Hong Kong International Stationery & School Supplies Fair attracts more than 21,000

After a two-edition hiatus due to the pandemic, the Hong Kong International Stationery & School Supplies Fair, together with the concurrent Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair and the Hong Kong Baby Products Fair, attracted more than 21,000 in-person and online buyers across continents. The fair ... READ MORE »

National Stationery Week partners with Sarah Laker

Ocean Media Group is collaborating with Sarah Laker, founder and owner of award-winning stationery and gift store Stationery Supplies in Marple and Wilmslow, for National Stationery Week. Since its launch in 2011, National Stationery Week has aimed to celebrate stationery in all its forms, campai... READ MORE »

Winter 2023 Atlanta Market posts double-digit growth

Atlanta Market attendance posted double-digit growth over the Winter 2022 staging, attracting buyers from all 50 states and 56 countries, according to International Market Centers (IMC). Additionally, international traffic increased, nearly doubling year over year with a 350% increase in Canadian... READ MORE »

Faire debuts app for independent brands

[caption id="attachment_26493" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo courtesy of Faire[/caption] Faire launched a mobile app designed to allow independent brands to manage their businesses from their phones anytime, anywhere. According to the company, the Faire app unlocks the flexibility need... READ MORE »

Ambiente visitors to vote in industry competition

Visitors of international trade fair Ambiente can vote in the "Golden Greeting Card" competition, organized by the Association of Manufacturers and Publishers of Greeting Cards, Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Hersteller und Verleger von Glückwunschkarten, (AVG). Ambiente's Giving section hosts the comp... READ MORE »

NRF: 2022 holiday sales grew 5.3% to $936.3B

Retail sales during 2022’s November-December holiday season grew 5.3% over 2021 to $936.3 billion, falling short of the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) forecast amid continuing inflation and high interest rates, NRF reported. While holiday growth was less than expected, sales for the year ... READ MORE »

Las Vegas Market partners with The International Surface Event

A new partnership between Las Vegas Market and The International Surface Event (TISE) expands access to a fuller spectrum of home products in Las Vegas this January. The Jan. 29–Feb. 2 Las Vegas Market at World Market Center Las Vegas — a home furnishings and gift market in the western U.S ... READ MORE »

Editor spots trends at Atlanta Market

Stationery Trends editor in chief Sarah Schwartz recently returned from the Winter Atlanta Market and shared her general impressions as well as a few of her favorite finds in the gift and stationery categories. "Some things never change — Atlanta will always feel like the best way to start my y... READ MORE »

Atlanta Market names Winter 2023 ‘Best Booth’ winners

Atlanta Market named 16 temporary exhibitors as “Best Booth” winners for its Winter 2023 edition, running through Jan. 16 at AmericasMart Atlanta. “Visual design inspiration is a major draw for Atlanta Market,” said Dorothy Belshaw, executive vice president and chief customer officer of I... READ MORE »

IMC extends Shoppe Object to High Point Market

International Market Centers (IMC) will launch another edition of Shoppe Object during High Point Market beginning in October 2023. More than 100 hand-selected brands representing Shoppe Object’s mix of elevated, artisanal, design-driven product will be presented Oct. 14-17 on the third floor o... READ MORE »

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