• Party City to launch broad-spectrum online marketplace

    May 10, 2017

    Party City Holdco Inc. (NYSE:PRTY) announced May 9 financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017. James M. Harrison, Chief Executive Officer, stated, “2017 is off to a solid start with first quarter results that were in line with our expectations. A compelling… Full Story »
  • Retail sector sees employment spike

    May 8, 2017

    Retail industry employment increased by 2,500 jobs in April from March, the National Retail Federation said.. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants. The overall economy gained 211,000 jobs in April, the Labor Department said. “This rebound in April employment mitigates the weakness… Full Story »
  • Party City reports major increase in Cinco de Mayo sales

    May 4, 2017

    Sales of Cinco de Mayo party products at Party City have increased by more than 50% over the last two years as more and more consumers in the U.S. embrace celebrations in personalized and differentiated ways. “We continue to see a strong convergence with our… Full Story »
  • NRF says debit card reform would further line banks’ pockets

    May 3, 2017

    The National Retail Federation on May 2 called on the House Financial Services Committee to reject efforts to repeal debit card swipe fee reform as it considers approval of the Financial Choice Act. “Debit card swipe fee reform has brought competition and transparency to the debit card… Full Story »
  • ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ line rolled out by Rubie’s

    May 1, 2017

    Rubie’s Costume Company Inc., the leader in licensed costumes and accessories is pleased to announce the launch of costumes, masks, accessories and makeup inspired by the upcoming action-adventure film, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Available in toddler, children and adult sizes, the officially… Full Story »
  • HIA lends support to Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act

    May 1, 2017

    HIA has joined many other industry organizations in supporting the Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act. This legislation would reform the regulatory process to ensure that all federal agencies appropriately consider the impact of their rules on small businesses across America. As a result, federal… Full Story »
  • Congress responding to retailers’ online sales tax pressure

    May 1, 2017

    The National Retail Federation welcomed renewed efforts in Congress to require online sellers to collect sales tax the same as local stores. “With more states passing sales tax laws or going to court, pressure is building on Congress to finally address this issue,” NRF Senior Vice… Full Story »
  • Is Party City Holdco on the verge of being sold? Could be

    Apr 27, 2017

    A major development could be unfolding in the party industry. According to a Reuters report, Party City Holdco Inc. could be sold to an unnamed private equity firm in the way of a leveraged buyout. Party City Holdco’s current majority owner is Thomas H. Lee… Full Story »
  • At long last, we have a ‘Frozen 2’ release date

    Apr 27, 2017

    Remember when Disney’s “Frozen” was everywhere and every little girl wanted to be Elsa? It’s now been several years — three and a half, to be exact — since Anna, Elsa and Olaf took the world by storm. The phenomenon has waned, at least somewhat, although “Frozen”… Full Story »
  • Retailers plead with congress: Don’t repeal debit card reform

    Apr 27, 2017

    The National Retail Federation and retailers from across the country went to Capitol Hill as Congress held a hearing on legislation that would repeal debit card swipe fee reform, telling lawmakers that reform has saved merchants and consumers more than $40 billion and should be protected.… Full Story »

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