Best practices for independent gift retailers
Imports set a second all-time monthly record high this summer as retailers brought in merchandise for the busy holiday season, and are continuing at unusually high levels this month, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. More
WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2017 – With more people celebrating, Americans will splurge on costumes, candy and pumpkins for a record $9.1 billion in Halloween spending this year, according to the annual survey released by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. More
NEW YORK – Debuting at the Oct. 17-20 New York Tabletop Market will be two new showrooms, three newly remodeled and relocated showrooms and the completed renovation of the 41 Madison lobby, Buyer’s Lounge and building façade. More
The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index, which had increased in July, improved further in August. More
Just like retailers, vendors are constantly reinventing themselves at markets, hoping to attract new customers to their wares. But unlike many retailers, vendors have the budget to hire cutting-edge designers to re-imagine their showroom spaces. If you attended Las Vegas Market, you likely left inspired to try something new with your displays. If you didn’t make it to Las Vegas, this countdown is for you. More
In the first study of its kind, Interaction Metrics examined the point-of-purchase surveys for 51 of the largest retailers (companies like Lowe's, Ace Hardware and Wal-Mart). More
WASHINGTON, May 17, 2017 – Consumers say they will spend more than ever on graduation gifts this year as they stuff greeting cards with gift cards and cash, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. 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.
The holidays are a perfect time to say your season's greetings with beautiful, festive stationery. Check out our editors’ picks below and get in the holiday spirit!