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Shooting Cupid’s Arrow

Shooting Cupid’s Arrow

Fall in love with the new and the old this Valentine’s Day According to a Prosper Insights and Analytics survey done by the National Retail Federation, adults were expected to spend more than $17 billion on Valentine’s Day in 2014 — that’s “billion” with a “b” — creating a huge retail opportunity for party stores. While 91 percent planned to spend on their significant other ($85.76), 59 percent of shoppers planned to show their appreciation…  » Read more

Unique Industries, Inc. Announces Promotions of Craig Novak and Stephen Lineman

Unique Industries has announced the promotion of Craig Novak to the position of CEO/president. Novak started at Unique in 1983 as a sales representative and was later promoted to vice president of sales, and was promoted to president of the company in 1992.   In addition, Steve Lineman has been promoted to COO/CFO. Lineman joined Unique in September 2000 as Chief Financial Officer and has successfully served in that role for his entire tenure at…  » Read more
Appealing to All

Appealing to All

Some birthday décor sells no matter the age range   Much like money, shelf space doesn’t grow on trees. Most of you know that—and most of you know that selection is key. When it comes to birthday décor and partyware, storeowners are forced to pick from hundreds of options. How do you decide? You listen.  Customers are constantly asking for birthday décor and partyware that can appeal to people of all ages. With a little…  » Read more
Make Some New Year Noise

Make Some New Year Noise

Out with the old and in with the new   The New Year is a time to reflect on the past year and look forward to the year up ahead, so what better time to take a look at the best-selling New Year’s Eve products of 2014 and what to expect in 2015? Classic Colors With New Year’s products in general — everything from décor to ensembles and balloons — some of the classic color…  » Read more
Colors and Patterns and Babies, oh my!

Colors and Patterns and Babies, oh my!

What will there be in 2014?   It’s hard to predict what will be the next big thing in 2014, but I have it on good authority — some industry experts I questioned below — that it will involve a lot of patterns, personalization and those special little touches that will make a generic party one for the books.   PPR: What colors, patterns and themes will we see in 2014? Dawn Kirschner Unique Rainbow…  » Read more
Significant Sweetheart Sales

Significant Sweetheart Sales

Valentine’s Day is a day to cash in on love of every kind   Whether dealing with a classroom or a couple, “it’s the thought that counts” is a phrase that’s truly applicable for Valentine’s Day. It’s a day to celebrate love and appreciation in all shapes and forms, and often that form involves spending. According to the National Retail Federations’s 2013 Valentine’s Day spending survey, the average person planned to spend $130.97 on candy,…  » Read more
Bright and Bold

Bright and Bold

Make everyday parties solid sales in your store   The fact that solid color products are popular in most party stores is nothing new. Not only do they offer a wide variety of options that appeal to most consumers year round, but they are they perfect complement to any theme. This means retailers won’t be stuck with “leftovers,” as solid color products can always be used for future occasions. What is new this year is…  » Read more
Boundless Birthdays

Boundless Birthdays

Young, old, male, female—everyone likes a party   It’s the birthday boy! It’s the birthday girl! These are phrases you hear quite often, especially if you work in the party industry. But what’s the difference between the products sold for the birthday boy/man or girl/woman? Magenta, pink and purple are often associated with females and blues with the males, but bold colors and strong graphic patterns work well for either sex at any age. While…  » Read more
Tricks, Treats and Trends

Tricks, Treats and Trends

Halloween tips for 2013 As the National Retail Federation’s (NRF’s) 2012 Halloween consumer spending survey told us, a record 170 million people planned to celebrate Halloween in 2012 and were expected to spend $79.82 on decorations, costumes and candy, with total Halloween spending estimated to reach $8 billion. There’s money to be made, and Party & Paper talked to industry experts on the trends, tricks and treats that retailers can use to cash in on…  » Read more
Looking Up to 2013

Looking Up to 2013

Tints, twists and trends for the year ahead The past year in the party industry has seen its share of ups — superheroes flying up, up and away off the shelves — and downs — a helium situation deflating the spirits of many. But through it all, retailers have persevered and are all the stronger for it. Looking ahead to 2013, we can expect a bit of the same with a few new tints and…  » Read more