ANDMORE’S Danielle Hall named Corporate Citizenship Rising Star

Danielle Hall, ANDMORE’s vice president of IT backoffice and operations applications, was named a “Rising Star” in the Atlanta Business Chronicle 2024 Leaders in Corporate Citizenship Awards. [caption id="attachment_88859" align="alignright" width="407"] Danielle Hall at the Atlanta Busines... READ MORE »

Spring Market brings seasonal buying to Atlanta this March

Spring Market at AmericasMart Atlanta offers buyers another opportunity to continue beginning-of-year and seasonal buying with access to Open Year-Round showrooms plus additional market-only showrooms, as well as education and networking opportunities, March 4-6. “On the heels of a successful J... READ MORE »

Dave Savula joins Dallas Market Center

Industry veteran Dave Savula joined Dallas Market Center as executive vice president of leasing. [caption id="attachment_88891" align="alignright" width="288"] Dave Savula[/caption] Savula is responsible for growth strategy and permanent showroom leasing in gift, home décor/design and lightin... READ MORE »

35th Louie Awards

Greeting Card Association reveals 35th annual Louie Awards finalists

The Greeting Card Association (GCA) has announced finalists from the industry’s 35th annual Louie Awards competition. This year’s contest saw 1,229 greeting cards entered from 228 companies in 57 categories — overall entries were up 21% over 2023 with a 40% increase in the number of entering c... READ MORE »

Studio M to close its doors

After 35 years in business, outdoor décor and gift brand Studio M will cease operations in April 2024. In an email sent to customers, the company said the decision is the result of enduring financial hardships, further intensified by the challenges of the pandemic. “It has been an incredible j... READ MORE »

New gift trade show coming to Michigan in 2025

Great Lakes Promotions, a Michigan event company, unveiled a new wholesale venue to the gift industry, the Great Lakes Boutique & Gift Show. The event will be open to buyers, owners & decision makers on Feb. 25-27, 2025, at the Kalamazoo Convention Center located at 2900 Lake St. Kalamazo... READ MORE »

Abrupt changes, uncertain future for Crane & Co. amid possible purchase

By Sarah Schwartz | Editor-in-Chief The Albany Business Review and Times-Union report that WP Strategic Holdings is purchasing Crane & Co. from the also just-acquired Mohawk Fine Papers — and currently lists Crane on its site's about page. "In principle we have a deal," Todd Kletter, managi... READ MORE »

February 2024 Shoppe Object cites record-breaking growth

Shoppe Object has concluded its winter 2024 edition, marking a milestone in its journey of growth, according to show executives. With an expanded footprint that included both Pier 36 and the newly added venue at Skylight at Essex Crossing, this year's show was the largest yet, with over 700 curat... READ MORE »

Las Vegas Market brought spirited sourcing to the West

The Winter 2024 Las Vegas Market unfolded as a center for buyers to discover a wealth of sourcing opportunities, events and digital innovations. The five-day buying event welcomed retailers and designers from all 50 states and nearly 60 countries, providing a destination for discovering the new a... READ MORE »

Buyer base expands west at January Dallas Market

The Winter 2024 Dallas Total Home & Gift Market experienced a dramatic increase in buyers attending for the first time, especially from the western U.S. states, according to Dallas Market Center. The number of buyers attending for the first time was at its second-highest level in five years; ... READ MORE »

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