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ASTRA to host first-ever “Toy Boat” networking event

In February 2023, the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) will host the first-ever “Toy Boat” industry networking event on a four-day cruise. With the goal of expanding awareness and building relationships, ASTRA welcomes national... more »

Toy Association provides update on West Coast port labor negotiations

The Toy Association alerted members that West Coast longshore labor negotiations between the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) and Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) are unlikely to be resolved this year. The talks are currently... more »

IHA welcomes Travel Goods Association to The Inspired Home Show 2023

The International Housewares Association (IHA) and the Travel Goods Association (TGA) today announced a collaboration that will bring TGA’s 2023 live event to The Inspired Home Show 2023, March 4-7 in Chicago. The Inspired Home... more »

Toy Association: West Coast port labor negotiations unlikely to be resolved in 2022

The West Coast longshore labor negotiations between the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) and Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) are unlikely to be resolved this year, according to the Toy Association. The talks are currently... more »

GSMA names new president, executive board

The Gift Sales Manager Association (GSMA) swore in a new executive board, naming Richard Freeman of DM Merchandising its new president. “I have now been a member for three years (starting my fourth)," Freeman says.... more »

Toy Association names top toy trends for holiday season

The Toy Association reported the top toy trends of the 2022 holiday season — from toys that immerse families in play experiences away from their devices, to purpose-driven play that introduces children to diversity, environmental... more »

GHTA announces winner of the Chad Corzine Young Gift and Home Executive Award

Gift and Home Trade Association [GHTA], the industry’s leading non-profit trade association, is pleased to announce that Chelsea Peabody Bohannon of International Market Centers, has been named as the winner of the second annual Chad... more »

Greeting Card Association announces 2022-2023 Board of Directors and Advisory Board Members

The Greeting Card Association (GCA) has announced changes to its Board of Directors and Advisory Board for 2022-2023. These changes were approved by a vote of GCA’s membership and went into effect on October 1,... more »

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