• Study offers look at economic benefits of shopping locally

    Nov 26, 2018

    Slightly more than two-thirds of every dollar spent at a small business in the U.S. stays in the local community, according to a recent American Express study. Additionally, the Small Business Economic Impact Study from American Express noted every dollar spent at small businesses creates an additional… Full Story »
  • NSS Design Our Valentines deadline approaching

    Nov 26, 2018

    National Stationery Show (NSS) will be showcasing the talent of its exhibitors to thousands of retailers and buyers this Valentine’s Day. All 2019 NSS exhibitors are invited to submit new, original designs for consideration in the 2019 “Design Our Valentines” competition by Friday, Nov. 30, 5 p.m.… Full Story »
  • Party City releases 2018 Top Toys List

    Nov 26, 2018

    With over 50 temporary Toy City pop-up store locations now open throughout the U.S., Party City unveiled its 2018 Top Toys List. A Toy City pop-up in Rockway, New Jersey. Photo: Party City The 2018 Top Toys List includes the best of this year’s toy… Full Story »
  • Young adults most likely to spend more this holiday season

    Nov 26, 2018

    Holiday shopping is in full swing and consumers still have a lot more spending to do as they check off every item on their holiday wish list, according to a new consumer sentiment survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics.… Full Story »
  • Dr. Toy celebrates Best Pick Awards

    Nov 26, 2018

    The Dr. Toy’s Best Picks Children’s Products Awards Report 2018 is now available to parents, teachers, and others in the online magazine, Dr. Toy’s Guide.   The Dr. Toy Best Picks Children’s Products Award Program was developed by noted play and child development authority, Stevanne Auerbach,… Full Story »
  • October retail sales increase from last year

    Nov 19, 2018

    Retail sales in October increased 0.4 percent over September on a seasonally adjusted basis and were up 5.6 percent year-over-year unadjusted, according to calculations released today by the National Retail Federation. The numbers exclude automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants. “Today’s pickup in retail sales shows a healthy… Full Story »
  • Kelly Bristol joins Dallas Market Center

    Nov 19, 2018

    Kelly Bristol has joined Dallas Market Center as vice president of tradeshow business development, responsible for the strategic planning, merchandising, and leasing of the temporary exhibits at Total Home & Gift Markets. Bristol brings more than 20 years of experience in the tradeshow, wholesale, and consumer show industries.… Full Story »
  • NY NOW Cares to benefit Gift for Life initiatives

    Nov 18, 2018

    Two of Gift for Life’s beneficiaries – LIFELINE for Feeding America and DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS – will be the recipients of funds raised through NY NOW Cares, a new initiative which fosters community between market registrants and noteworthy charitable causes by giving back. In… Full Story »
  • NRF survey shows shopping plan over five-day holiday weekend

    Nov 16, 2018

    Retailers are preparing for one of their biggest weekends of the year as an estimated 164 million people are already planning to go shopping Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights &… Full Story »
  • Party City shares drop

    Nov 14, 2018

    Party City’s price target was lowered last week from $19 to $15. That’s stock-exchange talk for fallen shares. AP News reported on Party City Holdco Inc.’s third-quarter financials. Due to a myriad of issues, including a helium shortage, Party City’s shares fell more than 11… Full Story »

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