April 27, 2017
The Specialty Food Association announces sofi Award winners

Since 1972, the sofi Awards have helped the Specialty Food Association advance culinary excellence and creativity worldwide by recognizing the outstanding work of its members. The 2017 sofi Winners were selected from 3,000 entries by... more »

April 25, 2017
AmericasMart is exclusive Georgia partner of Interior Design Society

AmericasMart Atlanta is bringing the Interior Design Society (IDS) back to Atlanta in its new role as exclusive sponsor of the IDS Georgia Chapter. The Interior Design Society is an independent national organization comprised of more than... more »

April 25, 2017
The Toy Association responds to evolving member needs

The Toy Association – the largest trade association of its kind in the world – today unveiled a new mission statement, new name, and major rebrand driven by an innovative strategic plan. Formerly called the... more »

April 25, 2017
Las Vegas Market forges five new industry partnerships

Las Vegas Market announced it has extended its affiliation with industry organizations to include five new partners – American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA), Las Vegas Spa Association (LVSA), PLATIN-Latin American Alliance Sierra Pacific Crafts... more »

April 24, 2017
Mother’s Day spending to reach record high

Consumers say they will spend more than ever on Mother’s Day this year as they shower moms with everything from jewelry to special outings at favorite restaurants, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey... more »

April 20, 2017
Indigo Girls live at Icon Honors 2017

The iconic duo Indigo Girls (Emily Saliers and Amy Ray) will take the ICON HONORS 2017 stage on Thursday, July 13 in an exclusive performance capping the most anticipated and important night in the home and gift industry. The... more »

April 20, 2017
IHFC adds new sources on furniture, accessory floors, cutting-edge companies in InterHall

Fashion house Badgley Mischka is joining the incredible lineup of exhibitors at the International Home Furnishings Center (IHFC) for the Spring High Point Market, April 22-26, 2017. They join new tenants on the furniture and accessory... more »

April 18, 2017
Impoverished kids get boatload of Bandaloom kits, courtesy of Tristar Products

Children who are impoverished, underserved, ill, or facing other forms of adversity will receive brand new Bandaloom kits this year thanks to Tristar Products, Inc.’s generous donation of more than 300,000 kits to the Toy Industry Foundation (TIF).... more »

April 17, 2017
Registration opens for Summer 2017 Las Vegas Market

Registration for summer 2017 Las Vegas Market – the nation’s fastest growing gift and home décor market and the leading furniture market in the western U.S. – is open at  With a record 4,000+ lines,... more »

April 17, 2017
New England Made Giftware & Specialty Food Show releases 2017 retailer report

The New England Made Giftware & Specialty Food Show (NEM) released their first annual Spring Retailer Report. Results were polled from the retail audience attending the Spring New England Made Giftware & Specialty Food Show,... more »

April 17, 2017
National Retail Federation ups fight against ‘job-killing’ tax proposal

House Republicans in Congress have proposed a “border adjustment tax” on all imported goods — from clothing to computers, gasoline to groceries and toys to tires. The BAT would be a new, additional tax that... more »

April 17, 2017
IMC senior vice president of marketing receives Outstanding Women in Business Award

International Market Center’s announces that Senior Vice President of Marketing Karen Olson has received an Outstanding Women in Business Award from Triad Business Journal in Greensboro, N.C. In its 18th year, the awards program not... more »

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