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December 2, 2022
ASTRA to host first-ever “Toy Boat” networking event

In February 2023, the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) will host the first-ever “Toy Boat” industry networking event on a four-day cruise. With the goal of expanding awareness and building relationships, ASTRA welcomes national... more »

December 1, 2022
OneCoast partners with Patina Vie Bespoke

OneCoast, an omnichannel wholesale sales and marketing company, established a long-term partnership with Patina Vie, representing the Patina Vie Bespoke brand, effective Dec. 1. Patina Vie... more »

November 30, 2022
Toy Association provides update on West Coast port labor negotiations

The Toy Association alerted members that West Coast longshore labor negotiations between the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) and Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) are unlikely to be resolved this year. The talks are currently... more »

November 30, 2022
Las Vegas Market expands programming in winter 2023

Las Vegas Market will take place Jan. 29-Feb. 2 at World Market Center Las Vegas with updated and expanded programming that explores trends, business strategies and more. The Interior Design Society (IDS) joins Las Vegas... more »

November 29, 2022
Record number of consumers shop over Thanksgiving weekend

A record 196.7 million Americans shopped in stores and online during the five-day holiday shopping period from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, according to the annual survey released by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and... more »

November 29, 2022
Dallas Market Center names COO

Retail and digital veteran Karen Ryder joined Dallas Market Center as COO. Ryder, who has been consulting for the company for several months, is responsible for overseeing marketing, retail development,... more »

November 29, 2022
US Small Business Administration exceeds $1 billion in Hurricane Ian assistance

More than $1 billion in disaster assistance has been approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for small businesses, homeowners, renters and private nonprofit organizations with losses resulting from Hurricane Ian in September, according... more »

November 28, 2022
E-commerce platforms provide avenues for selling products and reaching customers

Retailers care about boosting sales, pricing their items right and understanding what their customers want. That’s why e-commerce platforms are relentlessly rolling out new tools for merchants to help them be a success. During the... more »

November 28, 2022
Toy Business Forum to take place at Spielwarenmesse 2023

At the beginning of February, the Toy Business Forum will be hosted during the Spielwarenmesse to showcase the latest trends, products and topics in the toy industry. The presentation takes place in Hall 3A each... more »

November 28, 2022
Atlanta Market introduces new temporary exhibit categories, locations

Atlanta Market Winter 2023 will implement category expansion and reorganizations among its temporary exhibits this January, according to International Market Centers (IMC). "The industry’s most comprehensive temporary exhibits are growing again in winter 2023,” said... more »

November 26, 2022
LVDC seminar to explore best monetary business practices

Las Vegas Design Center (LVDC) presents its final “First Friday” educational seminar of 2022 in a session titled “Let’s Get it Right: Maximize 2022 and Prepare for 2023,” covering best practices with budgets in the... more »

November 25, 2022
NRF forecasts record holiday retail sales in 2022

The National Retail Federation (NRF) is forecasting record holiday sales this year, with 46% of consumers saying they’ve already began shopping due to concerns about inflation and getting the best deals. Additionally, about 25% plan... more »

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