Atlanta Apparel forecasts autumn/winter 2023 trends

International Market Centers' (IMC) in-house fashion office released the Autumn/Winter ‘23 Trend Report, previewing colors, prints and styles retailers can expect to see while sourcing at the season break market, March 28–April 1, at AmericasMart Atlanta — as well as at IMC’s August apparel ... READ MORE »

Gift for Life welcomes new board leadership

Gift for Life, a national charitable organization in the gift, stationery and home décor industries, named new leadership for its board of directors, with Ari Lowenstein of Emergent Workshop serving as chair through 2025. Along with the election of a new chair, Gift for Life also instituted a ch... READ MORE »

LEUCHTTURM1917’s latest release activates the senses to think on paper

Having been in business for over a century, LEUCHTTURM1917 is guided by a crystal-clear mission. Now in its fourth generation of family stewardship, with Axel and Max Stürken at the helm of this Hanseatic, multi-award-winning company, at the heart of every release is the conviction that writing... READ MORE »

High Point Market properties refreshed, updated ahead of show

International Market Centers’ (IMC) made 13 more updates to its High Point properties across five buildings – 200 North Hamilton, Historic Market Square, Market Square Tower, Plaza Suites and Showplace – for the April 22-26 High Point Market. IMC previously announced 31 other updates in the... READ MORE »

GHTA accepting nominations for the Chad Corzine Young Gift & Home Executive Award

The Gift and Home Trade Association (GHTA) is calling for nominees for the Chad Corzine Young Gift & Home Executive Award 2023. The industry lost a dear friend to many when Chad Corzine passed away in 2021. Corzine cofounded Young Gift Executives (YGE) in 2014 with the intent to give a voice ... READ MORE »

IMC names chief digital officer

International Market Centers (IMC) hired seasoned digital executive Mark Crowther as its chief digital officer. According to IMC, Crowther brings with him more than 25 years of experience transforming how organizations interact with customers and growing a company’s value proposition through in... READ MORE »

Las Vegas buying event to promote mid-market season sourcing

The semi-annual Spring Buying Event, featuring near 50 home, gift and lifestyle permanent showrooms across Building C and the Las Vegas Design Center (LVDC), will be held March 27-28 at World Market Center in Las Vegas, according to International Market Centers (IMC). "Our inaugural Las Vegas mid... READ MORE »

Dallas Market Center previews March Market

Dallas Market Center's March Market, featuring the Apparel & Accessories Market and Total Home & Gift Market, will take place March 21-24. The marketplace will showcase women’s apparel, accessories and footwear, complemented by open showrooms in gift, gourmet, home décor, holiday and m... READ MORE »

NRF: Imports expected to slowly climb through mid-summer

Import cargo volume at U.S. major container ports is expected to begin slowly climbing again in March after February saw one of the lowest levels since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates. ... READ MORE »

Stationery Store Day to return August 2023

The second annual Stationery Store Day will take place across the world on Aug. 5 this year, announced Kristina Burkey, owner of Calliope, a Massachusetts-based stationery shop. “I get asked regularly, ‘Where are the stationery stores in my area?’ or ‘I’m going here for vacation, are th... READ MORE »

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