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Square expands omnichannel offerings for retail

Square, Inc. has launched the revamped Square Online Store and Square for Retail, two products that offer sellers the tools to have one cohesive solution to start or grow an omnichannel business. These new offerings are the first Square products to be fully integrated with Weebly since the company'... READ MORE »

Uttermost acquires assets of Handley Drive

Uttermost, a manufacturer and wholesaler of home accessories and furniture, has acquired the assets of Handley Drive, owned by Rick Janecek out of Dallas, Texas. Handley Drive experienced rapid growth over the past two years.  Janecek will now join the Uttermost team as the creative director for it... READ MORE »

Wild & Wolf has new partnership with Draper James

Gifting manufacturer Wild & Wolf has a new partnership with Draper James, Reese Witherspoon’s Southern-inspired lifestyle brand. The new collection of gifts, drinkware and stationery accessories launched on March 15, 2019. Under the new partnership, Wild & Wolf will create products acr... READ MORE »

One of a Kind Spring Show returns to The Mart

The Mart’s 4th Annual Spring Show puts the spotlight on over 300 artists and makers from across North America. One of a Kind Spring Show returns to The Mart, located at 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza in Chicago, from April 26-28, 2019. The Spring Show will feature a variety of work from independe... READ MORE »

Retailers welcome bipartisan legislation to address tax bill typo

The National Retail Federation (NRF) welcomed bipartisan legislation introduced in the Senate that would fix a drafting error in the tax reform law that took effect in 2018. The error relating to depreciation rules is delaying job-creating investments in stores and restaurants across the country. ... READ MORE »

LVL Academy has new wedding event planner workshop

After four years of hosting LVL Academy in Orange County, California, LVL is taking its wedding planner workshop to North Carolina. According to its press release LVL owner said, “We’ve always wanted to take Academy on the road, so when a recent grad reached out saying she was interested in host... READ MORE »

Product Pick of the Week: For Fox Sake

Coffee and a super cute animal print will surely make you smile in the morning! So check out the "For Fox Sake" mug by DesignWorks Ink and add a little fun to your morning cup of joy. ... READ MORE »

ANDYZ Awards early bird entries due March 30

Las Vegas Design Center and the California Central/Nevada Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) are accepting specially-priced early bird entries for the fifth annual ANDYZ design awards now through March 30. The ANDYZ awards, which recognize and celebrate noteworthy projects ... READ MORE »

BookExpo unveils a selection of exhibitors for UnBound

BookExpo previously announced the debut of a new “show within a show” at the upcoming 2019 event called UnBound. Taking place at BookExpo and BookCon, UnBound — a collection of bookish goods — will present merchandise buyers from independent and chain bookstores, museum stores, and specialty... READ MORE »

NY NOW Summer 2019 to open Handmade and Stationery collections a day earlier

NY NOW said the Summer 2019 Market and co-located National Stationery Show Summer 2019 edition will be opening on Saturday, an entire day earlier. The wholesale handmade presentation in the Americas will go to this new date pattern giving retailers the extra time they need to explore hundreds of han... READ MORE »

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