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Party Rental Boom

If you follow influencers on social media, you already know that the party business is booming. Curated kids’ parties are all the rage, with the cutest pint sized highly designed items filling feeds for birthdays,... more »
Pantone Color of the Year 2022: Very Peri

Pantone names PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri as the Color of the Year

Pantone, the global color authority and provider of professional color language standards and digital solutions for the design community, introduced a new blue shade, PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri, a dynamic periwinkle blue hue with a... more »

NRF economist says holiday shopping could beat forecast

The 2021 holiday season appears to be on track to exceed the National Retail Federation’s forecast for record spending despite supply chain disruptions, inflation and challenges like the new COVID-19 omicron variant, Jack Kleinhenz, chief... 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 »

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 »

NRF expects 66% of holiday shoppers will purchase gifts during Thanksgiving weekend

Nearly 2 million more people than last year are expected to shop from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday this year even as consumers have continued the trend of starting their holiday shopping earlier in the... more »

Juniper welcomes Justin Jackson as chief revenue officer

Juniper announced the appointment of Justin Jackson as chief revenue officer with responsibility for helping customers optimize and expand their use of the Juniper platform to grow their business and expand their customer base. Jackson,... more »

Faire closes $400 million in a Series G investment round

Faire, an online wholesale marketplace connecting more than 300,000 retailers with 40,000 brands around the world, announced the closing of $400 million in a Series G investment round co-led by new investors, Durable Capital Partners... more »

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