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Gift Shop Plus and Stationery Trends prepare to honor Gift + Stationery 40 Under 40 honorees

Gift Shop® Plus and Stationery Trends have announced that the highly anticipated Gift + Stationery 40 Under 40 Awards will once again be held in-person on July 24, 2022 in partnership with Las Vegas Market.... more »
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The Need for Immediate Sales

Gift Shop® Plus connected with Landon Metts, sales manager — gift division for Creative Brands, to learn more about the importance of retailers offering impulse buys and strategy behind this type of merchandise. In this... more »

NRF expects Mother’s Day spending to reach record high

Mother’s Day spending is expected to total $31.7 billion this year, up $3.6 billion from 2021’s record spending, according to the annual consumer survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics.... more »

Precious Moments appoints John Plys as chief executive officer

Precious Moments Family of Companies, Inc. announced the addition of John Plys, a veteran toy and gift industry executive, as chief executive officer. Plys has spent the past 15-plus years leading toy/gift/novelty companies and has... more »

NRF urges cancellation of credit card swipe fees

The National Retail Federation (NRF) is urging Visa and Mastercard to cancel credit card swipe fee increases scheduled to take effect this month, citing a letter from both Republican and Democratic members of Congress saying... more »

NRF Foundation Honors recognizes retail executives, supports next generation of retail leaders

The seventh annual NRF Foundation Honors took place April 13 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square to recognize the exceptional leadership of retail executives and to support the next generation of industry talent. The event raised $3.22... more »

Growing a Marketing Plan On a Budget

Anyone working in retail knows how important it is to closely watch budgets and profit margins. Marketing can be a major factor in the overall business equation that will make or break your ongoing success. ... more »

NRF notes container ports are catching up

The monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hacket Associates, indicated the nation’s major retail container ports have started to catch up with the backlog of cargo, but noted... more »

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