Spring 2023 High Point Market to feature updated resources, programming

International Market Centers (IMC) updated its resources and programming for  Spring 2023 High Point Market as it presents more than 1,000 permanent showrooms and temporary exhibits showing new furniture, décor, lighting, rugs and more. According to IMC. its updates aim to make its 17 downtown ... READ MORE »

Greeting Card Association names 2023 Louie Awards finalists

The Greeting Card Association (GCA) named finalists from the industry’s 34th Annual Louie Awards competition. This year’s contest saw 1,016 greeting cards entered from 163 companies in 51 categories; overall, entries were up 62% over 2022. The cards were judged by a panel of 52 card publisher... READ MORE »

Gift for Life launching campaign to provide earthquake relief

The death toll in Turkey and Syria rose to eight in a new and powerful earthquake that struck two weeks after a devastating temblor killed nearly 45,000 people, authorities and media said Tuesday. The Feb. 6 quake killed more than 46,000 people in both countries — the vast majority of them in ... READ MORE »

Shoppe Object Winter 2023 draws record attendance

Shoppe Object took place Feb. 5-7 on Manhattan’s Lower East Side at Pier 36. According to show executives, the event featured a larger footprint than before, a bigger brand count, a sold-out floor and record-breaking attendance. The show recently underwent an expansion, with 30% more exhibit... READ MORE »

Paperworld India & Corporate Gift Show 2023 nearly here

Messe Frankfurt India Trade Fairs India Pvt will host Paperworld India and Corporate Gifts Show 2023 in Mumbai on Feb. 23-25. Bringing together more than 200 exhibitors and 500 brands, the co-located trade fairs will showcase an array of office and school supplies along with a plethora of gifts a... READ MORE »

NRF: Retail sales pick up in January 2023

Retail sales bounced back strongly in January as inflation eased and income grew, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). “Despite inflationary headwinds, January retail sales show the resiliency of consumers in how they manage their budgets and make decisions on how, when and where ... READ MORE »

Dallas Apparel & Accessories Market experiences attendance increase

The January Dallas Apparel & Accessories Market featured a record-breaking number of exhibiting companies and buyers attending the show, according to Dallas Market Center. The organization says the Jan. 10-13 event experienced an overall attendance increase versus pre-pandemic shows as well a... READ MORE »

Spring Market 2023 in Atlanta to offer sourcing opportunities

International Market Centers (IMC) will host its Spring Market March 1-3 at AmericasMart Atlanta. The buying event provides access to AmericasMart’s Open-Year-Round showrooms plus additional market-only showrooms with complementary education, networking opportunities and more. “Buyers are ... READ MORE »

Spring Fair 2023 officially a wrap

Spring Fair & Moda, a UK-based home, gift and fashion buying showcase, took place Feb. 5-8 at NEC Birmingham. According to the organization, thousands of independents retailers, online stores, multiples, department stores, lifestyle boutiques, garden centers, pharmacies, florists, museums, de... READ MORE »

Trends emerge for Spring 2023 High Point Market

TrendWatch, International Market Centers’ (IMC) proprietary trend forecast, named three trends at the Spring 2023 High Point Market: Confections, Immersion and Studio. The semi-annual report showcases product available at the April 22-26, 2023, High Point Market in IMC’s 17 properties in a pr... READ MORE »

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