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Museum Store Sunday experiences support from local communities

Museum Store Sunday, held Sunday, Nov. 28, experienced support from local communities surrounding cultural institutions around the globe. Susan Tudor, director of retail operations at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, and co-chair of... more »

NPD Groups shares that U.S. retail sales reach near pre-pandemic levels

Before the month of December began, U.S. sales revenue for discretionary general merchandise in 2021 had already reached 100% of the highest level reached in 2019 and 98% of the 2020 peak. According to The NPD... more »
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Las Vegas Market refines gift offerings

Las Vegas Market continues to refine its gift offerings with seven new, expanded and relocated showrooms debuting Jan. 23-27, 2022, at World Market Center Las Vegas. Representing diverse verticals including accessories, décor, handmade, housewares, seasonal... more »
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Coral & Blue Paper Co. helps support a mission in Africa 

Coral & Blue Paper Co., a children's stationery company, is on a mission to encourage gratitude, thoughtfulness and creativity by helping continue the tradition of writing Thank You notes.  After forging a relationship with a... more »

GCA names its new president

Greeting Card Association (GCA) has named Amy McAnarney, vice president/general manager at Hallmark Cards, as its new president following the organization’s 2021 Annual Workshop & Retreat. McAnarney previously served as vice president and treasurer of... more »

JuniperMarket offers a phased preview for more than 30,000 select buyers

JuniperMarket enters the penultimate stage of its new B2B e-commerce marketplace, and has offered a phased preview for more than 30,000 select buyers to source from the site’s more than one million gift and home... more »

NRF reports nearly 180 million Americans shopped Thanksgiving weekend

Nearly 180 million Americans shopped during the five-day holiday shopping period from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, according to the annual survey released by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Prosper Insights & Analytics. “Retailers... more »

Juniper hires Ray Shikatani as its new country manager for Canada

Juniper has hired Ray Shikatani, a 30-year veteran of Canada’s gift and home B2B industry, as its new country manager for Canada. This new role, which blends responsibilities formerly held by Ross Amyot, is effective... more »

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