• Ellen Degeneres to Write Cards for American Greetings

    Apr 26, 2007

    Ellen Degeneres is set to infuse greeting cards with her contagious sense of humor. The talk show host has signed a deal to incorporate some of her witty messages to American Greetings. The collection is set to be released in the summer and will include 32… Full Story »
  • Postal Rates Raised, Forever Stamp to be Issued

    Apr 26, 2007

    The governors of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) approved an increase in the price of a first-class stamp to 41 cents, authorized the issuance of the Forever Stamp and set May 14 as the date for implementation of these changes. USPS proposed new rates on… Full Story »
  • Amscan Extends Supply Agreement with Erwin Distributing

    Mar 2, 2007

    Amscan Holdings Inc. reported March 1 that its wholly owned subsidiary, Amscan Inc., has extended its supply agreement with Erwin Distributing Co., a party goods distributor and retailer that operates 29 Card & Party Factory Stores in Texas, for five more years. The supply agreement gives… Full Story »
  • iParty Sales Up 10 Percent

    Feb 28, 2007

    Sales at iParty grew 10.3 percent in the past year to $78.5 million, according to the company. "We successfully met the various opportunities and challenges that we encountered during 2006," said Sal Perisano, chairman and CEO of iParty Corp. "I am pleased to report that… Full Story »
  • National Ticket Company

    Feb 5, 2007

    This year, National Ticket Company of Shamokin, Penn., celebrates its 100th anniversary as a world leader in providing ticketing and admission products. Brothers Alphonsus E., William A. and John J. Conway, along with Nicholas R. Ludes, founded the company in 1907. Today the Conway and Ludes… Full Story »
  • 2008 International Halloween, Costume & Party Show to Move to Las Vegas

    Jan 25, 2007

    After 23 years in Chicago, TransWorld Exhibits has announced it is moving the International Halloween, Costume & Party Show (HCPShow) to the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas. The show will be held March 16-19. "By moving this show to Las Vegas, we will… Full Story »
  • Factory Card & Party Outlet Corp. Engages Services of Goldsmith Agio Helms

    Jan 24, 2007

    Factory Card & Party Outlet Corp. announced Jan. 23 that it has engaged investment banking firm Goldsmith Agio Helms to assist the company and its directors with its previously announced decision to identify and evaluate potential strategic alternatives to enhance shareholder value. The statement follows the… Full Story »
  • Dollar Tree Plants a New Seed: Occasions Party-Planning Store

    Jan 16, 2007

    Dollar Tree Stores Inc. is testing a new concept called Occasions that specializes in products for parties and events. (The Virginian-Pilot) Read the rest of the story here.
  • Factory Card & Party Outlet to Explore ‘Strategic Alternatives’

    Dec 20, 2006

    After announcing its third-quarter results in early December, Factory Card & Party Outlet announced its board of directors has initiated an external process to explore strategies such as acquisitions, the potential sale of the company, strategic joint ventures, mergers and/or stock repurchases, according to a… Full Story »
  • Dave Crane to Take the Helm at PFA

    Nov 27, 2006

    On Nov. 27 the board of managers of Paper First Affiliates (PFA) announced the appointment of Dave Crane as CEO, effective Nov. 1. "We are very excited to have someone of Dave's caliber join our team," said Jerry Sykes, president of the board of managers. Crane… Full Story »

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