News

November 9, 2021
IMC hosts nine apparel markets in 2022

International Market Centers (IMC) has released the dates of its nine apparel markets taking place throughout 2022 at AmericasMart Atlanta and The Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas. The nine buying events for Atlanta... more »

November 9, 2021
Gift for Life welcomes two new board members

Gift for Life, the gift, stationery and home decor industries’ sole national charitable organization, announced that Emalee Hoffman of Studio Oh! and Meg Estevez of Emerald Expositions/NY NOW, have joined its board of directors. [caption... more »

November 8, 2021
Las Vegas Market presents three FIRST LOOK Trends for Winter 2022

Las Vegas Market presents three all-new trends in its proprietary FIRST LOOK forecast – Forest, Preserve, Now Screening, and Together – for the Winter 2022 Las Vegas Market, Jan. 23-27, 2022 at World Market Center... more »

November 8, 2021
DMC continues record-breaking momentum

The market momentum continues in Dallas with its October Apparel & Accessories Market and KidsWorld Market (Oct. 26-29, 2021) as this national marketplace welcomed a record number of exhibitors and more buyers from coast to... more »

November 5, 2021
AmericasMart adds Saturday apparel and accessories sourcing for holiday 2021

AmericasMart Atlanta is expanding access to its apparel and accessories immediate resources showrooms on four special buying days: Black Friday (Nov. 26) and the first three Saturdays of December. Buyers can source cash and carry... more »

November 4, 2021
Stonewall Kitchen acquires Michel Design Works 

Award-winning specialty food and home goods producer Stonewall Kitchen announced its acquisition of Michel Design Works, based in Katonah, New York. Michel Design Works is a comprehensive lifestyle brand specializing in bath and body products,... more »

November 4, 2021
NRF shares consumers are spending headed into 2021 holiday shopping

The impact of the pandemic on the nation’s economy will be a key factor in retail sales during the 2021 holiday season, but the National Retail Federation (NRF) is nonetheless confident in its forecast for... more »

November 3, 2021
Schleich USA hires eight-year old as its first chief storytelling officer

Schleich USA hires an eight-year old as chief storytelling officer from a pool of nearly 150 applicants. Once upon a time, Schleich (pronounced Shh-like), the leading manufacturer of animal characters and playsets, went searching for... more »

November 2, 2021
GHTA partners with Gift for Life to support Hunger Relief

Gift for Life announced a partnership with Gift & Home Trade Association (GHTA) to host a fundraiser for World Central Kitchen during this week’s GHTA Annual Conference, Nov. 3-4 online. All funds raised will benefit... more »

November 2, 2021
JuniperMarket launches in December

With just weeks until the December launch of JuniperMarket, a new B2B e-commerce marketplace powered by International Market Centers (IMC), the in-house team is working around the clock to onboard tens of thousands of SKUs... more »

October 29, 2021
NextGen Dallas partners with Enesco

NextGen Dallas, an agency that has operated in the Dallas Market Center for almost 50 years in the Total Home & Gift industry, has announced its partnership with Enesco, a producer of gift products for... more »

October 29, 2021
Atlanta Market and LVM offer destinations for gourmet and housewares retailers

International Market Centers’ (IMC) Winter 2022 Atlanta Market and Las Vegas Market offer destinations for gourmet and housewares retailers looking for trendsetting new product, category growth opportunities and business-building education. With a combined 1,000 gourmet... more »

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Chicago, IL USA
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Lightovation: Dallas International Light Show

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