April 19, 2018
Icon Honors 2018: empowering industry innovation

The most anticipated and important night in the home and gift industry advances to a transformative new staging and aesthetic when ICON HONORS 2018 fills the spectacular AmericasMart® Building 3 atrium with its annual celebration... more »

April 16, 2018
Philadelphia Gift Show spices up July 2018 edition with new ‘Northeast Flavors’ gourmet section, expanded artisan offerings

Urban Expositions will launch a new Northeast Flavors gourmet and specialty foods section at the upcoming edition of the Philadelphia Gift Show, July 22-25, 2018, held at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA. Northeast... more »

April 16, 2018
March retail sales increased 5 percent over past year

March retail sales increased 0.3 percent seasonally adjusted over February and 5 percent year-over-year as the economy continued to grow, the National Retail Federation said today. The numbers exclude automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants. “This... more »

April 13, 2018
Mud  Pie celebrates apparel-only showroom at Atlanta Apparel Mart

Mud Pie, a market leader in HOME, KIDS , FASHION gifts and apparel, officially  opened a new apparel-only showroom at the Atlanta Apparel Mart this week.  The 600 sq. ft. space in Building 3 is open during Atlanta apparel... more »

April 11, 2018
Cultivating camaraderie at Chocolates by Grimaldi

Building a successful team doesn’t just happen – it’s a lot like planting a garden. You have to select the most viable seeds (or employees), plant them in the right location (or role), and you... more »

April 11, 2018
Houseware, Home Textiles, Gifts, Printing Fairs Open This Month

Four major trade fairs organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) will open this month. The HKTDC Hong Kong Houseware Fair and the HKTDC Hong Kong International Home Textiles and Furnishings Fair will... more »

April 10, 2018
NY NOW Summer 2018 market to feature elevated experiences, expanded opportunities and enhanced offerings

With registration now open for the summer edition of NY NOW®, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, buyers and exhibitors will not want to miss being part of the industry’s must-attend marketplace! With over 90... more »

April 9, 2018
“The Girl Who Ran” illustrations featured in exhibit honoring the Boston Marathon

  Illustrations from the children’s book “The Girl Who Ran” will be displayed at the Attleboro Arts Museum as part of an art exhibit honoring the Boston Marathon and commemorating the fifth anniversary of the Boston... more »

April 9, 2018
Urban Expositions launches MATCH, a guaranteed meetings program

Urban Expositions, a leader in the Gift & Souvenir tradeshow business, announced today the launch of MATCH, a curated meetings program for suppliers and retailers designed to personalize the show experience and accelerate sales. The... more »

April 9, 2018
March retail jobs down from February but up more than 30,000 from 2017

Amid fluctuations in weather and spring holidays, retail industry employment fell by 6,400 jobs seasonally adjusted in March but showed an increase of 30,800 unadjusted year-over-year, the National Retail Federation said today. The numbers exclude... more »

April 6, 2018
Mohawk Fine Papers purchases Crane Stationery

Mohawk Fine Papers Inc., North America’s largest privately owned manufacturer of fine papers, envelopes and specialty materials for printing, announced today that it has purchased Crane Stationery Corp. of North Adams, Massachusetts, for an undisclosed... more »

April 5, 2018
Rubie’s Pet Shop Boutique releases new Disney pet costumes and accessories

Rubie’s Pet Shop Boutique, under license with Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media, announces the launch of officially licensed pet costumes inspired by classic Disney characters.    Rubie’s Pet Shop Boutique has started development on... more »

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