GSMA launches new platform for members

The Gift Sales Manager Association (GSMA) launched a new platform during its bi-monthly Wisdom Wednesday event on March 29. GSMA said the platform it is designed to help with its goal of leading and strengthening the sales managers of the gift sales industry through education, communication and c... READ MORE »

Gift for Life to host fundraising event in April 2023

Gift for Life’s Home vs. Hunger team will hold its “Party with a Purpose” fundraising event on Friday, April 21, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Eichholtz Showroom in High Point, North Carolina. All proceeds will benefit World Central Kitchen’s crisis-related hunger relief efforts. “Party... READ MORE »

LVDC April ‘First Friday’ addresses floral designs for spring

Las Vegas Design Center’s (LVDC) April “First Friday” event will feature a hands-on, instructional floral design class, “Tulips and Tea with LVDC and Global Views,” Friday, April 7, at 10 a.m PT. “April is the perfect month for the design community to grow more comfortable working wit... READ MORE »

Heart on Main Street raising funds for tornado-impacted retailers

Heart on Main Street, a nonprofit dedicated to helping retailers, is raising money to help retailers negatively impacted by the recent severe storms and tornadoes in the Southeast. “The storms were devastating, and we know that some retail businesses are gone,” said Patrick Keiser, executive ... READ MORE »

NRF: 2023 retail sales to grow 4% to 6%

The National Retail Federation (NRF) forecasted that retail sales will grow between 4% and 6% in 2023. In total, NRF projects that retail sales will reach between $5.13 trillion and $5.23 trillion this year. “In just the last three years, the retail industry has experienced growth that would... READ MORE »

20 educational programs on tap for High Point Market

International Market Centers (IMC) presents 20 interactive "DesignOnHPMKT by IMC" tours, seminars, webinars and gatherings during the April 22-26 High Point Market. The free programming – covering trends, product discovery, business education and more – includes 11 opportunities to earn CEUs.... READ MORE »

Atlanta Market to offer category debut and more in summer 2023

The summer 2023 edition of Atlanta Market is slated to offer expanded discovery opportunities, a new handmade category debut and fresh product from more than 6,000 lines, plus a full roster of education and celebrations, according to International Market Centers (IMC). Registration is open for th... READ MORE »

GSMA introduces summer 2023 show event dates

The Gift Sales Manager Association (GSMA) released the upcoming dates for its summer 2023 show events. The Top Retailers Panel at Dallas Total Home & Gift will take place Thursday, June 22, at 6 p.m. in Room WTC8896 of the Dallas Market Center. This will be GSMA’s second year hosting the pa... READ MORE »

9 ‘Market Pros’ to take over Instagram at High Point Market

Nine design and media tastemakers will showcase the best of International Market Centers’ (IMC) High Point destinations as “Market Pros” taking over the DesignOnHPMKT by IMC Instagram account (@DesignOnHPMKT) during the April 22-26 High Point Market. “The spring 2023 'Market Pros' takeove... READ MORE »

Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair opens in April 2023

Organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), five lifestyle product shows are set to return April 19-22 to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). In addition, the HKTDC’s online smart business matching platform, Click2Match, will operate April 19-29, aiming to ... READ MORE »

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