February 22, 2017
NRF says consumers plan to save tax refunds for later

A record low number of Americans will spend their tax returns this year while the second-highest number on record will put the money into savings, according to the annual tax return surveyreleased today by the National... more »

February 22, 2017
Industry trends shine at NY NOW winter 2017 market

Earlier this month, NY NOW, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, highlighted the hottest trends for tens of thousands of attendees at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City at the industry’s most... more »

February 22, 2017
Less is more for Christmas 2017

In 2017 the Christmas festival is all set to allow the spirit to relax and delicate tones provide the background. And the color palette at Christmasworld from Jan. 27-31, 2017 reflected this: warm copper, rich... more »

February 21, 2017
InterHall exclusive: Bunny Williams Home Collection to launch at High Point spring market

Ten new tenants are joining InterHall for spring High Point Market, April 22-26, 2017, with five new-to-High Point companies. Among the exclusive designer launches and collections in store are: doyenne of New York interior design, Bunny... more »

February 20, 2017
Focus On: home décor

MOVA Globes offer a never-before imagined décor piece that rotate using solar energy and the earth’s magnetic field. Visit or  call 888-552-6682. From city-themes to college towns, however you choose to decorate your home, Catstudio has an accent pillow for that.... more »

February 17, 2017
The Candleberry Company appoints new national sales manager

The Candleberry Company, manufacturers of fragrant candles, room air fresheners and accessories, has appointed Scott Kearns as its National Sales Manager. Kearns comes to Candleberry after a tenure as District Sales Manager for the Red... more »

February 16, 2017
Buyers explore new lines at AmericasMart March Market

AmericasMart Atlanta hosts the home and gift industry’s premiere mid-season buying event March 8-10, 2017. The Atlanta Spring Gift, Home Furnishings and Holiday Market gives buyers another occasion to explore the Market center’s more than 1,500 permanent showrooms,... more »

February 16, 2017
Aurora World celebrates YooHoo & Friends anniversary

Aurora World, a global leader in plush toys and high-quality gift products, is celebrating the 10th anniversary of YooHoo & Friends, the award-winning brand and animated series developed from Aurora’s major plush toy line. The anniversary will be even... more »

February 16, 2017
Two design and sales leaders return to Midwest-CBK in VP roles

Midwest-CBK LLC, national designer and manufacturer of holiday, gifts and home and outdoor décor, announced the additions of two industry veterans to the company’s leadership team: Lissa Samuelson as vice president of national accounts,... more »

February 16, 2017
Pretty Twisted craft kits debut at Creativation 2017

Pretty Twisted, a new line of craft kits for today’s crafters, made its debut at Creativation 2017 in Phoenix.   The kits, most centered on some type of Iris Thread from Hilos Iris in Monterrey, Mexico,... more »

February 16, 2017
The National Stationery Show announces Buyer Education schedule

The National Stationery Show will present six buyer education seminars during the show May 21-24, 2017 at the Javits Center in New York City. Industry experts will focus on topics including website/email best practices, in-store special events, color/design forecasts,... more »

February 15, 2017
LA Mart offers extensive, exclusive collections of seasonal products, many only found locally

Holiday shopping season 2017 comes early in sunny Southern California as local and international buyers get their first peak at all the festive new seasonal collections waiting for them at the Winter Gift & Home... more »

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