September 13, 2007
Consumers could face higher toy prices

New York — Someone is going to have to pay all the extra costs of making toys safer.For now, toy makers and retailers are sharing the burden, but that's only expected to last until the... more »

September 11, 2007
Exciting Developments Planned for NYIGF in 2008

White Plains, NY - The vibrancy of the New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF) will increase exponentially with exciting developments in every division and at all locations - including the launch of STUDIOtm, a new... more »

September 11, 2007
China to Ban Lead Paint in Toys

Responding to a public uproar over a rash of recalls, U.S. and Chinese regulators moved to ban the use of lead paint in toys and promised changes to the way Chinese imports to the U.S.... more »

September 11, 2007
Web Stores Tap Product Reviews

Retailers have long admired Web pioneer Inc.'s product reviews -- in which consumers rate books and other products -- for the way they help persuade shoppers to make online purchases.Now, other companies are tapping... more »

September 11, 2007
Anita Roddick: A life in business

Dame Anita Roddick, who died last night aged 64, garnered a formidable reputation as a successful businesswoman and entrepreneur as well as an environmental campaigner.She opened her first shop in Littlehampton, West Sussex, in 1976,... more »

September 10, 2007
Zutano Inc. and Bananafish Seal the Deal for New Licensed Baby Bedding Collection

CABOT, VT- Zutano Inc. an industry leader in specialty baby fashion is proud to announce a new partnership with Bananafish, manufacturer of upscale baby bedding, nursery decor and newest division of The Betesh Group. Under... more »

September 10, 2007
September Total Home & Gift Market Can’t Be Missed

Dallas, TX - - Dallas Market Center, the world's largest wholesale merchandise resource, today announced that the upcoming Total Home & Gift Market, taking place September 15 - 17, 2007 will introduce Dallas Market Center's... more »

September 10, 2007
Mud Pie Participates in Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk

Atlanta, GA - On October 12-14, 2007, Adrienne Boyer, executive vice president of Mud Pie, will join thousands of other dedicated women and men at the Atlanta Breast Cancer 3-Day walk, benefiting Susan G Komen... more »

September 10, 2007
New Creative Debuts Outdoor Living Collections for 2008

August 2007 - New Creative's newest introductions to its Outdoor Living Collection are sure to 'wow' consumers with innovation, great quality and value pricing. The firm's three new collections include Daffodil, Watercolor Garden and Block... more »

September 10, 2007
Being in business together can be better

Even after nearly a decade in business together, Shakoor and Marissa Watson, the husband-and-wife team behind Brooklyn bakery Shakoor's Sweet Tooth, find that being together 24/7 isn't exactly a piece of cake."When you don't have... more »

September 10, 2007
Studying Your Competitors; Looking for new ideas to keep your store fresh and dynamic?

I admit it. I'm absolutely no fun to go shopping with.The reason is simple. I'm not like other shoppers. I'm not like the mother out looking for the bargain for her family, or the kids... more »

September 10, 2007
Paper Works and More

Andrea Ceasar's stationery and gift business hasn't just survived the era of Evite and e-mail -- it has thrived.This September, she's celebrating her one-year anniversary at her spacious storefront. It's more than twice the size... more »

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