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  • Solo Cup Sells Hoffmaster Business

    Sep 13, 2007

    Solo Cup Company announced Sept. 11 that it signed an agreement to sell its Hoffmaster business to an affiliate of funds managed by Kohlberg & Company for approximately $170 million. Subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions, the transaction is expected to close… Full Story »
  • IParty Corp. to Purchase Two Party City Franchised Stores

    Sep 13, 2007

    IParty Corp., a party goods retailer that operates 50 iParty retail stores, reported Aug. 16 that it has entered into an asset purchase agreement to purchase two retail stores in Lincoln, R.I., and Warwick, R.I., currently operated as Party City franchise stores. The price will… Full Story »
  • Party Maker Announces Record Franchise and Internet Sales Growth in 2007

    Aug 30, 2007

    Party Maker is a full-service party store company headquartered in Myrtle Beach, S.C., with two corporate stores. Party Maker, a full-service party store company, is reporting 2007 record growth of over 43 percent in its franchise business expansion. New Party Maker franchise stores are now… Full Story »
  • TransWorld Announces Winners of Free Trip to 2008 Show

    Jul 25, 2007

    TransWorld Exhibits has announced the five winners – four from the U.S. and one from the U.K. – of a complimentary trip to TransWorld's 24th International Halloween Costume & Party Show (HCPShow) and 13th National Haunt & Attractions Show scheduled March 16-19 at the Sands… Full Story »
  • Earl Foura Named President of National Ticket Company

    Jul 17, 2007

    The board of directors of National Ticket Company has announced the appointment of Earl Foura as president. Foura joined the company as controller in 1976. He served as vice president of finance and administration from 1982 to 2002. In 2002, he was named CFO/treasurer. Foura… Full Story »
  • Qualatex Launches Recordable B-Bops

    Jul 17, 2007

    Qualatex Recordable B-Bops are the first recordable balloons to hit the market. Introduced by Pioneer Balloon Co., these 31-inch Microfoil balloons have technology that allows consumers to personalize them for any occasion by recording a 10-seond message. The balloons include on-and off squeeze buttons to record… Full Story »
  • PCA Loses an Honored Member

    Jul 17, 2007

    Party Club of America (PCA) has announced the death of Rene Karam, owner of J.J.'s Party House in McAllen, Texas. Rene was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be missed by all of his PCA friends. Rene is survived by his wife, the… Full Story »
  • Burton + BURTON Acquires Pacific Rim Customer List

    Jul 17, 2007

    On June 1, burton + BURTON announced the purchase of the customer list, trademark and domain names of Pacific Rim Import Corporation. "This is an exciting time for us and the industry," said Maxine Burton, president and founder of burton + BURTON. "Pacific Rim’s departure… Full Story »
  • Factory Card & Party Outlet Sales Down 2.5 Percent

    Jun 12, 2007

    Factory Card & Party Outlet Corp. has announced that net sales for the four-week period ended June 2 decreased 2.5 percent from the four-week period ended June 3, 2006. Comparable-store sales for the four-week period ended June 2 decreased 0.6 percent from 2006. The company also… Full Story »
  • AAH Holdings Acquires Gags & Games

    Jun 5, 2007

    AAH Holdings Corporation has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Gags & Games Inc., a leading retailer of Halloween and party goods. Gags & Games operates approximately 20 party superstores in Michigan and Ohio under the trade name Party USA. In addition, Gags… Full Story »

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