October 23, 2017
Redesigned floor plan, new Artisan Alley headline Winter 2018 Seattle Gift Show

The Seattle Gift Show returns to the Washington State Convention Center, January 20-23, 2018 – bringing new discoveries to a redesigned floor plan. Shining an even stronger spotlight on the show’s popular Makers’ Market, Urban Craft Uprising Pavilion,... more »

October 20, 2017
Pet industry set to meet all under one roof at 14th annual Global Pet Expo

Who: The American Pet Products Association (APPA) and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA) present the premier industry event, Global Pet Expo. When: March 21-23, 2018 Wednesday and Thursday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. New Products Showcase... more »

October 18, 2017
You’ll fit right in at WWIN

Attracting apparel retailers from throughout the USA and 29 foreign countries who come to discover its all-category selection, Womenswear In Nevada (WWIN) once again returns to the Rio Hotel & Casino for its February 12-15, 2018 edition. As Las... more »

October 13, 2017
Rocky Mountain Gift Show announces 2018 dates for February, August

The Rocky Mountain Gift Show and Denver Apparel & Accessory Market combine twice per year for the region’s premier wholesale buying event. Recognized as the regional leader in lodge and resort souvenirs, Native American jewelry and... more »

October 13, 2017
September retail sales up after hurricanes increase demand for building supplies

Retail sales in September increased 0.5 percent over August on a seasonally adjusted basis and were up 3.2 percent year-over-year unadjusted, according to calculations released today by the National Retail Federation. The numbers exclude automobiles, gasoline... more »

October 11, 2017
L’OCCITANE launches limited edition Shea Butter Trios for Fall 2017 in collaboration with Rifle Paper Co.

L’OCCITANE introduces two Shea Butter Trio Sets in collaboration with Rifle Paper Co. and their creative director and celebrated illustrator Anna Bond. Through the whimsical world of color and art of Rifle Paper Co., L’OCCITANE... more »

October 11, 2017
Focus On: Bath & Body

K. Hall Designs’ Triple Milled Bar Soap in Water Lily... more »

October 6, 2017
New Artisan Alley to debut at winter 2018 Philadelphia, Seattle Gift Shows

In an effort to connect even more artisans with retailers seeking one-of-a-kind designs and other unique finds at its regional gift shows, Urban Expositions will launch Artisan Alley at the Winter 2018 Philadelphia Gift Show (January 5-8) and... more »

October 6, 2017
Mohawk and The Opalka Gallery announce a fall exhibition:  Paper is Part of the Picture: Strathmore Paper and the Evolution of American Graphic Design

Mohawk, North America’s largest privately-owned manufacturer of fine papers, envelopes and specialty materials for commercial and digital printing announce the opening of Paper is Part of the Picture: Strathmore Paper and the Evolution of American Graphic... more »

October 5, 2017
The world gathers in Atlanta for AmericasMart January 2018 Market

When the global buying community convenes at AmericasMart Atlanta beginning January 9, The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market sets the 2018 wholesale trading year in motion with the world’s single-largest product mix fueling business growth in the... more »

October 5, 2017
Chicago Toy & Game Group now accepting submissions for 11th annual Young Inventor Challenge at ChiTAG 2017

  Last Year’s Winner, Ship of Treasures, Soon to be Available at Target Video Entry and Remote Participation Available in 2017 Registration is now open for the 11th Annual Young Inventor Challenge (YIC) through October 28, 2017. Held annually as... more »

October 3, 2017
NRF forecasts holiday sales to increase between 3.6 and 4 percent

The National Retail Federation announced today that it expects holiday retail sales in November and December — excluding automobiles, gasoline and restaurants — to increase between 3.6 and 4 percent for a total of $678.75 billion to $682 billion, up from $655.8 billion... more »

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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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