August 15, 2018
Favorite finds at NY NOW

We spent a lot of time at our New York home away from home, the Javits Center, for the summer edition of NY NOW. Here are some of our favorites!   ... more »

August 15, 2018
July retail sales increase 4.9 percent over 2017

July retail sales were up 0.4 percent seasonally adjusted from June and increased 4.9 percent unadjusted year-over-year, giving the industry a solid kickoff for the third quarter as consumers continued to spend despite concerns about... more »

August 14, 2018
NY NOW reveals “Best New Product” award winners at Summer 2018 market

Winners of the “Best New Product” Awards were announced at NY NOW, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift. NY NOW’s “Best New Product” Awards recognize and celebrate the extraordinary product offerings from exhibitors across... more »

August 13, 2018
Gift for Life Gala raises nearly $17,000 at Las Vegas Market

Las Vegas Market announced today that its eighth annual “Up on the Roof” charity event raised a record-breaking $16,866 to benefit Gift for Life, the gift, stationery and home décor industries’ sole charitable organization. The... more »

August 10, 2018
Great American Media Services Retail Group named a finalist in FOLIO Magazine Eddie & Ozzie Awards

Great American Media Services’ Retail Group has been named a finalist in four categories of the 2018 Folio Eddie and Ozzie Awards, the publishing industry’s most prestigious and coveted honor for editorial and design excellence.... more »

August 7, 2018
Uncover the uncommon: NY NOW summer market kicks off

The Jacob K. Javits Center has transformed into a decorating, lifestyle and gifting wonderland, filled with incredible products and great stories to tell for NY NOW, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift. From Sunday, August... more »

August 6, 2018
Greeting Card Association launches new show in May 2019

The Greeting Card Association’s (GCA) Executive Committee voted unanimously to develop and manage a new trade show that will debut in May 2019 in Brooklyn. The announcement came in an email from GCA President Christy... more »

August 6, 2018
Ganz, Midwest CBK announce merger of all sales and operations

Ganz, leading holiday, gift and home décor designer and manufacturer, has decided to merge sales and operations with its sister company Midwest-CBK. The merger includes the Midwest-CBK brand name and popular holiday, gift, and home... more »

August 3, 2018
Derek Miller named President of IHA

Derek Miller has been named president of the International Housewares Association, succeeding Phil Brandl who will retire at the end the year, IHA announced today. Miller, currently IHA’s vice president, global marketing, will assume the... more »

August 3, 2018
NY NOW spotlights products for entertaining, home décor

When it comes to entertaining guests or relaxing and unwinding, consumers are always looking for the freshest designs that seamlessly blend form and function. NY NOW, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, is the... more »

August 1, 2018
Submissions closing soon for 10th annual Toy & Game Innovation Awards at ChiTAG 2018

Time is running out to nominate the best and the brightest innovators, designers and marketers in the toy and game industry. Nominations for the 2018 Toy & Game Innovation Awards (TAGIEs) close on Wednesday, August... more »

August 1, 2018
Las Vegas Market Announces 10 Best Booth Winners

Temporary Exhibitors Honored for Creativity & Exceptional Design Las Vegas Market announced that 10 furniture, home décor and gift temporary exhibitors – Art By Amy Labbe; Chandler Candle Co.; Contrast, Inc.; Gaucho Sheep & Leather... more »

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