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GSMA introduces summer 2023 show event dates

The Gift Sales Manager Association (GSMA) released the upcoming dates for its summer 2023 show events. The Top Retailers Panel at Dallas Total Home & Gift will take place Thursday, June 22, at 6 p.m.... more »

GHTA accepting nominations for the Chad Corzine Young Gift & Home Executive Award

The Gift and Home Trade Association (GHTA) is calling for nominees for the Chad Corzine Young Gift & Home Executive Award 2023. The industry lost a dear friend to many when Chad Corzine passed away... more »

Toy Association unveils top toy trends of 2023

This year’s biggest trends in toys, play, and kids’ entertainment strike a balance between turning back to classic play and leaning into new platforms, technologies, and consumer spending habits to drive innovation across the toy... more »

IHA Global Innovation Awards granted to 14 companies

Fourteen housewares suppliers, ranging from well-established brands to first-time exhibitors, were honored as global honorees of the International Housewares Association's (IHA) Global Innovation Awards for Excellence in Product Design. The Global Honorees in each of... more »

ANDYZ Design Awards submission now open

International Market Centers (IMC) invites interior designers, architects, showrooms and design students to submit their best work from the past year for consideration in the ninth annual ANDYZ Design Awards. Las Vegas Design Center (LVDC)... more »

GSMA to host live show events in January

The Gift Sales Manager Association (GSMA) will host three live events at the following shows this month: Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, Atlanta Market and Las Vegas Market. On Jan. 5 at 7 a.m.,... more »

Report: Consumers to plan more in-home events in 2023

International Housewares Association (IHA)’s 2023 At-Home Entertaining Survey found that 82% of consumers expect to entertain in their homes at the same or increased frequency in the next year, and 35% expect to entertain in... more »

WTHRA Hall of Fame inductees to be honored at ToyFest 2023

The ToyFest Gala 2023 will see the induction of three members of the Western Toy and Hobby Representatives Association (WTHRA) Hall of Fame: Lorraine Bozeman, Carol Knight and Mark Parsons. The gala takes place at... more »

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