Spurred by a strong U.S. economy, distributor sales rose by 4.9% in 2018, hitting a record $24.7 billion. Top 40 distributors posted even more impressive gains, generating $6.9 billion in revenue, a year-over-year increase of 14.5%. Led by 4imprint (asi/197045), the five largest distributors in the market each recorded more than $400 million in 2018 promo sales. Below is the top 40 distributors sales amount.


Distributor2018 Sales Amount
($ millions)
% Difference
VS. 2017
Rank
Change
5-Year Avg. Annual Growth Rate
1. 4imprint714.617.5%SAME17%
2. Staples (eg)607.72.5%SAME4.4%
3. HALO Branded Solutions60545.3%SAME26.3%
4. Cimpress (e)45087.5%2N/A
5. BDA42723.2%SAME9.5%
6. Proforma378.82.7%-21.2%
7. Taylor Communications248.24.7%SAME5%
8. IMS221.85.9%1-2.1%
9. DiscountMugs.com214.82.1%-111%
10. Geiger210.613.5%SAME5.8%
11. iPROMOTEu198.413.7%117.7%
12. American Solutions for Business190.612%18.8%
13. AIA Corporation189.88.2%-27.4%
14. Cintas (e)173.23%SAME3%
15. InnerWorkings (e)144.9-1.4%SAME5.1%
16. Safeguard/Deluxe (e)126.515%224.2%
17. Jack Nadel International1265.9%-112%
18. Kaeser & Blair121.96.5%-15.2%
19. Fully Promoted104.12.7%SAME4%
20. Boundless9816.1%214%
21. BAMKO86.58.3%430.6%
22. G&G Outfitters84.2-5.7%-16.8%
23. Corporate Imaging Concepts8388.6%1634.5%
24. Myron (e)82.60%-12.4%
25. The Vernon Company82.56.1%24.5%
26. Positive Promotions (e)82.40%-23.4%
27. MTM Recognition (e)79.80%-12.7%
28. A Brand Company79.5-11.2%-81%
29. BrandVia Alliance6925.5%217.7%
30. Summit Group64.6-2.6%-1-6.1%
31. Overture Promotions60.627.6%621%
32. ePromos Promotional Products6013.2%SAME14.1%
33. Genumark57.79.9%SAME12.2%
34. Brown & Bigelow (e)570%-4-1.6%
35. Axis Promotions53.76.3%-17%
36. Artcraft Promotional Concepts53.57%-11%
37. Zorch48.91%-17%
38. PromoShop47.63.9%SAME6.5%
39. Kotis Design45.634.1%NR23%
40. Quality Logo Products44.13.5%SAME14%