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IMC’s November Market Insights explores real estate trends impacting the home furnishing industry 

International Market Centers’ (IMC) November 2021 Market Insights explores real estate trends and their impact on the home furnishing industries through a conversation between Bob Maricich, CEO, and Dr. Lawrence Yun, chief economist and senior... more »

GSMA opens membership to all vendors

Gift Sales Manager Association (GSMA), the industry’s sole organization created for and by gift and home sales managers, announced that a major change has been made to their bylaws regarding membership. With an overwhelming majority,... more »

Gift for Life welcomes two new board members

Gift for Life, the gift, stationery and home decor industries’ sole national charitable organization, announced that Emalee Hoffman of Studio Oh! and Meg Estevez of Emerald Expositions/NY NOW, have joined its board of directors. [caption... more »
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Reach for the Stars!

Griffith Observatory located on Mount Hollywood in Los Angeles' Griffith Park opened in 1935 and is a destination for astronomy and movie enthusiasts. “The grounds are beautiful, offering public telescopes, educational exhibits, live shows in... more »

Stonewall Kitchen acquires Michel Design Works 

Award-winning specialty food and home goods producer Stonewall Kitchen announced its acquisition of Michel Design Works, based in Katonah, New York. Michel Design Works is a comprehensive lifestyle brand specializing in bath and body products,... more »

NRF predicts highest holiday retail sales on record

Holiday spending has the potential to shatter previous records, as the National Retail Federation (NRF) forecast that holiday sales during November and December will grow between 8.5% and 10.5% over 2020 to between $843.4 billion... more »

Norman’s Hallmark expands with new store locations

Norman's Hallmark, an independent owner of Gold Crown Hallmark stores, has expanded its brick-and-mortar footprint with a portfolio of eight additional locations in four states. The strategic acquisition – including Hallmark stores in Freehold, Moorestown... more »

Gift for Life celebrates World Food Day

After the success of Gift for Life’s "Feed the Hungry. Feel the Good." fundraising campaigns during events in 2021, and in honor of World Food Day, Gift for Life has extended its commitment to World... more »

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