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April 3, 2020
Dallas Market Center cancels June Lightovation show

Dallas Market Center, a residential lighting marketplace in North America and host of the twice annual global trade event Lightovation, has cancele ... more »

April 1, 2020
Costume makers and designers make a difference in the medical community

All across the country, there is a trend and it is not in the type of costume designs that will be seen this year and beyond. Instead, it is a purpose ... more »

March 31, 2020
Pet Krewe switches production to make masks and other PPE products

Pet Krewe, a maker of pet costumes and toys, has shifted its factories from making costumes to creating masks and other PPE products to help pandemic ... more »



March 31, 2020
Christmasworld receives positive signal with over 670 registrations

Despite coronavirus and the emergency situation world-wide, more than 670 exhibitors have decided to attend Christmasworld in Frankfurt am Main from  ... more »

March 30, 2020
Party & Halloween Retailer offers a way for retailers to connect with one another

As retailers across the nation are being forced to close, we are seeing incredible determination and creativity from small business owners trying to q ... more »

March 30, 2020
Party City temporarily extends store closures

Party City Holdco Inc. provided on its response to COVID-19. “We are temporarily extending our store closures as the health and safety of our team ... more »

March 27, 2020
P. Graham Dunn produces PPE to help the medical community

P. Graham Dunn has been enlisted to help the medical community during this critical time with the manual production of PPE, otherwise known as persona ... more »


March 26, 2020
Retailers welcome bipartisan CARES Act

The National Retail Federation issued the following statement from President and CEO Matthew Shay in response to the Senate’s expected vote on stimu ... more »

March 26, 2020
Educational toy companies offer free at-home learning activities for children

In light of recent announcements across the country and around the world as it relates to unexpected school and childcare closings due to COVID-19, ed ... more »

March 26, 2020
Crazy Aaron shifts operations from toy-making to producing hand sanitizer

Crazy Aaron’s, the creators of Thinking Putty, announced on March 25 that they will be shifting their operations from toy-making to producing mu ... more »

March 26, 2020
WOODCHUCK USA modifies production of gift and home merchandise to assist with COVID-19 efforts

Benjamin Vandenwy Melenberg, founder and chairman for WOODCHUCK USA, released a statement on March 25, 2020, about how its business is transitioning i ... more »

March 26, 2020
Mud Pie asks sourcing partners to secure N95 masks

What is the perfect gift for a doctor or nurse? This week, the most wished-for gift is protective gear. So that is exactly what Mud Pie founder an ... more »

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