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Destinations - Make It Yours from DEMDACO

Customization Trends

The world of customized merchandise is incredibly vast, and the segment is evolving fast thanks to advancements in technology such as 3-D printing, networked production and high-speed data transmission, enabling mass customization like never before.... more »
carol & frank modern coastal bed copy

In Search of Water

During the last few years, many people have migrated from cities to waterside locations that offer ample space, access to nature and serenity. Zillow’s Ideal Home Survey reveals that there’s been an uptick of interest... more »

Surf Expo prepares for September show

Surf Expo, a watersports and coastal lifestyle tradeshow, will feature an exciting roster of retail buyers at its upcoming show at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Sept. 8-10. Surf Expo Details “Surf Expo... more »

Gift + Stationery Week webinars are now available on-demand

Stationery Trends and Gift Shop®️ Plus presented an exciting week of free programming, Aug. 9-11, during its annual Gift + Stationery Week. This event  featured three interactive webcasts highlighting trends, diversity and the state of... more »

Go Big

As seen in Holiday Shop 2022. Merchandising is a key component in generating sales — especially during the holiday shopping season! I had the opportunity to ask Michelle Sherrier from MC Design Collaboration some questions... more »
Wool Hook Pillows from Peking Handicraft

Cozy Comfort

Overall consumers are embracing a comfortable, cozy feel with a neutral approach for pillow and throws. Yet, there is still a definite nod to the essence of the natural world in terms of patterns and... more »
Large Pocket Belt - Shadow Garden from Bandi Wear

Apparel & Accessories Lookbook 2022

Apparel and accessories are always a popular category for consumers, yet there are some key trends remaining through 2022. Comfort and accessories, beyond the basic, and styles for kids that make a statement are some... more »
Circa Collection from Mud Pie

It’s Natural

Tabletop displays are a surefire way to get shoppers in the mood to entertain. Whether setting a formal or casual table for holidays such as Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas, consumers are excited to gather and... more »

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Introducing Viva Magenta: Pantone’s 2023 Color of the Year. Pantone describes the 2023 Color of the Year as a nuanced crimson red tone that presents a balance between warm and cool. PANTONE 18-1750 Viva Magenta is also a hybrid color, said by Pantone to comfortably straddle the physical and virtual, evocative of the multi-dimensional world. “Viva Magenta is a transformative red tone capable of driving design to create a more positive future,” the company said.📸: Huge ... See MoreSee Less
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Upcoming Trade Shows

Dec 16 – 18

Mid-South Jewelry and Accessories Fair

Memphis, TN USA
Jan 4 – 6, 2023

Surf Expo

Orlando, FL USA
Jan 4 – 10, 2023

Dallas Total Home & Gift Market

Dallas, TX USA
Jan 10 – 12, 2023

Halloween & Party Expo Virtual Experience

Las Vegas, NV USA
Jan 10 – 16, 2023

Atlanta Market

Atlanta, GA USA
Jan 10 – 13, 2023

Lightovation: Dallas International Light Show

Dallas, TX USA
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