Inaugural Gift + Stationery 40 Under 40 Awards announced during Las Vegas Market

The inaugural Gift + Stationery 40 Under 40 Awards, presented by leading specialty retail magazines Gift Shop, Stationery Trends and Museums & More, revealed its Class of 2017 yesterday during a ceremony at the Las Vegas Market. Nearly 140 young professionals were nominated for the first-ever... READ MORE »

Entertaining and home decor are celebrated at NY NOW summer market

NY NOW®, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, is excited to spotlight the newest entertaining and most fashionable home décor products within its Home Furnishings + Textiles and Tabletop + Gourmet Housewares sections at the upcoming summer 2017 market. As part of NY NOW’s HOME Collection, the... READ MORE »

Las Vegas Market brings in record-number of resources

Las Vegas Market announced that a record 4,000-plus resources are showing at the Summer 2017 Las Vegas Market, which opened on Sunday, July 30 and runs through Thursday, Aug. 3, making the event the most comprehensive in the market’s 12-year-history. Record-breaking numbers of both permanent showr... READ MORE »

When hiring young people, highlight what you can offer beyond a paycheck

Young people have long been a good fit for part-time and seasonal retail jobs. There is a stigma that someone who will accept less-than-full time employment at minimum-wage range pay won’t be a committed employee, however. While that certainly proves true in some cases, one thing you can do, as... READ MORE »

LA Mart celebrates a successful 2017 summer market

Marking its 59th summer in business, LA Mart stepped up to provide a strong Market with outstanding customer service, thousands of square feet of new showrooms and exciting energy everywhere.  Buyer traffic was slightly up with a single digit percentage increase in Market attendance.  Enthusi... READ MORE »

Find the perfect back-to-school stationery collection at MUJI Square One in Mississauga

With July drawing to a close, you might be thinking about getting your hands on some back-to-school products that are unique, practical and fun. You might also be looking for some one-of-a-kind products for your home or office. Fortunately for shoppers, MUJI, the unique and diverse Ja... READ MORE »

AmericasMart Atlanta inspires with summer gift show

[caption id="attachment_53454" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Building 3 at AmericasMart is always a bustling building, full of amazing temporaries and cash & carry rooms.[/caption] Last week in Atlanta, it was bustling inside the three buildings that make up AmericasMart. The July 2017 sh... READ MORE »

Two days in LA

Last week, we headed over to the west coast for LA Mart, featuring more than 7,000 product lines in the 150-permanent showroom setup. “Where the left coast is the right choice to shop” is the theme here, and it’s definitely a show where you’re able to find favorite companies as well as s... READ MORE »

Big Wheel Press keeps fading art of letterpress alive

Tucked away inside a sunny studio on Cottage Street, William Muller raises the dead — figuratively speaking, of course. He has about 20 chuffing and whirring beasts in his shop, many of which he coaxed back to life after they were left for dead in dumpsters and dark basements. His creatures ... READ MORE »

Product Pick of the Week

We keep saying enamel pins are back with a vengeance, and these from Shannon Kirsten Illustration allow you to show love for your pup as well. #ProductPickOfTheWeek View even more of the latest products from our pages at READ MORE »

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