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2022 Color of the Year

In the gift and stationery industry, color and design go hand in hand. Since 2000, the Pantone Color Institute has declared a particular color "Color of the Year." The company is known for its proprietary... more »

A Nice Ring to It

Of all types of jewelry, the ring contains perhaps the most personal meaning for the wearer. Since the dawn of humankind, finger rings have been symbols of love, religion, status and affiliation. Today they are... more »
Plant Parent Collection from Primitives by Kathy

Spontaneous Inclinations

Retail basics seem to work best when it comes to impulse-gift options — it’s about the item, its location and its price. Shoppers gravitate towards products that “speak” to them or provide a gift-giving solution,... more »
Santa Barbara Design Studio – Face to Face Key Tags

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 »
Las Vegas Market FIRST LOOK trends

Las Vegas Market offers three new trends for Summer 2022

Las Vegas Market’s proprietary FIRST LOOK forecast features three new trends – Beach Bound, Overlay and Purple Prose – inspired by destinations, moods and popular colors. These trends will be showcased through product available at... more »

National Candle Association provides tips to help consumers select the right candles

The spring season offers fresh, clean scents and temperatures suitable for outside entertainment, and candles are a great option for a little extra ambience. Consumers have a myriad of options and there are a few... more »

IMC’s Spring 2022 TrendWatch programming addresses three trends

DesignOn HPMKT by IMC will explore its Spring 2022 TrendWatch through series of five virtual and at-market presentations and guides beginning with the TrendWatch: Spring 2022 Webinar on Wednesday, March 16. IMC’s proprietary report explores... more »

Report shares top five trends retailers should embrace in 2022

Publicis Sapient, a digital business transformation company, released its inaugural 2022 Retail Guide to Next report. The report highlights the key trends retail companies must focus on in 2022 in order to transform their businesses... more »

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