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September 22, 2016
Aurora World announces partnership with Support Our Troops

Aurora World, a global leader in plush toys and high-quality gift products, today announced a partnership with Support Our Troops, an organization that annually provides millions of dollars’ worth of care goods and services to American service... more »

September 22, 2016
Halloween spending to reach $8.4 billion, highest in survey history

Americans are looking forward to splurging on their favorite candy and costumes this Halloween season. According to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, total spending for Halloween is expected... more »

September 22, 2016
IMC Announces TrendWatch winners for October 2016

International Market Centers (IMC) announced 80 winning products from 53 companies for its popular TrendWatch program at Fall High Point Market, running October 22-26, 2016. TrendWatch is an exclusive program that gives market attendees an inside... more »

September 21, 2016
Eric & Christopher receives national recognition as 2016 Outstanding Encore Entrepreneur from The SCORE Foundation

Eric & Christopher, LLC., the home accents and accessories company based in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, received the prestigious 2016 Outstanding Encore Entrepreneur Award on Thursday, September 20th at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. The... more »

September 21, 2016
Retailers file suit to block new overtime rule

The National Retail Federation filed suit in U.S. District Court today on behalf of the millions of employers and employees who will be drastically affected if the Labor Department’s changes to the federal overtime rules go into effect on December... more »

September 21, 2016
Ocean Media Group buys London Stationery Show & National Stationery Week

The London Stationery Show, the UK’s most important trade exhibition for the paper and writing products industry, its consumer awareness campaign National Stationery Week, and Stationery Magazine have been acquired by Ocean Media Group, a leading... more »

September 20, 2016
NY NOW celebrates successful summer 2016 market

This summer, NY NOW, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, delivered another show-stopping event at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. With tens of thousands of new and on-trend products across... more »

September 20, 2016
Focus On: Plush

  Folkmanis A playful pooch whose raison d'être is to be adored, this winner of the 2016 ASTRA Best Toys for Kids is distinctively featured with bat shaped ears and wrinkly face. Whiffer Sniffers These... more »

September 19, 2016
Las Vegas Market continues gourmet growth

Las Vegas Market announced that six new showrooms, featuring a combined total of more than 70 lines in 12,000+ square feet, will debut at the Winter 2017 Las Vegas Market, running January 22-26, 2017.  These newest... more »

September 15, 2016
Douglas Company gets dressed for the holidays

When it comes to dressing up for the holidays plush toy and lifestyle gift creator, DOUGLAS Company has its finger on the pulse of  what’s styling for the holidays. Ready to meet and greet this holiday... more »

September 15, 2016
Home Décor collection launches in IHFC highlight October High Point Market

Fall High Point Market, running October 22-26, 2016, ushers in a greater breadth and depth of products, resources and new and expanded showrooms, among current tenants in the home décor and accessory category on floors 2,... more »

September 15, 2016
Trade Show News Network recognizes ASD Market Week as one of nation’s top 3 overall

ASD Market Week, one of the country’s largest wholesale merchandise trade show and retail education conference, has been named a top-3 finalist in the sixth annual Trade Show News Network (TSNN) ‘Best of Show’ awards,... more »

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