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Mimeo Photos launches iOS, iPadOS app News 

Mimeo Photos launches iOS, iPadOS app

Mimeo Photos launched its app for iOS and iPadOS. Mimeo Photos’ users can now create their photo projects directly from a iPhone or iPad device.  “The ease of taking photos and then printing directly from your iPhone or iPad is a gamechanger for our customers,” said Sean Doherty, General Manager of Mimeo Photos. “The phone is such an integral part... Read More
FASTSIGNS International renames company “Propelled Brands” News 

FASTSIGNS International renames company “Propelled Brands”

FASTSIGNS International. Inc., the franchisor of  FASTSIGNS, the leading sign, graphics, and visual communications franchise, announced the formation of Propelled Brands. To better represent the expansion of services following the acquisition of NerdsToGo, the parent company of FASTSIGNS has selected the name Propelled Brands as the corporate umbrella under which both brands and future brands will operate. “We are thrilled... Read More
MailPix commemorates seven years of acquisitions and growth Acquisitions News 

MailPix commemorates seven years of acquisitions and growth

MailPix, the photo-printing, canvas and gifting site, commemorates the seven-year anniversary of its acquisition of a major competitor, Winkflash. At the time, the 12-year-old photo-printing site was based in Attleboro, MA. At the time, Fred H. Lerner, CEO and founder of MailPix, noted: “MailPix is well-positioned to continue its accelerated growth path, through both acquisitions and organic expansion via mobile... Read More
U.K. retailer Jessops back in administration for the third time News 

U.K. retailer Jessops back in administration for the third time

Troubled British photo retailer Jessops, has filed for administration again, following the severe business disruption caused by the lockdown restrictions imposed to combat the COVID pandemic, according to the BBC. The filing is the third for Jessops, which is down to 17 stores and 120 employees all at risk. It has hired an insolvency specialist and is now exploring a Company’s... Read More
David Dobrik steps away from Dispo camera app amid assault allegations News 

David Dobrik steps away from Dispo camera app amid assault allegations

Social-media star and tech investor David Dobrik has stepped down from the camera app company he co-founded, according to published reports, in the wake of assault allegations against one of his co-workers. The 24-year-old Dobrik is a popular YouTube personality known for prank videos, carried on with his cohorts, the Vlog Squad. Insider reported a Vlog Squad member had drugged... Read More
Herff Jones hires Ken Moore as Chief Technology Officer News 

Herff Jones hires Ken Moore as Chief Technology Officer

Herff Jones, the achievement division of Varsity Brands and the provider of graduation and educational products and services, appointed  Ken Moore as Chief Technology Officer. Moore reports to Herff Jones President Steve Down and Varsity Brands Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Jaime Jaramillo. He will focus on creating and executing the roadmap to modernize and transform the company’s technology solutions... Read More
United Imaging Group shows annual increase, despite pandemic Earnings reports News 

United Imaging Group shows annual increase, despite pandemic

European buying group United Imaging Group announced, despite the global pandemic, 2020 sales increased 6% to €404.6 million euros. At €251.8 million, warehouse revenue is €29.7 million higher than the previous year’s figure (+13.4%). Consolidated sales including foreign sales of all subsidiaries are up 2.3% on the previous year at €465 million. Despite the pandemic, 2020 was the seventh business... Read More
Photomyne Ltd. completes IPO News 

Photomyne Ltd. completes IPO

AI technology development company Photomyne Ltd., specializing in apps for family nostalgia and memory preservation, announced has completed its Initial Public Offering on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, under the symbol PHTM. The company said, within six years of its launch, Photomyne has seen substantial growth in terms of both its user base and app suite: more than 20 million... Read More
Printful to add 50 Kornit Atlas garment printers this year News 

Printful to add 50 Kornit Atlas garment printers this year

Kornit Digital announced Printful will be adding more than 50 Kornit Atlas systems during 2021 for direct-to-garment (DTG) production on demand, representing a considerable expansion of Printful’s current production capabilities. This coincides with the company’s addition of new production facilities in Los Angeles, Dallas, Charlotte, Mexico, Spain, and Canada, as well as the expansion of existing facilities globally. “Consumers today want customization and personalization, social... Read More
Rob Comeau named director of business development at Advertek Inc. News People on the Move 

Rob Comeau named director of business development at Advertek Inc.

Advertek Inc., a leader in personalized printing, announced photo industry veteran Rob Comeau has joined the company as director of business development.  Comeau will use his decades of photo industry experience to build customer relationships in the fast-growing North American photo personalization market. “Advertek has steadily gained share in the online photo printing and gifting market,” says Joe Montalbano, co-CEO.... Read More
Vaccine, stimulus provides February retail boost, says NRF News 

Vaccine, stimulus provides February retail boost, says NRF

Retail sales gained considerable year-over-year traction in February – despite a monthly slowdown from unusually high numbers in January – as increased COVID-19 vaccination, government stimulus and reduced restrictions on businesses continued to impact the pace of spending, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). “February’s retail sales numbers are a minor speed bump on the road to post-pandemic recovery... Read More
COVID-19 impacts Photo-Me International passport photo business Earnings reports News 

COVID-19 impacts Photo-Me International passport photo business

Photo-Me International plc, the instant-service equipment group, announced delayed results for the 18 months and 12 months ended 31 October 2020. The company reported revenue for the 18-month period was £310.2 million. For the 12-month period reported revenue was £186.3 million, 19.7% lower than in the previous 12-month period to 31 October 2019, reflecting the impact of the pandemic on... Read More