NRF expects retail imports to be at its lowest annual total in four years

Imports at major U.S. retail container ports during 2020 are expected to see their lowest total in four years as the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the U.S. economy continues, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Asso... READ MORE »

Mud Pie adds to its digital showroom

As retailers wrestle with shifting show schedules and uncertainty, Mud Pie remains committed to helping buyers plan their all-important holiday assortment. Mud Pie’s Digital Showroom received an overwhelming response from retailers when it debuted in June. Based on that feedback, Mud Pie is a... READ MORE »

Gift for Life welcomes new Board member, Tim Hart

Gift for Life, the gift, stationery and home decor industries’ sole national charitable organization, announced that Tim Hart of Emerald Expositions has joined its board of directors. Tim is Senior Vice President of the Retail Group at Emerald and is responsible for NY NOW and American Handcr... READ MORE »

Dallas Market Center offers New FastPass System pre-registration

Dallas Market Center, a lifestyle marketplace for retailers and interior designers, announced that pre-registration for Total Home & Gift Market (Aug. 19-25) has accelerated by more than 35% following the recent debut of a new FastPass registration system. The FastPass, available from the fro... READ MORE »

Crown Point Graphics launches wholesale site

Crown Point Graphics announced the launch of its Online Wholesale Site, where independent resellers are now able to order products directly online. Crown Point Graphics offers an extensive collection of boxed everyday and Christmas cards that are creative and beautiful. "We offer designs in categ... READ MORE »

Light It Up Match Tin by Wit Gifts

Light It Up Match Tin

Light It Up Match Tin from Wit Gifts offers a little humor while shoppers light a candle or even a campfire! The matches are made from wood and are packaged in a hinged tin for easy use and dry storage. ... READ MORE »

Periscope by McKinsey reveals tech-driven consumers are reshaping retail

A new report commissioned by Periscope by McKinsey revealed how tech-driven consumers are reshaping retail’s next normal, with coronavirus concerns helping to accelerate consumers’ demand for digital. Periscope by McKinsey is a suite of marketing and sales analytics solutions that help companies... READ MORE »

Clarion cancels October Las Vegas Souvenir & Gift Show

Las Vegas Souvenir & Resort Gift Show released a statement regarding the cancellation of its Oct. 7-10, 2020 show that was slated to be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Nevada. It is with great sadness that we announce today that the upcoming edition of the Las Vegas Souvenir & Re... READ MORE »

IMC offers 500+ Showrooms at Atlanta Market

More than 500 manufacturers, representative groups and importers across home décor, gift and lifestyle will be open throughout International Market Centers' (IMC) six-day showroom-only Atlanta Market, Aug. 13-18, 2020. To aid buyers in identifying which showrooms are open, Atlanta Market has launch... READ MORE »

The Inspired Home Show moves from March 2021 to August 2021

The International Housewares Association (IHA) announced that its annual home + housewares gathering, The Inspired Home Show, will be held in-person August 7-10, 2021 at McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago. The event had previously been scheduled for Mar. 13-16, 2021. “As the pandemic ... READ MORE »

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