October 31, 2017
Nation’s largest Creative Co-Op showroom to open at AmericasMart

Creative Co-Op is reimagining the showroom buying experience in a spectacular 28,000-square-foot AmericasMart space that will set the bar for new product resources with inspirational presentations, new categories and a dedicated events space for networking,... more »

October 30, 2017
Brand Keys 2017 holiday shopping survey finds increase in consumer spend doubles YOY

A robust stock market and high levels of consumer confidence have coalesced to double the increase in anticipated 2017 holiday spending over 2016. “Generally good economic news has consumers signaling a 4% increase in their... more »

October 30, 2017
Demdaco introduces artist Sharon Nowlan’s pebble art collection

DEMDACO, the Leawood, Kansas-based wholesale distribution firm specializing in gift and home décor products, is delighted to partner with fine artist Sharon Nowlan in debuting The Sharon Nowlan Collection to the gift industry. This collection... more »

October 27, 2017
The Halloween & Party Expo announces 2018 retailer education

An all-new and redesigned retailer education program has been announced by the Halloween & Party Expo for the 2018 event (January 12-15, 2018 at the Ernest Morial Convention Center in New Orleans).  This marks the third... more »

October 27, 2017
Compendium extends UK distribution with WIDDOP and Co.

Compendium, the company behind New York Times best-seller “What Do You Do With an Idea?” and other inspirational gift products, announced their partnership with WIDDOP and Co. to expand distribution to the United Kingdom. This... more »

October 27, 2017
Northern Lights celebrates 40th anniversary in Atlanta

Northern Lights will be hosting a birthday party bash at the America’sMart Atlanta, January 9-16. Cake and drinks will be served January 9-13 from 4 to 6 p.m. daily in the Northern Lights showroom, #1308. Festivities will include new and... more »

October 25, 2017
Temporary exhibitors expanding at Las Vegas Market

Las Vegas Market announced that a significant increase in temporary exhibit leasing will fill three Pavilions with some 500+ gift and home décor exhibitors at the Winter 2018 Las Vegas Market, January 28-February 1, 2018. The... more »

October 25, 2017
Maxine Burton recognized in the University of Georgia, College of Education Insider publication

In 2017, Maxine Burton, president and founder of burton + BURTON, was recognized in the University of Georgia, College of Education Insider publication. She obtained her bachelor of science in elementary education and master’s degree... more »

October 25, 2017
Discover the extraordinary at Las Vegas Market

“Discover the Extraordinary” at Las Vegas Market — the nation’s fastest growing gift and home décor market and the leading furniture marketplace in the western U.S. Las Vegas Market offers an extraordinary showcase of innovative, trending... more »

October 24, 2017
NSS Paper Clips for October

I hope your 4th quarter is off to a great start! For many in our industry, this is the busiest season of the year – with lots of holiday product now being shipped to retailers,... more »

October 24, 2017
Your Guide to Bespoke Invitations

...From Westchester Magazine n As ‘unique’ becomes the buzzword for wedding planning, brides and grooms think about ways to personalize everything from the wedding feast to the first dance song. The key to setting the... more »

October 23, 2017
The home and gift industry creates Lifeline to support feeding America’s natural disaster relief efforts

The U.S. gift and home furnishings industry is responding to the essential needs of people affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and the California wildfires with LIFELINE, a national program to fund food and water... more »

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Upcoming Trade Shows

November 30, 2017 - December 3, 2017

TransWorld’s Holiday Jewelry, Fashion & Accessories Show

Schaumburg, IL
December 2, 2017 - December 4, 2017

Charlotte Gift & Jewelry Show

Charlotte, NC
December 3, 2017 - December 6, 2017

Grand Strand Gift & Resort Merchandise Show

Myrtle Beach, SC
December 3, 2017 - December 6, 2017

Showtime ITMA Market

High Point, NC
December 15, 2017 - December 17, 2017

Baton Rouge Jewelry and Merchandise Show

Baton Rouge, LA
75 Applewood Drive, Suite A
PO Box 128
Sparta, MI 49345
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