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October Atlanta Apparel prepares retailer for spring selling

International Market Centers’ (IMC) October Atlanta Apparel Market is setting up East Coast fashion retailers for success with comprehensive apparel, accessories and shoe resources staged in both permanent showrooms and temporary exhibits and an all-new... more »

Toy & Game International Innovation Summit releases names of panelists for 2020

People of Play, formerly known as the Chicago Toy & Game Group, is excited to announce its first wave of notable speakers and keynotes for the Toy & Game International Innovation Summit, Nov.16-20. Sponsored by... more »

Gift for Life donates nearly $7,000 to A Sister’s Gift Women’s Center

Gift for Life, the gift, stationery and home decor industries' leading charitable organization, announced that its third annual Text-to-Give campaign raised nearly $7,000 for A Sister’s Gift Women’s Center (ASG), the first stand-alone HIV/AIDS agency... more »

PetSmart releases new Halloween pet costumes

Although Halloween celebrations may look a bit different this year, there's no better time to include your pets in the festivities. With easy slip-on costumes and adjustable straps, it couldn't be easier – or more... more »

Christmasworld, Paperworld and Ambiente merge together for April event

The Ambiente, Christmasworld and Paperworld trade fairs will be held as a joint event under the name International Consumer Goods Show – Special Edition in Frankfurt am Main from April 17-20, 2021 as a one-off.... more »

ASTRA promotes Sue Warfield to interim president

The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) Board of Directors announced a change in the association’s leadership. Sue Warfield has been promoted to interim president of ASTRA, effective immediately. Kim Mosley was the previous president... more »

IMC reports enhancements to ShopZio

IMC_di, the digital innovations division of International Market Centers (IMC), reports that recent enhancements to ShopZio resulted in increased visibility and utility – and by extension, strong gains in adoption and engagement – for the... more »

Consumers celebrate Halloween despite COVID-19

Like many holidays this year, Americans are planning to celebrate Halloween despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The autumnal holiday may look a little different this year, but consumers are finding ways to safely mark the... more »

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