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Shopify experiences record Black Friday sales

Shopify shared its record-setting Black Friday sales of $2.4 billion* from the independent and direct-to-consumer brands on the platform worldwide. On Nov. 27, from the start of Black Friday in New Zealand through the end... more »

Paperworld China closes on positive note

After three productive days, Paperworld China came to a close on a positive note after 12,857 visitors came to source from a total of 334 exhibitors in Hall 3 of the National Exhibition and Convention... more »

Brandwise partners with Canadian Gift Association

The Canadian Gift Association (CanGift) is partnering with marketplace innovator Brandwise to lead the way in wholesale ordering technology. With a strong focus on Canada’s gift and home décor industry, the platform connects wholesale suppliers... more »

Las Vegas Design Center addresses Sherwin-Williams 2021 Colormix Forecast

International Market Centers (IMC) announced that the December installment of Las Vegas Design Center’s (LVDC) monthly First Friday webinar series will address Sherwin-Williams’ popular 2021 Colormix Forecast. Participants in the free Dec. 4 session will... more »

Transpac debuts new brand Totalee Gift

Transpac's new brand, Totalee Gift, will debut January 2021 at the Dallas, Atlanta, Las Vegas and Minneapolis market centers. Totalee is founded on “in the now” product designs and a carefully curated product mix that... more »

AmericasMart offers Dec. buying opportunities

AmericasMart Atlanta closes out 2020 with a series of December buying events – Market Wednesday on Dec. 2 and three Saturday buying events – and new virtual educational programming on Thursday, Dec. 4 to support... more »

People of Play celebrates winners of the 2020 TAGIE Awards

On Friday, Nov. 21, toy and game professionals watched and cheered from their homes around the world as People of Play (POP), formerly the Chicago Toy & Game Group, awarded the winners in the 13th... more »

NRF expects holiday sales to grow

With retail sales rebounding strongly due to continued consumer resilience, the National Retail Federation (NRF) forecasted that holiday sales during November and December will increase between 3.6% and 5.2% over 2019 to a total between... more »

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