News

December 1, 2021
IMC completes Atlanta NEXT home décor transformation in Winter 2022

International Market Centers (IMC) marks a major capital and strategic investment milestone with the Winter 2022 completion of its multi-market Atlanta NEXT transformation of the AmericasMart Atlanta home décor offerings. An additional 60,000+ square feet... more »

December 1, 2021
Dallas Market Center’s January Total Home & Gift Market delivers new and expanded showrooms

Dallas Market Center, the marketplace welcoming a record number of new buyers from across the country, is setting the stage for the first market of the year, Total Home & Gift Market, Jan. 5-11, 2022.... more »

November 30, 2021
JuniperMarket offers a phased preview for more than 30,000 select buyers

JuniperMarket enters the penultimate stage of its new B2B e-commerce marketplace, and has offered a phased preview for more than 30,000 select buyers to source from the site’s more than one million gift and home... more »

November 30, 2021
NRF reports nearly 180 million Americans shopped Thanksgiving weekend

Nearly 180 million Americans shopped during the five-day holiday shopping period from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Prosper Insights & Analytics.... more »

November 29, 2021
Juniper hires Ray Shikatani as its new country manager for Canada

Juniper has hired Ray Shikatani, a 30-year veteran of Canada’s gift and home B2B industry, as its new country manager for Canada. This new role, which blends responsibilities formerly held by Ross Amyot, is effective... more »

November 29, 2021
Las Vegas Design Center hosts its final First Friday session of 2021

Las Vegas Design Center (LVDC) wraps up the year with a hands-on Bubbles and Blooms session covering the basics of floral design on Dec. 3. The final First Friday session of 2021 will be presented... more »

November 29, 2021
Atlanta Market presents educational sessions this winter

Atlanta Market is preparing retailers and designers to build their brands in 2022 with a series of seven at-market educational sessions – including the proprietary Ahead of the Curve East Coast edition – and live culinary demonstrations presented Jan.... more »

November 24, 2021
Las Vegas Market expands temporary exhibits

Las Vegas Market’s temporary exhibits – housed in the all-new Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas – are tracking to grow by more than 30% to showcase nearly 400 established and up-and-coming lines in... more »

November 22, 2021
Spielwarenmesse and the Toy Business Forum present key trends

The industry is ready to meet up again at the Spielwarenmesse in Nuremberg from Feb. 2-6, 2022. The  trade fair, along with the Toy Business Forum – the home of industry expertise and solutions to... more »

November 17, 2021
October sales rose as consumers began early holiday shopping

Retail sales rose in October as many consumers began holiday shopping early to avoid any shortages amid pandemic-driven supply chain disruptions that are dominating businesses and shoppers this holiday season, the National Retail Federation (NRF)... more »

November 17, 2021
NRF expects 66% of holiday shoppers will purchase gifts during Thanksgiving weekend

Nearly 2 million more people than last year are expected to shop from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday this year even as consumers have continued the trend of starting their holiday shopping earlier in the... more »

November 16, 2021
Juniper welcomes Justin Jackson as chief revenue officer

Juniper announced the appointment of Justin Jackson as chief revenue officer with responsibility for helping customers optimize and expand their use of the Juniper platform to grow their business and expand their customer base. Jackson,... more »

Upcoming Trade Shows

Dec 2 – 5

One of a Kind Holiday Show

Chicago, IL USA
Dec 5 – 8

Grand Strand Gift & Resort Merchandise Show

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Dec 10 – 12

Helen Brett Holiday Market

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Jan 5 – 7, 2022

Surf Expo

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Dallas, TX USA
Jan 6 – 9, 2022

Lightovation: Dallas International Light Show

Dallas, TX USA
Jan 11 – 13, 2022

Halloween & Party Expo Virtual Experience

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