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NRF chief economist notes uncertainty in predicting pandemic recovery

While the reopening of businesses shut down by the coronavirus pandemic is a significant step forward, it is too soon to say how quickly or smoothly the nation’s economy will recover, National Retail Federation (NRF) Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz said. “Is it possible the worst of the corona... READ MORE »

Summer Atlanta Market helps retailers get back to business

Atlanta Market kicks off the summer market season with new dates and a modified format that will allow retailers and designers to source needed new product during their recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. The 2020 summer market will be staged August 13-18, 2020, at AmericasMart Atlanta, with buying ... READ MORE »

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Las Vegas Market opens submissions for FIRST LOOK program

Las Vegas Market is now accepting submissions for its proprietary FIRST LOOK trends program, which will showcase design and color trends through two 30-minute, CEU-accredited webinars presented in advance of the Summer 2020 Market, Aug. 30-Sept. 3, 2020. All Las Vegas Market exhibitors are invited t... READ MORE »

BEST of Show launches Wholesale Subscription Box program

BEST of Show, with showrooms at AmericasMart Atlanta and Las Vegas Market Center, launched its Wholesale Subscription Box program, specifically created and curated for gift retailers across the United States and Canada.  The Wholesale Subscription Box from BEST of Show is specifically designed f... READ MORE »

Retailers welcome House measure providing more time to use Paycheck Protection Program funds

The National Retail Federation (NRF) welcomed House action on legislation that would give employers more time and flexibility to use Paycheck Protection Program money aimed at helping small businesses survive the coronavirus pandemic. “Businesses need more flexibility as they struggle with how ... READ MORE »

Crane Stationery moves operations to Cohoes, New York

Crane Stationery has made the difficult decision to relocate operations from its current home in North Adams, Massachusetts to the home of parent company Mohawk Fine Papers in Cohoes, New York in the coming months.  The extended shutdown due to COVID-19 caused financial hardship necessitating su... READ MORE »

LA Mart releases its new Summer Market dates

The successful re-launch of our industry is directly tied to the strong re-activation of the economy. LA Mart released its new Summer Market dates, which will be held August 20-24, 2020. LA Mart is aligning with its showrooms to put the buyer at the center of every purchase decision in addition ... READ MORE »

NRF welcomes the introduction of the Pandemic Risk Insurance Act

The National Retail Federation (NRF) welcomed the introduction of the Pandemic Risk Insurance Act, which would establish a federal program to help businesses obtain insurance coverage for pandemics modeled on a system for terrorism insurance established following 9/11. “Congress must take swift... READ MORE »

Retailers welcome Senate plan to expand Paycheck Protection Program flexibility

The National Retail Federation (NRF) welcomed legislation agreed to by key members of the Senate that would give businesses more time to use Paycheck Protection Program money and spend it on safety equipment and improvements in addition to employee wages. “We appreciate that Congress recognizes... READ MORE »

CDN launches non-contact forehead thermometer to help protect workplace safety

CDN has introduced a new Non-Contact Forehead Thermometer (THD2FE) that can be used to scan the temperatures of employees, quickly and safely. An urgent response to the COVID-19 crisis, this medical-grade model uses infrared technology to measure forehead or surface temperature, with a one-second... READ MORE »

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