• Retail imports see final tariff-driven surge of the year

    Nov 14, 2019

    Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to see their final surge of the year this month ahead of new tariffs set to take effect in December, according to the Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and… Full Story »
  • The Knot reveals 10 wedding trends for 2020 celebrations

    Nov 13, 2019

    The Knot, a wedding planning and registry resource, reveals 10 wedding trends to anticipate for 2020 celebrations. Couples marrying in 2020 will place a greater emphasis on intentional and deeply meaningful personalization, as well as on creating an inclusive experience for attendees. To-be-weds are also putting sustainability at… Full Story »
  • The Toy Association unveils 2020 Toy of the Year Award finalists

    Nov 11, 2019

    The Toy Association unveiled 114 toy and game finalists for the prestigious 2020 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards. Known as the "Oscars" of the toy industry, the TOTY Awards program recognizes the top playthings on the market – from STEM/STEAM and innovative toys to dolls,… Full Story »
  • Paper First Affiliates celebrates its annual conference and trade show in Las Vegas

    Nov 11, 2019

    Paper First Affiliates is heading to the M Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada for its upcoming 26th Annual Conference & Trade Show on Jan. 28-30, 2020. This long-standing event continues to garner praise from exhibitors and PFA members, alike, as one of the most engaging &… Full Story »
  • NRF Foundation honors individuals who are shaping the future of retail

    Nov 7, 2019

    The NRF Foundation named an exclusive group of individuals to The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future 2020. The honorees are industry leaders who are impacting retail and will be recognized Jan. 12, 2020, at the NRF Foundation Honors during NRF 2020 Vision: Retail’s Big Show in New York… Full Story »
  • Gift industry mourns loss of young leader

    Nov 4, 2019

    Jon Neidlinger, brother of Nora Napientek and co-owner of nora fleming, passed away in a car accident on Sunday, November 3, 2019. "As you can imagine for a small business rooted in family, losing him is absolutely devastating to the many people who loved him,"… Full Story »
  • SBA kicks off National Veterans Small Business Week 2019

    Nov 4, 2019

    The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will celebrate the accomplishments of veteran, service member, and military spouse small business owners nationwide during National Veterans Small Business Week, which runs Nov. 4-8. “This week is dedicated to celebrating the nation’s 2.5 million veteran-owned businesses who contribute nearly $1… Full Story »
  • Clarion Events announces Spotlight Award recipients

    Nov 4, 2019

    Clarion Events, formerly Urban Expositions, announced the recipients of the new Spotlight Awards program recognizing the souvenir/resort industry’s companies, organizations and individuals who truly stand out in three categories – leadership, career achievements and best practices. For the 2019 Inaugural Clarion Events Spotlight Award, recipients… Full Story »
  • Halloween is spooky business

    Oct 31, 2019

    Halloween offers a festive activity yearly, but it also provides revenue to a variety of businesses. From costumes to food to spookiness, there is a way for retailers to capture sales for this fall event. In a survey from the U.S. Census Bureau, 41.1 million… Full Story »
  • Rubie’s Costume Company discusses this year’s hottest Halloween costumes

    Oct 31, 2019

    On Oct. 30, 2019, Howard Beige, executive vice president with Rubie's Costume Company discussed this year's hottest Halloween costumes on Mornings with Maria on Fox Business. Beige pointed out the number one costume for children this year is Spiderman. He noted on Halloween trick-or-treaters will… Full Story »

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