Beatriz Ball supports autism awareness with profit donations

April is Autism Awareness month, and Beatriz Ball supports autism awareness as its corporate cause. Beatriz Ball is donating 100% of the profits from two special items to the organization Autism Speaks. One product is... more »
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Retail sales to reach at least $5.23 trillion in 2024

The National Retail Federation (NRF) forecasts that 2024 retail sales will increase between 2.5% and 3.5% to between $5.23 trillion and $5.28 trillion. The announcement was made during NRF’s fourth annual State of Retail &... more »

Indie & Main ceases operations

Indie & Main, an online wholesale marketplace by OneCoast, has officially closed. The company announced its closure through a social media post on March 15. "Our team is so thankful for every one of our... more »

WP Strategic Holdings acquires Crane Stationery

WP Strategic Holdings, a boutique private consulting and investment firm, acquired Crane Stationery, a provider of stationery products. This follows reports of Crane's potential closure, which emerged in February. With this acquisition, WP Strategic Holdings expands... more »

2024 Easter spending expected to top $22B

Consumer spending is expected to reach a total of $22.4 billion this Easter, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Prosper Insights & Analytics. The total figure is the second-highest in the survey’s history,... more »

Retail sales grow again in February 2024

Retail sales continued to grow in February, building off solid gains from January, according to the CNBC/NRF Retail Monitor, powered by Affinity Solutions, released by the National Retail Federation (NRF). Total retail sales, excluding automobiles... more »

NRF: Inflation and interest rates remain key

Inflation and the Federal Reserve’s efforts to bring it under control will continue to play a major role in the economy this year, said Jack Kleinhenz, chief economist at the National Retail Federation (NRF). “With... more »

Retailers urge Fed to lower debit card swipe fee cap

The National Retail Federation (NRF) urged the Federal Reserve to approve lowering its 21-cent cap on debit card “swipe” fees when the Board of Governors meets to consider proposed regulations on the issue. “Congress told... more »

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Gift Shop Plus Spring 2024 has arrived, and it couldn't be a more gorgeous issue! 🌷 Cover to cover, this edition is packed with the latest trends to help guide business as you begin to think about the next buying cycle in just a few months. "Radiance, Redefined" (page 54) introduces four jewelry makers, unveiling the freshest trends in the market. To learn which eco-conscious companies are launching collections that positively impact the planet, flip to "Green-Living Essentials" on page 62. We're also thrilled to introduce a new category for us at the magazine: Sports & Tailgating. Head to page 66 to read about products that will elevate the tailgating experience and learn how to merchandise for the NFL's budding demographic. Also in this issue is our Stationery Lookbook, Halloween & Fall Décor feature and dozens of the freshest product offerings. Read our Spring 2024 issue here:📸 courtesy of Océanne. ... See MoreSee Less
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