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September 29, 2021
IMC opens registration for its October Market Insights webinar

As retailers enter the busy fourth quarter, International Market Centers (IMC) is encouraging an examination of the unique value that individual stores bring to local communities in its Market Insights: The Art and Science of... more »

September 29, 2021
IndieMe celebrates successful Virtual Expo

IndieMe Marketplace, has announced its 4th Virtual Expo, which ran Sep. 8-14, 2021, has concluded and the platform is preparing for its 5th Virtual Expo, Feb. 2-8, 2022. The IndieMe Marketplace has over 23 years... more »

September 29, 2021
Warefo celebrates new global headquarters

Warefor, a new company that connects manufacturers of home products to targeted retailer buyers and consumers, is inaugurating its global headquarters in the greater Houston area in Brookshire, Texas in September, 2021. Warefor offers integrated... more »

September 29, 2021
Spielwarenmesse provides welfare institutions with new toys

Nuremberg-based Spielwarenmesse eG has been donating toys to welfare institutions in Franconia and the SOS Children’s Villages in Germany for more than 40 years. Around 30 pallets of cuddly toys, board games and wooden toys... more »

September 29, 2021
IMC hires Alejandra Trombetta as senior events manager – apparel

International Market Centers (IMC) has announced the re-hiring of Alejandra Trombetta, who as the new senior events manager – apparel will be responsible for creating a memorable experience for buyers at all Atlanta Apparel and Las Vegas Apparel markets. Trombetta will report to Morgan... more »

September 28, 2021
GHTA opens nominations for The Chad Corzine YGE Award

GHTA announced it is now accepting nominations for The Chad Corzine Young Gift & Home Executive (YGE) Award. The industry lost a dear friend to many when Chad Corzine passed away in May. Chad co-founded... more »

September 27, 2021
DMC celebrates Caroline Hipple with the Academy of Achievement honor

Caroline Hipple, the president of Norwalk Furniture and industry leader for more than three decades, will receive the Academy of Achievement honor at the 32nd ARTS Awards, taking place at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in... more »

September 27, 2021
OneCoast and Mud Pie celebrate 15 year partnership

For 15 years, OneCoast and Mud Pie have partnered together in a national sales and marketing relationship in the wholesale gift industry. The two companies are celebrating this accomplishment by an early extension of their... more »

September 27, 2021
Paperworld China 2021 integrates with the 2022 edition due to pandemic

Paperworld China 2021 will be integrated into its 2022 edition, which will take place May 12-14, due to the evolving pandemic situation in China in recent months. The integration of the two editions is to... more »

September 27, 2021
IMC participates in CoreGiving Day

International Market Centers (IMC) employees in Atlanta, Las Vegas and High Point, NC, were proud to participate in CoreGiving Day, a nationwide volunteer effort to fight food insecurity hosted by Blackstone and 11 of its... more »

September 27, 2021
Clarion Events Gift & Souvenir Portfolio partners with Gift for Life

Gift for Life announced a partnership with Clarion Events Gift & Souvenir Portfolio to extend its successful Feed the Hungry. Feel the Good fundraising campaign across four Clarion Events managed trade shows – Las Vegas... more »

September 24, 2021
People of Play opens voting for 2021 Toy & Game International Excellence Awards

Finalists for the prestigious TAGIE Awards have been announced by People of Play (POP). The TAGIEs honor the best and brightest innovators, designers and marketers in the toy and game industry. The 2021 TAGIE Awards are presented by... more »

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