Retail imports grow modestly ahead of possible tariffs

Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports will remain at high levels this summer but are expected to grow only modestly compared with last year’s rush to bring merchandise into the country ahead of... more »

IMC expands buyer services staff and activities

International Market Centers (IMC) expands its buyer services team by focusing new and existing staff with expertise in four primary market categories – gift, home decor, furniture and apparel – and launches a new, in-house... more »

Surf Expo’s Waterfest launches the September show

A new event debuts at Surf Expo in September —  Waterfest. This is an outdoor festival experience and will kickoff the show. The event will feature music, food and 40 of the newest and best... more »

Summer Fancy Food Show recognizes food pioneers

Three specialty food pioneers will be recognized by the Specialty Food Association at the upcoming Summer Fancy Food Show. To honor their contributions to the nearly $150 billion specialty food industry, Lifetime Achievement Awards will... more »

Upcoming markets provide retailers buying opportunities

Although the summer purchasing season is almost upon us, there are still opportunities to attend a spring market to procure gifts, books, journals, calendars and more. Plus a sneak peak at the kick-off to the... more »

Atlanta June Market prepares buyers for winter and holiday 2019

The expanded fashion exhibitors plus educational and networking programs at the June 2019 Atlanta Apparel Market prepare the east coast’s fashion buyers for the upcoming Autumn, Winter and Holiday seasons. The Market will be held... more »

Ocean City Resort Gift Show returns to the Roland E. Powell Convention Center

The Ocean City Resort Gift Show, a souvenir and resort industry trade event, returns to the Roland E. Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, Maryland from November 17-19, 2019. This show features 300+ booths filled... more »

Positive results from March Dallas Western Market

Dallas Market Center, the western lifestyle marketplace and home to WESA’s International Western/English Apparel & Equipment Markets beginning in 2021, shared its results of its March Dallas Western Market. The event had a 25% increase... more »

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