associations

GHTA launches new initiatives from its Diversity + Inclusion Committee

The Gift & Home Trade Association (GHTA) launches new initiatives from its Diversity + Inclusion Committee, established to explicitly affirm and enhance the association’s commitment to diversity within the industry. Adriana... more »

Road Runners partners with The Boutique Hub

Road Runners, a sales agency representing brands within the specialty retail market, established a unique partnership with The Boutique Hub in an effort to provide specialty retailers with greater access to the education, networking, events... more »

ASTRA unveils 10 top toy trends for 2024

The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) surveyed a group of independently owned retailers about the toy trends they’re seeing so far for 2024. “Our small retailers are on the front lines with consumers, having... more »

Peanuts, Aurora World establish license partnership

Plush toy company Aurora World established a partnership with Peanuts Worldwide, the global company behind Charles Schulz’s beloved characters. This collaboration will see Aurora World take the helm in manufacturing a delightful range of Peanuts... more »

Ivystone, Rifle Paper Co. establish nationwide partnership

Ivystone, a sales agency in the gift and home industry, launched a new, nationwide partnership with stationery and lifestyle brand, Rifle Paper Co. The partnership is effective immediately and includes placement of the popular brand... more »

Carolyn Rafaelian launches jewelry brand &LIVY, partners with Ivystone

Jewelry industry icon Carolyn Rafaelian launched &LIVY — a new brand of American-made, eco-friendly jewelry aimed bring to market affordable, high-quality and meaningful designs to amplify wearers’ intentions and connect people. &LIVY is designed to... more »

ANDMORE welcomes industry partners for winter markets

ANDMORE is hosting 23 buying groups for education and networking this winter at its Atlanta Market (Jan. 16-22, 2024, at AmericasMart Atlanta) and Las Vegas Market (Jan. 28 – Feb. 1, 2024, at World Market... more »

Transpac Brands establishes new agency partnerships

Transpac Brands, a supplier of seasonal décor and gifts, unveiled new strategic agency partnerships designed to reinforce its presence across various regions in the U.S. According to the company, these partnerships have been selected to... more »

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