New dates announced for the NSS 2019

Emerald Expositions, show organizers of the National Stationery Show, announced today that the 2019 event will change its date pattern. The NSS will be co-located with NY NOW at the Javits Center February 3 - 6, 2019. SURTEX will also switch to the new dates and remain in the same timeframe as the... READ MORE »

Less is more: The rise of upmarket stationery

When I was convinced to trade in my blotchy biro for a Lamy 2000 ballpoint pen, I was unprepared for how dramatically the new pen would change my life. First going on sale in 1966, the exact same model is in production today. With its beguiling, slightly curved design and grey-and-black colou... READ MORE »

Nine-year-old sells stationery to fund Tabung Harapan

A nine-year-old pupil from Sekolah Rendah Kebangsaan Tamil, a school in Selangor, Malaysia  could be the youngest Tabung Harapan Malaysa (THM) donor. THM is a fund set up by the country to help repay its national debt. R. Sasvitha has proven that age is not an obstacle to helping the country. ... READ MORE »

Father’s Day spending to reach near-record $15.3 billion

Father’s Day spending is expected to total a near-record $15.3 billion this year, according to a study released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. A total of 77 percent of Americans will celebrate Father’s Day and spend an average of $133 ... READ MORE »

See full list of Urban Exposition gift and souvenir shows available through February 2019

Urban Expositions will host a number of gift, souvenir/resort, apparel and other industry trade shows throughout the country from July 2018 through February 2019. Confirmed show dates are highlighted below. Look for additional date announcements coming soon for shows scheduled for 2019 and beyon... READ MORE »

May retailer jobs increase 28,800 from April, 100,200 from May 2017

The retail industry employment increased by 28,800 jobs seasonally adjusted in May over April and 100,200 jobs unadjusted year-over-year, the National Retail Federation said today. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants. Overall, U.S. businesses added 223,000 jobs,... READ MORE »

AmericasMart Live returns for Summer 2018

AmericasMart LIVEreturns in July 2018 with an all-new roster of today’s cultural icons and globally celebrated lifestyle experts. The July 2018 staging builds on the successful launch of LIVE programming last year when AmericasMart® transformed the conventional U.S. summer Market experience with... READ MORE »

Product Pick of the Week

This notebook series from Xonex brings us back to a groovier time. #ProductPickOfTheWeek ... READ MORE »

Up With Paper big winner at 2018 LOUIE Awards

Up With Paper was a big winner at this year’s LOUIE Awards, which annually honors the best greeting card designs through a juried competition sponsored by the Greeting Card Association (GCA). Known informally as the “Oscars” of the greeting card industry, LOUIE Awards are considered the hig... READ MORE »

NSS names Best New Products of 2018

A panel of industry judges has selected the Best New Products from among nearly 350 entries by 200 exhibitors at the The National Stationery Show, May 20-23 at the Jacob Javits Show in New York City. Inklings Paperie of Canton, Mich., received the Best of Show and Craft It Up/DIY category awards ... READ MORE »

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