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May 9, 2024
CNBC/NRF Retail Monitor shows retail sales grew in April

Retail sales grew modestly from the month before in April, but a shift in the timing of Easter appeared to be behind a slight year-over-year decline, according to the CNBC/NRF Retail Monitor, powered by Affinity Solutions,... more »

May 9, 2024
Record number of showroom expansions for Dallas Total Home & Gift Market

Dallas Market Center has a record number of expanding gift and home showrooms debuting at the upcoming Total Home & Gift Market on June 19-25.... more »

May 8, 2024
Monthly import cargo to reach 2M TEU through early fall

Monthly inbound cargo volume at the nation’s major container ports should consistently be above 2 million Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) through this summer and into early fall, according to the Global Port Tracker report released... more »

May 8, 2024
Willow & Ivy Press launch first collection of greeting cards

Willow & Ivy Press launched its first collection of greeting cards. The offering introduces a collection of 134 cards for everyday occasions, plus 24 designs... more »

May 8, 2024
Summer Casual Market Atlanta announces 2024 education, events

Casual Market Atlanta released its full calendar of education and events for the July edition. The second annual Summer Casual Market Atlanta runs July 15-18 in Building 1 at AmericasMart Atlanta. ... more »

May 7, 2024
First quarter results show economy is slowing, consumers still spending

Economic growth slowed during the first three months of the year, but consumers are still spending more than last year, National Retail Federation (NRF) Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz reports. “The U.S. economy lost some spring... more »

May 6, 2024
Mud Pie debuts Hanukkah collection

Mud Pie debuted a Hanukkah collection for the fall/holiday 2024 season with home and kids’ gift items. The collection, which is now available for purchase by... more »

May 6, 2024
DEMDACO purchases Studio M

DEMDACO purchased the Studio M brand, which is composed of an array of artful home and garden décor made in the U.S. The acquisition comes after Studio M announced it will cease operations in April... more »

May 2, 2024
Exhibitors confirmed for Las Vegas Market

The Gift & Home Temporary Exhibits at Las Vegas Market provides access to  products with a showcase of some 400 brands, in six easy-to-shop categories, in the Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas from... more »

May 2, 2024
GHTA opens nominations for Young Executive of the Year Award

The Gift and Home Trade Association (GHTA), an industry non-profit trade association, opened nominations for the fourth Annual Chad Corzine Young Gift & Home Executive Award. The industry lost a dear friend to many when... more »

May 2, 2024
Formal Markets to host Mon Cheri Academy webinars through July

Formal Markets continues its year-long educational series with Mon Cheri Academy, which include virtual, monthly sessions through July. The sessions lead up to the in-person Mon Cheri Academy at Formal Markets in Las Vegas, on... more »

May 2, 2024
nora fleming unveils new ‘mini’ additions

nora fleming launched two new additions to its collection: the “happy fry-day! mini” and “slice, slice, baby! mini.” These pieces are available to retailers starting... more »

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