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Destinations - Make It Yours from DEMDACO

Customization Trends

The world of customized merchandise is incredibly vast, and the segment is evolving fast thanks to advancements in technology such as 3-D printing, networked production and high-speed data transmission, enabling mass customization like never before.... more »
TrendWatch IMC

IMC’s TrendWatch Fall 2022 explores new products

International Market Centers’ (IMC) TrendWatch forecast explores the myriad new products at the Fall 2022 High Point Market through three unique themes: Entwine, Midnight and Modernity. Examples of the trends – as presented by exhibitors... more »
Gift + Stationery 40 Under 40 Awards at Las Vegas Market2

Gift Shop Plus and Stationery Trends celebrate the 40 Under 40 winners

Gift Shop® Plus & Stationery Trends magazines honored 40 young professionals during the in-person Gift + Stationery 40 Under 40 Awards Ceremony at Las Vegas Market on Sunday, July 24. This meet-and-greet celebration was held... more »

See You Soon

Some call it the dog days of summer like it’s a bad thing. In my world, dog days are EVERY day, but the ones in summertime are that much sweeter when there is green grass... more »
The Smell of Christmas from Aromatique

A Treasure Trove

This summer is a return to normal, or almost normal, when it comes to markets. However, the pandemic has transformed our industry and now offers year-round digital marketplaces to further assist retail buyers, and the... more »

Survey details where and how buyers are spending in Q1

Silk Wool and Bijoux, a jewelry and accessories company based in Philadelphia since 2009,  recently surveyed 835 of its customers, which are composed of boutiques, gift shops, farm stores, historic homes and museums. “In looking... more »
Packed Party

Gift Shop Plus recaps favorites from Atlanta Market

Atlanta Market was buzzing with optimism and urgency. Exhibitors and buyers were glad to be there and wanted to make the most of their time together. Order writing seemed to be fast and furious as... more »
Holly Crew Socks from Solmate Socks

Traditional & Whimsical Looks

Retailers can get a jump on holiday merchandise with careful planning and an eye for the hot trends in both traditional and whimsical designs. Buzzing Gnome with Dangle Legs Bright Ideas Holiday Gnomes GANZ Midwest-CBK... more »

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