Trade Shows

June 9, 2016
Father’s Day spending expected to reach record high this year

Consumers say they will spend more than ever on Father's Day this year as they shower dads with everything from power tools to trips to the ballpark, according to the National Retail Federation's annual survey conducted by Prosper Insight and Analytics. Consumers are expected to spend an average $125.92 for... more »

June 1, 2016
Las Vegas Market intensifies gourmet expansion

Las Vegas Market announced June 1 that nine new showrooms and 25 new lines will debut on C11 — the industry's most dynamic new destination for gift-oriented housewares, tabletop and specialty food — at the Summer 2016 Las Vegas Market, July 31-Aug. 4, 2016. These most recent additions bring the... more »

June 1, 2016
ASTRA announces Best Toys for Kids finalists

Ninety-six specialty toys selected from hundreds of nominations have been named finalists for ASTRA's 2016 Best Toys for Kids list, the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) announced on May 31. From this group of finalists, ASTRA member retailers will view the products at ASTRA upcoming Marketplace & Academy in... more »

May 24, 2016
Young Gift Executives hosting charity event during AmericasMart in July

The Gift and Home Trade Association (GHTA), the industry's leading nonprofit trade association, will be supporting its 40-and-under member group, Young Gift Executives (YGE) and its events this summer. The main event will be Cheers for Charity – Atlanta at the popular SweetWater Brewing Company, 195 Ottley Dr. NE, Atlanta,... more »

May 24, 2016
International Gift Exposition in the Smokies vendor booths nearly sold out

Intended as gifts or purchased as personal mementos, souvenirs are at the heart of a successful tourist experience. Whether a keepsake from a local zoo, theme park, resort or a trinket discovered at a mom and pop on Main Street, Souvenirs allow us to share our stories and to re-experience... more »

May 17, 2016
Smoky Mountain Gift Show gearing up for another big show in November

The Smoky Mountain Gift Show returns to the Gatlinburg Convention Center, Nov. 2-5, 2016, bringing Tennessee's largest selection of top-name souvenir and resort gift lines together under one roof for optimum buying convenience. As the original meeting spot for souvenir/resort retailers and manufacturers, Urban Expositions plans to mark the occasion... more »

May 17, 2016
Licensing Expo to kick off with discussion featuring reps from Hasbro, Mattel, Jazwares

Every toy has a story, and toy manufacturers themselves have become increasingly prolific creators of high-quality animated and live-action entertainment, whether for theaters, television screens or streaming and social media platforms. To kick off Licensing Expo 2016, sponsored by the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers' Association (LIMA) and owned and organized... more »

May 13, 2016
Las Vegas Market reports major growth in Gift & Home Decor Temporary Exhibits

Las Vegas Market expects gift and home décor exhibits to hit an all-time high this summer, with more than 500 exhibitors showing in The Pavilions at Las Vegas Market, July 31-Aug. 4, 2016. The Market's highest-ever rate of early renewals, combined with rapid addition of new companies, has resulted in... more »
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