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April 23, 2018
Seattle Gift Show to launch new gourmet section, Northwest Flavors, for August show

To further strengthen and expand the selection of locally crafted products and unique regional resources featured at the Aug. 17-20, 2018 edition of the Seattle Gift Show, Urban Expositions announces a new partnership with Seattle... more »

April 20, 2018
Arianna Huffington to highlight ICON HONORS at summer AmericasMart

The most anticipated and important night in the home and gift industry advances to a transformative new staging and aesthetic when ICON HONORS 2018 fills the spectacular AmericasMart Building 3 atrium with its annual celebration of... more »

April 18, 2018
Summer NY NOW to feature ‘elevated experience’ for attendees

With registration now open for the summer edition of NY NOW®, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, buyers and exhibitors will not want to miss being part of the industry’s must-attend marketplace! With over 90... more »

April 18, 2018
Supreme Court justices appear split in online sales tax case after hearing opening arguments

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday, April 17 in the South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc. case that could significantly change online sales tax laws. Feedback from the justices suggested the vote could be close.... more »

April 17, 2018
Surf Expo expanding Bluewater section after success of first show of the year

After a launch at their recent January show, Surf Expo will be expanding the new Bluewater section in the upcoming Sept. 6-8, 2018 show. Bluewater showcases inshore and offshore apparel and accessory companies. The January... more »

April 17, 2018
ASTRA attendees get five hours of play time with latest specialty toys

The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) has announced that independent toy retailers, sales representatives, and manufacturers registered for ASTRA's Marketplace & Academy will have more than five hours over the course of the event... more »

April 16, 2018
Online Sales Tax: Arguments beginning in case with huge potential implications

On April 17, the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to begin hearing arguments in a case that could change the landscape of online retailing. The case of South Dakota vs. Wayfair Inc. 17-494 requests that online retailers... more »

April 16, 2018
Overall March retail numbers up 5 percent from last year

March retail sales increased 0.3 percent seasonally adjusted over February and 5 percent year-over-year as the economy continued to grow, the National Retail Federation said Monday, April 16. The numbers exclude automobiles, gasoline stations and... more »

April 16, 2018
Philadelphia Gift Show adding Northeast Flavors gourmet and specialty food section

Urban Expositions will launch a new Northeast Flavors gourmet and specialty foods section at the upcoming edition of the Philadelphia Gift Show, July 22-25, 2018, held at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pennsylvania.... more »

April 13, 2018
Registration now open for summer Las Vegas Market

Registration for the Summer 2018 Las Vegas Market — the nation’s fastest growing gift and home décor market and the leading furniture market in the western U.S. — is open at www.lasvegasmarket.com/register. With a record... more »

April 13, 2018
Top industry experts to speak at National Retail Federation’s PROTECT conference

Nearly 90 industry leaders will speak as over 2,500 retailers, loss prevention executives, cybersecurity experts and law enforcement officers assemble in Dallas June 11-13 at the annual NRF PROTECT conference. This year’s program is presented jointly by... more »

April 12, 2018
Retail CEOs meet with President Trump to discuss state of industry

The National Retail Federation took CEOs from some of the nation’s largest and best known retail companies to the White House on April 11 to meet with President Trump on issues facing the industry. “We... more »

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