Product Pick of the Week

What's cuter than a card from your four-legged friend? Their signature on it, of course! The pet-friendly ink pad from Clear Snap is our #ProductPickOfTheWeek. ... READ MORE »

Millennials buck stereotypes and turn to traditional tech for stationery

Despite being known as the digital generation, tech-obsessed millennials are spending more money on handmade cards and letterpress stationery. “Everyone says that paper is dying but our experience is that paper is not dying,” said Rosanna Kvernmo, who runs Iron Curtain Press and the adjacent ... READ MORE »

Favorite finds at NY NOW

We spent a lot of time at our New York home away from home, the Javits Center, for the summer edition of NY NOW. Here are some of our favorites!   [caption id="attachment_56998" align="alignnone" width="762"] Ink + Alloy in Booth 8101[/caption] [caption id="attachment_56999" align="ali... READ MORE »

July retail sales increase 4.9 percent over 2017

July retail sales were up 0.4 percent seasonally adjusted from June and increased 4.9 percent unadjusted year-over-year, giving the industry a solid kickoff for the third quarter as consumers continued to spend despite concerns about the growing trade war, the National Retail Federation said today. ... READ MORE »

NY NOW reveals “Best New Product” award winners at Summer 2018 market

Winners of the “Best New Product” Awards were announced at NY NOW, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift. NY NOW’s “Best New Product” Awards recognize and celebrate the extraordinary product offerings from exhibitors across the market! Hundreds of exhibitors entered the awards and one winn... READ MORE »

Great American Media Services retail group named finalist in four Folio categories

Great American Media Services’ Retail Group has been named a finalist in four categories of the 2018 Folio Eddie and Ozzie Awards, the publishing industry’s most prestigious and coveted honor for editorial and design excellence. The company’s nominations are: Gift Shop Summer 2017 Issue (... READ MORE »

Product Pick of the Week

Shape up and write on with the fun Shape Collection of personalized notebooks from Gotcha Covered Notebooks. #ProductPickOfTheWeek ... READ MORE »

Millennials want brands with values, but, really, a good deal more

Brands are often advised that a good way to get attention from Millennials is to “stand for something.” Millennials seem to admire brands with a social IQ, as many business stories seem to underscore. A new study from Morning Consult, a Washington, D.C-based research and brand-trackin... READ MORE »

Uncover the uncommon: NY NOW summer market kicks off this weekend

In just a few days, the Jacob K. Javits Center will transform into a decorating, lifestyle and gifting wonderland, filled with incredible products and great stories to tell when NY NOW, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, takes over. From Sunday, August 12, 2018 through Wednesday, August 15, 2018... READ MORE »

Greeting Card Association launches new show in May 2019

The Greeting Card Association’s (GCA) Executive Committee voted unanimously to develop and manage a new trade show that will debut in May 2019 in Brooklyn. The announcement came in an email from GCA President Christy Kaprosy to members on Aug. 6. The decision to start the show is in lieu of Eme... READ MORE »

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