November 17, 2023
Winter 2024 Las Vegas Market expands furniture, bedding

The furniture and bedding categories at Winter 2024 Las Vegas Market will feature 15 new updates to the market’s 220-plus permanent home furnishings and bedding showrooms, Jan. 28-Feb. 1 at World Market Center Las Vegas.... more »

November 17, 2023
Minnesota Gift Show to make inaugural debut

The Minnesota Gift Show (MGS), a wholesale gift, apparel and home industry trade show, will make its inaugural debut in the Upper Midwest Feb. 4-6. According to show executives, MGS will provide access to more... more »

November 15, 2023
USPS loses $6.5B in 2023, Keep US Posted calls to end postage hikes

Nonprofit advocacy group Keep US Posted warned that postage rate hikes are contributing to the U.S. Postal Service’s mounting losses after the USPS announced a loss of $6.5 billion for the fiscal year 2023 —... more »

November 14, 2023
Museum Store Sunday returns Nov. 26

Shoppers can enjoy a sustainable holiday shopping experience at more than 2,100 museum stores worldwide on Museum Store Sunday, taking place Nov. 26. Participating stores across all 50 states, 25 countries and five continents will... more »

November 13, 2023
IHGF Delhi Fair slated for February 2024

The 57th consecutive edition of the IHGF Delhi Fair will take place Feb. 6-10 at the India Expo Centre & Mart, Delhi NCR. Organized by the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts in India, more than... more »

November 13, 2023
2023 import cargo winds down

With most imported holiday season merchandise already here, inbound cargo volume at the nation’s major container ports is expected to slow during the remainder of 2023, according to the Global Port Tracker report by the... more »

November 13, 2023
Sky of Blue Press & Papery opens flagship studio, retail location

Sky of Blue Press & Papery, formerly known as Sky of Blue Cards, a San Francisco Bay Area-based letterpress greeting card and stationery company, opened its flagship retail and workshop space, which also serves as... more »

November 9, 2023
Gift for Life adds to board of directors

Industry charitable organization Gift for Life added two newcomers — Kim Mancuso-Telford, general manager for NY NOW, and Kate Duff of Claxton Consulting — to its 24-member board of directors. ... more »

November 6, 2023
Atlanta Market updates home offerings for winter 2024

The debut of seven new-to-market brands and the expansion of six existing resources aim to enhance the 300-plus permanent home décor showrooms at Winter 2024 Atlanta Market, Jan. 16-22 at AmericasMart Atlanta. “Home décor at... more »

November 6, 2023
Michael Barr acquires About Face Designs

Giftware company About Face Designs entered into an agreement to sell its intellectual property and other assets to Michael Barr — owner of Barrco Consumer Products, parent company of Funatic — in a transaction that... more »

November 3, 2023
P. Graham Dunn makes sales, showroom changes

P. Graham Dunn is transitioning to a sales team of direct representatives, effective Dec. 2. The domestic manufacturer of home décor and gifts says this is a natural next step in its commitment to provide... more »

November 2, 2023
2023 holiday spending to reach record levels

Holiday spending is expected to reach record levels during November and December and will grow between 3% and 4% over 2022 to between $957.3 billion and $966.6 billion, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF).... more »

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