November 8, 2017
Two’s Company to host annual charity warehouse sale to benefit Delivering Good

Two's Company, a respected leader in the gift and home accessory industry is holding their annual charity warehouse sale to benefit Delivering Good on Friday, December 1-4, at its warehouse located in Elmsford, New York.... more »

November 8, 2017
Factors that could impact retail holiday 2017

Holiday 2017 began, with little fanfare, on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. That’s news to anyone who pays more attention to Black Friday weekend — which these days spans Thanksgiving Day into Cyber Monday. As anywhere from... more »

November 8, 2017
International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association issues call for speakers

The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA), the leading trade group for the $262.9 billion-per-year global licensing industry, is now inviting industry experts to participate as presenters in its range of professional programming, including webinars, seminars and roundtable discussions,... more »

November 7, 2017
Christmasworld Event Program will bring a “Merry Business!”

{Sponsored} Christmasworld, which will be taking place in Frankfurt, Germany from January 26th to 30th 2018, promises a “Merry Business!” The leading international trade show for festive and seasonal decorations, like no other show, is a... more »

November 6, 2017
Book the Block hotel promotion returns to Las Vegas Market

Las Vegas Market announced that its popular “Book The Block” hotel promotion will return for the Winter 2018 Las Vegas Market, January 28-February 1, 2018.  Through the Las Vegas Market sponsored promotion, buyers and suppliers who book... more »

November 6, 2017
Retail jobs decline in October as hurricanes continue to skew numbers

Retail industry employment declined by 18,000 jobs in October, the National Retail Federation said today. The number excludes automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants. Overall, the economy added 261,000 jobs, the Labor Department said. “Retail... more »

November 3, 2017
Trend Lab introduces new line of diaper bags under license from French Bull

Trend Lab, LLC in a licensing partnership with French Bull is excited to offer a new line of diaper bags, available for immediate delivery! Live Vivid! Form meets function with the stylish French Bull Diaper Bags.... more »

November 3, 2017
Fashion, trade show industry veteran named vice president of fashion events for WWIN

Clarion UX (formerly Urban Expositions) has named Desiree Hanson vice president of Fashion Events overseeing the Womenswear in Nevada (WWIN) portfolio. She reports to Clarion UX CEO, Greg Topalian. In her new role, Desiree will... more »

November 2, 2017
Niche Fair forges new connections between retailers and the maker movement

Take a cue from big box retailers: Niche is here to stay. Bon-Ton's "Close to Home" initiative has placed locally-made apparel, accessories, jewelry, and gifts in Bon-Ton, Bergner's, Boston Store, Carson's, Elder-Beerman, Herberger's and Younkers... more »

November 2, 2017
Eight teams named semi-finalists for NRF Foundation’s 2018 Student Challenge

The NRF Foundation today announced eight teams as semi-finalists for the 2018 Student Challenge, a business case competition for NRF Student Association members to demonstrate their creativity and business acumen to retail executives, sponsored by KPMG. The finalists will attend... more »

November 2, 2017
When Disaster Strikes

By Keith Loria, Special to Gift Shop It seems every time one... more »

November 1, 2017
New layout for The Gardens debuts at AmericasMart January 2018 Market

It’s a new season for The Gardens at AmericasMart Atlanta and change is in the air. The nation’s largest collection of casual furniture, accessories, holiday and innovative garden gift merchandise takes on a new look for January... more »

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November 30, 2017 - December 3, 2017

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December 2, 2017 - December 4, 2017

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December 3, 2017 - December 6, 2017

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