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  • Greeting Card Association shares 2019 LOUIE Award winners

    May 23, 2019

    The Greeting Card Association (GCA) announced the winners of its 2019 “LOUIE Awards,” the International Greeting Card Awards Competition, at the 30th annual celebration on Sunday, May 19, 2019. The event was held in conjunction with the inaugural Noted: The Greeting Card Expo in Brooklyn, New York. “The wide… Full Story »
  • IMC hires new chief technology officer

    May 23, 2019

    International Market Centers (IMC) has hired Shannon Knox, a former vice president technology for Hilton Worldwide, as its new executive vice president, chief technology officer. Beginning June 3, he will be responsible for IMC’s overall strategy, architecture, delivery and use of technology and IT infrastructure. “With… Full Story »
  • Madison Park Greetings relaunches at Noted Expo

    May 21, 2019

    Madison Park Greetings is set to officially relaunch at the 2019 *Noted Show in Brooklyn, New York, on Sunday, May 19. Founded in 1977, Madison Park Greetings creates high-end specialty products, cards and journals, which feature work by a broad range of artists. In 2018, parent… Full Story »
  • Helium shortage reaches Party City

    May 13, 2019

    If you’re a small mom-and-pop shop that sells balloons, you’ve surely been hit with the lack-of helium that’s been available as of late. If you read PHR regularly, you know we’ve been covering the issue regularly, with an in-depth article on the background in our March/April issue.… Full Story »
  • Retail imports rise ahead of higher tariffs

    May 10, 2019

    With retail sales rising and President Trump saying he plans to both increase and broaden tariffs on goods from China, imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to see unusually high levels the remainder of this spring and through the summer, according… Full Story »
  • Mobile devices are important to in-store retail buying

    May 10, 2019

    Physical stores still play a major role in most Americans’ shopping journey, according to a recent survey conducted by Kelton Globalfor RetailMeNot. But phones are an important part of a store’s success, and help draw people into physical locations. The good news from this survey is that… Full Story »
  • BookExpo selected titles for Editors’ Buzz program

    May 10, 2019

    BookExpo selected titles for the 2019 Editors’ Buzz program, which features the top authors and titles expected to resonate with readers in the coming months. There are three Editors’ Buzz Panels where the books’ editors will present the selected titles: The Adult Editors’ Buzz Panel on… Full Story »
  • Gift resources expand at Las Vegas Market

    May 6, 2019

    Las Vegas Market announced another round of significant gift leasing gains with more than 60,000 square feet of new, expanded and renewed showrooms confirmed for Summer 2019 Las Vegas Market, running July 28-Aug. 1, 2019. “The number of gift resources available at Las Vegas Market… Full Story »
  • Lovepop introduces the Koala Family 3D card

    May 3, 2019

    Lovepop has released a new design, the Koala Family 3D Card. This pop up greeting card speaks to both family and friends. “No occasion is too small, and no relationship too insignificant to go out of your way to make someone’s day just a little bit… Full Story »
  • Releasing balloons could potentially cost people in New Jersey

    May 2, 2019

    There's a bill pending in the state of New Jersey regarding the legality of balloon releases. Recently introduced into the state Senate, if the bill passes, there would be a $500 fine for the release of balloons filled with lighter-than-air gases. It cites wildlife mistaking balloons… Full Story »

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