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  • 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 »
  • Mary Meyer baby toys garner Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal

    Jun 5, 2006

    Five Mary Meyer Baby toys - Gentle Jungle Monkey Activity Toy, Junior Jumper Soft Book, Little Lady Bug Plush Toy, Little Lady Bug Wiggler and the Twinkle Star Baby Blanket - all received the 2006 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award. Oppenheim toy testers gave… Full Story »
  • Smiffy’s appoints Nigel Kean as Canadian vice president of sales

    Jun 5, 2006

    Smiffy's, a manufacturer and distributor of costumes, Halloween and party products, has announced the appointment of Nigel Kean, as vice president of sales, Canada. Having worked in the stationery and party industries for 34 years, Nigel brings with him a wealth of experience accumulated from holding… Full Story »
  • A world of possibilities awaits participants at Ballooniversity 2006

    Jun 5, 2006

    Burton + BURTON has announced Ballooniversity 2006, themed "A World of Possibilities," will be held in Athens, Ga., on Friday, July 28 and Saturday, July 29. Florists, balloon decorators, party shop owners and gift basket designers are invited to come and create balloon, gift basket,… Full Story »

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