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October 29, 2021
People Of Play releases Virtual POP Week details

People of Play (POP) released its official schedule for the Virtual POP Week, running from Nov. 15-20, 2021. The week includes The Toy & Game International Innovation Summit, POP Duo Keynotes Legends & Leaders, Networking... more »

October 28, 2021
International Gift Exposition in the Smokies 2021 experiences vendor growth

The 2021 International Gift Exposition in the Smokies (IGES) has reported an increase in exhibiting vendors at its annual gift show, taking place on Nov. 9-13, 2021, at the Sevierville Convention Center in Sevierville, Tennessee,... more »

October 28, 2021
Faire offers Faire-funded import duties on all international orders for U.S.-based retailers

Faire has announced Faire-funded import duties on all international orders for retailers that are based in the U.S. and Europe. Earlier this year, Faire launched across 15 Europe and United Kingdom markets and continues to... more »

October 28, 2021
DMC welcomes important new additions, expansions to its January market

The marketplace welcoming new buyers from across the country, Dallas Market Center, has announced important new additions to its marketplace in advance of the Total Home & Gift Market, Jan. 5-11, 2022. The first market... more »

October 28, 2021
Gift Shop Plus seeks Share Your Story submissions

Gift Shop Plus seeks Share Your Story submissions from independently owned toy stores or retailers who have a large offering of toys and games. "We'd like to learn more about the amazing and creatively unique... more »

October 27, 2021
YES SHE MAY provides a gateway for women owned businesses

Between the global pandemic, supply-chain issues, and product shortages, world travelers have been unable to connect with cultures, people and products from other countries. YES SHE MAY, an online boutique, offers a gateway for these... more »

October 27, 2021
MHS signs artist Diane Labombarbe

MHS Licensing & Consulting will introduce international artist Diane Labombarbe at the anticipated winter tradeshows. Her diverse portfolio will also be launched and made available to manufacturers through the highly successful MHS Art Showcase in January. “We... more »

October 27, 2021
NRF predicts highest holiday retail sales on record

Holiday spending has the potential to shatter previous records, as the National Retail Federation (NRF) forecast that holiday sales during November and December will grow between 8.5% and 10.5% over 2020 to between $843.4 billion... more »

October 25, 2021
Las Vegas Market amplifies its winter 2022 market experience

Las Vegas Market amplifies its signature market experiences in Winter 2022 with expanded furniture, gift and home décor resources and the return of its proprietary at-market programming for the Jan. 23-27, 2022 staging at World... more »

October 21, 2021
Holiday spending reflects continued consumer demand

Consumers plan to spend $997.73 on gifts, holiday items and other non-gift purchases for themselves and their families this year, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Prosper... more »

October 21, 2021
MarketTime acquires Brandwise

MarketTime, a provider of B2B omnichannel commerce solutions, announced the acquisition of Brandwise, a provider of sales enablement tools in the gift and home industries. The two companies bring more than 60 years of leadership... more »

October 19, 2021
Atlanta Apparel closes out 2021 with pre-pandemic participation levels

Atlanta Apparel, which ran Oct. 12-16 at AmericasMart Atlanta, wrapped up its last market of 2021 with pre-pandemic buyer attendance and its largest ever number of resources, marked by a successful first-time expansion of temporary exhibits to five floors as well as growth across all sectors... more »

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