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October 16, 2020
APPA offers members free Business Bootcamp

American Pet Products Association (APPA) CEO Steve King announced that it will support members with an exclusive inaugural APPA Business Bootcamp, a three-day online program set to take place Nov. 10-12, 2020. This event will be free... more »

October 15, 2020
NRF Foundation introduces COVID-19 trainings

The NRF Foundation launched two new credentials in its RISE Up program in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The credentials focus on Retail Operations and Customer Conflict Prevention to further ensure retail workers — and... more »

October 15, 2020
Denver Mart releases 2021 trade show dates

The Denver Mart released its 2021 trade show dates and announced a new market, Denver January Market, to kick off the new year. Denver Mart noted it looks forward to welcoming buyers while practicing safety... more »

October 15, 2020
Western and English Marketplace at Dallas Market Center adds two showrooms

Dallas Market Center (DMC) announced it has added two showrooms, Serratelli Hats and R. Watson Boots, to its Western and English Marketplace. Additionally, the Bed Stu showroom expanded its showroom into a larger space. “These... more »

October 15, 2020
NY NOW Digital Market debuts and offers ongoing resource for buyers

NY NOW, a wholesale market for retailers and specialty buyers seeking diversity and discovery, launched its Digital Market on Saturday Oct. 3, with 5 Live Show Days of discovery, exploration and content. The Digital Market... more »

October 13, 2020
Tennessee Market Week hosts IGES and Smoky Mountain Gift Show

Emerald, owner of the International Gift Expo of the Smokies (IGES), along with Clarion Events, owner of the Smoky Mountain Gift Show, announced two of the gift, resort and souvenir industry’s most comprehensive buying events... more »

October 12, 2020
DesignWorks Collective acquires Gentlemen’s Hardware

DesignWorks Collective announced the acquisition of Gentlemen’s Hardware, a pioneer in the artisanal men’s gifting category. Known for investing in new and innovative companies across the gifting, personal care and stationery sector, DesignWorks acquisition of... more »

October 12, 2020
C&F Enterprises opens new Atlanta showroom

C&F Home, Beachcombers Coastal Life, carol & frank, ELISABETH YORK, and Gallerie II are all moving to a new Atlanta showroom in January 2021. All five brands will be available in Atlanta Market Building 2,... more »

October 10, 2020
Retailers stock up, imports hit new record

Imports reached an all-time high this summer as retail sales bounced back from the pandemic and merchants replenished inventories and stocked up early for the holiday season, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report... more »

October 9, 2020
Atlanta Market opens 2021 market year with new digital tools and optimism

Atlanta Market opens International Market Centers’ (IMC) 2021 market year with a renewed optimism powered by expansive product resources, market center physical updates and new digital tools set to optimize the market experience for buyers... more »

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