Minted raises new capital to fuel expansion

Minted has raised $208 million in their Series E financing from the Permira funds as well as funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. Minted plans to use the financing to expand into new channels and reach more consumers. [caption id="attachment_14758" align="aligncenter" widt... READ MORE »

Product Pick of the Week

Channel music legend Aretha Franklin with this card from J.Falkner. A great lyric from the 80’s that is still spot-on for today. ... READ MORE »

Constant Contact launches integration for Shopify

Constant Contact has launched an integration with Shopify, allowing merchants to send branded, targeted and automated emails to customers, including those who abandoned shopping carts, for higher conversion. The integration is timely with e-commerce sales expected to increase 17 to 22 percent this h... READ MORE »

November retail jobs account for 12 percent of nationwide job growth

Retail industry employment in November increased by 18,600 jobs seasonally adjusted from October, accounting for 12 percent of the 155,000-job increase reported by the Labor Department for the economy overall, the National Retail Federation (NRF) reports. Year-over-year, retail employment was down b... READ MORE »

Pantone announces the Color of the Year 2019: Living Coral

Pantone has announced PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral as the Pantone Color of the Year 2019, an animating and life-affirming shade of orange with a golden undertone. We get energy from nature. Just as coral reefs are a source of sustenance and shelter to sea life, vibrant yet mellow PANTONE 16-1546 Li... READ MORE »

Designer Greetings acquires V&M Sales

Designer Greetings Inc. has acquired Iowa-based distributor V&M Sales. This marks the tenth acquisition for Designer Greetings since 2006. Others include: Card$mart, Glitterwrap, Red Farm Studio, Royal Greetings, enGreet, Treasure Greetings, Mike’s Distributing, Madison Park Greetings and Nor... READ MORE »

Trends in Paper at AmericasMart Atlanta

{Sponsored} The nation’s retail and design community converges in Atlanta this January for the first wholesale buying opportunity of 2019: The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market®. Coming Jan. 8-15, 2019, the 62nd annual Market promises a showplace of trendsetting and in-dem... READ MORE »

Product Pick of the Week

This keychain from Vignetterie is the perfect add-on sale, and the perfect way to infuse one's accessories with a touch of personality. #ProductPickoftheWeek ... READ MORE »

Five retail trends to watch in 2019

In 2018 consumers have continued to turn to multichannel shopping and seeking out companies featuring products with purpose or focused on a cause. These trends will continue into the new year and redefine retail, according to Jia Wertz, CEO of Studio 15. In a contributed article to Forbes, Wertz ... READ MORE »

Retail industry has record-breaking Thanksgiving weekend

Through Thankgiving weekend more than 165 million Americans shopped either in stores or online, surpassing the 164 million who had said they would shop in a consumer sentiment survey conducted ahead of the holiday, the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics reported. Spen... READ MORE »

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