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August 6, 2020
Tech-driven consumers reshape retail’s next normal

A new report commissioned by Periscope by McKinsey revealed how tech-driven consumers are reshaping retail’s next normal, with coronavirus concerns helping to accelerate consumers’ demand for digital. Periscope by McKinsey is a suite of marketing... more »

August 5, 2020
Las Vegas Souvenir & Resort Gift Show cancels October event

Las Vegas Souvenir & Resort Gift Show released a statement regarding the cancellation of its Oct. 7-10, 2020 show that was slated to be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Nevada. It is... more »

August 5, 2020
Global Pet Expo offers the Global Learning Series for 2021 show

Global Pet Expo show management announced details about the Global Learning Series, a new, free educational program that will be offered at Global Pet Expo 2021. Global Pet Expo, presented by American Pet Products Association... more »

August 5, 2020
Atlanta Market opens 500+ showrooms for August

More than 500 manufacturers, representative groups and importers across home décor, gift and lifestyle will be open throughout International Market Centers' (IMC) six-day showroom-only Atlanta Market, Aug. 13-18, 2020. To aid buyers in identifying which... more »

August 4, 2020
IHA moves The Inspired Home Show to August 2021

The International Housewares Association (IHA) announced that its annual home + housewares gathering, The Inspired Home Show, will be held in-person August 7-10, 2021 at McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago. The event had previously... more »

August 3, 2020
burton + BURTON launches virtual showroom

Burton + BURTON announced it has launched a virtual showroom experience, that will allow customers to shop its curated home décor trend collections. The virtual showroom will feature burton + BURTON's most updated seasonal and... more »

August 3, 2020
Greeting Card Association recognizes LOUIE Award winners

The Greeting Card Association (GCA) announced the winners of its 2020 LOUIE Awards, the International Greeting Card Awards Competition, at the 31st annual celebration on Thursday, July 30. For the first time in 30 years,... more »

July 31, 2020
Atlanta Apparel readies for two August markets

Atlanta Apparel will stage its August fashion markets with a focus on showroom-based buying, implementation of safety procedures and curated digital programming reported International Market Centers (IMC). World of Prom & Social Occasion runs Aug.... more »

July 31, 2020
Dallas Market Center releases statement on safety guidelines

Dallas Market Center released a statement on safety guidelines for its showrooms as well as contact information for questions related to upcoming shows. The statement read: To Our Buyers: I hope this email finds you... more »

July 30, 2020
Faire offers online trade show event

Earlier this year, Faire announced new tools and online events with the purpose of bringing the Faire community together to connect in the absence of traditional trade shows. Faire announced the first online trade show event to... more »

July 30, 2020
LA Mart opens for permanent showroom business

In an effort to provide a safe shopping experience for buyers and retailers, the LA Mart announced that they will be open for showroom-only appointments during their scheduled Summer Market. The Gift and Home Advisory... more »

July 30, 2020
Retailers and brands gravitate to Bridge’s online community

Bridge, an online e-commerce community, saw significant increases in membership during the COVID-19 pandemic. Retail membership increased by 17% and nine brands joined the platform, including Lenox, Kate Spade, Dansk, and Richard Ginori. Since the spring,... more »

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