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Retailers file a lawsuit seeking to lower its cap on “swipe” fees

Retailers filed a lawsuit seeking to have the Federal Reserve lower its 10-year-old cap on “swipe” fees banks charge to process debit card transactions, saying the agency wrongly applied federal law and that merchants have paid billions of dollars more than intended by Congress while banks’ co... READ MORE »

NY NOW and GCA offer exclusive opportunity

NY NOW, a wholesale market for retailers and specialty buyers seeking diversity and discovery, announced the latest initiative in its ongoing partnership with the Greeting Card Association (GCA) ahead of the upcoming NY NOW Summer Market, Aug. 8-11, 2021 at the Javits Center in New York City. GCA... READ MORE »

Growing consumer optimism prompts retail surge

According to just-released data from consumer intelligence firm Resonate, a provider of A.I.-driven consumer data and analytics, consumer optimism is on a tremendous upswing among Americans, and today’s retail and travel brands are poised to reap the benefits. More than two-thirds (67.4%) of A... READ MORE »

DMC new buyer applications rise 50%

Dallas Market Center (DMC), a lifestyle marketplace in North America, has announced that the number of new buyer applications for the first four months of 2021 is up 50% versus 2019. Retail buyers and interior designers from all 50 states and numerous countries have recently applied to become buyers... READ MORE »

National Candle Association shares ideas to impress moms and dads

The National Candle Association (NCA) shares seven candle ideas that are ideal for Mother's and Father's Day. Ideas Bring the Day Spa Home Since going to a spa may not be possible this year, bring the spa home! An at-home facial mask, DIY manicure/pedicure or even a regular bath can be transform... READ MORE »

IMC’s webinar explores the return of in-person retail

With COVID restrictions easing and business returning to more normal operations, International Market Centers’ (IMC) June 2021 Market Insights webinar will explore the ways that retailers are preparing for consumers’ return to their stores. The hour-long Back to Business: Attracting Buyers Back ... READ MORE »

*NOTED’s virtual expo features over 70 greeting card makers

The Greeting Card Association (GCA), is excited to welcome retailers, sales reps, and buyers to its upcoming virtual event, *Noted: The Greeting Card Expo, May 20 and 21, 2021. Registration is free for attendees and includes access to a full schedule of events, networking opportunities, the ability... READ MORE »

Patent Press Greeting Cards is being given away to help others

Bob Hickey, owner and founder of Patent Press Greeting Cards, is giving away his business to help people at Lifetime Assistance — an organization that offers a “full spectrum of services to empower individuals with developmental disabilities.”  Patent Press Greeting Cards, based in Rochest... READ MORE »

DMC releases updates its health & safety policies for June markets

Dallas Market Center (DMC), following more than 10 months of successful trade events, has announced updated health and safety policies and guidelines for June markets including Apparel & Accessories Market, Total Home & Gift Market, Lightovation, and KidsWorld. Health & Safety Efforts ... READ MORE »

Emery Board Sets from Shannon Martin Design

Emery Board Sets

Emery Board Sets from Shannon Martin Design are sturdy and double-sided, which makes manicures and touch-ups easy! One colorful side features a vintage photo and sassy saying, with pretty patterns on the back. Each set contains three styles, all in one handy dandy vinyl case. ... READ MORE »

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