holiday retail

Retail imports set new peak season

Imports likely saw their busiest “peak season” on record this summer and fall as retailers replenished inventories and stocked up for the holiday season, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the... more »

One of a Kind Holiday Show goes virtual this November

One of a Kind Holiday Show is going virtual this year. The show offers a new way to connect with artists and makers from Nov. 12 through Dec. 6, 2020, in a safe manner. One... more »

NRF offers optimism for the 2020 holiday sales

Consumer spending has recovered from the coronavirus pandemic more quickly than expected, but forecasting 2020 holiday sales is like assembling a jigsaw puzzle without all the pieces, Jack Kleinhenz, chief economist for National Retail Federation... more »

NRF launches New Holiday Traditions campaign

By any measure, this holiday season will be unlike any other, and the National Retail Federation (NRF) is launching a nationwide consumer education campaign called “New Holiday Traditions” to encourage consumers to shop safe and shop... more »
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Gift Shop’s Holiday Gift Guide 2020

This year shoppers are seeking unique items that reinforce the brightness of the festivities during the holiday season. This Holiday Gift Guide highlights product finds will provide options for home, tree and gifting needs. Décor... more »

Christmasworld receives positive signal with over 670 registrations

Despite coronavirus and the emergency situation world-wide, more than 670 exhibitors have decided to attend Christmasworld in Frankfurt am Main from  Jan. 29 to Feb. 2, 2021. This means that 90% of the exhibition space is... more »

PetSmart and its shoppers give more than 2 million plush toys

Thousands of generous PetSmart shoppers made the holidays a little brighter for both pets and people with a toy drive that donated more than two million toys to those in need. The plush toys, purchased... more »
Hallmark Good Mail Holiday Cards

Hallmark introduces new Signature Paper Wonder and Good Mail greeting cards

This holiday season, Hallmark is building on the popularity of two new card lines the company launched this year – Signature Paper Wonder and Good Mail – by adding holiday cards to the collections. The new Signature Paper Wonder holiday... more »

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