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American Express provides small businesses with tools for successful holiday shopping season

With holiday shopping season kicking off next month, American Express announced its plans to help small business owners get ready for Small Business Saturday, which takes place the Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 26th. Small businesses — from the cozy bistro on the corner to the go-to bouti... READ MORE »

Registration opens for Winter 2017 Las Vegas Market

Registration for Winter 2017 Las Vegas Market – one of the nation’s fastest growing gift and home décor market and the leading furniture market in the western U.S. – is now open. With a record 3,700+ resources, the Market will feature more new resources, greater breadth and depth, exclusi... READ MORE »

National Retail Federation forecasts holiday sales to increase

The National Retail Federation announced today it expects sales in November and December, excluding autos, gas and restaurant sales, to increase a solid 3.6 percent to $655.8 billion —significantly higher than the 10-year average of 2.5 percent and above the seven-year average of 3.4 p... READ MORE »

Congress delays overtime compensation law until 2017

The National Retail Federation praised the Sept. 28 House passage of legislation that would delay the Labor Department’s expansion of overtime rules for six months. Prior to the vote, NRF told lawmakers in a letter that action on the legislation would be included in its annual voting scorecar... READ MORE »

Halloween spending to reach $8.4 billion, highest in survey history

Americans are looking forward to splurging on their favorite candy and costumes this Halloween season. According to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, total spending for Halloween is expected to reach $8.4 billion, an all-time high in... READ MORE »

Retailers file suit to block new overtime rule

The National Retail Federation filed suit in U.S. District Court today on behalf of the millions of employers and employees who will be drastically affected if the Labor Department’s changes to the federal overtime rules go into effect on December 1. “The Labor Department’s extreme... READ MORE »

Ocean Media Group buys London Stationery Show & National Stationery Week

The London Stationery Show, the UK’s most important trade exhibition for the paper and writing products industry, its consumer awareness campaign National Stationery Week, and Stationery Magazine have been acquired by Ocean Media Group, a leading provider of exhibitions, events, awards and spe... READ MORE »

Trade Show News Network recognizes ASD Market Week as one of nation’s top 3 overall

ASD Market Week, one of the country’s largest wholesale merchandise trade show and retail education conference, has been named a top-3 finalist in the sixth annual Trade Show News Network (TSNN) ‘Best of Show’ awards, an industry distinction recognizing innovation, exemplary customer service a... READ MORE »

Hong Kong Stationery Fair announces 2017 dates

The 17th edition of the Hong Kong International Stationery Fair will run from 9 – 12 January 2017. The four-day trade fair is expected to attract more than 220 exhibitors from more than 100 countries. The major product zones are DIY supplies, gift stationery, children and school, pen and paper a... READ MORE »

Sustainability Today: NY NOW’s illuminating seminar

[caption id="attachment_9760" align="aligncenter" width="660"] SustainAbility display at NY NOW[/caption] Celebrating its 10th year, Sustainable Furnishings Council’s (SFC) Executive Director, Susan Inglis enthusiastically led a discussion about sustainability in the market today. The SFC is a... READ MORE »

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