• New Jersey state senator looking to ban release of helium-filled balloons

    Jun 15, 2017

    There is currently a bill in the New Jersey state senate that would criminalize the outdoor release of helium-filled balloons. The bill (S3177) was introduced in May by Sen. Jim Whelan, D-Atlantic, and would make the release of balloons filled with gas lighter than air… Full Story »
  • Halloween & Party Expo and HAuNTcon will co-locate in 2018

    Jun 13, 2017

    Urban Expositions announced today the acquisition of HAuNTcon, the Haunted Attraction National Tradeshow and Conference, a B2B exposition for the Haunted House Industry.  The industry leading event, will complement Urban’s specialty portfolio which includes Halloween & Party Expo reinforcing the market position for the Halloween,… Full Story »
  • Helium expert: Shortage ‘inevitable’ if Qatar blockade continues

    Jun 13, 2017

    A Saudi Arabian-led blockade of Qatar, which began on June 5, is close to disrupting the world’s helium supply, expert Phil Kornbluth told gasworld magazine. “It seems inevitable that world helium markets will experience at least a temporary shortage of supply, with formal supply allocations… Full Story »
  • National Stationery Show was ‘alive with excitement’

    Jun 12, 2017

    The National Stationery Show® (NSS), celebrated unmatched creativity and variety in the industry at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City from Sunday, May 21 through Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Domestic and international exhibiting companies and attendees converged upon the event, which… Full Story »
  • Labor Department withdraws joint employer liability guidelines set under Obama

    Jun 9, 2017

    The National Retail Federation welcomed the announcement from the Labor Department that it would withdraw burdensome guidance issued under the Obama Administration significantly broadening the definition of a joint employer and creating seemingly limitless liability in business to business relationships. “Today’s announcement from the Labor… Full Story »
  • Cutting-edge loss prevention technology, strategies on display at NRF Protect convention

    Jun 8, 2017

    At the National Retail Federation (NRF) Protect loss prevention conference this week, industry leader Toshiba will share its vision of driving growth for retailers and restaurants through three key areas: video surveillance innovations, cloud-based system management, and new strategies for point-of-purchase security. Taking center stage at… Full Story »
  • Rubie’s has official ‘Wonder Woman’ costumes

    Jun 7, 2017

    Rubie’s Costume Company Inc., is thrilled to announce its partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment, to produce officially licensed costumes, accessories and masks inspired by the highly anticipated feature film Wonder Woman, from Warner Bros. Pictures, Tencent Pictures and Wanda… Full Story »
  • Blockade of Middle Eastern country has helium producers on edge

    Jun 6, 2017

    A developing situation in the Middle East could affect anyone who depends on helium. On Monday, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain closed borders with nearby Qatar, effectively creating a blockade of the tiny country, which happens to be one of the top helium producers in… Full Story »
  • ‘Shark Tank’ judge: ‘Victims don’t succeed’

    Jun 5, 2017

    “Shark Tank” judge Barbara Corcoran is no-nonsense and tough. That’s evident from her recent interview with Adam Bryant of the New York Times. During the interview, Corcoran — a real estate investor and businesswoman — said attitude is the most important attribute she looks for in an employee.… Full Story »
  • Hooray for Dads: Father’s Day spending to break record

    Jun 5, 2017

    Americans are expected to spend more than ever on gifts for Father’s Day this year with the biggest share going to special outings like a ballgame, concert or dinner, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insight & Analytics. Father’s Day… Full Story »

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