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November 13, 2023
IHGF Delhi Fair slated for February 2024

The 57th consecutive edition of the IHGF Delhi Fair will take place Feb. 6-10 at the India Expo Centre & Mart, Delhi NCR. Organized by the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts in India, more than... more »

November 13, 2023
2023 import cargo winds down

With most imported holiday season merchandise already here, inbound cargo volume at the nation’s major container ports is expected to slow during the remainder of 2023, according to the Global Port Tracker report by the... more »

November 13, 2023
Sky of Blue Press & Papery opens flagship studio, retail location

Sky of Blue Press & Papery, formerly known as Sky of Blue Cards, a San Francisco Bay Area-based letterpress greeting card and stationery company, opened its flagship retail and workshop space, which also serves as... more »

November 9, 2023
Gift for Life adds to board of directors

Industry charitable organization Gift for Life added two newcomers — Kim Mancuso-Telford, general manager for NY NOW, and Kate Duff of Claxton Consulting — to its 24-member board of directors. ... more »

November 6, 2023
Atlanta Market updates home offerings for winter 2024

The debut of seven new-to-market brands and the expansion of six existing resources aim to enhance the 300-plus permanent home décor showrooms at Winter 2024 Atlanta Market, Jan. 16-22 at AmericasMart Atlanta. “Home décor at... more »

November 6, 2023
Michael Barr acquires About Face Designs

Giftware company About Face Designs entered into an agreement to sell its intellectual property and other assets to Michael Barr — owner of Barrco Consumer Products, parent company of Funatic — in a transaction that... more »

November 3, 2023
P. Graham Dunn makes sales, showroom changes

P. Graham Dunn is transitioning to a sales team of direct representatives, effective Dec. 2. The domestic manufacturer of home décor and gifts says this is a natural next step in its commitment to provide... more »

November 2, 2023
2023 holiday spending to reach record levels

Holiday spending is expected to reach record levels during November and December and will grow between 3% and 4% over 2022 to between $957.3 billion and $966.6 billion, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF).... more »

November 1, 2023
ANDMORE’s Bob Maricich named ‘Industry Icon’

Bob Maricich, chairman and CEO of ANDMORE, received the Industry Icon Award from Trade Show News Network (TSNN) at its 2023 TSNN Awards at the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico. “I... more »

October 30, 2023
LVDC reveals November ‘First Friday’ topic

Las Vegas Design Center’s (LVDC) “First Friday” educational sessions continue with a CEU-credited presentation titled, “Transforming Aging in Place to Aging with Grace in the Kitchen and Bath,” presented by Brizo on Nov. 3 at... more »

October 30, 2023
Indie & Main partners with 4 new vendors

Indie & Main, an online wholesale marketplace under the OneCoast family of brands, established a partnership with four new vendors: StoneDonut Design, Creative Women, Green Bubble Gorgeous, and Sage Planta. According to the company, these... more »

October 30, 2023
Las Vegas Market expands temporary exhibits this winter

Winter 2024 Las Vegas Market gift and home temporary exhibits will feature an expanded showcase of 450-plus new and returning brands, Jan. 28–31, 2024, at the Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas. “Las Vegas Market’s... more »

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