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November 17, 2017
Diane Keaton to appear at Dallas Market in January

Dallas Market Center, in partnership with Aidan Gray, has announced a personal appearance and book signing with Oscar-winning actress, director and author Diane Keaton during its upcoming January Total Home & Gift Market (Jan. 17-23,... more »

November 16, 2017
International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions announces Brass Ring honors

The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) presented the 2017 IAAPA Brass Ring Awards on Nov. 15 during IAAPA Attractions Expo 2017 in Orlando, Florida. The annual awards recognize amusement parks, water parks,... more »

November 15, 2017
Urban Expositions confirms dates for 2018 gift, apparel and souvenir gift shows

Urban Expositions will host a number of gift, souvenir/resort and apparel trade shows throughout the country between December 2017 through December 2018. Confirmed show dates are highlighted below. Grand Strand Gift & Resort Merchandise Show... more »

November 14, 2017
Las Vegas Market partnering with Aid to Artisans to bring 20 global artisan exhibitors to winter show

Las Vegas Market announced today that an exclusive new partnership with the leading nonprofit economic development firm Aid to Artisans will bring 20 first-time artisan exhibitors to the Winter 2018 Las Vegas Market, Jan. 28-Feb.... more »

November 14, 2017
164 million people expected to shop Thanksgiving weekend

The biggest shopping weekend of the year is right around the corner and 69 percent of Americans — an estimated 164 million people — are planning to shop or considering shopping during Thanksgiving weekend, according... more »

November 14, 2017
July AmericasMart to operate on seven-day schedule

Beginning in July 2018, AmericasMart Atlanta’s July Market will operate on a seven-day schedule. The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market® in July 2018 is Tuesday to Monday, July 10-16, 2018 with Temporaries Wednesday to... more »

November 13, 2017
ZAG announces four new board members

The Zoo & Aquarium Buyers Group (ZAG) has announced the addition of four new members to its board of directors. Ross Beardsley, Santa Barbara (California) Zoological Gardens Steven Fairchild, Sedgwick County Zoo, Wichita, Kansas David... more »

November 10, 2017
10 tips for recruiting and hiring military veterans

More than 200,000 men and women transition out of the armed services each year. After dedicating their lives to serving the country, they are often left wondering what the next step will be in their... more »

November 9, 2017
‘Stranger Things’ use of vintage sweatshirt spurs windfall of sales for Science Museum of Minnesota

Thanks to the producers of “Stranger Things,” the Explore Store gift shop at the Science Museum of Minnesota is going to have a bountiful holiday season, regardless of what happens during the rest of November... more »

November 8, 2017
NRF asking congress to reverse ‘joint employer’ law that exposes retailers to lawsuits

The National Retail Federation (NRF) is asking the House to approve legislation set for a vote this week that would reverse an expanded definition of a “joint employer” adopted during the Obama administration that has... more »

November 8, 2017
Clarion UX names Hanson VP of Womenswear in Nevada (WWIN) show

Clarion UX (formerly Urban Expositions) has named Desiree Hanson the Vice President of Fashion Events overseeing the Womenswear in Nevada (WWIN) portfolio. She reports to Clarion UX CEO, Greg Topalian. In her new role, Desiree... more »

November 6, 2017
Toy of the Year finalists announced

The toy, game, and license finalists for the prestigious 2018 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards were unveiled this evening by The Toy Association. Known as the “Oscars” of the toy industry, the TOTY Awards... more »

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