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U.S. toy industry experiences +7.6% growth in the first quarter of 2020

The U.S. toy industry saw dollar sales increase by $256 million to $3.6 billion in the first quarter from January 2020 through March 2020, a 7.6% increase over the same time period last year*. While... more »
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Gift Shop provides webinar and retail panel discussion sponsored by Mud Pie

Join Julie McCallum, Gift Shop's editor-in-chief, for an insightful webinar and retailer panel discussion offering tips for a successful and comfortable customer experience as you get ready for reopening. The webinar will be held on... more »
Yay! is a small retail shop

Small but Powerful

Yay! is a small Orlando, Florida boutique offering a range of products all in 250 square feet. Stacy and Jim Coon, owners, opened this quaint shop about a year and a half ago. This tiny... more »

Gift for Life celebrates industry’s gift of giving

In 2003, Gift for Life presented its first “Bert Tonkin Gift of Giving Award,” a distinction which recognizes philanthropic industry endeavors and sustained self-less efforts for industry benefit. The current COVID-19 pandemic has brought out... more »
Kurt S. Adler Front Line Nurse Hero Ornament

Kurt S. Adler Inc. honors health heroes and frontline essential workers

In a statement, Kurt S. Adler said it is honoring health heroes and frontline essential workers with its new ornament line. At Kurt S. Adler, we create holiday decorations for all, providing beautiful memories for... more »

DEMDACO launches a new retailer-focused website

DEMDACO, a Kansas-based company, specializes in artist-driven gift and home décor products, has launched a new e-commerce website tailored specifically to better serve its retail customers. DEMDACOretailers.com is designed to enhance the wholesale buying experience... more »

IMC Market websites launch new digital content to bring buyers and exhibitors together

In a time of business disruptions due to the COVID-19 crisis, International Market Centers (IMC) is launching new online resource centers through its Atlanta, Las Vegas, and High Point Market websites. Through these new portals,... more »

Classy Art hosts virtual High Point Market

Classy Art will host a virtual High Point Market for its customers and sales force from Monday, April 27 through Sunday, May 3. Classy Art is donating 50% of the net proceeds to Save the... more »

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