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November 26, 2022
LVDC seminar to explore best monetary business practices

Las Vegas Design Center (LVDC) presents its final “First Friday” educational seminar of 2022 in a session titled “Let’s Get it Right: Maximize 2022 and Prepare for 2023,” covering best practices with budgets in the... more »

November 25, 2022
NRF forecasts record holiday retail sales in 2022

The National Retail Federation (NRF) is forecasting record holiday sales this year, with 46% of consumers saying they’ve already began shopping due to concerns about inflation and getting the best deals. Additionally, about 25% plan... more »

November 23, 2022
Innovation and creativity help hospital gift shops recover from challenging times

Gift Shop® Plus' Fall 2022 issue is released, and feature story "Better Days Ahead" looks at how one Carrollton, Texas-based company offers full-service retail solutions... more »

November 23, 2022
IMC debuts 2023 market calendar

International Market Centers (IMC) expanded its calendar in 2023 to 35 apparel, furniture, gift, home décor and lifestyle markets presented in Atlanta; High Point, North Carolina; Las Vegas; and New York. “New acquisitions and partnerships... more »

November 19, 2022
Toy Association unveils its Holiday 2022 STEAM Toy Guide

The Toy Association recently unveiled its "Holiday 2022 STEAM Toy Guide," which includes 30 officially accredited STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) toys. Families can now shop the list of products, which includes hands-on... more »

November 18, 2022
Record shoppers expected during Thanksgiving weekend

An estimated 166.3 million people are planning to shop from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday this year, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. This... more »

November 17, 2022
IHA welcomes Travel Goods Association to The Inspired Home Show 2023

The International Housewares Association (IHA) and the Travel Goods Association (TGA) today announced a collaboration that will bring TGA’s 2023 live event to The Inspired Home Show 2023, March 4-7 in Chicago. The Inspired Home... more »

November 16, 2022
Home and décor updates expand Atlanta Market resources in Winter 2023

Winter 2023 home decor updates bring new resources to the more than 300 showrooms presenting lighting, accent furniture, rugs, wall décor and linens and nearly 50 new showrooms presenting casual furniture on 12 floors in... more »

November 15, 2022
Gift for Life raises record funds for 30th anniversary

Gift for Life, the gift and home industries’ sole charity, marked its 30th anniversary by raising more money than ever for charitable causes. The total of $160,495 raised was through 15 fundraising campaigns held during... more »

November 15, 2022
Dallas Total Home & Gift Market set for record-breaking winter edition

Reimagined Temps show with new collections set to be largest exhibition in more than ten years The first trade event of the year serving retail decision makers from around the world, Dallas Total Home & Gift... more »

November 14, 2022
Transpac acquires Season’s Designs

Transpac, a leading supplier of seasonal and everyday gift and home décor company announced the acquisition of Season’s Designs. Transpac has bought all Season’s Designs product offerings other than the Sports Licensed portion of the... more »

November 14, 2022
IMC expands FIRST LOOK program to explore nationwide trends

International Market Centers (IMC) expands its proprietary trend forecasting program, FIRST LOOK, to cover national trends in its Winter 2023 presentation. The launch of a new FIRST LOOK East, exploring trends at Atlanta Market, joins ... more »

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