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  • 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 »
  • Designer Greetings Acquires Cardsmart

    Oct 31, 2006

    Designer Greetings Inc., publisher of one of the most extensive greeting card lines in the United States, announced Oct. 30 that it acquired certain key Cardsmart assets. The acquisition includes the Cardsmart name, trademark and all intellectual property. Cardsmart is a national chain of independently owned… Full Story »
  • 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. ChelseaPaper.com 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 »

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