Breaking news from the gift industry
April 25, 2017 -- The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index®, which had increased in March, declined in April. The Index now stands at 120.3 (1985=100), down from 124.9 in March. The Present Situation Index decreased from 143.9 to 140.6 and the Expectations Index declined from 112.3 last month to 106.7. More
PROVIDENCE, RI – Artist Suzy Toronto has joined CA Gift, bringing her artwork to the Providence-based company. Her artwork features “quirky and uplifting messages on a colorful lineup of fun and functional giftware,” as described by Toronto. More
NEW YORK – Portmeirion Group has acquired Lighthouse Holdings, one of the U.K.’s largest home fragrances manufacturers, in a deal worth more than $19.9 million. More
NEW YORK - Helsinki-based 5th Wave Brands, the global licensing agent for Finlayson, has appointed Knockout Licensing to launch and manage licensing for the popular Scandinavian design and fabric brand across the United States and Canada. More
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AmericasMart ICON Honorees
Excellence and superior achievement in the home and gift industry were recognized in July at AmericasMart's eighth annual ICON Honors. Enjoy these video stories celebrating the 2017 award recipients: Spicher and Company, Bloomingville, Wolf Gourmet, Her Majesty's English Tea Room, Kurt S. Adler, Inc., and Chris Rosse, Rosse and Associates.
Grab a blanket—this week’s Editor’s Picks feature autumn-themed prints, colors and fragrances, just in time for fall.