retail

NRF Foundation honors individuals who are shaping the future of retail

The NRF Foundation named an exclusive group of individuals to The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future 2020. The honorees are industry leaders who are impacting retail and will be recognized Jan. 12, 2020, at... more »

Toy Association inducts three icons into the Toy Industry Hall of Fame

The Toy Association announced that it will induct three icons into the esteemed Toy Industry Hall of Fame. The individuals nominated include: Thomas Chan, founder and CEO of Playmates Toys Inc.; Thomas G. Murdough, Jr., founder... more »

Things Remembered unveils brand transformation

Things Remembered, an omni-channel retailer of personalized products and gifts, unveiled a brand transformation, encouraging customers to make all of life’s moments more personal and in the process build stronger connections with who they love.... more »
Mohonk Mountain House

Mohonk Mountain House

Mohonk Mountain House was founded 150 years ago in 1869. Today, it is a National Historic Landmark located in the scenic Hudson Valley in New York, about 90 miles from New York City. The resort... more »

Acuity opens new showroom at Dallas Market Center

Acuity Brands Lighting returns to Dallas Market Center with a new showroom in Trade Mart 4634 that will open in time for the winter edition of Lightovation, which runs Jan. 8-12, 2020. Acuity will showcase... more »

July retail sales show strong gains

The National Retail Federation (NRF) noted retail sales were up 0.9 percent in July seasonally adjusted from June and up 5.6 percent unadjusted year-over-year. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants. “July’s strong... more »

Packed Party to join Whole Foods shelves

When you think of Whole Foods, you don't necessarily think of party décor. Food, food prep and cleanup supplies, sure, but it's not typically where you go to festoon your shindig. Starting this month, that... more »

Gift for Life supports Bailey House with Text-to-Give

Gift for Life, the gift and home industries' sole charitable organization, continues its successful Text-to-Give campaign in connection with the 2019 Retailer Excellence Awards (REAs). Donations are being collected and will directly benefit Bailey House,... more »

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