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September 20, 2018
Credit card swipe fees: Proposed lawsuit settlement not nearly enough, says NRF

The National Retail Federation said a proposed new class-action settlement, which purports to resolve claims that Visa and MasterCard set credit card swipe fees in a multi-billion dollar price-fixing scheme, largely resembles part of an agreement that... more »

September 20, 2018
AmericasMart partners with MSA in a new curated museum collection

{Sponsored} Museum shops have the unique responsibility of offering gifts that represent the museum's collections and that are accessible to all visitors. The category is historically available at museum shows and via online ordering. A new... more »

September 19, 2018
Las Vegas Souvenir & Resort Gift Show: Everything you need to know

The 2018 Las Vegas Souvenir & Resort Gift Show is just about here. Buyers will make their annual trek to the Las Vegas Convention Center to see the latest in resort, souvenir, apparel, toys, games,... more »

September 19, 2018
CHART Metalworks has nautical-themed keepsakes

CHART Metalworks (chartmetalworks.com), designers of handmade chart and map jewelry and accessories in Portland, Maine, has one-of-a-kind keepsakes for everyone this year. Each CHART Metalworks piece captures a special place that tells a personal story... more »

September 18, 2018
Small Business Administration offering advice on preparing for natural disasters

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has partnered with the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) to help businesses become more aware of their risks while also helping them develop a continuity plan. Advance preparation... more »

September 18, 2018
NRF: Tariff war escalation will ‘touch every aspect of American life’

The National Retail Federation Sept. 17 issued the following statement from President and CEO Matthew Shay regarding the Trump administration’s plan to move forward with additional tariffs on Chinese goods. “As thousands of businesses have... more »

September 14, 2018
Dallas Market shifting January dates starting in 2020

Dallas Market Center has announced a strategic shift of its January market dates for 2020. The Total Home & Gift Market will shift to January 8-14, 2020; Lightovation: Dallas International Lighting Show will take place... more »

September 13, 2018
LEGO sponsoring Toy Foundation’s ‘Adopt-the-Pig’ program

The Toy Foundation (TTF) has announced that The LEGO Group has been named as the official “Adopt-the-Pig” sponsor of TTF’s Toy Bank for the remainder of 2018 and all of 2019. The 82-year-old toy company... more »

September 13, 2018
Judging panel announced for 30th annual ARTS Awards

Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, have announced the judges for the 30th annual ARTS Awards taking place on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. The esteemed judging panel will select winners from... more »

September 13, 2018
burton + BURTON-led initiative makes it ‘Balloon Month’ in Georgia

For the eighth year in a row, Maxine Burton, president and founder, and Bob Burton, CEO, of burton + BURTON have spearheaded the initiative to coincide “Balloon Month” in the State of Georgia via a balloon... more »

September 12, 2018
Las Vegas Market bringing back ‘Book the Block’ hotel promotion

Las Vegas Market is returning its popular “Book the Block” hotel promotion for 2019 Winter Market, running Jan. 27-31, 2019. The Las Vegas Market-sponsored promotion offers buyers and suppliers who book through Connections Housing (Las Vegas Market’s official... more »

September 7, 2018
Dallas Market Center tabs Joan Ulrich as new head of leasing

Dallas Market Center is pleased to announce that Joan Ulrich has joined the company as Executive Vice President of Leasing, responsible for leasing strategy across the gift, home, lighting, holiday, floral, and design neighborhoods of... more »

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