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September 21, 2021
NRF Foundation releases The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future 2022

The NRF Foundation announced the honorees of The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future 2022 – an extraordinary group of retail leaders who will be celebrated at the NRF Foundation Honors in New York City in... more »

September 20, 2021
​​Las Vegas Souvenir & Resort Gift spotlights minority and women-owned businesses

The Las Vegas Souvenir & Resort Gift Show, taking place Sep 28-30 at the new West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, is highlighting minority and women owned businesses leading up to and at... more »

September 20, 2021
OneCoast promotes Majda Rensberger to president

OneCoast announced the promotion of Majda Rensberger, current senior executive vice president for OneCoast, to the newly created position of president of OneCoast, effective Oct. 1, 2021. In this position, Rensberger will report to John... more »

September 17, 2021
August retail sales rise due to consumer demand

Retail sales increased during August as consumer demand outweighed the pandemic, supply chain disruptions and other factors affecting spending, the National Retail Federation (NRF) said. “The increase in August retail sales reflects the continued strength... more »

September 17, 2021
IMC introduces four influencers to Fall Design Week

For the first time this September, International Market Centers (IMC) will welcome four home décor and lifestyle influencers, with a combined total of nearly 225,000 followers, to share their top finds and favorite moments from... more »

September 17, 2021
Mastercard SpendingPulse expects U.S. holiday retail sales to grow

Consumers and brands alike are gearing up for what’s anticipated to be the most wonderful holiday retail season on record. Overall expected sales growth. According to Mastercard SpendingPulse, which measures overall retail sales across all... more »

September 16, 2021
Atlanta Apparel sees growth across categories and exhibitors

Atlanta Apparel’s October market is set to surpass 2019 resource and registration numbers, featuring an additional floor of young contemporary temporary exhibits, new and expanded showrooms and an encore social occasion buying opportunity. In total,... more »

September 16, 2021
Schleich launches U.S. search for a child chief storytelling officer

This fall, Schleich, a manufacturer of animal characters and playsets, is looking for one special kid with outstanding storytelling and imaginative powers to fill the role of chief storytelling officer (CSO). Schleich believes that storytelling... more »

September 16, 2021
High Point Market’s InterHall brims with design inspiration

InterHall, the gateway to International Market Centers’ (IMC) design-driven resources in the International Home Furnishings Center (IHFC), will be bustling and filled to capacity with 70+ up-and-coming furniture and home décor exhibitors – including eight... more »

September 15, 2021
IGES returns to Pigeon Forge and Sevierville

The International Gift Exposition in the Smokies (IGES) has announced its return to two locations, following last year’s successful show during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. IGES 2021, taking place on Nov. 9-13, 2021,... more »

September 15, 2021
Deloitte anticipates holiday retail sales to increase

Holiday retail sales are likely to increase between 7% and 9% in 2021, according to Deloitte’s annual holiday retail forecast. Holiday Retail Sales Overall, Deloitte’s retail and distribution practice projects that holiday sales will total... more »

September 15, 2021
Las Vegas Market names the 2022 Design Icon

One of the influential interior and textiles designers, Kathryn M. Ireland, will be honored as the 2022 Design Icon at the Winter Las Vegas Market, set for Jan. 23-27, 2022. Ireland’s appointment to International Market... more »

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