In Other News…

Cotton Prices Continue to Climb

Our suppliers are keeping us updated on the rising cost of cotton in the futures market. In an update we received today, we learned that late last week cotton prices rose again to more than $2.00 a pound. When trading resumes tomorrow, after the President’s Day holiday, traders are bracing for large price fluctuations.

One expert explains: “The global shortage has been aggravated by devastating flooding last year in Pakistan, one of the world’s leading producers; a lower-than-expected harvest in China, where farmers are also hoarding supplies in expectation of even higher prices; and export restrictions in India, another important producer. In the US, the largest cotton exporter, most of last year’s plentiful crop has been sold.”

So, how do you keep your shirt as retailers warn about raising prices in response to the market? Stay tuned for updates here on the Sky High Marketing blog to keep ahead of the curve. Be prepared and place apparel orders early to avoid getting caught in the next price hike.

Preview Las Vegas 2011

We had a blast at Preview Las Vegas two weeks ago. Our ‘Guess the Flavor’ lip balm contest was a hit and we had a great time visiting with everyone who took time to stop by our booth. We also got to take our new trade show display out for the first time – it really made an impact. Contact us for creative items for your next trade show. And don’t forget to stop by our Facebook Page to see the photos we posted. While you’re there, click the “Like” button!

Efficiency Tools

If you’ve ever wondered if an online company store is just what your organization needs to more efficiently manage your corporate collateral, then now is the time to read company president Josh Kozinski’s blog on onlinecompanystore.net. The latest installment of his series “Why an online company store is right for you” was posted last week. If you haven’t already, it’s time to read all about it!

Colleen M. Feldner, Marketing Coordinator