A Haitian Journey

Last week, we spent some time with Bridgewater Candles and its Light a Candle Feed a Child initiative. The devoted owners and employees work with Rice... more »

Toy experts, top brands visit CHITAG 2018

For the first time ever, Santa Claus is coming to the Chicago Toy and Game Fair on November 17 and 18, 2018. The jolly old elf will meet and greet kid... more »

to this gorgeous sunrise over the Haitian mountains

Photo taken at: Grand Goâve #TBT to this gorgeous sunrise over the Haitian mountains. #LACFAC #BridgewaterBrandExperience... more »

IHA members can donate inventory to aid hurricane victims

Victims of Hurricane Michael also will receive assistance from Good360, the charity the International Housewares Association has partnered with to pro... more »

Winter Philadelphia Gift Show offering three shows in one location

The Philadelphia Gift Show will co-locate with the brand new Philadelphia Souvenir & Resort Expo and the Philadelphia National Candy & Gourmet... more »

How to stand out from the noise of holiday shopping

Every year, shoppers are bombarded by retailer holiday marketing emails, digital promotions and in-store exclusives. There are more options than ever ... more »

ToyFest West is coming back for fun and games this March

Western Toy and Hobby Representatives Association’s (WTHRA) Board of Directors and ToyFest West’s Slate of Officers have spent the summer plan... more »

Take-aways from last year’s healthy holiday season

Last holiday season was a bountiful one for retailers across the board, and this one is anticipated to be even more profitable if common pitfalls are ... more »

Retail sales up in September

Retail sales in September increased 0.4 percent over August on a seasonally adjusted basis and were up 3 percent year-over-year unadjusted, according... more »

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Upcoming Trade Shows

October 24, 2018 - October 27, 2018

Dallas Apparel & Accessories Market (Fall)

Dallas, TX
October 24, 2018 - October 25, 2018

Gift & Home Bridgeway Collaborative Conference (GHTA)

Phoenix, AZ
October 24, 2018 - October 27, 2018


Dallas, TX
October 25, 2018 - October 28, 2018

TransWorld’s Winter Jewelry, Fashion & Accessories Show

Rosemont, IL
October 27, 2018 - October 29, 2018

Asian Stationery Show

Hong Kong,
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