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November 11, 2022
Roman celebrates 60th anniversary in 2023

Roman will ring in the new year celebrating 60 years in the wholesale gift industry. Roman was founded in 1963 by Ronald Jedlinski. He and his wife, Diane, started the business in the back of... more »

November 11, 2022
Fall 2022 feature looks at purposefully designed-to-inspire displays

Gift Shop® Plus Fall 2022 is now available, and feature story "Influenced by Nature" takes a look at how one garden center looks to nature to inspire... more »

November 8, 2022
nora fleming promotes Janice Dayon Christensen to President

nora fleming, the company known for its collectible minis that attach to interchangeable serveware bases, recently promoted Janice Dayon Christensen to President. While the company was founded in 2004, Christensen was hired as its first... more »

November 7, 2022
Toy Association: West Coast port labor negotiations unlikely to be resolved in 2022

The West Coast longshore labor negotiations between the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) and Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) are unlikely to be resolved this year, according to the Toy Association. The talks are currently... more »

November 7, 2022
Further updates revealed for Atlanta Market

Atlanta Market updated 23 showrooms, refreshing its 700-plus showrooms for the Jan. 10-16 market at AmericasMart Atlanta. Beyond the 13 new showrooms, nine expansions and one relocation, significant renewals from top brands and sales agencies... more »

November 4, 2022
GSMA names new president, executive board

The Gift Sales Manager Association (GSMA) swore in a new executive board, naming Richard Freeman of DM Merchandising its new president. “I have now been a member for three years (starting my fourth)," Freeman says.... more »

November 2, 2022
High Point Market event raises $17,000 for hunger relief

The “Home vs. Hunger” event at High Point Market raised $17,700 for World Central Kitchen’s crisis-related hunger relief programs, according to Gift for Life, in partnership with home manufacturers and market-makers. “We can’t begin to... more »

November 2, 2022
burton + BURTON completes second school in Rwanda

burton + BURTON announced the completion of the second school in Rwanda funded by Weaving Hope. The second school funded by Weaving Hope serves as both a preschool and a training... more »

November 1, 2022
New lifestyle floor and gift resource updates bolster Las Vegas Market for Winter 2023

The launch of a new design-driven lifestyle floor, showroom updates and recommitments from top brands further strengthen Las Vegas Market’s positioning as the top West Coast gift market, January 29- February 2, 2023, at World... more »

October 27, 2022
JuniperMarket launches new curation initiative

JuniperMarket launched a new curation initiative with user-generated content designed to demonstrate the convenience and ease of shopping on a digital marketplace. The new program, an extension of JuniperMarket’s “Shop the Style” series, kicks off... more »

October 27, 2022
MarketTime establishes partnership with Anne McGilvray & Company

Sales agency Anne McGilvray & Company selected MarketTime as its sales enablement partner. Representing more than 150 brands, more than one million products and serving all 50 states, Anne McGilvray & Company has been a... more »

October 26, 2022
Holiday décor trends emerge for homes, displays

A variety of holiday décor trends have emerged for the 2022 season, including maximal mantel displays, the use of non-traditional colors and playing with proportions. From nostalgic and playful to opulent and gilded, an eye-catching... more »

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