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NRF expects consumers to spend $20 billion on Father’s Day gifts 

Consumer spending this Father’s Day is expected to total $20 billion, nearly on par with last year’s record-setting figure of $20.1 billion, according to the annual consumer survey released by the National Retail Federation (NRF)... more »

2022 Color of the Year

In the gift and stationery industry, color and design go hand in hand. Since 2000, the Pantone Color Institute has declared a particular color "Color of the Year." The company is known for its proprietary... more »

A Nice Ring to It

Of all types of jewelry, the ring contains perhaps the most personal meaning for the wearer. Since the dawn of humankind, finger rings have been symbols of love, religion, status and affiliation. Today they are... more »

NRF says consumers are likely to keep on shopping despite concerns over inflation

The economy’s fast-paced growth could slow somewhat as the Federal Reserve tries to bring inflation under control in the next few months, but consumers are likely to keep on shopping as lower inflation eases uncertainty,... more »

National Candle Association provides tips to help consumers select the right candles

The spring season offers fresh, clean scents and temperatures suitable for outside entertainment, and candles are a great option for a little extra ambience. Consumers have a myriad of options and there are a few... more »

Growing a Marketing Plan On a Budget

Anyone working in retail knows how important it is to closely watch budgets and profit margins. Marketing can be a major factor in the overall business equation that will make or break your ongoing success. ... more »

MHS Licensing & Consulting introduces new logo

MHS Licensing & Consulting is introducing an updated look with a new logo as well as the launch of its new and improved website later this summer. “The ever-changing market, now moving at warp speed,... more »

NRF expects Valentine’s Day spending to reach $23.9 billion

Valentine’s Day spending is expected to reach $23.9 billion this year, up from $21.8 billion in 2021 and the second-highest year on record, according to the annual survey released by the National Retail Federation (NRF)... more »

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