Sourcing City have published the Promotional Merchandise Industry Market Report for 2016. The report has been created to provide a global picture of the industry today and provides a detailed analysis of the statistics and trends in the Promotional Merchandise Industry (UK & Ireland) in 2016 and past years.

For the seventh year in succession there has been steady and continual growth in the UK & Ireland promotional merchandise market. The industry is now £50m ahead of the year before the banking crisis of 2008, and has made an overall recovery of £292m.

This year’s report contains detailed analysis of all areas of the market including; distributors in both turnover size and geographic terms, an analysis of suppliers, ceased trading companies, acquisitions & mergers, and the top product groups. The report also contains an economic & industry overview for 2016, thoughts on Brexit, a discussion on CVA’s, Vistaprint’s entry into the UK market, ‘Web to Print’ technology and its potential impact on the market, Merchandise World, and the development of Dynamic Highway.

The full Promotional Merchandise Industry Market Report is exclusively available to Purple Club Members.

The Purple Club is open for membership by any recognised professional distributor company or industry supplier, whether they use the other services offered by Sourcing City or not.

Purple Club Members receive over 25 discounts or tangible trading benefits. Members also exclusively receive a copy of the ‘Promotional Merchandise Industry Market Report’, invitations to an annual industry summit to discuss the industry issues of the day, an annual social event to network with fellow members, and the opportunity to join the Purple Club delegation at the PSI Show with an attractive package rate.

Additionally, Purple Club Members exclusively profit from the additional benefits offered by ASI and PSI within the PromoAlliance.

Purple Club Membership is £12 per month for Distributors (£144 pa on DD), and for suppliers £16.50 per month (£198 pa on DD).

Click here for the full list of Purple Club benefits.

If you would like to find out more about becoming a Purple Club Member, and to receive a copy of the full report and list of the full benefits, please call 01252 701034.