• IBA Announces Board of Directors

    Oct 10, 2008

    The International Balloon Association (IBA) has announced the election of its 2008-2009 board of directors. Board members who have been elected to serve this balloon and party goods industry association are as follows: -President, Elissa Mast, E&R Sales, Inc., Midlothian, Va. -First Vice-President, Curt Terrace, Aerial… Full Story »
  • In Memory Of Maxine Baird

    Oct 10, 2008

    The industry has lost a veteran performer, designer, educator, producer of events and organizer of advocate organizations. Maxine Baird, internationally known expert in the balloon and celebration industry, died Sept. 21. Baird was a passionate promoter of education for young people wanting to enter the… Full Story »
  • Online Registration Open For January 2009 NYIGF

    Oct 9, 2008

    With one quick visit to retai,lers can now register online for the winter edition of the New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF), January 25-29, 2009. The NYIGF Web site is also designed to help attendees set their shopping strategy and plan their visit to… Full Story »
  • Pop Culture, Election Play Role in Americans’ Halloween Costume Choices

    Oct 3, 2008

    As more people plan to celebrate Halloween this year, consumers are looking to Hollywood and the upcoming election as their inspiration for costumes. According to the National Retail Federation's 2008 Halloween Consumer Intentions and Actions survey, conducted by BIGresearch, an estimated 51.8 million adults plan… Full Story »
  • iParty Corp. Opens Temporary Halloween Stores

    Oct 2, 2008

    iParty Corp., a party goods retailer, announced the opening of two temporary Halloween stores for the 2008 Halloween season. The stores are branded "iParty Halloween" and are located within the greater Boston market, in Belmont and Weymouth, Mass. "Since this is our first year opening temporary… Full Story »
  • Halloween Celebrations Rise Despite Economy

    Sep 30, 2008

    According to the National Retail Federation's (NRF) Halloween Consumer Intentions and Actions Survey, conducted by BIGresearch, more consumers plan to celebrate Halloween in 2008 than in 2007 (64.5 percent vs. 58.7 percent). This year, the average person plans to spend $66.54 on the holiday, up… Full Story »
  • American Greetings Announces Second Quarter Results

    Sep 30, 2008

    American Greetings reported total revenue of $385.8 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2009, compared to $377.5 million for the prior year period. Pre-tax income from continuing operations came to $2.4 million, compared to $12.6 million in the prior year period, and income from… Full Story »
  • Date and Location Change For Winter 2009 NYIGF

    Sep 30, 2008

    George Little Management, LLC (GLM) has announced that the winter 2009 edition of the New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF) will run Sunday, Jan. 25 through Thursday, Jan. 29 at New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and Passenger Ship Terminal Piers 90, 92… Full Story »
  • Deck The Halls With Eldorado

    Sep 23, 2008

    Hot off the press, Eldorado Trading Company's 2008 Holiday Catalog features over 40 pages of seasonal and holiday-specific novelties. The catalog features everything from calendars, ornaments and table décor to lingerie, candles and party/romance games. "We especially look forward to the holidays because of the… Full Story »
  • Scramble Squares Puzzle Honored as Best Educational Product for 2008

    Sep 16, 2008

    B.dazzle inc. of Redondo Beach, Calif., has announced that its "American Revolution" Scramble Squares nine-piece brain teaser puzzle has been honored by The Institute for Childhood Resources in San Francisco as among "Dr. Toy's 10 Best Educational Products" for 2008 and as one of "Dr.… Full Story »

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