promotional products companies we do not have a minimum Total Order Amount Policy. Your order can total to any amount. No extra fees to meet certain dollar requirements. We value any promotion big or small.

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Here at Superior Promos we understand that deadlines are part of business and we are experts in helping you meet that deadline or a special event. If we are given an in-hand date we guarantee to deliver your product on time or your money back. We will work with you each step of the way to select the best rush option or proper expedited delivery method in order to deliver the products in time for your event.



NO Setup Charges for Exact Re-Orders Ever!

We value your business and want to build a strong lasting business relationship. That is the reason why we do not believe in charging our clients any setup charges for re-orders. We keep your artwork and screens on file forever and as long as you imprint the same design on the same item, all setup charges will be waived. Please contact customer service to place your re-order.



FREE Art Services*

When we say free art services, we mean it! There are no catches or tricks; all art preparation is absolutely free. If you are not sure what you would like to print, or need modification to your current design we will be happy to do it for you. Imprinting the right design results in a beautiful product and makes our customers happy. If your artwork requires special attention or it is a more detailed design, all we ask is that you give us extra time to redraw or redesign your logo. We will not stop until you are completely satisfied with your imprint. We offer unlimited FREE revisions and FREE digital proofs. Nothing gets imprinted until you approve your artwork. We provide worry free shopping from start to finish.

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We take great pride in providing the best products on the market. If you are not fully satisfied with the product, we will look into the issue and work hard to find a product to your liking of better quality. Our quality control process insures that every product we sell has been specifically chosen by our product specialists for its durability, quality and effectiveness for a promotional campaign.



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Whether you are giving us a call, using our Live Chat or simply sending an email to request information, you will always experience prompt professional service; Guaranteed. Many companies provide service with no enthusiasm and are simply not willing to go the extra mile to assist you with your needs. Our customer service approach is above and beyond the ordinary. We provide knowledgeable and extremely friendly service. We believe that service with a smile can extend over the phone or online. If you experience service that doesn’t meet your expectations please do not hesitate to drop us an email or ask for a manager.

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Absolutely NO Markup on Shipping

We are in the business to help your business and we know that many companies offer low prices on their product but later surprise their customers with elevated shipping costs. To us that approach is bad business. We strive to deliver the best products and the lowest rates with true shipping costs. You pay the exact UPS or FedEx rates. You may even use your own shipping accounts for all your shipments. However in some instances a minimal handling fee of $5 will apply for the entire shipment. Heavier items like ceramic mugs might have extra minimal packaging fees per box. We will not surprise you with shipping costs.

Please feel free to contact customer service prior to placing your order for an estimated shipping quote. Please note if a close in-hand date must be met then expedited shipping may be used, in which case we will present all cost and options for you before the products ships out.

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Friday, August 22nd, 2014
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News - Congress Seeks Faster FDA Sunscreen Approvals

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014
Lawmakers passed legislation on Monday intended to speed up pending approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of several types of sunscreen. The Sunscreen Innovation Act, passed by the U.S. House, seeks to garner approval for sunscreen active ingredients that have been under review by the FDA for as long as a decade – and that are already available overseas.

The Senate is readying a similar bill. The FDA hasn’t approved a new active ingredient for sunscreen since the 1990s.

Despite the measures, Rick Carlson, vice president of promotional products with Aloe Up Sun and Skin Care Products (asi/34362), believes it would take at least 18 months for the FDA to approve new sunscreen products, and at least a couple of years before they come to market. “The FDA is always concerned with a lot of other things other than sunscreen,” said Carlson, whose company manufacturers its own branded sunscreen and also has 13,000 retail customers. “Sunscreen has a lower priority [with the FDA] versus some serious drugs that are related to illnesses and diseases.”

Carlson cites the FDA’s deliberateness when it made a slew of changes two years ago regarding sunscreen, such as listing all ingredients, relabeling from waterproof to water resistant and mandating that sunscreens protect from both UV-A and UV-B rays. “The changes they made in 2012 were slow in coming – they took forever,” he says.

Richard Massey, regulatory affairs manager for SnugZ/USA (asi/88060), thinks that the approval of new sunscreens will be a significant development in retail, but if they carry a premium cost, it won’t sell well in the promotional product industry. “At least in my circles,” Massey said, “I haven’t heard a clamoring for whatever is out there that’s been approved for use in Europe, Australia or somewhere else.”

Cases of skin cancer have climbed 200% since 1973. While awareness about wearing sunscreen has been increased, it’s still cited as the primary challenge for combatting skin cancer, instead of any perceived failures of current sunscreen products on the market. “The ingredients that are currently available seem to be doing fine for us,” said Massey, whose company’s skin care category grew 9-10% last year. “Our customers have not complained that our sunscreen doesn’t work or that it doesn’t offer the protection that’s advertised.”

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San Francisco To Ban Single-Use Water Bottles

Friday, March 7th, 2014

According to ASI

Six years after banning single-use plastic bags, San Francisco is on the verge of prohibiting the sale of plastic water bottles at events held on city property. On Tuesday, the city’s Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a measure that would ban the sale of single-use bottles containing 21 ounces or less of water.
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If signed into law – a move that appears likely – the ordinance would take effect on October 1, 2014, for indoor events and in 2016 for most outdoor events.

“In San Francisco, we’ve been leading the way in fighting for our environment,” said Supervisor David Chiu, who wrote the water bottle legislation. “There are incredible, enormous environmental costs of plastic water bottles. It takes 1,000 years for a typical plastic water bottle to biodegrade.”

While the ordinance would affect mobile vendors, like food trucks, there are exceptions in the legislation for certain groups and events. Exemptions would be granted to footraces, like marathons, and substantial nonprofits would have until 2018 to comply with the ban. It appears the ban does not include the San Francisco International Airport. Still, San Francisco-area distributors see the measure as a chance to sell more multi-use promotional water bottles to clients.

If the measure becomes law, San Francisco would be the largest city in the U.S. to ban single-use water bottles. The ordinance must still receive final approval by supervisors – something seen as a virtual certainly – before being sent to Mayor Ed Lee.

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New Promotional Products from SuperiorPromos.com

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

The Runway Zip Purse

A stylish vinyl / nylon purse with key ring featuring a contrast stripe & matching back. Pouch neatly stores coins, cash, parking stubs, receipts, ATM/phone/credit cards, loose papers. Key ring strap attaches inside the pouch, keeping keys secure. Tempered spring-steel split ring. Nylon zipper will never rust or snag. 4 3/4″ W x 3″ H

More Promotional Tote Bags, Grocery Bags, and Die Cut Bags On Sale

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

Our promotional tote bag sales extend to popular items such as die cut promotional bags, Atlas Nonwoven Grocery Promotional Tote Bag, and the 7 oz. super promotional tote bag.  For any questions regarding our promotional tote bags, give the Superior Promos experts a call 1 (888) 577-6667.

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Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Save up to 75% off promotional products as part of our end of year clearance sale.  Now is the best time to get your promotional products ordered for 2013!

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