January retail sales show strong increase

Retail sales grew sharply in January as government stimulus checks provided a boost and momentum from 2020’s record holiday season carried over into... READ MORE »

Gift for Life announces new board leadership

Gift for Life, the gift and home industries’ sole charitable organization, announced a transition in leadership, effective immediately, following th... READ MORE »

Rebecca West presents How to Design a Happy Home for IMC

During the Feb. 17 edition of International Market Centers’ (IMC) Market Insights program, designer, podcaster and author Rebecca West will present ... READ MORE »

2020 holiday shopping season reflects record sales

Record holiday season retail sales during the last two months of 2020 reflected the recovering economy but also got a boost from consumer emotions aft... READ MORE »

Tax ramifications of PPP loans clarified in new congressional act

Rules are not as complex now that Congress passed a law in December that clarified interpretations on PPP loans The program designed to provide finan... READ MORE »

BAMKO acquires Gifts By Design

BAMKO,  the promotional product and branded merchandise arm of Superior Group of Companies, Inc. announced that it has acquired substantially all of ... READ MORE »

NRF’s says Valentine’s Day spending to total $21.8 Billion

Just over half (52%) of U.S. adults plan to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, spending a total of $21.8 billion, according to the annual survey r... READ MORE »

NRF 2021: Retail’s Big Show – Chapter 2 moves to a digital format

The National Retail Federation (NRF) issued the following statement from President and CEO Matthew Shay regarding changes to the planned in-person NRF... READ MORE »

MHS Licensing & Consulting introduced new artist Courtney Morgenstern at its MHS Art Showcase earlier this month. “We are thrilled to start the promising new year with the introduction of a wonderfully talented artist,” said Marty Segelbaum, president of MHS Licensing & Consulting. “With tradeshows still on hold for the most part, the introduction of new artwork and artists is critical to capturing the attention of licensees and retailers.” 

MHS Licensing & Consulting adds artist to MHS Art Showcase

MHS Licensing & Consulting introduced new artist Courtney Morgenstern at its MHS Art Showcase earlier this month. “We are thrilled to start th... READ MORE »

NRF report suggests 2020 retail imports may break records

Imports seen during 2020 appear to be headed toward a new record despite the coronavirus pandemic, and remain at high levels as 2021 begins, according... READ MORE »

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