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October 10, 2017
Travelon contributes to Adaptive Adventures charity tennis fundraiser

Travelon and the Godshaw family partner with Adaptive Adventures by matching all donations to help improve the quality of life for veterans, other wheel-chair-bound and disabled athletes. On Sept. 14, Travelon, travel bag and luggage... more »

October 10, 2017
Retail jobs down slightly in September

Retail industry employment saw a modest decline in September, decreasing 4,600 jobs from revised August figures, the National Retail Federation said today. The number excludes automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants. The economy overall saw... more »

October 6, 2017
Artisan Alley coming to winter Philadelphia, Seattle gift shows

In an effort to connect even more artisans with retailers seeking one-of-a-kind designs and other unique finds at its regional gift shows, Urban Expositions will launch Artisan Alley at the winter Philadelphia Gift (Jan. 5-8)... more »

October 5, 2017
Cornell Art Museum gets $1 million makeover, including redesigned museum store

A schoolhouse-turned-art museum in Delray Beach, Florida, is getting a $1 million makeover thanks to a donation from local philanthropist Mary Blume, reported the Delray Newspaper. Among... more »

October 4, 2017
‘Selling to Millennials’ webinar geared toward nonprofit retailers coming Oct. 24

Las Vegas Market has announced that it will present a free nonprofit retailer webinar, “Selling to Millennials,” from noon to 1 p.m. (CST) Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, as part of its ongoing collaboration with the... more »

October 3, 2017
Dallas Market Center taking entries for Gourmet Gold Housewares Awards

Dallas Market Center has announced a call for entries for the second annual Gourmet Gold Housewares Awards, to be held at Dallas Market Center during Total Housewares & Gourmet Market, Jan. 17-23, 2017. Entries are open... more »

October 3, 2017
The Grommet acquired by Ace Hardware

Ace Hardware Corporation and The Grommet, announced Oct. 3 that Ace Hardware has completed its acquisition of a majority stake in e-commerce startup, The Grommet. The Grommet operates an e-commerce website that markets and sells new and... more »

October 2, 2017
San Francisco International Airport seeking five new retailers

The San Francisco International Airport is seeking to upgrade its shopping options. Airport officials are accepting applications for five new shops in Terminal 2, reported Duty Free News International. Preferred concepts include an electronics/travel gear... more »

September 29, 2017
MSA launches Museum Store Sunday, a new international shopping and cultural campaign

The Museum Store Association (MSA) is launching an exciting international annual event and shopping campaign for consumers, Museum Store Sunday. Taking place on Sunday, Nov. 26, Museum Store Sunday will offer visitors and consumers inspired experiences and shopping opportunities... more »

September 28, 2017
New corporate tax proposal could be major boost for retailers

The National Retail Federation welcomed a tax reform proposal released Sept. 27 by the Trump administration and congressional leadership, saying the measure could provide a major boost for the nation’s economy. “We look forward to... more »

September 27, 2017
Consumer View, new quarterly consumer-behavior report, launched by National Retail Federation

The National Retail Federation has launched Consumer View, a new quarterly report designed to gauge consumer behavior and shopping trends related to stores, online channels, customer loyalty, technology and other issues. “The retail industry is... more »

September 25, 2017
Target to implement $15 minimum wage by 2020

The National Retail Federation released the following statement from President and CEO Matthew Shay in response to the announcement by Target that the company will increase its minimum hourly wage to $11 next month and... more »

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