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Noted returns in May 2020

Noted, the greeting card expo, returns in 2020 and will take place in conjunction with Blue Print from May 2 through May 4, 2020. The 2020 expo will be held at the Festival Pavilion, located on the Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture campus in San Francisco, California. This collaboratio... READ MORE »

Greeting Card Association presents Oceans of Opportunity

 A new workshop & retreat for industry professionals The Greeting Card Association (GCA) aims to help greeting card publishers answer questions with Oceans of Opportunity, their new workshop and retreat, to be held at the LaPlaya Beach and Golf Resort in Naples, Florida, from September 18 thr... READ MORE »

Gift for Life supports Bailey House with Text-to-Give

Gift for Life, the gift and home industries' sole charitable organization, continues its successful Text-to-Give campaign in connection with the 2019 Retailer Excellence Awards (REAs). Donations are being collected and will directly benefit Bailey House, which provides home, hope and comm... READ MORE »

NRF expects record spending for school and college supplies

The annual survey released by the National Retail Federation (NRF)and Prosper Insights and Analytics expects back-to-school spending to reach record levels. As students gear up to go back to school and college, families plan to spend more than ever on supplies ranging from pencils and backpacks to ... READ MORE »

Rifle Paper receives Gift for Life’s 2019 Industry Achievement Award

Gift for Life presents its 2019 Industry Achievement Award to Rifle Paper founders Anna and Nathan Bond at the 68th Annual Retailer Excellence Awards (REA), on Sunday, August 11, 2019. The Retailer Excellence Awards recognize excellence in retailing and individual achievement and will be held at ... READ MORE »

July 2019 Atlanta Market reports steady sales

Exhibitors reported strong order writing at the close of the summer 2019 Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market. The market drew buyers from all 50 states and nearly 60 countries sourcing from 8,000 brands across all categories of home décor and gift showcased in 1,400 permanent sho... READ MORE »

Las Vegas Market presents 2020 Vision

Las Vegas Market said the popular trend program FIRST LOOK will showcase 2020 Vision, a color and trend forecast manifesting two broad themes – personal style and easy sophistication – at Summer 2019 Las Vegas Market. These themes will be on display in dynamic vignettes located in four Las Vegas... READ MORE »

Portmeirion Group purchases Nambé

Portmeirion Group shared it purchased Nambé LLC, a U.S. homewares business. The acquisition provides the Group with additional scale in key U.S. markets and complements the existing U.S. subsidiary while continuing to diversify business into new homeware product categories. "Nambé is synonymous... READ MORE »

Cooper Boone receives NY NOW’s Renaissance Retailer Award

Emerald Expositions, the organizers of NY NOW, said Cooper Boone is the winner of the first Renaissance Retailer Award (REA). The award is for excellence in inspirational retail experience at the independent store level. Nominations were submitted by friends, colleagues and retailers, and the winner... READ MORE »

Las Vegas Market expands bedding resources

Las Vegas Market said it will expand its bedding presentation for Summer 2019 Las Vegas Market and introduce a dedicated bedding and mattress destination – on the 13th floor of Building B. Summer Market runs July 28 through August 1, 2019. “This new destination on B13 will support growth by e... READ MORE »

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