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September 20, 2022
MarketTime appoints Landon Metts as Vice President of Sales

MarketTime, the provider of B2B omnichannel solutions and sales enablement tools in the gift, home, and toy industries, announced that Landon Metts has joined their sales team as Vice President of Sales. A 2021 recipient... more »

September 19, 2022
Top Halloween costumes for 2022

Costumes account for the biggest area of Halloween purchases according to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics. Spending on kids’ and adult costumes is expected to total $2.9 billion,... more »

September 19, 2022
Halloween spending returns to pre-pandemic levels

Participation in Halloween-related activities will resume to pre-pandemic levels, with 69% of consumers planning to celebrate the holiday this year, up from 65% in 2021 and comparable to 68% in 2019, according to the National... more »

September 19, 2022
Three new directors elected to IHA board

Three new directors have been elected to the board of directors of the International Housewares Association (IHA), the full-service trade association for the housewares industry. They are: Scott Felsenthal, CEO, Whitmor, Inc.; Sal Gabbay, CEO,... more »

September 19, 2022
High Point Market Tours focus on trends, lighting and product discovery

DesignOnHPMKT by IMC offers designers and retailers real time insights on new and next at the October 22-26 High Point Market through a series of five live tours focused on lighting – led by Chris... more »

September 15, 2022
GHTA and Gift for Life launch 30 for 30 campaign to benefit World Central Kitchen

Gift for Life announced a partnership with GHTA (Gift & Home Trade Association) to host a “30 for 30” fundraising campaign during this year’s GHTA Annual Conference, September 21 -23, in Tampa, FL. All funds... more »

September 15, 2022
Comfort and creativity shape Atlanta Apparel trend report

Atlanta Apparel has released its exclusive semi-annual trend report, developed by its in-house fashion office, previewing upcoming Spring/Summer 2023 colors, prints and styles available at the upcoming October Atlanta Apparel, October 11-15 at AmericasMart Atlanta.... more »

September 13, 2022
New Waterfront Living publication rides wave of coastal style popularity

Home décor and fashion have taken a trip to the shore. The Coastal Grandmother aesthetic has been trending all summer and Gift Shop® Plus has got it... more »

September 12, 2022
IMC launches new midseason Fall Buying Event at World Market Center Las Vegas

In response to buyer and seller demand, International Market Centers (IMC) announced the launch of new mid-season, showroom-focused and appointment driven gift and lifestyle buying events to be staged semi-annually in April and October. The... more »

September 12, 2022
Same-day sourcing available November 1-3 at AmericasMart Atlanta

International Market Centers’ (IMC) Fall Cash & Carry event runs November 1-3 at AmericasMart Atlanta, offering retailers and designers access to immediate sourcing from 350+ gift, home and apparel showrooms and temporary exhibitors in Buildings... more »

September 9, 2022
ToyFest 2023 plans underway

Earlier this year, The Western Toy and Hobby Representatives Association (WTHRA) announced the return of ToyFest to The Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas, February 27 – March 3, 2023. The Board of Directors... more »

September 1, 2022
MarketTime unveils retail industry educational platform, InsideOut

MarketTime, the provider of  B2B omnichannel solutions and sales enablement tools in the gift, home, and toy industries, announced the launch of InsideOut, an interactive community platform that offers access to educational content aggregated from... more »

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