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June 22, 2017
Fourth of July celebrations could spike thanks to warmer-than-average weather

Americans are expected to spend $7.1 billion on food for cookouts and picnics as they celebrate the Fourth of July this year, up from $6.8 billion in 2016, according to the annual survey released today... more »

June 22, 2017
The ‘Big Kahuna’ of souvenir and resort gift shows returns in December

The nation’s largest, longest-running coastal souvenir and resort gift show, the Grand Strand Gift & Resort Merchandise Show, returns Dec. 3-6, 2017, to South Carolina’s Myrtle Beach Convention Center. Known among exhibitors and attendees as... more »

June 20, 2017
Seattle Gift Show adds retail advisory board

To help ensure that the Seattle Gift Show is effectively meeting the buying and professional development needs of Pacific Northwest retailers, Urban Expositions has formed the Seattle Gift Show Retail Advisory Board. Comprised of leading... more »

June 20, 2017
Douglas’ newest plush mermaids have brushable hair

Embrace the fantasy out of the water with Douglas Company’s newest plush Mermaids with brushable hair. These latest sirens of the sea are here to join last year’s Ciara and Serena and take your breath... more »

June 20, 2017
Furniture leasing activity intensifies at Las Vegas Market

Las Vegas Market announced June 19 that furniture leasing activity continues to intensify, with more than 300,000 square feet of new, expanded and renewed showrooms already committed in advance of the Summer 2017 Las Vegas... more »

June 19, 2017
Studio M has art poles decorated with Beatles lyrics

Studio M, a leading provider of artful home and garden products, has partnered with artist Stephanie Burgess and Sony/ATV Music Publishing in collaboration with Epic Rights to create The Lyric Project — a new collection... more »

June 19, 2017
ASTRA announces winners of Excellence Awards

The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) announced June 19 the 2017 winners of ASTRA’s coveted Excellence Awards. Selected by the ASTRA membership, the awards recognize leading retailers, manufacturers, sales representatives, and young professionals who... more »

June 19, 2017
Three Museums & More contributors named among retail’s best resources

Small Business CoE’s Lindsay Brown recently released a list “24 Best Retail Blogs Perfect for the Entrepreneur to Follow.” The list includes several contributors to Museums & More. Among them are Nicole Leinbach Reyhle (left)... more »

June 15, 2017
Michigan Retailers Association offers downloadable sign opposing BAT

The Michigan Retailers Association is among the many partnering with the Americans for Affordable Products coalition in an attempt to stop the proposed Border Adjustment Tax (BAT). Amy Drumm, the VP of Government Affairs for the... more »

June 14, 2017
Twenty buying groups heading to Dallas Market Center, including ZAG, MSA

Dallas Market Center has announced that a record number of specialized buying groups and industry organizations will participate in its upcoming Total Home & Gift Market (June 21-27, 2017) and Lightovation—Dallas International Lighting Show (June... more »

June 14, 2017
Smoky Mountain Gift Show pre-registrants can win access to Gatlinburg attractions

When gift, souvenir and resort retailers pre-register for the upcoming Nov. 1-4, 2017 Smoky Mountain Gift Show at the Gatlinburg Convention Center, they'll automatically be entered for a chance to win an all-inclusive Gatlinburg Attraction... more »

June 14, 2017
Surf Expo’s kickoff event, Demo Day, set for Sept. 6

Surf Expo, the largest and longest running watersports and beach lifestyle tradeshow, has announced its Demo Day for Sept. 6, 2017. It will be held at a new location, Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake... more »

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