Eight retail trends to watch in 2018

The year 2017 was one of the newsiest and noisiest retail years on record. It will be remembered as the year retail evolved and changed forever. We will remember it as the year that experiential retail moved to the forefront and brick-and-mortar brands finally embraced omnichannel strategies in a me... READ MORE »

International designs and worldwide influence shine at NY NOW

The international community brings an endlessly diverse approach to the products that surround us every day. Buyers who want to bring a global touch to their stores or shops will find the most intriguing designs at NY NOW, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift. Taking place February 3-7, 2018 at... READ MORE »

Product Pick of the Week

The bison was named the national mammal of the United States last year, and we still can't get enough of these massive cuties. This Bison Customized Stamp from Sycamore Street Press is our #ProductPickOfTheWeek ... READ MORE »

Quotable celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2018

Founded in NYC by Gillian Simon and Matt Fernandes-Vogel, quotable first introduced its signature black & white cards to the market in 1993. These initial 48 cards not only defined the company, they inspired a completely new message-driven market within the industry. Today, quotable’s icon... READ MORE »

Paperworld to begin this January

International trade fair for stationery, office supplies and writing instruments will begin from 27 to 30 January 2018 at Frankfurt, Germany. The trade fair shows latest products in the stationery industry every year organised by Messe Frankfurt. Over 1,500 exhibitors from some 60 different c... READ MORE »

Take the Greeting Card Industry’s annual industry survey

GCA’s annual industry survey, developed and conducted by Cleveland’s MPI Group (, is designed for four specific industry stakeholder groups: 1. Publishers 2. Retailers 3. Sales representatives 4. Associated companies (such as printers and paper companies) Most resp... READ MORE »

On That Note

Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and that 2018 is off to a great start! Speaking of great starts, a report issued by Mastercard SpendingPulse states that year-end holiday retail sales in the U.S. rose 4.9% compared to the same period in 2016, making it the largest ... READ MORE »

Launchpad London judging panel confirmed

This year’s LaunchPad London entries will be judged by Sidonie Warren, founder of design-led stationery retailer Papersmiths, Daniel Mark Carr, global brand director of international art supplies company Colart and award-winning textile and stationery designer Nikki Strange. “To get feedb... READ MORE »

Product Pick of the Week

Stay wild, even when you're being organized. These folders from Good Juju Ink​ are our #ProductPickOfTheWeek ... READ MORE »

Young Bushey brothers launch stationery collection to help the needy

After watching a documentary about children living in poverty, Bushey brothers Joe and Sam Pressinger were moved to help. The boys, aged 12 and nine, had no idea families struggled to buy basic items such as pens and pencils for school, let alone fun stationery for play. They decided to ... READ MORE »

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