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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 pro... 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 »

GCA presents “Oceans of Opportunity” retreat

Greeting Card Association (GCA) is offering a new workshop and retreat called “Oceans of Opportunity.” This retreat will be held September 18 through September 21, 2019 in Naples, Florida and will provide educational workshops on topics designed to help industry professionals reconnect and learn... READ MORE »

Four speakers confirmed for CEO Summit at Summer Las Vegas Market

International Market Centers (IMC) has selected four speakers for the CEO Summit at Summer 2019 Las Vegas Market. The one-day event, scheduled for Tuesday, July 30, is designed to address and provide insight into critical issues facing today’s gift and home furnishings industry leaders through a s... READ MORE »

Modern retailers are meeting multichannel consumer demands

As more consumers embrace multichannel shopping, retailers are diversifying their investments online and offline to meet customers’ needs, according to the annual State of Retailing Online study released today by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Forrester. “Retailers are evolving with... READ MORE »

Product Pick of the Week: “I Avo Wanted”

The "I Avo Wanted" greeting card by Design Design Inc. offers a simple gesture, which can make someone's day with its fun, creative, and happy vibe.... READ MORE »

Vera Bradley to debut New Hope Girls Collection on International Women’s Day

On March 07, 2019 Vera Bradley, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRA), the iconic women’s fashion and lifestyle brand, announced it has partnered with New Hope Girls, a Dominican Republic-based nonprofit organization, to create a limited-edition collection, Vera Bradley x New Hope Girls, set to launch on Internation... READ MORE »

Clarion UX Gift, Souvenir & Apparel Show calendar has been announced

Clarion UX will host a number of gift, souvenir/resort, apparel and other industry trade shows throughout the country between July 2019 and February 2020. Confirmed show dates are highlighted below. Look for additional date announcements coming soon for shows scheduled for 2020 and beyond. Philadel... READ MORE »

Gift For Life/DIFFA team rallies design community to Support 2019 AIDS Walk New York

Gift for Life, the gift, stationery and home decor industries’ sole national charitable organization, is teaming-up with Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) to rally the design community’s support for the 2019 AIDS Walk New York. The Gift for Life/DIFFA team will step-out together... READ MORE »

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