Gift industry trends and market highlights - Double Take, What's In, What's Hot
FRANKFURT, Germany—The United States will be the Partner Country at Ambiente in 2015 and Messe Frankfurt has revealed a preview of the presentation set to debut at the fair in February. More
NEW YORK – Things were a lot brighter at NY Now , the market for Home + Lifestyle this time around. Gone were the blasts of snowfall, aptly named “snowpocalypse,” which made it difficult for some buyers to get into the show in January—and there was no Super Bowl to contend with. All around, this NY NOW was a full house. Exhibitors were satisfied with the traffic—and orders. More
NEW YORK – The Lighthouse along New York’s Hudson River lit up last night as winners of the 63rd annual Retailer Excellence Awards (REA) were revealed during a gala event. In addition to the core four categories recognizing retailer accomplishments, awards were also given to an Outstanding Manufacturers' Rep, Retailers' Choice Manufacturer/Vendor of the Year, an Industry Rising Star and the Gift for Life Industry Achievement Award. More
DALLAS—Mac Hoak owner of Mecox will be awarded with the Academy of Achievement honor at the 25th annual ARTS Awards . More
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Week of September 1, 2014
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What Works Online
October 14, 2011Most advertisers I work with finish their advertising programs the week leading into a market and move on to showroom set up. But Web statistics from our own sites show that online traffic continues at a steady pace during a market and even goes up slightly during the event. Readers looking for the latest news, new product launches and special offers check in from their mobile devices throughout the event. Those who can't get to market, view market news videos and special market newsletters. Here are some quick tips to keep driving customers to your showroom or website throughout ...
Dancer in the Aisles
June 25, 2007Last Thursday evening, as I am packing and getting ready to leave for the Dallas gift market, thunderstorms raged through central New Jersey where I live. Lucky for me, I think to myself, that I am not flying out tonight. I know what thunderstorms can do to flights trying to depart or arrive. Friday morning and I am up and out before the crack of dawn to catch my 6:50 a.m. flight for Dallas. I have a full schedule set up to hit the ground running as soon as I arrive, starting with one appointment, followed by a ...
Retailer Webinar Series
If you missed the chance to attend Gifts and Decorative Accessories' live webinar, "Merchandi$ing for $ucce$$," you can view a recorded version of the event. This session featured Liz White, owner of retailer Mason & Madison, and Casey Simmons, owner of retailer STUFF. Both speakers discuss the best ways to grow and market your retail business.