Features

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Fair Trade’s Stirring Reception

Fair trade principles have become increasingly relevant in a rapidly interconnected world. Find out what’s new in this important product segment. Thanks to social media, many of us have instant access to news around the... more »
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Housewares Are Hot!

The marriage of form and function (and fun) is making housewares a vibrant product category. The colorful tumblers, some 600 to 700 of them, are stacked seven feet high against a 24-foot wide wall in... more »
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Here Comes The Sale

In 2014, weddings are expected to be a $56.3 billion industry nationwide, according to The Wedding Report, Inc., a research company headquartered in Tuscon, AZ, that tracks and forecasts the number of weddings and related... more »
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Born in the USA

Buying “Made in America” makes a difference in local economies. Increasing numbers of your customers are waking up to that message. Yet will they pay more for locally sourced goods? Read on. The economy, a... more »
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Eco-Choice Awards for Fall 2013

Industry’s cutting-edge green products recognized as Eco Choice winners at summer edition of NY Now. Summer in New York City brought NY NOW back to the Javits Center. Several eco-conscious products were part of the... more »
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Jewelry Rocks

Jewelry is the quintessential component of “hot” couture. Here are some fun product trends in the category that dazzled and shined at the summer markets. (more…) more »
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Bath and Body Perks

Looking for a product category that’s sure to make a splash? Look no further than bath and body care. This strong performer, retailers say, always cleans up well. There’s a shift afoot in the bath... more »
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The Tote-al Package

Bag more sales by carrying totes, a product category that’s only expanding. In places like Seattle and San Francisco, you’ll see nary a plastic bag around — they’ve been banned—and that only means other bags... more »

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Upcoming Trade Shows

July 30, 2017 - August 3, 2017

Las Vegas Market (Summer)

Las Vegas, NV
July 30, 2017 - August 2, 2017

ASD Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV
August 4, 2017 - August 6, 2017

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Memphis, TN
August 4, 2017 - August 6, 2017

Memphis Gift & Jewelry Show

Memphis, TN
August 4, 2017 - August 6, 2017

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