• Amscan Holdings Inc. Appoints New Senior Vice President

    Oct 31, 2006

    Amscan Holdings Inc. announced Oct. 25 the appointment of Brent Schlosser as senior vice president -- new business development. "We are pleased to have Brent joining us," stated Jim Harrison, president. "His 20-plus years of retail party industry experience will be a valuable addition in our… Full Story »
  • Papyrus Acquires The Chelsea Paper Company

    Oct 20, 2006

    Papyrus, a specialty premium retail stationery business with 150 stores, recently announced that it has acquired the assets of The Chelsea Paper Company, an Internet source for customized stationery, invitations, announcements and holiday cards, in order to enhance its online presence. will initially continue… Full Story »
  • Survey: Shoppers to Spend $800 Each on Holidays

    Oct 20, 2006

    With the average shopper expected to spend nearly $800 this year on holiday merchandise, retailers may be jingling all the way ... to the bank. The National Retail Federation’s 2006 Holiday Consumer Intentions and Actions Survey found that the average consumer plans to spend $791.10… Full Story »
  • AAH Holdings Also Owns Party City, Amscan

    Oct 2, 2006

    Berkshire Partners LLC and Weston Presidio, through their holding company AAH Holdings Corporation, announced Sept. 29 the acquisition of PA Acquisition Corp., doing business as Party America from a division of Gordon Brothers Group, LLC. In connection with the acquisition, the outstanding common stock and subordinated… Full Story »
  • Rise in Spending Due to Increase in Celebrations

    Sep 20, 2006

    From costumes to candy, people of all ages will be getting into the Halloween spirit as the year's spookiest holiday approaches. According to the National Retail Federation's (NRF) Consumer Intentions and Actions Survey conducted by BIGresearch, consumers are expected to spend almost $5 billion this… Full Story »
  • TransWorld Exhibits to Produce International Halloween Show

    Sep 6, 2006

    TransWorld Exhibits will manage and produce the Ninth International Halloween Show Dec. 4-8 in New York City. The new agreement between the Halloween Industry Association (HIA) and TransWorld has TransWorld producing the show, which will take place at the newly designated "International Halloween Building" at 1115… Full Story »
  • Paramount Cards Closes Its Doors

    Jul 28, 2006

    Paramount Cards Holding Corp. closed its doors at its Canadian and U.S. locations on July 21, according to news reports. The closure cut 1,270 jobs. Employees were notified July 21. The company had shifted most of its operations to Cambridge, Ontario, last fall. The company’s… Full Story »
  • Twenty-Five Million Consumers Plan to Purchase Patriotic Goods

    Jun 22, 2006

    According to the National Retail Federation's (NRF) 2006 Independence Day Consumer Intentions and Actions Survey, the majority of consumers (87 percent) plan to celebrate Independence Day this year. Despite having to dig deeper into their wallets to fill up their gas tanks, more than half… Full Story »
  • Party City Declares 2006 the Year of the Pirate

    Jun 21, 2006

    With the sequel to Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean" set to drop this July, pirate-themed birthday parties are becoming all the rage, with pirate costumes hitting the high seas this Halloween. To capitalize on the trend, Party City has proclaimed 2006 to be The Year… Full Story »
  • Smiffy’s to create costumes based on the family film “Zoom”

    Jun 5, 2006

    Smiffy's has announced its appointment as the party licensee for Revolution Studios' family adventure comedy "Zoom," starring Tim Allen. Smiffy's will develop a line of costumes and masks in the United States, Canada and the U.K. Zoom is to be released by Columbia Pictures on… Full Story »

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