• Burton + BURTON Acquires Pacific Rim Customer List

    Jul 17, 2007

    On June 1, burton + BURTON announced the purchase of the customer list, trademark and domain names of Pacific Rim Import Corporation. "This is an exciting time for us and the industry," said Maxine Burton, president and founder of burton + BURTON. "Pacific Rim’s departure… Full Story »
  • Factory Card & Party Outlet Sales Down 2.5 Percent

    Jun 12, 2007

    Factory Card & Party Outlet Corp. has announced that net sales for the four-week period ended June 2 decreased 2.5 percent from the four-week period ended June 3, 2006. Comparable-store sales for the four-week period ended June 2 decreased 0.6 percent from 2006. The company also… Full Story »
  • AAH Holdings Acquires Gags & Games

    Jun 5, 2007

    AAH Holdings Corporation has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Gags & Games Inc., a leading retailer of Halloween and party goods. Gags & Games operates approximately 20 party superstores in Michigan and Ohio under the trade name Party USA. In addition, Gags… Full Story »
  • Amscan Launches New Web Site

    May 22, 2007

    Amscan has launched a new, retailer-friendly Web site. The enhanced Web site provides information including an extensive sampling of product from its Amscan party portfolio and Grasslands Road gift portfolio as well as company information, office and showroom locations and merchandising solutions. Also featured are… Full Story »
  • National Stationery Show Names Best New Products

    May 22, 2007

    Seven exhibitors were honored with Best New Product Awards on Sunday, May 20 during the 61st annual National Stationery Show. Revised categories and an all-new Delegates' Choice Award highlighted this year's competition. The awards are a focus of the Show, which runs through Wednesday, May… Full Story »
  • National Pen Co. Acquires Atlas Pen & Pencil Corp.

    May 7, 2007

    National Pen Company announced the acquisition of Atlas Pen & Pencil Corporation of Hollywood, Fla. "National Pen has been growing steadily for several years now and intends to continue its growth both organically and through carefully chosen adjacent acquisition opportunities," said Rich Schulte, National Pen CEO.… Full Story »
  • 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 »

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