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Evergreen Enterprises Sister Company Acquires VivaTerra
RICHMOND, VA - A newly formed sister company of Evergreen Enterprises Inc. announced today that has acquired substantially all of the assets of VivaTerra LLC. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
CMC, LA Mart, California Gift Show Partner During 2014 Summer Market
LOS ANGELES - The California Market Center (CMC), LA Mart and California Gift Show have partnered to launch a co-promotional campaign for the upcoming summer 2014 market to help maximize the buying experience for attending retailers.
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Greeting Cards: Inspiring Note
Greeting card delivers an inspiring message on its cover. It is blank inside for
Easter to Warm Up Spring Sales
WASHINGTON – Americans are expected to spend $16.8 billion on apparel, candy, food and decorations during this Easter shopping season.
Industry Sales Rep Kevin Moyer Found Dead
BEAUMONT, TX – Kevin Moyer, a sales representative at Doris Sanders Ltd. headquartered at the Dallas Market Center, was found dead on the morning of Saturday, April 5, in Beaumont from an apparent murder.
HomArt to Receive GFL Industry Achievement Award
HomArt will be honored with the Gift For Life Industry Achievement Award during Gifts and Decorative Accessories’ 63rd Annual Retailer Excellence Awards, taking place Sunday, August 17, 2014, during NY Now.
Showroom News: April 10, 2014
News from the showrooms.
- CMC, LA Mart, California Gift Show Partner During 2014 Summer Market
- Showroom News: April 10, 2014
- Market Runup: News from Fall ’14 International Shows
- Stuff My Basket: Rabbids, Squeakaboos
- Offbeat: Charity Creates World's Largest Rag Doll
- Playthings: Carrot Top
- Evergreen Enterprises Sister Company Acquires VivaTerra
- Patent Trolls Targeting Retailers
- Licensing News: April 2, 2014
- Housewares Charity Foundation Raises Nearly $2M for Cancer Research
- HomArt to Receive GFL Industry Achievement Award
- Registration Open for SFC Next
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April 15, 2014Less than one week until Easter; are your baskets ready for stuffing? Gone are the days when I was a kid, and chocolate bunnies and jelly beans would suffice. Ever since the Easter Bunny has stepped things up a notch to include toys and other goodies, we’ve been on the hunt ourselves in search of fun favors. If you happen to have a new baby in the family this spring, you’ll want to make this Easter egg-stra special (and candy-free). We love the Squeakaboos line from Babalu. These brightly colored, soft plush rattles are sized just right ...
April 9, 2014When I first heard that Laurie Berkner was releasing her first-ever lullaby album, I practically ran to put on my PJs and jump into bed. Having spoken with her on the phone for an article in a local parenting magazine, I can instantly recall her soothing voice, one that would be ideal for assuring a good night’s sleep for any tired tyke. Sure enough, Laurie Berkner Lullabies offers up plenty of reasons to grab a blankie and settle down for the night. Among our favorites are “Fireflies,” a nod to our favorite season and its magical creatures, and “Pillowland ...
Savvy Store Solutions
April 8, 2014“Fifty percent of retailers and brands will disappear,” according to the future predictions made by Robin Lewis and Michael Dart in their recent book The New Rules of Retail: Competing in the World’s Toughest Marketplace (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010). And as dire as this may sound to independent retailers, it turns out that the authors don’t even factor us into their study. They are actually saying that 50% of the consumer businesses that compete with us are endangered! Whether this is good news or not is a matter of interpretation. However their study of changes in shopper behavior obviously ...
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