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  • LANCASTER, PA - Lisa DiCostanzo has joined Primitives By Kathy as vice president of sales. She brings 30 years of experience in the gift and home décor industry to her new role.
  • NEW YORK - The 2016 Louie Awards submissions are now open. The Greeting Card Association has issued its Call for Entries for the 27th Annual LOUIE Awards.
  • MCKINNEY, TX - FarmHouse Fresh products are now being used in two key treatments at the spa at the new Dollywood's DreamMore Resort, located next to Dollywood and Dollywood's Splash Country, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Additionally, Farmhouse products will be offered as an amenity in the resort's 300 guest rooms.
  • PORT WASHINGTON, NY - It's clear by now that men care just as much about sensitive skin, clear complexions and aging as women, and 80 percent of them are using grooming products to upkeep these skincare routines.
  • New York – The New York Tabletop Market is scheduled to run October 13-16, 2015, and show attendees can expect to see several product introductions, as well showroom renovations.
  • KENNESAW, GA--Urban Expositions has announced that U.K.-based Clarion Events Ltd. has become a majority partner in the company. Clarion's global view and depth of resource further strengthen the existing Urban Expositions portfolio and can open doors to new growth opportunities, the company said.
  • The Zojirushi travel mug tiouts a smaller angled lid designed with sight line in mind for visibility while driving, walking or biking.
  • WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s proposed change to the rules that govern overtime wages may have a significant impact on the retail industry.


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Wrapped Summer Markets

Wrapped summer 2015

Missed something at summer markets? GDA Editors have you covered.  Retailer insights, award galas, product's all here in Wrapped! Click here to read.


  • Carol L Schroeder

    Savvy Store Solutions

    Carol Schroeder

    September 2, 2015

    Exploring Effective, Affordable Website Solutions

    Once upon a time, in the early days of the Internet, stores that wanted a website had to hire a webmaster to create one. Web design required knowing how to use HTML, which was not a skill that most retailers had in their wheelhouse. Even back then, some designers were better than others (I remember seeing sites with a background “wallpaper” of rubber duckies). And despite the fact that one retail expert once said that all stores are the same size on a computer screen, the truth is that sites that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars were — and are ...

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  • Pamela Brill

    Talking Walnut

    Pamela Brill

    September 1, 2015

    Middle School Makeover: Lockerlookz

    Tomorrow is my newly minted 6th grader’s middle school orientation (gasp!!). That means getting her schedule, figuring out how to get to her classes (in 2 minutes or less!) and checking out her locker. It’s all new territory for the both of us, and while it’s exciting, it’s also a bit nerve-wracking. To take the edge off, we went out shopping for school and stumbled upon the latest in must-have supplies. LockerLookz has an entire line of decor items that turn any boring old receptacle for books and backpacks, into a personalized space that’s uniquely ...

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  • In The Cards

    GDA Staff

    August 26, 2015

    Inventory Management: A 360 Degree View

    This month's Greeting Card Association blog is brought to you from Dan Collier, a self-described merchant “through and through,”  who started his career as a buyer for Macy's and Federated Department stores. He started Atlanta-based daniel*richards with Richard Pfeiffer in 2001. Today, daniel*richards is one of the top gift and stationery manufacturers’ rep groups in the country, representing some of the finest and best brands in the industry. Dan opened a retail shop in Atlanta in 2013 with plans for a second store this fall. As a retailer and a sales rep in the fine gift ...

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Paddywax Candles is looking for Stores That Shine!  Submit pictures of your retail store displays for a chance to win valuable prizes.

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    World Market Center Introduces Gourmet and Housewares Floor

    Las Vegas Market opened C11 as a Gourmet and Housewares floor this market, adding a new layer of resources for buyers. Gifts and Decorative Accessories caught up with Dorothy Belshaw, president, Gift + Home for the Market, and Paul Johnson, owner of The Kitchen Source showroom, to talk about the launch and it's benefits to retailers. (Videos sponsored By International Market Centers.)

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