• Las Vegas Souvenir & Resort Gift Show to get even bigger

    May 3, 2016

    The nation’s largest trade show for the souvenir industry returns to the Las Vegas Convention Center with an expanded selection and a new Sunday-to-Wednesday date pattern. Scheduled for Sept. 18-21, 2016, in South Hall 3-4, the Las Vegas Souvenir & Resort Gift Show will grow… Full Story »
  • Mother’s Day spending up 6 percent

    May 2, 2016

    There’s a saying, “a sweater is something a child puts on when a Mother feels a draft,” an apt turn of phrase since clothing has increased most as a Mother’s Day gift-of-choice this year. Eighty-eight percentof consumers plan to celebrate Mother’s Day 2016 and clothing… Full Story »
  • Registration now open for summer NY NOW

    Apr 20, 2016

    Registration for the NY NOW summer 2016 market has officially opened for retailers, buyers, and members of the press. The summer NY NOW, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, will take place Aug. 20-24, 2016, and will once again fill the Javits Convention Center… Full Story »
  • Regent Holding Company acquires ILLUME Candles

    Apr 18, 2016

    Regent Holding Company — the parent company of Creative Co-Op and Bloomingville — announced on April 18 the acquisition of ILLUME, a leading home fragrance, lifestyle and beauty brand. Headquartered in Bloomington, Minnesota, ILLUME is a global brand that offers trend-forward home fragrance and personal care products that can be found… Full Story »
  • AP poll: Most Americans will opt for cheaper prices over ‘Made in the USA’

    Apr 14, 2016

    A recent poll conducted by the Associated Press revealed two-thirds of Americans would choose a significantly lower-priced product made aboard over a premium product made in the United States. From the AP:  "The vast majority of Americans say they prefer lower prices instead of paying… Full Story »
  • Readers tab Serenity as hot color for apparel for spring and summer

    Apr 12, 2016

    In a recent online poll, we asked Museums & More readers which one of Pantone’s hot colors for spring would take off in apparel for the spring and summer buying seasons. Serenity received 33 percent of the vote to edge Fiesta red (27 percent) for… Full Story »
  • Fisher-Price names Jonathan Adler as Creative Director

    Apr 12, 2016

    Fisher-Price, a leader in early childhood development and one of Mattel, Inc.'s leading brands, announced the appointment of renowned potter, designer and author Jonathan Adler as creative director. This appointment furthers the brand's business strategy to elevate its appeal with millennial parents through unique collaborations. "Fisher-Price is an iconic and… Full Story »
  • LA Mart offering expansive collection of holiday and everyday products

    Apr 1, 2016

    LA Mart, the West Coast’s premier resource for gift, home, holiday, furniture, and lifestyle products, welcomes the new season with its annual Spring 2016 Market, scheduled for April 3-5, 2016. “The Spring Market is traditionally an optimal time for retailers to review the freshest products… Full Story »
  • Retailers tell feds debit card swipe fees still too high

    Apr 1, 2016

    A cap on debit card swipe fees enacted by the Federal Reserve five years ago has helped reduce costs for retailers and consumers but is still higher than intended by Congress and should be lowered, the National Retail Federation said recently. “In most cases, 24… Full Story »
  • Gift for Life welcomes Kelly, Wahlberg to board of directors

    Mar 24, 2016

    Gift for Life, the gift and home industries' sole national charitable organization, has announced the addition of two new board members to its roster, bringing its leadership roster to nearly 30 members.  New members are Kim Wahlberg of the Kimberly Wahlberg Company and Caitlin Kelly… Full Story »

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