August 3, 2017
How GCA beats the heat

The GCA is keeping busy this summer and we're already looking forward to the holiday selling season! Whether you design or produce greeting cards, stationery, invitations or original art - we want to be helpful... more »

August 1, 2017
Las Vegas Market announces summer Best Booth winners

Las Vegas Market announced Aug. 1 that 11 furniture, home décor and gift temporary exhibitors — +Olive, Applepear Jewelry, Braden & Brooks, Cookplay, Fairgoods, Jo Maddie, Lagoon, Mountain House Furniture, Reemka, Southwest Looms and Wicked... more »

August 1, 2017
The Grommet: Why Us, Why Now?

{Sponsored} As a shop owner, you’re often looking to make your store stand out. Usually, the biggest way is by having unique products. Luckily, we’ve created an easy, streamlined place for you to find—and buy—those competitive-edge-gaining... more »

July 31, 2017
GIFT SHOP’s Gift + Stationery 40 Under 40 Awards announced in Las Vegas

The inaugural Gift + Stationery 40 Under 40 Awards, presented by leading specialty retail magazines Gift Shop, Stationery Trends and Museums & More, revealed its Class of 2017 yesterday during a ceremony at the Las... more »

July 28, 2017
Las Vegas Market brings record resources to summer market

Las Vegas Market announced today that a record 4000+ resources are showing at the Summer 2017 Las Vegas Market, which opens here on Sunday, July 31 and runs through Thursday, August 3, making the event the most comprehensive... more »

July 27, 2017
When hiring young people, highlight what you can offer beyond a paycheck

Young people have long been a good fit for part-time and seasonal retail jobs. There is a stigma that someone who will accept less-than-full time employment at minimum-wage range pay won’t be a committed employee,... more »

July 26, 2017
LA Mart celebrates a successful 2017 summer market

Marking its 59th summer in business, LA Mart stepped up to provide a strong Market with outstanding customer service, thousands of square feet of new showrooms and exciting energy everywhere.  Buyer traffic was slightly up with... more »

July 26, 2017
Genesis Financial Solutions launches omni-channel solution for furniture industry and is partnered with over 40 of the Top 100 furniture retailers in the US

Genesis Financial Solutions, a leading provider of private-label credit programs for non-prime consumers is pleased to announce its continued expansion in partnering with leaders of the furniture industry. Recent signings of strategic partnerships, direct second-look... more »

July 25, 2017
Two days in LA

Last week, we headed over to the west coast for LA Mart, featuring more than 7,000 product lines in the 150-permanent showroom setup. “Where the left coast is the right choice to shop” is the... more »

July 25, 2017
10 top technologies for small- and medium-size retailers

{Sponsored} Successfully running a retail business requires the right technologies; here’s a look at ten companies offering products designed with small and medium sized retailers in mind. From proprietor to buyer, marketer to staff manager,... more »

July 25, 2017
Las Vegas Market previews First Look trends

With the digital pre-release of its FIRST LOOK Guide, Las Vegas Market is offering the industry an exclusive preview of its proprietary directional trend program – featuring four design, style and color trends – in... more »

July 24, 2017
Blackstone acquires Clarion

Private equity funds managed by Blackstone (“Blackstone”) announce the acquisition of Clarion Events, one of the world’s leading independent events organisers, from private equity funds managed by Providence Equity Partners (“Providence”). Headquartered in London with... more »

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Upcoming Trade Shows

September 24, 2017 - September 27, 2017

LA Mart (Fall)

Los Angeles, CA
September 26, 2017 - September 28, 2017

Panama City Gift Show

Panama City, FL
September 30, 2017 - October 2, 2017

GTS Greensboro Show

Greensboro, NC
October 12, 2017 - October 15, 2017

TransWorld’s Fall Jewelry, Fashion & Accessories Show

Rosemont, IL
October 12, 2017 - October 16, 2017

Indian Handicrafts & Gift Fair

New Delhi,
75 Applewood Drive, Suite A
PO Box 128
Sparta, MI 49345
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