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OneCoast partners with new brand Questionables

OneCoast, an omnichannel wholesale sales and marketing company, established a partnership with Questionables. [caption id="attachment_89934" align="alignright" width="448"] Questionables products. Photo courtesy of OneCoast.[/caption] This partnership marks a strategic expansion for OneCoast, ... READ MORE »

Retail sales jump in May 2024 after April slowdown

Retail sales jumped significantly in May, showing strong increases both month over month and year over year, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). “Consumers have clearly retained their ability to spend and are driving solid economic growth,” said Matthew Shay, president and CEO ... READ MORE »

Las Vegas Market unveils programming for summer 2024

Las Vegas Market announces a full slate of programming designed to round out summer sourcing with live seminars, including five CEU-eligible courses, community-focused parties and elevated amenities at the July 28–Aug. 1 market at World Market Center Las Vegas. “Programming in Las Vegas gives... READ MORE »

Gift for Life presents ‘Party with Peter’ in Atlanta this July

Gift for Life, the gift and home industry’s longest-running, volunteer-led charitable organization, will host an evening of celebration and philanthropy at "Party with Peter," a 70 ½ birthday wine tasting fundraiser benefiting World Central Kitchen, on Tuesday, July 16, at The Candler Hotel in do... READ MORE »

Nominations open for 2025 Spotlight Awards

Gift Shop® Plus and Stationery Trends have officially opened nominations for the 2025 Gift + Stationery Spotlight Awards. We invite you to participate in the Gift + Stationery Spotlight Awards by nominating outstanding individuals who are making a meaningful impact in our industry. This is your ... READ MORE »

Papersalt, Broken Top Brands launch candle collection

With summer shows around the corner, Papersalt will debut the latest addition to its growing brand of gifts, books and stationery items — a clean, cocktail-scented candle collection, inspired by their retro Pop Life! line. [caption id="attachment_89936" align="alignright" width="352"] Photo cou... READ MORE »

Aurora World acquires Mary Meyer

Aurora World, a global brand in gift plush and plush toys, acquired Mary Meyer, an established, branded plush toy company specializing in baby, general and seasonal plush products. This strategic move not only aims to solidify Aurora World’s position in the industry and open exciting possibilit... READ MORE »

She Said It collaborates with The Blue Angels

She Said It, a mother-daughter owned stationery company based in Milwaukee, launched a new product collaboration with the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, The Blue Angels. She Said It stationery products, including greeting cards, stickers, note pads, flat notes, feature quotes from histo... READ MORE »

LA Mart relaunches with new website

L.A. Mart, a Southern California retailer and wholesale destination for giftware, home décor and furniture, relaunched. The company said this revitalization reflects a fresh perspective, innovative thinking, and a commitment to providing an unparalleled wholesale shopping experience that’s tai... READ MORE »

Keep US Posted stamp price increases

Postal regulators approve July stamp hike — with warnings

Keep US Posted, a nonprofit advocacy group of consumers, nonprofits, newspapers, greeting card publishers, magazines, catalogs and small businesses, commends The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) for questioning DeJoy’s twice-annual mailing rate hikes, but is disappointed that the PRC determined ... READ MORE »

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