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October 20, 2006
Papyrus Acquires The Chelsea Paper Company

Papyrus, a specialty premium retail stationery business with 150 stores, recently announced that it has acquired the assets of The Chelsea Paper Compa ... more »

October 20, 2006
Survey: Shoppers to Spend $800 Each on Holidays

With the average shopper expected to spend nearly $800 this year on holiday merchandise, retailers may be jingling all the way ... to the bank. The Na ... more »

October 2, 2006
AAH Holdings Also Owns Party City, Amscan

Berkshire Partners LLC and Weston Presidio, through their holding company AAH Holdings Corporation, announced Sept. 29 the acquisition of PA Acquisiti ... more »



September 20, 2006
Rise in Spending Due to Increase in Celebrations

From costumes to candy, people of all ages will be getting into the Halloween spirit as the year's spookiest holiday approaches. According to the Nati ... more »

September 6, 2006
TransWorld Exhibits to Produce International Halloween Show

TransWorld Exhibits will manage and produce the Ninth International Halloween Show Dec. 4-8 in New York City.The new agreement between the Halloween I ... more »

July 28, 2006
Paramount Cards Closes Its Doors

Paramount Cards Holding Corp. closed its doors at its Canadian and U.S. locations on July 21, according to news reports. The closure cut 1,270 jobs. E ... more »

June 22, 2006
Twenty-Five Million Consumers Plan to Purchase Patriotic Goods

According to the National Retail Federation's (NRF) 2006 Independence Day Consumer Intentions and Actions Survey, the majority of consumers (87 percen ... more »


June 21, 2006
Party City Declares 2006 the Year of the Pirate

With the sequel to Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean" set to drop this July, pirate-themed birthday parties are becoming all the rage, with pirate co ... more »

June 5, 2006
Smiffy’s to create costumes based on the family film “Zoom”

Smiffy's has announced its appointment as the party licensee for Revolution Studios' family adventure comedy "Zoom," starring Tim Allen. Smiffy's will ... more »

June 5, 2006
Mary Meyer baby toys garner Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal

Five Mary Meyer Baby toys - Gentle Jungle Monkey Activity Toy, Junior Jumper Soft Book, Little Lady Bug Plush Toy, Little Lady Bug Wiggler and the Twi ... more »

June 5, 2006
Smiffy’s appoints Nigel Kean as Canadian vice president of sales

Smiffy's, a manufacturer and distributor of costumes, Halloween and party products, has announced the appointment of Nigel Kean, as vice president of ... more »

June 5, 2006
A world of possibilities awaits participants at Ballooniversity 2006

Burton + BURTON has announced Ballooniversity 2006, themed "A World of Possibilities," will be held in Athens, Ga., on Friday, July 28 and Saturday, J ... more »

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