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September 11, 2017
Dallas Market Center adds media partner for Market Choice Awards

Dallas Market Center, home of the twice yearly Lightovation: Dallas International Lighting Show, has named enLIGHTenment magazine as the exclusive media partner for the fifth annual Market Choice Awards. The awards will honor top product... more »

September 8, 2017
Merchant ‘swipe fees’ outnumber consumer overdraft fees for first time in history

Banks and financial institutions issued nearly $33.8 billion in credit card interchange fees last year, which outnumbered the $33.3 billion consumers were charged in overdraft fees. It’s the first time that’s ever happened, according to... more »

September 8, 2017
Finalists announced for 29th ARTS Awards

Dallas Market Center, producer of the ARTS Awards, and ART, the creative home furnishings network, today announced the finalists for the 29th annual ARTS Awards. The ARTS Awards, presented each January during the Dallas Total... more »

September 7, 2017
Retail federation tempers forecast for rest of 2017

The National Retail Federation has adjusted its forecast for retail sales for 2017, saying sales are now expected to increase between 3.2 percent and 3.8 percent rather than the 3.7-4.2 percent forecast earlier this year. “Meaningful... more »

September 6, 2017
Everything you need to know about the 2017 Las Vegas Souvenir & Resort Gift Show

Where: Las Vegas Convention Center’s North Hall, 3150 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89109. (Note: The show returns to the North Hall this year after being the South Hall in 2016.) When: 9 a.m. to... more »

September 6, 2017
MOVA International, Colorado Wassail Company win buyer’s choice awards at Rocky Mountain Gift Show

More than 230 gift and apparel exhibitors welcomed buyers at the August 2017 Rocky Mountain Gift Show and Denver Apparel Market. The show maintained momentum with buyer traffic from Colorado and 12 surrounding states. Attendees... more »

September 6, 2017
Dallas Market Center announces show dates for 2019, ’20

Dallas Market Center has released dates for its January and June Total Home & Gift Markets and Lightovation: Dallas International Lighting Show in 2019 and 2020. Dates for 2018 were previously announced. The 2019 and... more »

September 5, 2017
Breaking down current shopping habits of each generation

A recent story by PYMNTS.com broke down shopping habits by generations. The list includes traits of Baby Boomers (born between 1946 and 1964), Millennials (1981-1997) and Generation Z (born after 1997). Generation X (1965-1980) is... more »

September 5, 2017
ADA-compliant lifts ideal for multilevel shopping centers

For managers of high-end shopping centers tasked with meeting the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), offering full access to all elevated areas can be quite a challenge. Often the shopping centers consist of storefronts, restaurants... more »

August 31, 2017
Dallas Market Center starts assistance initiative for Harvey victims

Dallas Market Center has announced DMC Cares, a comprehensive assistance effort for its neighbors and customers impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The company's goal is to create $1 million in support via financial and product donations... more »

August 31, 2017
Number of retail stores actually growing, not shrinking

By Mark Mathews | National Retail Federation Click here to view a chart comparing net store openings and closings. As the “retail apocalypse” canard continues to grab the odd headline in the media, the data... more »

August 30, 2017
Las Vegas Market reveals plans for ‘dynamic’ expansion for Winter Market

Las Vegas Market has revealed dynamic expansion and realignment plans for winter market that include the debut of a new 15,000-square-foot Pavilion as well as fresh concentrations of existing gift and home décor resources. In... more »

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