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Legal Corner: Trade Dress

What is Trade Dress? Trade dress is a form of intellectual property that is categorized under trademark law. Trade dress was originally defined as the way a product was packaged. Think of the little blue... more »

Meet the Maker: Honey House Naturals

Ruth Willis, founder of Honey House Naturals, opened her business after years of working with bees and selling honey at local markets. This 100 percent woman-owned (and about a 95 percent female staff) has grown... more »

NRF says tariffs are a gamble for U.S. economy

After the Trump administration released a list of $300 billion of Chinese goods that will be targeted by additional tariffs of 25 percent, The National Retail Federation (NRF) president and CEO Matthew Shay shared his... more »

#ShopFredericksburg: Whittingham

Whittingham opened 24 years ago and over the years owner Bob Whittingham moved locations but not the focus on providing excellent products and inspiration to customers. “Fredericksburg is considered America’s most historic city and works... more »

Melrose International collaborates with Adama

Melrose International, a wholesale supplier of home, holiday, and giftable décor, partnered with Adama LLC, sister company to Adama-Alma S.L. (Adama) of Barcelona, Spain. Adama manufactures vinyl rugs, tableware and wall art in Spain and... more »

Craft House Designs to rebrand as Col House Designs

Craft House Designs said it will be rebranding under the name Col House Designs, effective June 1, 2019. With this name change, Col House Designs demonstrates its unique approach to home decor while embracing its... more »

Mobile Boutiques: The Boutique Truck

The Boutique Truck operates in Columbus, Ohio and is owned by Catherine Turner. From an early age, she knew she wanted to own a business, but wasn’t exactly sure what kind until about six years... more »

Let’s Party!

Spring is here and summer is around the corner. The change of seasons always seems to bring parties and celebrations — both inside and out. Simple, cozy gatherings, a child’s birthday party, and elegant affairs... more »

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Upcoming Trade Shows

Jan 28 – Feb 1

Christmasworld – Canceled

Frankfurt Germany
Jan 28 – Feb 1

Minneapolis Mart Gift, Home, Apparel & Accessory Show

Minneapolis, MN USA
Jan 29 – Feb 1

Paperworld – Canceled

Frankfurt Germany
Jan 29 – Feb 2

Dallas Men’s Show

Dallas, TX USA
Jan 29 – Feb 1

Creativeworld – Canceled

Frankfurt Germany
Jan 30 – Feb 2

Philadelphia Gift Show

Oaks, PA USA
Jan 30 – Feb 3

Toronto Gift + Home Market – Virtual Event

Toronto Canada
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